LA Cippers star forward Lamar Odom couldn’t keep his eyes open during his latest child custody hearing. The 6-10 star took a short nap on the hard bench at a NYC courthouse today. But a court officer, who overheard Odom snoring, interrupted his peaceful slumber.
“Excuse me, are you OK?” the officer asked Odom.
After Odom said he was fine, the officer said: “I need you to sit up.”
Odom sat up, but he eventually slumped over again, resting his head on his hand.
Odom’s baby mother, Liza Morales, is having a hard time getting over the fact that he has moved on without her.
Morales, who starred briefly in a reality TV show about famous exes, is fighting Odom over custody of their daughter Destiny, 14, and son Lamar Jr., 9.
TLC’s “Starter Wives” was reportedly cancelled over lack of public interest.
So now Morales, who refuses to date anyone else, has a lot of time on her hands again.
“[Lamar] is the only man I’ve ever been with. I know the worth of my cookies,” she once said.
In an open letter published today on The Daily Beast website, Morale said Odom’s whirlwind romance and marriage to Khloe Kardashian hit her hard.
“I don’t think I’ll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen. It read ‘I’m getting married’ and it was from the man I’d spent more than 10 years of my life with,” she said.
“Years that included us getting engaged in 2000 and becoming parents to one daughter and two sons. Yet not long after our separation Lamar Odom was getting married to Khloe Kardashian, a woman he’d met four weeks before.”
She added: “How could the man who’d constantly given me reason after reason for why we couldn’t get married just yet now be ready to tie the knot so quickly? There aren’t words to explain how I felt that day.”
She continued: “We kept things cordial for the children’s sake after the breakup, but that changed when he married Khloe,” she said.
“Now we only communicate through third parties and lawyers, which I regret deeply since it is exactly what we each experienced as children and said we wouldn’t do to our kids.
Morales’s emotional wounds are reopened every time she reads the blogs or watches the Kardashians on TV.
“As I continue to move on with my life, it can be difficult to avoid hearing about the Kardashians day in and day out,” she said.
“But I do what I can to ignore the constant chatter and I try to keep it from the kids as well so they can have a life that is as normal as possible.”
Morales said her relationship with Odom, whom she met in high school, severed her bond with her father.
“I did have a very close relationship with my father, whom I loved dearly and consider my hero. He worked very hard to make sure I could attend Catholic school and have everything I needed,” she said.
“But when I started dating Lamar that all changed. My father is Puerto Rican and he didn’t approve of me dating a black man.”
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