Destiny Odom continues to share her side of the story.
As we reported, the 17-year-old opened up about her father Lamar Odom‘s overdose in People/Entertainment Weekly‘s feature, Surviving A Father’s Addiction: Lamar Odom’s Family Speaks Out — and now we’re getting more details as to what Destiny thought of the athlete’s high-profile relationship with Khlo├â┬⌐ Kardashian.
The aspiring designer admitted:
“Things changed when my dad married Khlo├â┬⌐. Things were a lot more public. When your dad’s an NBA player that’s already enough, but when he’s marrying a reality TV star, things are so public and you don’t have a private life anymore.”
Destiny, who had been watching KUWTK since she was 12, continued:
“Headlines, they’re crazy, and I just remember thinking, ‘is this true?’ He had a conversation with me and he was in denial about it when things first came up. He said, these things aren’t true. I wanted to believe him. It was crazy that my dad was getting married to this woman that I used to watch religiously. It was such a whirlwind, really.”
“Their relationship is very toxic.”
Lamar’s struggle with addiction obviously became the center of attention as a result of being associated with the Kardashians — which Destiny revealed was difficult for her as a young teen:
“I wouldn’t say it was a matter of my dad loves Khloe more than me. I think that my dad has an addictive personality so my dad was addicted to the attention he got with Khloe.”
We have no doubt the past several years have been very tough for Destiny and her brother, Lamar Jr.
We’re just happy things seem to be getting better and Lamar is getting the help he needs.
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