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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Marriage Profile

Quickie Beginning Could Create Marriage Problems for Khloe and Lamar

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Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in Los Angeles, California on September 9, 2009.

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Why did Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have such a short courtship before they rushed to the altar? Whatever their reasons, such quickie weddings may make good ratings for reality television shows, but rarely do they make successful marriages. Here is more information about the union of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom.
Marriage Fast Facts - Lamar and Khloe
Met: 2009.
Married: 2009.
First Marriage: Yes.

Did You Know?
Khloe and Lamar were married 5 days after they announced their engagement.

News Updates:

9/06/2013: According to numerous media sources, Lamar and Khloe's marriage is close to divorce. Read more: Inside Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's Struggles: Will Their Marriage Survive?

Born:

Khloe Alexandra Kardashian: June 27, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

Lamar Joseph Odom: November 6, 1979 in Jamaica, New York.

How and When Lamar and Khloe Met:

Khloe and Lamar met at a Hollywood party on August 27, 2009. Lamar and Khloe were quickly engaged with a 9-carat diamond ring. Khloe announced their engagement on her blog on September 22, 2009.

Wedding Date:

Lamar (29) and Khloe (25) said their wedding vows on September 27, 2009 in Los Angeles. Their elaborate quickie wedding was filmed for either Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami or Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Although there were reports that the Kardashian-Odom wedding was staged and that their marriage was not legal, other sources claim that their marriage license was filed with Orange County, California in late November 2009.

Quick facts about the Kardashian-Odom Wedding:

  • Location: Beverly Hills home of music producer Irving Azoff. It was an outdoor ceremony.
  • Wedding Dress: Tiered strapless Vera Wang gown with a lavender sash.
  • Wedding Party: "Kim and Kourtney served as maids of honor, while littler ones Kendall and Kylie Jenner were bridesmaids along with Khadijah Haqq, Malika Haqq and Lauren London. Odom's close friend and business partner Jamie Sangouthai was his best man. Groomsmen included his new brother-in-law, Rob Kardashian, and Robert Davis, Alex Harris, Lester Knispel and Jeff Schwartz."
    Source: Natalie Finn. "Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Are Married! Eonline.com. 9/27/2009.
  • Guests: 250 including Vanessa and Kobe Bryant.
  • Theme: Nightclub, black tie, in tent on the Azoff property.
  • Flowers: All white at wedding; lavender and white at reception. Khloe's wedding bouquet was white roses.
  • Music: Ten-piece orchestra.
  • Reception Menu: "The four-course dinner began with chilled heirloom tomato soup with burrata (mozzarella and cream), a salad of melons with fresh figs and feta, followed by a choice of filet mignon or wild salmon fillet and a dessert trio. The wedding cake was by Hansen's Cakes."
    Source: Jennifer Garcia, Ulrica Wihlborg. "Khloe Kardashian is Married!" People.com 9/27/2009.
  • Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Lobster, Santa Monica, California.
  • Children:

    Lamar has had three children.
    • Destiny Odom: Born in 1998. Her mother is Liza Morales.
    • Lamar Odom, Jr: Born abt. 2002. His mother is Liza Morales.
    • Jayden Odom: Born on December 15, 2005, Jayden died in his sleep due to SIDS when he was 7 months old on June 28, 2006.

    Occupations:

    Khloe: Reality show participant, businesswoman.

    Lamar: Professional basketball player, actor, entrepreneur, founder of Cathy's Kids.

    Residence:

    According to Zillow.com, Khloe and Lamar purchased a nearly $4 million 8,347 square-foot home in the gated Mulholland Park Estates community in Tarzana, California. The home reportedly has nine bathrooms, seven bedrooms, a pool, spa, gym, steam room, home theater, waterfall, guest quarters, and other luxury features.

    Quotes About the Marriage of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom:

    Lamar: “I was kind of surprised at how intelligent she was. You don’t know what to expect. Next thing I know I’m spending every day with her. We just hit it off,” says Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom of the first time he met his wife, Khloé Kardashian, in Playboy’s February Interview. “I never in my life thought I would get married. There was a time when I liked being a certain way, being social and having friends in different places, but when I met Khloé, that was the first time I got the urge to be like, I don’t even want to do that anymore. That’s when I knew I found somebody. I couldn’t do what I normally do. She’s too strong-willed. She’d leave me ... Being married, that’s a responsibility.”
    Source: Jason Buhrmester. "Playboy Interview: Lamar Odom." Playboy.com. 2/2011.

    Khloe: "I have never been happier, never been so at peace, never been so in love. I am a better person because of Lamar ... 365 days have passed since we got married and each and every one of those days my husband has been the first thing I think of when I wake up, and the last thing before I go to sleep. I truly wish this kind of happiness upon everyone."
    Source: Michelle Ward. "Khloe Kardashian on Her Anniversary: I've Never Been Happier." People.com. 9/27/2010.

    Khloe: "When we were at dinner, I just knew I wanted a tattoo for Lamar in the web of my hand, and then once we got to the shop we decided on getting each other's initials. I got "LO" in cursive on my right hand and he got "KO" on both hands. I love how my tattoo flows with the one I already have. It's special to me, which is why I believe it's worth it when it symbolizes something or someone that is important to you."
    Source: Khloe Kardashian. "Lamar & I Got Tattoos for Each Other." Khloekardashian.celebuzz.com. 10/26/2009.

    Khloe: "Married life is incredible and I’ve never been so happy," says Kardashian. "I feel so blessed to have Lamar and I can’t wait to spend my life with him!"
    Source: Eunice Oh. "Khloe Kardashian Blasts Rocky Marriage Report." People.com. 10/16/2009.

    Kim Kardashian: "They're very, very happy. They've been together a few weeks, and are literally inseparable. Khloe thinks he's amazing and makes her laugh and smile constantly."
    Source: David Caplan. "Khloe Kardashian Dating L.A. Lakers Player." People.com. 9/04/2009.

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