“Keep shining,” the “KUWTK” star wrote.
After the former NBA star’s book “Darkness to Light,” reached the No. 6 position on the New York Times bestseller’s list, Odom took to Instagram Friday to thank everyone for their support, including his ex-wife. And telling from Khloe’s response, it seems the reality star has no bad blood with her ex, despite the shocking claims he made about their relationship in the memoir.
“Look at God!!!” she commented. “Congratulations Lammy! Keep shining.” The Good American founder also added a star and prayer-hands emojis.
In his post, Lamar thanked his family and friends — but specifically named Khloe.
“Wow don’t know where to begin. We did this! We made @nytimes best sellers list for my first book, ‘Darkness To Light!'” he wrote. “What felt like a lifetime of writing and working on this project finally came to Light and I am grateful to YOU ALL!”
“Your continued support and love is appreciated!” he continued. “It took a lot of courage for me to get so raw and candid with you all but I wanted you guys to get MY true story! I want to thank the best kids in the world @iamdestinyodom and Lamar Jr. ya’ll are my rock. Thanks for sticking with me during my hardest times.”
He added: “My true fans, my friends and family love ya’ll, @khloekardashian , @benbellabooks and my entire publishing team, my co-author Chris Palmer and last but not least the best publicist in the world @evesarkisyan for always doing your thing. #darknesstolight #nytimesbestseller.”
Although much of their relationship is documented in Odom’s book, this the first time Khloe has spoken somewhat publicly on the former professional athlete’s tell-all.
Until now, the only reaction we knew of from Khloe came from Odom himself, soon after the memoir’s release last month. While speaking with Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM show recently, Odom revealed Khloe texted him about the book.
“Um, she sent me a text yesterday,” the athlete said, after he was asked if he knew how Khloe felt about the book. “She good, she talked about one of the stories I told in the book. About her coming to the hotel and putting her hands on the girl. She said she didn’t even think I remembered that story.”
He characterized the exchange as “friendly.”
In the book, “Darkness to Light,” Odom claimed he “had broken my vows with Khloe so many times” before Kardashian started checking his Black Card statements. One night, he said she tracked his movements to the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood, where he was shacked up with two strippers and a lot of drugs.
Around midnight, there was a “pounding” at the door — and on the other side was Khloe, Kris Jenner and their security team. “Khloe opened the door and pounced on the first girl she saw,” said Lamar.
“Try to imagine the scene: Khloe’s beating the shit out of one of the girls who tried to protest. She’s dropping vicious blows all over the top of this girl’s head,” he claimed. “Kris is screaming and her security guard jumps in and pulls Khloe off the beaten stripper. Khloe tells me to gather up my things, and the guards quickly remove all traces of the drugs. We sneak out of a back door of the Roosevelt and disappear into the night.”
Speaking with McCarthy, he said he hoped they continue to keep the lines of communication open. “The next house I buy, hopefully she can decorate it,” he added. “They’re amazing decorators, they’re amazing homemakers.”
“She’s an incredible person and she’ll always have a place in my heart and be dear to me,” he said, also calling her the love of his life. “She’s extremely courageous and tough and strong.”
The two tied the knot in 2009, just one month after they met at a Hollywood party. When asked why they moved so quickly, Odom said, “Love is strange, man.” He added, “I love my family with all my heart, but that’s how I knew she was the one because no one could tell me no, I wasn’t getting married to Khloe. It would have been real easy for me to say, don’t ever call me again, that’s how strong it was.”
Khloe was there for Lamar when he was hospitalized following an overdose at a Nevada brothel, making medical decisions for him even though they were separated. She also helped him get back on his feet after he was released.
“I just learned how to talk and walk, I didn’t know how to express empathy at that time, it was a fog,” he explained, when asked why they still couldn’t make it work. “She moved me into a house in Calabasas in the same community that she lived in and that probably was my time. I didn’t know how to go about that. Maybe I was shameful, probably a lot of subconscious things going on in my head at the time. It really wasn’t that long ago, but it seems so distant.”
He added he “[wakes] up hoping” for another chance with Khloe, but told McCarthy she’d “probably have to ask” his ex-wife how she feels in return.
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