The mother of Kris Jenner’s step-grandbabies is trying to prove that she isn’t just laying around cashing in on Lamar Odom’s ‘hard-work’.
So she’s decided to write a book about what it’s like to be in a relationship with a professional athlete.
“It shows the lifestyle from the inside,” says Morales, who turns 32 Monday. “Since our society is obsessed with celebrity, the book gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the real reality.”
We wonder if she’s referring to her ex’s E! show, “Khloé & Lamar”?
Morales is keeping the book’s title under wraps, but she says the athlete in her novel is a professional football player, not an NBA star.
That said, a friend who read the manuscript tells us insiders will recognize Odom in the character.
“You’ll see a lot of tidbits that make you go, ‘Hmm,’”says the source. But Morales says she wrote the book with a higher purpose in mind than payback. “My intent is not to bash my ex or any pro athlete,”she says. “I want to show women that you can rise up from a certain situation.”
It’s so NOT about revenge that Liza didn’t take a second to throw Lamar under the bus at all during her first interview about this new business venture.
Morales says she “stayed too long” with Odom because she came from a “broken home” and wanted to “break the cycle” for her kids. The death of their 7-month-old son Jayden from sudden infant death syndrome in 2006 was “a real wake-up call,” she adds, because Odom essentially left her alone to deal with her grief and their surviving children, Destiny, 12, and Lamar Jr., 9.
Odom does provide financial support for his kids, but the college-educated Morales says she doesn’t want to just sit around collecting his checks. She started the RS Baby fashion line in memory of Jayden — an offshoot of Odom’s Rich Soil label — but shelved the company last year after, she says, Odom told her to change its name and “started pulling away from backing it.”
And then she lowkey threatens him…
Morales could have tried reality TV when the producers of VH1′s “Basketball Wives” asked her to be on an L.A. spinoff of the popular show, but she says “it just wasn’t for me.”
In other words, they weren’t offering a big enough check yet. But once they do, Lamar better watch his back. Clearly this broad feels she has a story to tell.