Thank God he’s OK! Lamar Odom hasn’t been spotted since the death of his longtime friend Jamie Sangouthai — but he finally turned up in Las Vegas on June 19, less than a week after his buddy’s passing on June 14.
Former NBA player, Lamar Odom, 35, has been dealing with the devastating loss of his best friend Jamie Sangouthai, who tragically died at just 37 years old. After falling off the radar for a while, the estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian, 30, resurfaced in pretty good spirits — coping with the devastating news by having a good time in Las Vegas. We’ve gathered all the details!
Lamar was in Sin City to support boxer and friend Adrian Broner for his big match against Shawn Porter on June 20. Photos uploaded to Instagram and Twitter show the one-time Keeping Up With The Kardashians star looking quite happy while mingling with fans at the strip’s MGM Hotel and Casino.
An insider close to Lamar previously told us that he had been “crying is eyes out” prior to his Vegas getaway. While we know Mr. Odom is hurting deep on the inside from Jamie’s sudden departure, we’re glad he’s been able to grin again. This is a major stride for Lamar after learning Jamie left the world too soon due to Necrotizing Fasciitis and Chronic Intravenous Narcotism. Way to keep your head up, Lam-Lam!
A big reason why Lamar’s been able to transform his tears into a smile? The loving support he’s been receiving from his ex, Khloe.
In fact, Lamar is so taken with Khloe’s warm heart that it’s caused him to fall in love with the reality star all over again! “The one good thing that could come out of this is that Lamar has a newfound appreciation for Khloe,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He’s completely crushed right now and she’s there for him. It’s making him love her all over again.”
“She’s been amazing, listening to Lamar’s pain and being a shoulder to cry on,” our source adds. “She’s been his emotional rock during this heartbreaking tragedy.” Aww!
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think of seeing Lamar looking happy in Las Vegas just days after his bestie Jamie died? Let us know!
— Evan Real