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Lamar Odom Responds to Wendy Williams after She Discusses His 'Darkness to Light' Book

Monica Otayza
Jun 03, 2019
10:59 A.M.
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Lamar Odom shares his thoughts on Wendy Williams' recent discussion on his memoir entitled "Darkness to Light." 


Wendy Williams doesn't always give out compliments, but when she does, it's when they matter the most. Lamar Odom made sure to praise Wendy Williams after she spoke about the former NBA star's book "Darkness to Light" in her show's Hot Topic segment last week. 


The 39-year-old athlete shared a photo of him and Wendy on Instagram, saying that they should both continue to share "a message of change and self-love" as they share their personal battles with addiction with the public to inspire them to rise up from their own demons. 

"I think that US being both recovering addicts, we get to see the world from a different perspective and are actually DECIDING to use our celebrity status and influence to inspire people and sell a message of hope."

An act of kindness

In her show, 54-year-old Williams opened up about her first ever encounter with Odom, where he purchased her a pair of jeans. 


"He left his credit card on the counter he bought me some jeans I didn't follow any basketball or any sports and at that time I wasn't doing hot. I was on the radio - who's that big man and why'd he buy me some jeans?"


Odom then thanked Williams for remembering such a simple act of kindness, saying it helps show the world what he is too aside from all the assumptions of him being a hopeless addict. 

"I love you for not forgetting about a small act of kindness towards you very far in the past. I love you for using that little act of kindness to show the world what I am too, beside being an addict."

Getting better together

Lamar then invited Williams to join him for a new project that he was planning, one that focused on mental health. He also offered her an exclusive on his second book. 


Lamar Odom has been frequenting different media events to promote his book, and sometimes, his daughter would join him. In one of their interviews with "ABC's Nightline," she opened up about how painful it was for her to see her dad in the hospital during his 2015 overdose. 

From his child's perspective

"I think we found out from TMZ actually, a family friend called us and was like, 'Are you ok? Heard Lamar's on life support,' and we were like, what?!"

At the time, Destiny was doubtful that her dad would ever be able to recover from the experience, but it turns out, miracles happen. 


"I thought it was going to be my last moments with him. I couldn't believe it; I was just in a state of shock."

Destiny is Lamar's eldest child with his ex, Liza Morales. They also have a son, Lamar Jr., and a third child named Jayden who passed away in 2006. 


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