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Liza Morales, mother to two of Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom's children, recently penned an open letter about meeting his wife Khloe Kardashian-Odom. She also detailed how she is moving on with her life despite being under scrutiny for her association with the famed reality television star family.
Morales, 33, decided to co-star on the TLC reality television series "Starter Wives" along with other ex-spouses of famous male entertainers before the show was taken off of television. While the mother admitted that Odom was not happy about the television show that aired for three weeks, she explained her reasoning for doing it.
"I know Lamar wasn't that happy with the show but it's helping me move on with my life by getting my truth out there and that's what's important," Morales wrote in an open letter featured on DailyBeast.com. "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 ... 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."
In the letter, she described the pain she felt when she initially learned about Odom's marriage to Kardashian.
"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," she wrote on Daily Beast. "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."
Still, Morales described her only meeting with Kardashian as a pleasant one.
"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," Morales wrote on Daily Beast. "It was a very pleasant meeting, she gave me a hug so I'm happy it happened."
Morales was asked about her relationship with Kardashian-Odom earlier this year on New York radio station Power 105.1 morning show "The Breakfast Club."
"Do I have a relationship with her? No, I mean we're cordial," Morales revealed on the radio show. "We speak when we need to speak. But it's not often."
She recently admitted that there were challenges being associated with the Kardashians all of the time.
"As I continue to move on with my life, it can be difficult to avoid hearing about the Kardashians day in and day out. But I do what I can to ignore the constant chatter and I try to keep it from the kids as well so they can have a life that is as normal as possible," she wrote in the letter on the Daily Beast. "I am hopeful that one day I will have a cordial relationship again with Lamar, but until then I have to think of myself and the future I'd like to have given that I'm still in my early 30's."