Lamar Odom & Peta Murgatroyd - DWTS 28 Sept 14, 2019 9:03:13 GMT
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Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball player. As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he won NBA championships in 2009 and 2010, and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Odom played on the United States national team, winning a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics and a gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championship (known later as the World Cup).
Odom has three children, Destiny (b. 1998), Lamar Jr. (b. 2002) and Jayden (2005–2006). On June 29, 2006, 6½-month-old Jayden died from sudden infant death syndrome while sleeping in his crib in New York.
He was married to Khloé Kardashian from 2009 to 2016. During their marriage, Odom made several appearances on the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. He and Kardashian also had their own reality series, Khloé & Lamar.
In October 2015, Odom fell into a coma and was hospitalized with life-threatening medical problems. He has since recovered from his health scare and obtained drug treatment. Present-day, Odom feels God kept him on this earth for a reason. He feels it is time to use his story to impact others and is now a professional speaker, traveling the world to inspire others with his breathtaking life story.
The strikingly beautiful mom and two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Peta Murgatroyd is fan-favorite veteran of the beloved series. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Peta Murgatroyd has been dancing since the age of four. Her intensive training started with classical ballet, where she studied for 12 years under one of the renowned Kirov Ballet's former principal dancers, Madame Lubov Nikonorenko. She added to her dance repertoire with training in contemporary and Spanish dance. Since beginning ballroom dancing, she quickly became an Australian State Champion, which led to her move to London to further her career. A livelihood built on the point of her toes brought Peta to a dancing pinnacle when she won Dancing with the Stars's coveted Mirror-Ball Trophy twice, a feat only rivaled by few.
But dancing is nothing compared to her latest challenge: motherhood. In January 2017, Murgatroyd along with newlywed husband and dancing champion in his own right, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, welcomed their first child, Shai Aleksander. Cementing Peta as a leading authority on balancing family and career, that same month she launched "All Things Fam & Glam," an online lifestyle destination that bridges together a glossy career and charming home life, finding audience with women who prove that you don't have to sacrifice your glam to have a happy and healthy fam. Dancer, mom and wife aren't the only titles Peta bears; she is also a successful entrepreneur, having partnered with South Seas to create her own tanning line, Peta Jane, which provides an amazing, healthy, bronzed glow and flawless looking skin.
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