Liza Morales is best known as the ex-girlfriend of former NBA star Lamar Odom, with whom she had three kids. The New York-based fashion designer is also known to have starred in the American reality television series Starter Wives in 2013.
Although Morales bagged her popularity as a result of her longtime romance with her basketball baby father, she’s quite prominent in her own right and fields of endeavor – she banks as an author and television personality.
In this article, you’ll get to know about Morales, her kids, net worth, and of course her viral relationship with Lamar Odom and how the pair dramatically called it quits after several years together.
Liza Morales Biography
Liza Morales was born to a Puerto Rican father in Queens New York City, May 10, 1979. Raised in a broken family, she attended Christ the King High School, in Queens, where she met her ex-boyfriend in her ninth grade.
Further details about Morale’s family background, siblings, relations, and early life are not available online at the moment. She once admitted during an interview that her father had worked hard to ensure she attended a Catholic school but that he changed his mind after she began dating Lamar.
Her Relationship With Lamar Odom
Liza Morales first met Lamar Odom in her ninth grade. Their relationship, however, began in her 11th grade after she was completely swept off her feet by Odom’s beautiful smile, personality, and wit. Among other things, Morales admitted that she fell in love with the former basketball pro because they share so many things in common, including coming from broken homes.
After their relationship kicked off in the 1990s, the sweethearts got engaged in 2000, leading to Liza moving into Odom’s apartment. The couple would spend the next 10 years together and welcomed three children together.
A look at Odom and Liza’s relationship timeline shows their journey together was filled with many ups and downs. Although the NBA athlete didn’t take her to the altar, they were there for each other for over 10 years after which Lamar met Khloe Kardashian, whom he dated for four years and eventually got married to.
The Strong Looks Better Naked author and the NBA star got married at a private estate in Beverly Hills in September 2009, after he had separated from Liza.
The stars’ lavish wedding, which was also featured on E! reality-based series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, began facing a crisis four years later, leading to Khloe filing a divorce from the athlete and for the restoration of her last name on December 13, 2013.
The basketball pro and his wife, whom she met one month before their wedding at a party for Lakers teammate Artest, officially had their divorce finalized by a Los Angeles judge on Friday, December 9, 2016 – three years after their splitting.
The divorce agreement also stipulated that their joint production company, Khlomar, will be dissolved and that they waived spousal support. Their union did not produce any children, however, it helped to launch Odom into the limelight as one of E!’s spinoffs from Keeping Up With The Kardashian featured Odom, Khloe Kardashian, and the basketball player’s two children from his relationship with Liza Morales. The series was titled Khloé & Lamar and debuted on April 10, 2011.
Born Lamar Joseph Odom, the basketball athlete was born on November 6, 1979, in Queens, New York in South Jamaica. He lost his mother (Cathy Mercer) to colon cancer when he was twelve years while his father (Joe Odom) was a heroin addict. Lamar was brought up by Mildred Mercer, his maternal grandmother.
While growing up, Odom was very close to his high school basketball coach, Jerry DeGregorio, who he considers as his white dad. Like his biological father who struggled with hard substances and later became free, Lamar struggled with hard substances like cocaine. In October 2015, he slipped into a coma for days after collapsing from the effect of an overdose at a Nevada brothel called Love Ranch.
In the wake of his hospitalization at the time, Khloe withdrew her divorce papers to serve as his caretaker and help him fully recover. The television personality filed a second time on May 26, 2016, after Lamar had recovered at a rental home in California. They formally divorced from each other on December 7, 2016.
The former basketball pro admitted that his near-death experience in 2015 and past hard drug history contributed in his early retirement from the world of basketball. The retired basketball pro now makes appearances in films and television series. He also has his own music and film production company called Rich Soil Entertainment.
Whose Wife Is Liza Morales Now?
Liza Morales is nobody’s wife. Although she has her own kids, she has never been married to any man before. She had been in a longtime relationship with the father of her three kids but their relationship didn’t lead to marriage and ever since she separated from her baby daddy, she has not remarried but could likely do so in the future.
Liza Morales gave birth to three children – Destiny Odom (daughter) and sons Lamar Odom Junior and Jayden Odom. She had these children with her ex-boyfriend Lamar Odom. Her third child, Jayden, died in 2006, at six months of age. The infant is said to have died as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) while lying on his bed.
Destiny and Lamar Jr. were born in 1998 and 2002 respectively. Their godfather is DeGregorio, Odom’s high school basketball coach who he calls his white dad.
Liza Morales made her wealth through her fashion business channels, television appearances as well as her books. The New York City-based personality, who is famous for being the baby mama of NBA star Lamar Odom has an estimated net worth of $3 million.