In a recent interview with People, Destiny Odom got candid about her father’s drug addiction and toxic relationship with Khloe Kardashian.
She admitted that her dad seemed to love the attention he received by marrying into the Kardashian family, and she often felt like he was addicted to the attention.
Page Six writes:
“I feel like we tried,” Destiny, 18, told People of her attempts to make their family work. “I tried for my dad. I wouldn’t say it was a matter of my dad loving Khloé more than me. I think that my dad has an addictive personality, so he was addicted to the attention he got with Khloé more than me. It was a very toxic relationship.”
Lamar and Khloé’s rocky marriage was captured for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Khloé and Lamar” cameras.
When Destiny’s friends caught wind of the 37-year-old former NBA star’s involvement with the Kardashians, Destiny suffered backlash at school.
“The bullying started when he married Khloé,” she said. “There were regular snide comments at school. And when his addiction became public, then it became a social media thing. Even people that I thought were my friends were staying stuff on social media. It was humiliating.”
Looking back, Destiny does wish her father was around more for special moments like her high school graduation. “When you see everyone with their mom and dad, it’s like, ‘I wish I could have these moments with my dad here,’” she said.
Today, Destiny’s relationship with Lamar remains strained but is steadily improving.
Destiny tells the publication that she gave Lamar an ultimatum, rehab or she would clean her hands of him. He decided to go to rehab but she admits she hasn’t spoken to him in three months.