We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Lamar Odom, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the public figure and former NBA star that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Had a Troubled Childhood. Odom was born in Queens, New York. His father was a heroin addict, and his mother died when he was just 12 years old. He was subsequently raised by his grandmother; however, she died in 2004.
Number Seven: His Wife Didn’t Like Him at First. Odom’s wife, Khloe Kardashian, admitted that she wasn’t so into him when she first met him. She said that she found him annoying and thought he was just another typical basketball player. Clearly, all of that changed.
Number Six: He Is Incredibly Positive. Mitch Kupchak, who is the general managers for the Lakers, called Odom “the most popular player in our locker room” because of his generally positive demeanor and the good effect he had on his teammates.
Number Five: He Has His Own Production Company. Odom owns a music and film production company called Rich Soil Entertainment.
Number Four: He Loves Candy. It’s true! Odom is renowned for his love of candy, and in fact, Wrigley made an entire trophy out of candy to celebrate the Lakers’ 2009 Finals win in honor of Odom.
Number Three: He Dated Khloe for a Month Before They Got Married. Though Khloe and Odom had a rock-solid relationship at the beginning, they dated for just one month before they ended up getting married. The two met at a party, and as we mentioned above, she wasn’t his biggest fan at first.
Number Two: He Was Google Search’s Most Searched Person in 2015. Most likely because of his overdose, Odom was Google Search’s most searched person in 2015.
Number One: Khloe Got Him a House. Now that Odom is recovering from his overdose, he is living in a gated community in a house that Khloe reportedly leased for him. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Lamar Odom!