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Lamar Odom Opens Up on 'Celebrity Big Brother' About Son's Death

Lamar Odom Opens Up on 'Celebrity Big Brother' About Son's Death
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'I'll See Him in an Afterlife'

On Monday night's episode of Celebrity Big Brother, Lamar Odom opened up about his son Jayden, who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2006 at just six months old.

The former NBA star shared with housemates Cynthia Bailey and Todd Bridges that he saw his 6-month-old son in a dream.

"I think I need to cry. I dreamt about my son last night, the one that passed away. He was talking."
"You know what that's from, though? I didn't get to grieve properly, I don't think, when my son passed away," Odom continued. "He kept saying, 'Snatch the rainbow, Daddy.' When he passed away, he couldn't talk. He could just talk with his eyes."
"Even at six months old, I was saying that we had a really great relationship because whenever I would come into the room, his eyes would just follow me wherever I went until I picked him up," Odom said.
He continued: "He was a really special baby; 2006 would've made him, right now, I think 15 or 14 years old. There's just something I don't think I'd ever get over. But him coming to me in a dream lets me know that he's not too far away. And I know I'll see him in an afterlife."

Bridges, who famously played the role of Willis Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes, had a genuine and heartfelt reaction to Odom opening up about his unimaginable loss, saying,

"Hearing Lamar, that he lost a kid, has to be the biggest thing that someone has to deal with, and my heart goes out to Lamar because he's dealt with so much stuff."

In addition to Jayden, the retired NBA star is the father of two other children: Destiny and Lamar Jr., all of whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales.

This isn't the first time Odom has opened up about his son's death.

In a clip from Odom's YouTube documentary, Lamar Odom: Reborn, which premiered May of last year, the former star athlete detailed how his son's death affected him during the height of his basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers, saying,

"That was extremely hard because, you know, I was playing basketball."

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