Lamar Odom regrets having "multiple affairs with different women" while married to Khloé Kardashian.
The 37-year-old basketball player believes his high-profile relationship with the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star – who he split from in 2013 after four years of marriage – made him attractive to women who wouldn’t otherwise have been interested in him, and he wishes he’d never given in to their advances.
He said of the fame he found on Khloe’s family’s reality shows: "It opened this gate up with other women who probably wouldn’t have been interested in me. When I became Khloé Kardashian’s man and on TV, it made me look more enticing.
"People who didn’t even know basketball would approach me because they knew Lammy.
"Bitches and [hoes] came out of the woodwork. If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women. That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my d**k in my pants."
Lamar – who has children Destiny, 18, and Lamar Jr., 14 with Liza Morales, 37 – is open about his past drug use and admits Khloe "tolerated" his use of cocaine throughout the final two years of their marriage.
He told Us Weekly magazine: "I was hiding [using drugs] for a while, but then I got frustrated and was like, f**k it.
"Around two years before we split up, I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me. She was disappointed. So was I.
"The sad thing about it is, I don’t know if I was disappointed because I was actually doing the drug or because she caught me.
"She knew I was doing cocaine the whole time after that. It was my drug of choice.
"I’m not going to say she accepted it because that would be the wrong word. Tolerated would be a better word."
And the basketball player’s life went on a downhill slump when he split from Khloe and moved into an apartment in Los Angeles, admitting his only interest back then was taking drugs.
He recalled: "That’s where me and my friend Jamie (Sangouthai, who died in January 2015), God bless the dead, turned the drug use up to another level. The ‘Don’t give a f**k’ place.
" I was in a very dark place and very confrontational. I wasn’t trying to repair my marriage; I was just trying to get high.
"My life was all about drugs at that point. It probably helped the end of my career come along a little faster because drugs killed my drive to want to train and be in shape. It killed that and my sex drive. The only time you can f**k is when you take coke."