Two weeks ago, I sat down with NBA player Lamar Odom’s ex-girlfriend/kid mother, Liza Morales at the Inc Lounge at The Time Hotel for the NYC premiere screening of the reality show, Starters Wives Confidential which airs tonight Tuesday (February 5th) on TLC. Liza Morales and Lamar Odom have three children together. While grieving the death of their youngest and silently watching the whirlwind romance of her ex play out in the tabloids, Liza is stepping out of the shadows and finding her voice.
How have you been since breaking up with your ex-boyfriend and kids father Lamar Odom?
I’ve learned a lot from Lamar, we grew up together in a sense. I learned a lot of life lessons and I don’t regret it. I am better now. I’m still young; I am only 33-year-old and I’ve learned a lot and now I can pass it forward and share my story with those girls.
I heard that Lamar is the only man who you been with in your entire life, is there’s any truth to that?
Lamar is the only man I’ve ever been with. I know the worth of my cookies.
How is your relationship with Lamar now?
I feel like it can always be better. I try my best to be cordial, it’s a constant job and it is very important and deep down he does too.
On the first episode, you mentioned that it was kind of hard for you to walk pass newsstands and see Lamar on the tabloids with Khloe Kardashian, why was that so hard for you in beginning?
In the beginning it was hard, because this was my ex whom I’ve known for 15 years when he got married, so it was hard. Prior to him marrying Khloe, he was never on a tabloid. He was on SLAM or Sport Illustrated, so it was different for me in the beginning but now I am kind of used to it. If I’m in the nail salon and the girl to my right and the girl to my left are reading a tabloid with the Kardashian’s on it, I will definitely go for Elle Magazine, Vibe or the non-tabloid. I don’t really want to know.
What is your relationship like with Khloe?
We don’t really have one, but we are cordial. I met her and I thought that it was very important for us to meet because she is going to be around my kids. I have no problems and as long as my kids are treated well, I’m good with her.
What can we expect from you this season on Starters Wives Confidential?
I’m just being me, I am not an actress. I’m just being myself; I don’t know [laugh]. Y’all have to watch the show.
If you haven’t already read my exclusive interview with Starter Wives Confidential cast member Tashera Simmons, read it here.
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