Even though both Taraji and Lamar have moved on to seemingly healthy and happy new relationships, it’s clear the connection Lamar had with the Oscar nominated actress was one that still impacts him to this day.
“I just wish I would’ve done things different,” he says in a sneak peek of the episode.
“She was a little older than me. But I learned a lot from her because that was the most significant relationship as a grown up that I had with a Black woman. I used to carry her picture on the road with me. Don’t nobody know that, except the dudes that played with me,” he explained.
He described his relationship with Henson as a motivational one and recalled playing a really good game once inspired by her presence in his life.
“She gave me inspiration, know what I’m saying? A Black woman, working like that, that’s just as good at her craft as I’m good at my craft. I remember we were on the road for the longest road trip, and we were playing Cleveland–and I went off on they a**. But what I’m getting at…part of the inspiration was going back to see her, getting back to LA, that’s one of the reasons I kicked a** that day.”
But the relationship ended by Odom’s own admitted fault. He started falling for reality star Khloe Kardashian and wasn’t brave enough to tell the truth.
“Things ended with Taraji because me being an immature punk, I didn’t know how to tell her that I was falling in love with another woman named Khloe Kardashian.”
The episode airs Sunday, October 27th at 9pm on TV One.