Lamar Odom has been partying hard, hitting the clubs without his wife Khloé Kardashian, and now, even worse — without his wedding ring.
Eyewitnesses tell In Touch, on newsstands now, that the Los Angeles Clippers forward was not wearing his wedding band during a wild night of partying to celebrate teammate Eric Bledsoe’s 23rd birthday at LA’s Greystone Manor.
“He was having a blast,” says a clubgoer. “At one point, I saw him talking to a blonde. They were talking so close that it looked like they could have been kissing.”
As an NBA player, Lamar is a magnet for opportunistic women, “so he knows why he needs to wear his wedding ring,” a friend of the Kardashian family tells In Touch. “He always puts his ring on after a game.”
The episode marks the first time the 33-year-old has been publicly spotted without his ring off the court.
On Dec. 12, Khloé insisted to In Touch that there was “no strain” in her relationship with Lamar. However, another pal says Khloé turns a blind eye to Lamar’s behavior because she wants so badly to have a solid marriage.
“Khloé goes to sleep alone at night, while he’s out until 3 a.m.,” the friend says about Lamar’s partying. “Everyone knows this is happening three to four nights a week, if not more.”
“Khloe’s in denial,” the source admits. “She’s acting as if everything is perfect.”
For more details inside on Lamar’s wild night out, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch Weekly, on newsstands today.