Scoop: Lamar Odom admits: I could have kept it in my pants

Lamar Odom told Us that he  regrets cheating on his wife. (Courtesy photo)

Lamar Odom told Us that he regrets cheating on his wife. (Courtesy photo)

Just in time to prep the public about an upcoming reality show and autobiography, Lamar Odom is talking bluntly about the disaster his life became.

In his first major interview since he passed out in a Nevada whorehouse in 2015, the former Los Angeles Laker told Us, “If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women. That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my d–k in my pants.”

It was better than Khloe Kardashian — who rushed to help him, even though they were estranged — deserved.

The basketball player, who apparently had 12 strokes and two heart attacks after he was found unresponsive in the brothel, attributed the downfall of his four-year marriage to his infidelity and drug use, and said his wife was “disappointed” when she caught him doing drugs two years into their union.

“The sad thing about it is, I don’t know if I was disappointed because I was actually doing the drug or because she caught me,” Odom said.

She was the first person he saw as he came out of a coma, and played a big part in helping him regain his memory.

But they did not restart their romance. He said, “Honestly, at that time I was just blessed to be around [her]. I wasn’t making any more out of it than that. We haven’t been intimate in years.”

Kardashian refiled for divorce in May 2016.

Now sober following time in rehab, Odom acknowledged that his 18-year-old daughter Destiny prompted him to get into treatment.


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