The wife of Dallas Maverick Lamar Odom, appearing on The Tonight Show Tuesday, explained how the New Jersey Nets forward stuck his foot in his mouth the very first time they met, and how it foreshadowed, for her, how his whirlwind marriage to sister Kim was not meant to be (72 days, to be exact).
“When I met Kris the very first time, I had just landed in New York and it was late at night … and he was in Kourtney and Kim’s suite,” Khloe said, setting the stage for Hump’s massive faux pas.
“And I went in there to say, ‘Hi’ because Kim was like, ‘Oh, I wanna introduce you to my friend,’” she recalled. “They’d just started dating. And you know, one of the first things that came out of his mouth — like within the first five minutes — was, ‘So, how much you getting paid to fake your marriage? Like how long are you gonna keep this up for?'”
Khloe, 27, admitted she was put off by the implication her marriage to the then-Los Angles Laker was no more than a publicity stunt.
“I was like, ‘Dude, I don’t know if you’re trying to make me laugh,’” she said, adding Kris “just rubbed me the wrong way.
“So, ever since then, I had a very defensive wall brought up.”
Khloe said that while her bad blood with Kris would go on to cause some dissention with older sister Kim, she felt it was better to be honest than tell Kim what she wanted to hear.
“I’m gonna be a good sister … but I can’t lie and say this is perfect if I feel in my heart I just didn’t agree with it,” she explained.
The beauty’s reality show, Khloe & Lamar, airs Sunday on E! At 10/9c.