Lamar Odom’s ex-fiancée is thinking about breaking into the book business with a novel about their relationship.
Liza Morales, who has two kids with NBA baller Lamar (pictured left with his wife Khloé Kardashian), told the New York Daily News that she’s ready to tell the world what it’s like to be in love with a professional athlete. She’s talking to different literary agents about publishing a roman à clef.
"It shows the lifestyle from the inside," Liza said of her book. "Since our society is obsessed with celebrity, the book gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the real reality." She wouldn’t exactly be naming names in the novel, though. A roman à clef describes real-life events with actual people, but names are changed to protect everyone’s identities.
A draft of the book has already been written, but Liza is keeping the title of the novel very hush. She notes that the athlete in her book plays for the NFL, not the NBA. However, a source who’s read Liza’s page-turner told the Daily News that the leading man bares a striking resemblance to Lamar, who married Khloé in 2009 after dating for only a month.
Liza, who turns 32 today, swears that she didn’t write her novel as revenge. Rather, she’d like her readers to come away feeling inspired by her story–no matter how cleverly disguised the characters are. "My intent is not to bash my ex or any pro athlete," Liza insisted. "I want to show women that you can rise up from a certain situation."
Lamar’s former flame said she stayed with him "too long." They were together for 12 years before they broke up in 2008, and the death of their youngest child, Jayden, at seven months old was "a real wake up call." She said the NBA player emotionally abandoned her and their surviving kids, 12-year-old Destiny and 9-year-old Lamar Jr., to deal with their grief without him.
Liza said that although Lamar does provide for the kids financially, she wants to earn her own money, too. However, when presented with a chance to join that cast of VH1’s "Basketball Wives," she said she had to turn it down.
"It just wasn’t for me," Liza said, adding that she prefers the pen. "I get a euphoric feeling from it."
— Sonya Eskridge
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