Reality TV fans know Lamar Odom as Mr. Khloe Kardashian, but longtime fans of the  NBA baller may know that for years before he and Khloe got together, Lamar was with his childhood sweetheart and mother of his children, Liza Morales. 

Now that Liza’s short-lived reality show Starter Wives Confidential is off the air, she wrote an open letter on The Daily Beast to share the saga of Liza, Lamar and Khloe Kardashian. How did she find out her ex was marrying the reality star, and what is life like in the shadow of The Kardsahians?

Liza and Lamar started dating in high school, but even though they stayed together and had children, Lamar apparently insisted the two shouldn’t get married until after he retired. “And then I slowly morphed into the girl I promised myself I’d never become,” Liza wrote. “The girl who stayed long after she knew she shouldn’t.”

They finally split after a family tragedy (and a long-term affair on Lamar’s part), but kept things “cordial” for their kid’s sake - until Lamar married Khloe. And how did Liza find out that Lamar and Khloe were getting married? Via text message.

“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.

Talk about a blow! “There aren’t words to explain how I felt that day,” Liza writes about hearing that Lamar, who would never marry her, was marrying Khloe after knowing her for four weeks.

On a more pleasant note, Liza actually had nothing but nice things to say about Khloe. “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,” Liza wrote. “It was a very pleasant meeting, she gave me a hug so I’m happy it happened.”

While Liza admits that “it can be difficult to avoid hearing about the Kardashians day in and day out,” she seems determined to keep her life together for the sake of her kids, and hopes to start her own skin care line one day. Go get 'em, Liza! 

Source: The Daily Beast