Lamar Odom really wants his old thing back and will use any situation to try and make that happen.
After Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for talking about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, many stars have been outspoken about the controversy. Lamar Odom, for his part, found a connection to his previous marriage to Khloé Kardashian.
“He loves his wife. I do not condone violence against anyone,” the former Los Angeles Lakers athlete, 42, captioned a Tuesday, March 29, Instagram snap of Smith, 53, and Pinkett Smith, 50, at the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27. “@willsmith loves @jadapinkettsmith. I was told love covers a multitude of sins.”
He continued: “I see everyone arguing the merits of this altercation, taking [sides], dragging them both to hell when it all boils down to love. He loves his wife. She was hurting, it is a husband’s responsibility to protect his wife. That is what he vowed to God and her, he owes us ZERO explanation as to why he chose to hit @chrisrock, would I have hit him?, NO but he did what a husband is called to do. Protect his wife, from anything and anyone who causes her pain.”
Odom hoped to use Smith’s actions as a “teaching moment” for his followers.
“Had I protected my wife versus mentally, emotionally and spiritually hurting her, I may still be married.”
The former NBA star was married to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum between 2009 and 2013 before she filed for divorce. When he overdosed, she would withdraw her petition amid his recovery, but eventually refiled the documents, which were finalized in December 2016.
Kardashian has moved on with numerous men since then, most notably, NBA player Tristan Thompson.