Lamar Odom is looking for a chance at lunch with ex wife, Khloe Kardashian. In an interview with E! News, Lamar, 42, reflected on his past marriage with Khloe, 37, and where the two stand now.
“First, I would ask her how’s she doing, how her child is doing and maybe just ask her for lunch, just to be cordial,” he said, adding, “Just to be around her would be a blessing” for him.
This isn’t the first time Lamar has voiced wanting to reconnect with Khloe, whose divorce was finalized in 2016. On the current season of Celebrity Big Brother, Lamar opened up about his regrets of losing Khloe to his fellow housemate Todrick Hall. Lamar confessed, “I wish I could take that time back.” In a later confessional at the Big Brother House, Lamar revealed that “it would be a blessing just to be in her presence,” adding, “I’d tell her sorry for the fool I was.”
Lamar later said he has no regrets about voicing his feelings on the show. “I just wasn’t bringing her up to bring her up,” he said. “I’m not a stalker or anything like that.” Although Lamar seems to be aching for a reconnection with Khloe, he doesn’t try to get a response from her. While he could “slide in her DMs” to “get her attention,” he realized “that we all change” and that he has accepted he “might not be able to be her friend.”
Reflecting on the details of his marriage, Lamar said that after going through what he went through, he thinks Khloe will always be with him “in a way that people can’t even really understand or fathom.” Hopeful, Lamar said he was raised to believe, “once family, always family.” Khloe and Lamar tied the knot in 2009 after only knowing each other for about one month; Khloe filed for divorce in 2013 but retracted her decision after Lamar suffered a near-fatal overdose in 2015. After staying to help him through the difficult time, Khloe officially divorced him in 2016.