Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star, Lamar Odom has revealed that he regrets cheating on his ex-wife and reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian.
In his new memoir titled Darkness to Light which will be published later this month, Odom also admitted that he has anxiety, depression, cocaine and sex addiction problems.
An excerpt from the book read: “I wish I could have been more of a man. It still bothers me to this day. But regret is something we have to learn to live with.
“For a while being with her was bliss and I was the happiest I’ve ever been. We were one of the most famous couples in Hollywood and we made more money together than we had individually.
“At the start of our marriage, I was faithful to her. I could not handle the lethal cocktail of the spotlight, addiction, a diminishing career and infidelity. Oh, did I mention the paranoia, anxiety, depression?
“I couldn’t keep my d**k in my pants or the coke out of my nose. Drug addicts are incredibly skilled at hiding their habit. I’d get defensive and Khloé would just drop it.”
The 39-year-old Lamar Odom further admitted to cheating on Khloe while they were married and she found out.
“I was shocked and embarrassed. I wanted to take it back but you can’t. I wanted to hide it. But that sick sin was hard for me to hide. I had a problem. Her love for me must have been unconditional. That’s the only thing I think that gave her the strength to still love me at that time,” he said.
On his sex addiction, Odom revealed that he has slept with over 2,000 ladies, including strippers and prostitutes.
“I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember. There were too many strippers to count. It wasn’t a big deal but often I would pay them. I never thought less of them,” he added.
Odom and the 34-year-old Khloe got married in 2009, separated in 2013 but officially did not get divorced until 2016.