‘Today, I Am Free. Drug free’ | Lamar Odom Reveals Break-up With Fiancee Sparked Newfound Sobriety

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Former NBA star Lamar Odom has been on a journey of self-healing and is revealing more about his road to getting there.

Recently Odom revealed that a breakup with his ex-fiancée Sabrina Parr helped him find his way back to sobriety.

The Revelation

“A year ago yesterday I left my ex-fiance’ at the W Hotel in Atlanta without notice,” Odom wrote on social media. “When she realized I was gone back to my home in San Diego she was livid. I received over 250 calls and text messages over the course of last December from her wanting to fix us. We were toxic. Independently and collectively.”

Parr, an influencer, and the 42-year-old former NBA player, broke off their engagement  in December 2020. Both Odom and Parr took to social media to reflect on their respective transformations since the relationship ended and called off their engagement.

However, Odom and Parr have different takes on who ended the relationship, with each viewing the breakup through a different lens.

Through A Different Lens

“A year ago today, I officially walked away from my ex-fiance,” said Parr on social media. “I did not tell a soul (not even him); I just left! I knew the more I continued to talk about my unhappiness, the more I would stay comfortable being in it.”

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Odom detailed how he has now let go of the three vices that were dogging him during his time with his ex-fiancée. He said he is no longer doing drugs, watching porn or dating women, adding that he has gone cold turkey.

“Today, I am free. Drug free. Pornography addiction free. Marijuana free. Relationship free. I am rebuilding a relationship with myself. With my family. I am focused on my faith. My growth. My brand. I am a legend. I own that. I am a recovering addict. I own that too.”

The Road To Recovery

Odom’s self-reflections have delivered truly individual results on the road to recovery.

Odom blames “the addict in me” that “hated being alone” and “wanted a pretty face to wake up to” as the reason he would indulge in certain vices or people.

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In addition, he “sought solace in marijuana and a slew of random women, not loving any of them, not really wanting to be with any of them, but it beat being lonely.”

When The Light Turns On

However, Odom’s openness has provided yet another peak into the life of a Queens NYC basketball star turned NBA champion.

“One day, my soul opened up, light bulb went off and I wanted and needed to change for ME! My team had worked hard to get me a fresh start. I had to honor that 🙏🏽”

In 2015, Odom had to change his life after overdosing. Odom almost died after spending a night partying hard at the Bunny Ranch brothel in Nevada.

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The Never-Ending Story

“Late nights and early mornings alone wears on a brother,” he continues. “I sought solace in marijuana and a slew of random women, not loving any of them, not really wanting to be with any of them, but it beat being lonely.”

Lamar Odom has had an interesting journey that continues to unravel before the eyes of the world.

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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.