Former Los Angeles Lakers radio host Matt "Money" Smith revealed to Fox Sports Radio's Petros and Money Show in 2009 that the pro-baller had been dating the Oscar-nominated actress just weeks before hooking up with Koko. Although he didn't name names, Matt reportedly said, "[Lamar] was madly in love with another young lady [Taraji] no less than one week before he met Khloé and asked that young lady to marry him and she said, 'Whoa, slow down.'"
Unfortunately, Khlo and Lamar's marriage eventually crumbled, but he's been making headlines lately because he wants to meet True — Khloé's daughter, whom she shares with her cheating baby daddy, Tristan Thompson. Sources revealed to In Touch that her ex-husband has been reaching out to the Good American designer star in hopes of a reconciliation.
"Lamar's been texting Khloé, checking on her and the baby and making sure she's good," the insider says. "He just wants to be a bed of comfort to her and he's hopeful to meet baby True soon. Like her mother, he knows that True will be absolutely gorgeous and he'd love the honor of holding her in his arms. He adores that name too and only wishes he could have lived up to her name when he was with Khloé."
Luckily, Taraji found happiness with Kelvin Hayden, 34, and now she's engaged for real! "I said yes y'all!!!" she wrote on Instagram on May 14. "He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!! 😩😩😂😂😂#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS 💍💋💋💋"
Kelvin, who last played for the Chicago Bears in 2014, has largely remained out of the spotlight. In fact, although the duo had been spotted together since 2015, it wasn't until this past December that Taraji finally confirmed they were together.
The 47-year-old has a son named Marcell, who's in his early 20s. His father — the actress's high school sweetheart, William Lamar Johnson — was murdered in 2003.
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