Former NBA star Lamar Odom is literally going hard in the paint to promote his memoir, “Darkness to Light,” and is revealing some truly jaw dropping tidbits along the way.While we’ve known him for his athletic ability, his celebrity marriage to Khloe Kardashian, and the subsequent substance use which almost resulted in bad news, Odom shared that prior to taking vows with Khloe,
he was once head over heels for Empire actress Taraji P. Henson. “We ended up exchanging numbers. She was just such a wise woman that she could see through whatever smooth act I was trying to put on,” Odom wrote.
“She refused to be just another conquest, and truthfully, I didn’t want her to be.” Odom and Henson met and began dating sometime in 2008 around the same time when Henson’s son Marcel was 14 years ago, according to his account.
Though we may have not been aware of their coupledom, it looks like Odom was Henson’s date at a 2009 Golden Globe after party. He called that period one of the “happiest times in his life.” “We started secretly dating and quickly fell in love,” he continued.
“She introduced me to her fourteen-year-old son, Marcel, and was at my house nearly every day. Sometimes she’d bring some of her Hollywood friends, like actress Sanaa Lathan who starred in Love And Basketball,” he wrote.