Liza Morales is the longtime ex-girlfriend of Lamar Odom and mother to his children. Read on for the facts on Morales and her kids with Odom below.
1. Morales and Odom Began Dating In Grade School
In an open letter, Morales talked about when she first met and started dating Odom. Morales wrote:
I met Lamar in the 9th grade in Queens, New York, and was completely taken in by his wit, charm, and that devastating smile he so easily flashed at anyone he met. We dated from the 11th grade on and shared a tight bond due to a lot of things, including the fact that we both were products of broken homes.
2. They Have a Son and a Daughter Together
Morales and Odom have a daughter named Destiny and a son named Lamar Odom Jr., after his dad. Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans have seen Odom’s children on his spin-off show Khloe & Lamar. In addition, they have walked the red carpet with their father and ex-step-mother Khloe Kardashian. Their children live with Morales in New York City.
Odom and Morales had another child together, who died from SIDS as a baby in 2006. His name was Jayden. Morales opened up about the death to The Daily Beast, saying:
Lamar and I never really talked about our loss, which I know wasn’t healthy and also meant our relationship would never last. It couldn’t. I found out soon after that he’d had a long-term relationship with another woman—a relationship he said he’d end but he didn’t—and that was that.
3. She Starred On the Show Starter Wives
Morales has been a star on the show Starter Wives, which aired on the TLC network and then moved to just be shown on the TLC website. Exes of Rappers 50 Cent, DMX and fighter Floyd Mayweather all appeared on the show. Morales told The Daily Beast about why she decided to do the show, explaining:
Though some frown upon my decision to do a reality show, I agreed to be a part of “Starter Wives” so I could tell my own story of how things unfolded after Lamar married Khloe. We weren’t really together so I didn’t fall apart as many have suggested. I’ve have to deal with a lot of tabloid lies as the result of all the attention Lamar gets since he’s married to someone so famous.
To be honest I’m really doing the show for my daughter to prove to her that you can get up and move on after things fall apart. I did it to show her how you make mistakes and fix them and that you can never give up on yourself. She needed to see that and hear it from me. I think I also hope my father sees it as well. The only time I’ve seen my dad in recent years was at the funeral for my son.
Morales said that Lamar Odom wasn’t very happy about her doing the show.
4. Morales Was Upset When Lamar Told Her He Was Marrying Khloe Kardashian
Morales posted an open letter online when she talked about Lamar’s telling her he was getting married. Morales wrote:
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. 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. 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.
5. Her Father Didn’t Approve of Her Dating Lamar, a Black Man
Liza Morales says she was very close with her father, who was Puerto Rican, and when she started dating Lamar, her relationship with her dad was ruined because he did not want his daughter to date a black man. Morales told The Daily Beast:
His small mind and small thinking ended the relationship with my dad. I wanted a life with Lamar and needed my family to support that.
Read more about Liza Morales in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com:
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