Lamar Odom First Met Caitlyn Jenner In The Hospital (VIDEO)
While it’s unclear from the sneak peek what prompts the discussion of Jenner’s transition, Kardashian brings up Odom. “Not to bring, like, Lamar into this, but when Lamar first met–,” the host says only to be cut off by guest Pauly Shore, who quips, “He got a sex change, too?!” Kardashian initially takes the joke in stride, but gets increasingly frustrated when Shore keeps trying to interrupt her serious story.
Through a series of starts and stops, Kardashian manages to share, “When he had his accident and he was in the hospital, Caitlyn was like, ‘I wanna come and see Lamar.’ Lamar did not known about Caitlyn at that time.” Of course, the transgender star had officially transitioned in June, months before Odom’s health crisis in October, but Kardashian admits her estranged husband was so out of it, he had no idea.
She explains, “So, Lamar was in a coma. and Lamar was in the hospital for four months, and I kept Lamar very sheltered. During that time was when Caitlyn was transitioning, but also prior to Lamar’s accident, Lamar was not in the best state… I don’t think he was sitting in bed, relaxing, watching [Caitlyn’s news] on TV.”
“So, when Caitlyn wanted to come visit Lamar for the first time was in the hospital,” Kardashian reveals. “I wanted to respect Caitlyn being Caitlyn, but I was also like –” Before she can finish, Shore interjects, “This is why you guys have the number one show!”
The preview clip ends before Kardashian can say how the visit ultimately went down. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, there were false stories in the immediate aftermath of Odom’s medical emergency wrongly claiming Jenner went to Las Vegas to see him. Gossip Cop debunked the misinformation, and Kardashian now makes clear that their introduction took place after Odom regained consciousness, which happened after he was transferred to a Los Angeles hospital.
Kardashian’s comment also confirms Gossip Cop was accurate when we debunked RadarOnline for claiming her relationship with Jenner was at the “bitter end.” A “source” was quoted by the webloid as saying, “When Lamar overdosed, Caitlyn let it be known that she would not be visiting him at the hospital. She has no desire to help him at all, [and] she told Khloe to let it go and Khloe blew the [expletive] up.” As you can see in the video below, the exact opposite is true.
UPDATE: Kardashian said on the full “Kocktails With Khloe” episode that she ultimately did not allow Jenner to visit Odom in the hospital, as she did not want to overwhelm him. They did not end up meeting until Kanye West’s February fashion show.