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Full NameJoe Odom
First NameJoe
Last NameOdom
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
SpouseCathy Mercer
No Of Children1

Joe Odom is the celebrity father of an American former professional basketball player named Lamar Odom

He was in the military and also fought in the Vietnam war. He was a serious d*ug addict. Unfortunately, he is no longer among us. 

Lamar used to be one of the greatest basket players till now. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). 

He used to play in the position of Power forward/Small forward in his team. He started playing basketball professionally in the year 1999 and played till the year 2014

He has made many records and has got many titles throughout his career as a basketball player. He has also been honored with many awards. 

Joe Odom with his son Lamar Odom.
Joe Odom with his son Lamar Odom. Source: Instagram


Joe was married to a woman named Cathy Mercer, who used to be a traffic officer. They together only had one child, that is Lamar. 

There is not much information on their marriage and relationship. 

Cathy died early because of colon cancer. She died when Lamar was just 12 years old. 

On the death bed:

Lamar still remembers to this day what his mother told him on her death bed. Her last words were to "be nice to everyone," and Lamar follows her last words to this day.

Joe Odom son Lamar Odom and wife Cathy.
Joe Odom son Lamar Odom and wife Cathy. Source: YouTube

Lamar's love life:

Lamar was first married to a woman named Liza Morales, who is a fashion designer by profession. 

The pair were together for a long time. They exchanged wedding vows in 1995. They have three children together named Destiny, Lamar Jr., and Jayden

They got divorced in 2006

Reason for divorce:

Lamar and Liza separated their ways because of their youngest son Jayden's sudden death. 

He died because of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Lamar still blames himself for the death as he was out partying instead of being with his family that day. 

Even after the divorce from Liza, Lamar is still very close to his children Destiny and Lamar Jr.

Joe Odom son Lamar Odom and grandchildren.
Joe Odom son Lamar Odom and grandchildren. Source: YouTube

After liza:

After getting divorced, Lamar started his new marriage with Khloe Kardashian, a Reality show star, model, and entrepreneur. 

They exchanged wedding vows in 2009. They also started a reality show together named "Khloe and Lamar," but the show got canceled in 2012 after two seasons. 

The pair separated in 2013, but their divorce was finalized only in 2016

They got a divorce because of the infidelity of the basketball player. They also only dated for a month before getting married. 

Lamar also announced his engagement with Sabrina Parr once but called it off soon.

Problems with Joe:

Joe first started his path in d*ugs by trying m*rijuana and was introduced to the h*roine during the Vietnam war

He slowly became addicted to hard drugs and left his family when Lamar was still very young. 

He was absent from his child's life for a very long time. He then came back when he needed help financially, and Lamar also helped him. 

Later, when Lamar was in the hospital due to injuries, Khloe prohibited him from visiting his son as Lamar needed to relax and needed peace, and his visit would do the exact opposite. 

When Lamar was married to Liza, she also cut out the money sent to Joe from Lamar

Joe Odom son Lamar Odom with Khloe Kardashian.
Joe Odom son Lamar Odom with Khloe Kardashian. Source: YouTube

Net worth:

The net worth of Joe is not known. Lamar has a net worth of $30 million.

$30 millionFormer basketball player, business


  1. Joe was 67 years old at the time of his death.
  2. Lamar is currently 42 years old. He was born on November 6, 1979.

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Updated On Thu Jul 28 2022 Published On Mon May 09 2022 By shaumya

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