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Love Don’t Live Here: Liza Morales Shuts Down Rumors That She’s Taking Lamar Odom Back Now That Khloe Left Him

December 18th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Now that things are officially over between Lamar Odom and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, rumors have already begun circulating that Lamar is trying to creep back to the woman he left for Khloe: his ex and the mother of his children, Liza Morales. You may remember Liza from TLC reality series, “Starter Wives Confidential,” which got snatched off of the air after only a few episodes, due to poor ratings. In the episodes that did air, Liza seemed to be hopelessly in love with Lamar and still very heartbroken over his betrayal.

“I don’t think I’ll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen, Liza wrote in an open letter about Lamar earlier this year.. “It read: ‘I’m getting married’ and it was from the man I’d spent more than 10 years of my life with..”

Naturally, people assumed that Liza would be waiting to take Lamar back with open arms. However, the former reality star took to Twitter to quickly silence those rumors.

“The new rumors [of a reconciliation] are so ridiculously false, they are actually somewhat comedic,” Liza tweeted. “Being cordial is always beneficial when children are involved.”

Liza Morales

We hear you, Liza. And we definitely can’t blame you.

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“No One Thought They Were Going To Last”: Lamar Odom’s Daughter, Destiny, Responds To Her Dad’s Split

December 17th, 2013 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I think after everyone realized they hadn’t seen Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom together for months, the rumors about his sobriety surfaced and that video hit the Internet of him rapping while drunk (and shirtless) about creeping on her, it was clear that things might not work out between the couple. Sadly, they really didn’t and Khloe filed for divorce on Friday. But if you ask Odom’s daughter, Destiny, about the couple’s tumultuous relationship, which someone decided to do on the site, she says that no one, herself included, believed that they were going to make it from the very beginning.

Destiny Odom is the daughter of Lamar Odom and his longtime ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales. The 15-year-old is a member of (a site where users can ask each other questions anonymously), and on Friday, she was asked if her dad and Khloe were going to work things out, as well as a few other questions about what’s going on with her dad (and his money) right now. Here’s what went down according to the Daily Mail:


Just on a side note, “tybg” means, “thank you based god,” a phrase attached to LA-based rapper Lil B. Everything else she said that you don’t understand just seems to be the way young people talk today (*Kanye shrug*). Her responses to the questions are interesting, considering that before anyone was aware that there was trouble in paradise between Khloe and Lamar, Khloe would often be seen moving about with Destiny and her younger brother, Lamar’s son, Lamar Jr. Khloe and Lamar have even hit up red-carpet events with the kids as a family, including the Teen Choice Awards in 2011. They all seemed to be comfortable with one another, but of course, pictures don’t tell the full story.

What do you make of what Destiny had to say about her father’s split from Khloe? 

‘You Can Get Up And Move On After Things Fall Apart:’ Liza Morales Pens Open Letter About Losing Lamar Odom to Khloe Kardashian

March 6th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: TLC

Anyone who has been there knows that it is rather difficult to get past a rough breakup. Being unable to stroll through your local supermarket without seeing your ex and the very famous woman whom he left you for, plastered on magazine covers seems unfathomable. While this sounds like a storyline from a horrible soap opera, it is indeed the reality for former Starter Wives: Confidential star and mother to Lamar Odom’s children, Liza Morales. The Daily Beast recently published a rather detailed open letter penned by the New York native, where she recounts what it felt like to watch the love of her life marry another woman and how she moved on. The letter in its entirety reads:

“I don’t think I’ll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen. It read “I’m getting married” and it was from the man I’d spent more than 10 years of my life with. Years that included us getting engaged in 2000 and becoming parents to one daughter and two sons. Yet not long after our separation Lamar Odom was getting married to Khloe Kardashian, a woman he’d met four weeks before. How could the man who’d constantly given me reason after reason for why we couldn’t get married just yet now be ready to tie the knot so quickly? There aren’t words to explain how I felt that day.

I met Lamar in the 9th grade in Queens, New York, and was completely taken in by his wit, charm, and that devastating smile he so easily flashed at anyone he met. We dated from the 11th grade on and shared a tight bond due to a lot of things, including the fact that we both were products of broken homes.

Though my parents weren’t together, I did have a very close relationship with my father, whom I loved dearly and consider my hero. He worked very hard to make sure I could attend Catholic school and have everything I needed. But when I started dating Lamar that all changed. My father is Puerto Rican and he didn’t approve of me dating a black man. His small mind and small thinking ended the relationship with my dad. I wanted a life with Lamar and needed my family to support that. The next 10 years would be an amazing journey filled with many ups and down but Lamar and I were creating the family we’d both always dreamed of. Or so I thought.

We talked about marriage a lot during those days but Lamar would always tell me that NBA marriages never lasted. He’d point to Shaquille O’Neal’s marriage ending or Dwayne Wade’s marriage ending as examples of why we should wait until he retired to tie the knot. He told me he wanted to leave the game early and then the timing would be perfect for us. I listened to the many reasons why we weren’t married yet and believed them, knowing deep inside something wasn’t right. And then I slowly morphed into the girl I promised myself I’d never become, the girl who stayed long after she knew she shouldn’t. Truth is, I wanted that fairy tale so badly that I couldn’t bear to walk away from that life or take my children away from the comfort and security of a two-parent home.

I struggled to deal with all the groupies around him and with whatever else that was going on and just stayed put. My denial came to an abrupt end in 2006 after the death of Jayden. Lamar and I never really talked about our loss, which I know wasn’t healthy and also meant our relationship would never last. It couldn’t. I found out soon after that he’d had a long-term relationship with another woman—a relationship he said he’d end but he didn’t—and that was that.

We kept things cordial for the children’s sake after the breakup, but that changed when he married Khloe. Now we only communicate through third parties and lawyers, which I regret deeply since it is exactly what we each experienced as children and said we wouldn’t do to our kids.

I’ve only met Khloe once, at my request since she is my children’s stepmother and I felt it was important to get a sense of her and what she’s like around my children. It was a very pleasant meeting, she gave me a hug so I’m happy it happened.

Though some frown upon my decision to do a reality show, I agreed to be a part of “Starter Wives” so I could tell my own story of how things unfolded after Lamar married Khloe. We weren’t really together so I didn’t fall apart as many have suggested. I’ve have to deal with a lot of tabloid lies as the result of all the attention Lamar gets since he’s married to someone so famous.

To be honest I’m really doing the show for my daughter to prove to her that you can get up and move on after things fall apart. I did it to show her how you make mistakes and fix them and that you can never give up on yourself. She needed to see that and hear it from me. I think I also hope my father sees it as well. The only time I’ve seen my dad in recent years was at the funeral for my son. That was the first time Lamar had ever met him or that the kids had a chance to meet him. I’d really love for my kids to have their grandparents in their lives. They’ve met Lamar’s father (his mother passed away before we met) and are very close to my mother. I’d like to see that change and see them have relationships with both of their grandfathers.”


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It Was Fun While It Lasted: TLC Gives Reality Show, ‘Starter Wives Confidential’ The Axe

February 18th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: TLC

If you were a fan of TLC’s latest reality show, Starter Wives Confidential, you’ll be saddened to know that the network has decided to pull the plug on the rest of the season. While the exact reason why the show has been canceled hasn’t been revealed, it’s quite obvious that the exes of some of the ladies who appear on the show weren’t exactly thrilled about their dirty laundry being aired out once a week on national television. Not to fret though, the remaining episodes will be available on TLC’s website. The announcement was made by Funkmaster Flex’s ex-wife, Monica Joseph-Taylor via her blog, Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret. Check out her full statement below.

If you want to watch the remainder of episodes of Starter Wives Confidential you will have to go online to

Ask me why? ::Long pause::

Is it ratings? Is it a change in network direction…or all the outside drama?!

It’s no secret Starter Wives Confidential was plagued by legal inquiries and possible lawsuits from the beginning. Starting with Shanequa Tompkins being missing from all the episodes, her ex 50 cent allegedly had an agreement or contract with her of some sort that either prevented or made it difficult for her to partake in the show. I know before taping even began I was questioned about my posts relating to anyone connected with Lamar Odom. Luckily TLC had no control over what I do or can post so it became a non-issue. I never did find out who was putting pressure on them. Cut to the Lil Kim situation, one which I’m still confused about and can’t even confirm if there is a law suit.

Bringing a show with women of color to TLC we always knew was a challenge and I love that they believed in our stories and gave us a voice. A voice, honesty, love, a lot of drama, and a bit of ratchetness. (Usually required for any good reality show.)
I can only imagine there were a lot of people who were afraid what would come out on Starter Wives Confidential and as you saw from the first few episodes, the ladies were NOT holding back! Trust me it gets better and much juicier. But I digress. (I always wanted to say that in a post.)

I want to say that from the very bottom of my soul the support and love from viewers was more amazing then I imagined. Even the haters felt our show was genuine. I love that personally I got to not only bond with 5 amazing women but was allowed to show that not all celebrity wives sit home, model, or are simpletons. For the first time people got to know who I really am, if even just a little bit.

So it SUCKS that you have to watch episodes online but it beeeez like that sometimes. But make sure you still log onto everyday for the latest news, gossip, and info (c’mon y’all know me by now, why pretend anymore #endlesspromotion #bossb**ch #keepitmovin #letmefinish)

P.S. I realize I didn’t answer why we are not being aired anymore…you will just have to judge for yourself. ::Closes the shades carefully as she writes and presses send::
– Monica Taylor

While many will probably be relieved to hear the news that another ratchet reality show has been booted off of the air, I can’t help but feel a bit sad for a cast member  like Tashera Simmons, who avoided drama and was just utilizing the show as a means of supporting her children.

What do you think of the show being pulled off of the air?


Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.

‘We Have A Professional On Board:’ Liza Morales Addresses Rumors Of Daughter’s Depression And Self-Inflicted Cutting

February 7th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: TLC

Towards the end of last month, many were shocked to learn that Lamar Odom’s 14-year-old  daughter Destiny, whom he shares with Starter Wives Confidential star, Liza Morales is battling some serious issues regarding her mental and emotional health. The bomb was dropped when the teen took to her Twitter page to express her low emotional state.

“I feel as If I am drowning in my own emotions, and I have no home to save me,” she tweeted.

What came after that tweet is what grabbed the attention and concern of many. While we’re not exactly sure what prompted this, a follower asked her how frequently she cuts herself and when was the last time she did it.

 “Tonight and I don’t count,” Destiny replied.

Since then, a slew of stories have been circulating around the rumor mill regarding Destiny, her step-mother Khloe’s desperate attempts to pull her out of the fragile state that she has found herself in and Lamar being an absentee dad for the earlier years of her life. According to Star Magazine, it has also been rumored that Destiny’s sorrowful state has been a result of the limited amount of time she’s been able to spend with her mother Liza over the past few months due to the filming of Starter Wives Confidential.

Liza recently spoke to Radar Online regarding these rumors and expressed that although Destiny may be experiencing depression, both she and Lamar are doing everything that they can to tend to their daughter’s needs.

“My children have always and will always be my top priority in life.”

“This matter has been addressed with our daughter. We have a professional on board to evaluate the situation; Destiny is not hurting herself but we are not taking this lightly,”

“With the added pressures of Hollywood and the instant attention of social media, it’s not always easy for a teenager to express their emotions in the best way. This is a private family matter, and we would appreciate respect and privacy during this time.”

It’s good to see that Liza and Lamar have not taken their daughter’s cry for help lightly and are seeking professional help.


Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.

“Imitation Is A Form Of Flattery”: Liza Morales Speaks On Claims That She And Khloe Kardashian Look Very Similar

January 30th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Khloe is on the left, Liza on the right. In case you were already confused.

In an interview with the New York Daily News recently, Starter Wives Confidential star and the mother of Lamar Odom’s children, Liza Morales, spoke on Khloe Kardashian as a mother in the future, and the claims that homegirl bears a resemblance to the famous Kardashian sister. Things got a little shady, if you know what I mean, but Morales makes it seem as though she and Khloe get along just fine.

For some reason, conversation veered away from talking about her upcoming TLC series and instead began to focus more on Khloe, and somehow, all of a sudden the new reality star was asked if she felt that Lamar’s new wife would be a good mother, since she gets the chance to spend a lot of time with the son and daughter Morales shares with Odom, and has also struggled in the past to get pregnant. “I don’t know if she’s good maternally, I don’t know. As long as my kids are good, I’m good…As long as my kids are taken care of and I haven’t heard anything negative, then I’m good.”

On top of that, Morales also decided to give a response to the many people who seem to think that she and Kardashian are strikingly similar in their physical appearance. I personally don’t see it aside from the dark hair, but that’s just me. Older than Khloe, Morales makes it clear that if anything, the Kardashian sister looks like HER, not the other way around:

“I’m 100% Puerto Rican and I was here first. I was here first, so she has a resemblance to me. I don’t see it. We both have dark hair. We both have a cherub face. I don’t think we look alike, but I have heard it. Imitation is a form of flattery!”

In her interview with the New York Daily News’ entertainment site, Confidential, Morales also talks about why she and Odom went their separate ways after the death of their son, who passed from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but also says that she’s moved on and can’t wait to have sex again in the future after being celibate for the last four years: “I’m not waiting for marriage, I’m just waiting for a good man. I will be like a caged animal out of the Bronx Zoo.”

Well all right. While other sites, including those at the NY Daily News who interviewed her, tried to come at Morales’ head for saying she didn’t know if Khloe would be good maternally, let me say that it clearly says that she claimed she “didn’t know” whether or not she would be a good mom, not that she would be a bad one for this reason or the other. You truly don’t know what type of parents folks will be until they actually get a baby in their hands to take care of 24/7. But as for Morales’ comments on herself and Khloe looking similar…uh, no comment. Check out the full interview here.

Liza Morales Tells MN How She Feels About ‘Khloe And Lamar’ And Why She Thinks Her Ex Will Watch Her On ‘Starter Wives’

January 28th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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I think a first in television history may be happening right now. Two exes are starring in reality shows at the same time, and while neither one is on speaking terms with the other, they’re talking a lot about one another to the cameras. That’s the case with Liza Morales, star of TLC’s new reality show “Starter Wives,” and her ex-fiance Lamar Odom, who now is a part of the Kardashian franchise and pops up on camera whenever Kris Jenner and Ryan Seacrest say so.

Liza has had a rough time since her split from Lamar and the death of their third child and when we caught up with her at the “Starter Wives” screening she had some surprising things to say about her time since she and Lamar split four years ago, and just how much contact she, her ex, and her ex’s wife, Khloe, keep in touch. Check out the exclusive.

Ready For Hollywood Exes 2.0? TLC Releases Trailer For New Reality Show ‘Starter Wives Confidential’

January 16th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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In case you were in need of another reality show to add to your rotation, TLC recently dropped a trailer for its upcoming reality show Starter Wives Confidential. If you recall, back in September we told you guys that the production of a show starring the exes of some entertainers whom most of us were quite familiar with was in the works. The show’s cast was said to include:

Zakia Baum: Ex-girlfriend of Jermaine “Maino” Coleman and mother of his son.

Cheryl Caruso: Ex-wife of mobster Phillip Caruso and mother of his two daughters.

Josie Harris: Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather and mother of his three children.

Monica Joseph-Taylor: soon to be ex-wife of Aston “Funkmaster Flex” Taylor and mother to his two children.

Tashera Simmons: Ex-wife of Earl “DMX” Simmons and mother of four of his children.

Liza Morales: Ex-girlfriend of Lamar Odom and mother of his three children.

Shaniqua Tompkins: Ex-girlfriend of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and mother of his son.

The trailer depicts the women forming some sort of emotional support group as they bond over the struggles of single motherhood. Many seemed somewhat opposed to the show for pretty obvious and understandable reasons. We all realize that we don’t need another show depicting women in a negative light. Call me an optimist, but judging by the trailer, the show doesn’t look like it will necessarily fit into the drink-throwing, ratchet reality television mold that we’re used to. There appears to be a teeny tiny chance that it may go in a different direction.

Somewhere deep down inside, I’m hoping that this particular show will rise above current reality television standard and bring forth something positive. I’m hoping that instead of resorting to cattiness and bickering with one another after a couple of episodes, the ladies will rally around each other and positively represent single mothers. But again, this is reality television we’re talking about and I could be overly optimistic.

The show will premiere Tuesday, January 29th at 10 pm EST.

Check out the trailer on the next page and judge for yourselves. Will Starter Wives Confidential just be another ratchet reality show that negatively depicts Black women?

All In The Family: Lamar Odom Sues Ex-Girlfriend, Liza Morales, To Get Kids On Show

December 18th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Source: WENN

From Hello Beautiful

Lamar Odom wants his kids to get taste of reality television and is asking a judge to augment his custodial agreement so they can appear on “Khloe & Lamar.”

Two years ago, Khloe K’s hubby sued his baby mama Liza Morales over visitation and support of their two kids and now Lamar is going to court to force Liza to allow the kids to appear on his reality show.

Read more at Hello Beautiful

DMX, Maino, and Funk Master Flex’s Exes Added to TLC Reality Show “Starter Wives”

October 3rd, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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Tashera Simmons is destined to become a reality TV repeat offender because according to The Huffington Post she has been added to the cast of a new show on TLC about the exes of famous men that we told you a little bit about last week.

Earlier this year, we saw Tashera trying to work through her issues with her rapper husband DMX on VH1’s “Couples Therapy.” Now since things didn’t work out and Earl Simmons is now her soon-to-be ex-husband, it’s only right she get on another reality show about life after DMX, right?

Apparently that’s the plan and from my view, “Starter Wives,” the name of TLC’s new series, is clearly going to be the hood version of “Hollywood Exes” if the line-up the Post is reporting is accurate. According to the site, these are the leading ladies who will be joining Lamar Odom and 50 Cent’s exes, which we mentioned last week.

Zakia Baum: Ex-girlfriend of Jermaine “Maino” Coleman and mother of his son.

Cheryl Caruso: Ex-wife of mobster Phillip Caruso and mother of his two daughters.

Josie Harris: Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather and mother of his three children.

Monica Joseph-Taylor: soon to be ex-wife of Aston “Funkmaster Flex” Taylor and mother to his two children.

Tashera Simmons: Ex-wife of Earl “DMX” Simmons and mother of four of his children.

Liza Morales: Ex-girlfriend of Lamar Odom and mother of his three children.

Shaniqua Tompkins: Ex-girlfriend of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and mother of his son.

I’m not trying to knock anyone’s hustle, but most of these women we’ve never even heard of — and the men they were with are nowhere near on the same level as the guys the ladies of “Hollywood Exes” were married to. But then again, the entire cast of “Love & Hip Hop” were unknowns at some point and 3.5 million viewers still tuned in faithfully to their drama every Monday night. I just don’t want this to be another hood booger, my ex-man ain’t ish type of show because if you’re not with him anymore, why is he still relevant to your life? And if it’s because you have children together, you need to think about whether it’s really beneficial to speak ill of their father on national TV.

Regardless of my speculation on that note, it’s clear The Learning Channel (TLC) is interested in transitioning into the semi-ratchet channel and getting in on some of that VH1 cash money with a show like this that doesn’t just include black rapper wives but a mobster too. TLC is an equal opportunity exploiter though considering the success of their “Toddlers and Tiaras” pageant spin off “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” I just hope these women can keep the fighting to a minimum.

What’s your take on “Starter Wives?”

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