Liza Morales started dating NBA star Lamar Odom when she was just 17 years old. They had three children together: Destiny, 11, Lamar Jr., 7, and Jayden, who died of SIDS as an infant back in 2006. The high-school sweethearts split up two years ago, shortly after Jayden's death, and Morales moved to New York City with their other children.
So when Morales found out about Odom's whirlwind romance with Khloe Kardashian and their impending nuptials, she told E! News, "It's just really, really shocking. Everybody, and I quote, everybody is shocked by this."
Odom proposed to Morales eight years ago, but the two never managed to tie the knot and make it official. "Lamar was always a commitment-phobe," Morales admits.
And it's not not just the quickie nature of the wedding that surprised her. "I didn't believe it because I got it in a text message, so I though tit was a joke," Morales shared. "I knew they were dating, because, like, everybody else saw they were going all of these places they could be seen. So that's how I found out they were dating."
"I think that marriage is a life commitment and it is not something you rush into," she continued. "This is not a fabulous pair of shoes or a fabulous custom-made suit we are talking about. So I would definitely say he is acting on impulse."