It took a terrible tragedy to bring Lamar Odom’s family back together in one place. Estranged wife Khloe Kardashian has been by her ex’s bedside ever since he was found unconscious on Oct. 13. Now, his father Joe has joined her, and they’re bonding in their shared grief.
The loved ones of Lamar Odom, 35, are keeping a bedside vigil for the former NBA star. Father Joe Odom, who Lamar had recently made amends with, joined Khloe Kardashian, 31, and her family on Oct. 14, as they continue praying for a miracle that Lamar will be able to recover. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on how emotional Khloe became after seeing her former father-in-law.
“Khloe lost it and immediately broke down in tears instantly upon seeing Joe. She hugged him and fell into his arms. All he could do was hug her as he trembled and cried himself. It was very emotional, especially for Joe,” our insider shared with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“He’s still there and he’s extremely emotional and beside himself.” our source added. While the father and son had a rocky past, they had made amends over the last year and were on good terms. So sad that once Lamar has his dad back in his life, he’s now fighting for that very life with a 50/50 chance of survival.
Lamar was found at a Pahrump, NV brothel Oct. 13, unresponsive and bleeding from the nose and mouth. He reportedly suffered several strokes and has organ failure, following a reported drug overdose. The former L.A. Lakers star has been in a coma since arriving at a hospital in Las Vegas, where his friends and family have gathered. Khloe flew Lamar’s kids, Destiny, 17, and Lamar Jr., 13, and ex Liza Morales, 36, out to Las Vegas to be with Lamar at the hospital.
“Doctors have been briefing Joe and telling him exactly what’s going on with Lamar and he’s trying to deal with how serious this is. It’s just awful. No matter how you look at this, the situation is just awful” our source added. Truly, this situation couldn’t be any sadder.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Lamar and his loved ones during this difficult time.
— Beth Shilliday, Reporting by Eric Ray