Lamar Odom on When He Knew His Marriage to Khloé Kardashian Was Over (UPDATE)

It took Lamar Odom a long time to come to terms with his marriage to Khloé Kardashian ending.

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UPDATED 5:00 p.m. ET: In response to Odom's comments, Kim Kardashian West stood by her sister by calling out his patronizing of brothels from her Twitter account (which means a lot of people saw it):

Damn. Pretty good burn, actually.

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Back in late 2013, a little more than four years after they were married, Khloé Kardashian ended months of speculation about her being separated from Lamar Odom by formally filing for divorce from him. It took several more years for the divorce to become officialOdom’s overdose at a Las Vegas brothel in 2015 and his subsequent rehab stint put the divorce on the back burner for awhile—but they remained separated during that time and, to the best of everyone’s knowledge, there weren’t any serious talks about a reconciliation taking place.

Despite this, it sounds like Odom had a hard time coming to terms with his breakup with Kardashian, even though she publicly dated several other high-profile people in between filing for divorce and the divorce being finalized. Most notably, she spent about a year dating James Harden, but Odom refused to accept his marriage to Kardashian was over at that time. He even went as far as to say, "That woman is my wife," and to suggest Harden was "wasting his time" by dating her when he was asked about Harden and Kardashian’s relationship in August 2015.

But during a recent appearance on BET’s new show Mancave, Odom revealed the moment he finally realized his marriage to Kardashian was over. Apparently, Kardashian dating one NBA player didn’t drive the point home, but he got the picture once she was romantically linked to other NBA players and eventually started dating Tristan Thompson.

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"I understand when it’s over, it’s over," Odom said. "When she was with her second or third NBA ballplayer, I could see that."

That might sound like Odom throwing shade in Kardashian’s direction, but outside of that comment, he had nothing but nice things to say about her. He admitted he still has Kardashian’s name tattooed on his body, and he also responded to questions about her pregnancy with Thompson with his well wishes.

"I’m happy for her," Odom said. "She took care of me. She’ll be a good mother. She’s a great woman."

You can watch Odom talk briefly about Kardashian in the clip above. His full appearance on Mancave airs on BET on Thursday night.

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