Lamar Odom and his fiancée Sabrina Parr aren’t having sex until they tie the knot. The NBA legend and his fitness model lady are holding off that level of intimacy until they’re husband and wife, per Sabrina’s words to Hollywood Life.
Sabrina revealed why she and 40-year-old Odom aren’t getting frisky, stating that the former basketball player’s history with addiction is at the core of the couple’s decision.
“This is the first time in Lamar’s entire life that he has been clean of drugs, marijuana, porn addiction, sex addiction. He and I don’t even have sex, believe that or not,” Parr told the media outlet.
Sabrina continued by mentioning Lamar’s relationship with religion and the direction he wants to take.
“Once Lamar got saved, he developed a relationship with a pastor and there’s a lot of things he just wants to grow, areas he wants to grow in, and things he wants to improve on as a man,” she said.
“And as a man, the pastor suggested to him, it’s not Godly if Christians like to have sex before marriage. And obviously he’s already had sex, so he couldn’t cut that out, but he said, ‘A great sacrifice to God would be to withhold from sex until you guys got married.’ And so, I think he really respects the pastor’s opinion and his voice,” Parr added.
It looks like there’s an incentive in it for Odom, though. Sabrina also told Hollywood Life how she’d broken down the concept to her husband-to-be.
“And I also explained to Lamar how it honors your woman when you don’t touch her, and when you wait, and God repays you for that.”
That said, the model and sports commentator confirmed that she wasn’t out to push her man.
“And so, I wasn’t going to force him either way because it’s his own relationship with God and I don’t want… He’s very new in being saved, so I didn’t want him to develop opinions based on what I am doing or am not doing,” she stated.
The man who once indulged in drugs, booze, and women is a different person. Odom’s brush with death hasn’t been forgotten –in 2015, he was found unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel in a state linked to a drug overdose.
Earlier this year, Odom was stopped by TMZ at LAX and asked what’s “off-limits” in his relationship with Parr.
“Candy and porn,” he replied.
Sabrina, meanwhile, had weighed in on her man’s words, stating that sex addicts can’t indulge in pornography – at least, not if they want to date her.
“You can’t watch porn if you’re a sex addict and want a healthy life or be with me,” she said, per The Daily Mail.
Marry a Kardashian, and it’ll forever be a part of your identity. Lamar was famously married to Khloe Kardashian, wedding the Good American founder back in 2009. The marriage didn’t last long, although the divorce wasn’t finalized until 2013.
According to E! News, Khloe only has good wishes for her ex-husband.
“Khloé wants Lamar to be happy. She has always had hope that he would find his way and live a long and healthy life. She’s happy for him if he has found happiness again. The chapter of her life that she shared with Lamar is closed and she has moved on. She harbors no ill will or jealousy. She wishes him nothing but the best,” a source told the media outlet.
The old Lamar is gone. The new Lamar comes with sobriety and a high-profile and tell-all book chronicling his battle with addiction. Darkness to Light: A Memoir documents the sports personality’s lowest points.
Odom and Parr went public on social media in August of this year. The relationship appeared to be a whirlwind one, with Odom proposing in November.
“Introducing my new fiancé!! Soon to be Mrs. Parr-Odom. She the ONE!!!!” he wrote as his Instagram announcement.
With sex off the table, until he’s walked down that aisle, it can be assumed that Lamar is pretty keen to make everything official with his lady.