This Is How Kris Jenner Feels About Lamar Odom’s Drunken Plane Incident
While chatting on Australian radio show Kylie and Jackie O on Friday (July 15, 2016), the Keeping Up with the Kardashians matriarch expressed that she only wants the “very best” for the former NBA star, who she feels is like “a son” to her.
“I don’t know what happened. It was a big surprise to me,” Jenner said of Odom’s latest incident on a Delta flight, in which he was reportedly removed from for drunkenness and vomiting. “All I can say is I just want the very best for him because he’s like my son. He’s a part of my family and I adore him. He’s the best. He’s the best! He’s the greatest guy in the world and anybody that knows him will tell you the same thing.”
Jenner added that she still talks to Odom “quite a bit” but they’ve had radio silence for the last few days.
“You just want the best for anyone that you love,” she said. “I think that what I have learned through all of this is that anybody who’s struggled with addiction, it’s a disease and I’ve learned a lot…you can’t judge somebody else unless you’re really walking in their shoes and that’s what I’ve learned.”
In the same interview, Jenner also spoke about son Rob Kardashian’s surprise engagement to Blac Chyna. Though Jenner was initially disappointed that she had to find out about the marriage proposal through social media, she revealed she’s come to terms with it after seeing how much Kardashian’s fiancée has helped him with his depression.
“I feel like he is [out of that slump] and I feel like it’s definitely a blessing that he’s back to the old Rob that we all know and love,” Jenner shared. “I think that he’s in a very good place right now and he’s more comfortable in his own skin and he’s back to being the old Rob. The old Rob is so funny and so engaging and so charming and such a wonderful guy. And to see that disappear for a minute broke my heart. So to have him in this happy place, it means everything.”
“You know it’s that old saying, ‘You’re only as happy as your least happy child,’ and it’s so true,” she added. “I never understood it until now.”