Liza Morales is best known as the ex-girlfriend of former NBA star Lamar Odom, with whom she had three children. The New York-based fashion designer is also known for having starred in the American reality television series Starter Wives in 2013.
Although Morales lost her popularity due to her long-standing romance with her basketball baby daddy, she is quite prominent in her own field and in her own areas of work – she makes a name for herself as a writer and television personality.
In this article, you will learn more about Morales, her children, her net worth, and of course her viral relationship with Lamar Odom and how the couple dramatically ended the relationship after a few years together.
Liza Morales Biography
Liza Morales was born on May 10, 1979, in Queens, New York City, the daughter of a Puerto Rican father. Raised in a broken family, she attended Christ the King High School in Queens, where she met her ex-boyfriend in ninth grade.
Further details about Morales’ family background, her siblings, relationships, and early life are not currently available online. She once admitted in an interview that her father had worked hard to ensure that she attended Catholic school, but that he changed his mind after she started dating Lamar.
Her Relationship With Lamar Odom
Liza Morales first met Lamar Odom in her ninth grade. However, their relationship began in the 11th grade after she was completely thrown off track by Odom’s beautiful smile, personality, and wit. Morales admitted, among other things, that she had fallen in love with the former basketball professional because they have so many things in common, including that they come from broken families.
After their relationship began in the 1990s, the two got engaged in 2000, which led to Liza moving into Odom’s apartment. The couple spent the next 10 years together and together they welcomed three children.
A look at the timeline of the relationship between Odom and Liza shows that their journey together had many ups and downs. Although the NBA athlete did not lead them to the altar, they were there for each other for over 10 years. After that, Lamar met Khloe Kardashian, with whom he dated for four years and whom he eventually married.
The author Strong Looks Better Naked and the NBA star got married in September 2009 on a private estate in Beverly Hills after he broke up with Liza.
The elaborate marriage of the stars, which was also featured in the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians by E!, began to run into a crisis four years later, which led to Khloe’s divorce from the athlete on December 13, 2013, and the restoration of her last name.
The professional basketball player and his wife, whom she met a month before their wedding at a party for her Lakers teammate Artest, officially divorced a Los Angeles judge on Friday, December 9, 2016 – three years after their separation.
The divorce agreement also stipulated that their joint production company Khlomar would be dissolved and that she would waive spousal support. Although her union did not produce any children, it helped to put Odom in the spotlight as one of E!’s offshoots from Keeping Up With The Kardashian put Odom, Khloe Kardashian, and the basketball player’s two children from his relationship with Liza Morales in the spotlight. The series was entitled Khloé & Lamar and debuted on 10 April 2011.
Basketball player Lamar Joseph Odom was born on November 6, 1979, in Queens, New York, South Jamaica. He lost his mother (Cathy Mercer) to colon cancer at the age of twelve, while his father (Joe Odom) was a heroin addict. Lamar was raised by Mildred Mercer, his maternal grandmother.
Growing up, Odom was very close to his high school basketball coach Jerry DeGregorio, whom he considers his white father. 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 an overdose in a brothel called Love Ranch in Nevada.
After his hospitalization at the time, Khloe withdrew her divorce papers to serve as his guardian and help him make a full recovery. The TV personality filed for a second divorce on May 26, 2016, after Lamar recovered in a tenement building in California. They formally divorced on 7 December 2016.
The former basketball pro admitted that his near-death experience in 2015 and his history of hard drugs to date have contributed to his early withdrawal from the world of basketball. The retired basketball pro now appears in movies 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 children, she has never been married to a man. She had a long relationship with the father of her three children, but their relationship did not lead to marriage, and since she separated from her baby father she has not remarried, but could probably do so in the future.
Liza Morales gave birth to three children – Destiny Odom (daughter) and the 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 the age of six months. The infant is said to have died 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, whom he calls his white father.
Net worth – What’s He Worth?
Liza Morales made her fortune through her fashion business channels, television appearances, and books. The New York City-based personality, famous as the baby mama of NBA star Lamar Odom, has an estimated net worth of $3 million.