AceShowbiz - Lamar Odom and her fiancee Sabrina Parr are getting serious. The 40-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player and her boo had their own way to gear up their wedding and that surprisingly included holding back on a sex life until they are officially husband and wife.
Sabrina told HollywoodLife.com on December 10 that that the main reason they made the decision had something to do with Lamar's past struggles with addiction. "This is the first time in Lamar's entire life that he has been clean of drugs, marijuana, porn addiction, sex addiction. Him and I don't even have sex, believe that or not," she said.
"Once Lamar got saved, he developed a relationship with a pastor and there's a lot of things he just wants to grow, areas he wants to grow in, and things he wants to improve on as a man. And as a man, the pastor suggested to him, it's not Godly if Christians like to have sex before marriage," the life couch added.
But because he already had sex, "so he couldn't cut that out," explained Sabrina. She went on saying that the pastor suggested him that "a great sacrifice to God would be to withhold from sex until you guys got married."
"I think he really respects the pastor's opinion and his voice," Sabrina said.
"And I also explained to Lamar how it honors your woman when you don't touch her, and when you wait, and God repays you for that," she continued. "And so, I wasn't going to force him either way because it's his own relationship with God and I don't want… He's very new in being saved, so I didn't want him to develop opinions based on what I am doing or am not doing."
"I allowed him to make a decision. But I said, 'Whatever decision you make, let me know.' And he really made the decision to not have sex with me until we get married, which is kind of why he wants to rush the marriage," she shared. "But I’m just in no rush. So, he's doing very well with it, surprisingly. I just really thought this would be a struggle for him, just because he’s never had to abstain from sex before. I don’t think he's ever considered it."
"One thing he told me was, the way I respect myself and the standards that I have, they’re very intriguing to him," she said. "So, it makes him want to honor me in that way. So, so far so good. Since we've been engaged, since before we've gotten engaged we have been holding on strong, and the object is to do other things in place of sex. And what he's seeing is without having sex, it improves our intimacy. We experience real intimacy when we're not having sex."
Lamar and Sabrina announced their engagement on November 11. "Introducing my new fiance!! Soon to be Mrs. Parr-Odom. She the ONE!!!! @getuptoparr," so the 40-year-old athlete captioned the picture of them at Prime 112, a high-end steakhouse, where he possibly popped up the question during their dinner date.