A source tells PEOPLE the former NBA baller wants to 'reach out to her and give her his love'

By Robyn Merrett and Alli Nahas
February 22, 2019 09:55 PM
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Lamar Odom‘s heart goes out to his ex-wife Khloé Kardashian as she copes with Tristan Thompson‘s alleged affair with Jordyn Woods.

“Lamar has always cared about Khloé, he still has love for her and he hates that she’s been hurt again,” a source tells PEOPLE.

“He has a lot of regret over how he acted in their marriage. And he feels awful that she is going through more pain. He wants to reach out to her and give her his love and support,” the source added.

After a rollercoaster of a relationship — and two divorce filings — Kardashian, 34, and Odom, 39, officially divorced in 2016. The former couple got married in 2009.

Since their split, Kardashian has remained supportive of the former Los Angeles Lakers player — specifically when Odom suffered a near-fatal overdose in October 2015.

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom
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“That was big,” Odom previously said of waking up to Kardashian by his side at the hospital during an interview with Kevin Hart for his viral sports-themed interview series, Cold as Balls.

Though their reunion didn’t end with them getting back together, Odom showed support of Kardashian’s relationship with Thompson, 27, and their baby daughter True.

“To tell you the truth, it couldn’t happen to a better person,” Odom told Access in February of last year.

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“I was really happy for her,” he continued. “If she could take care of a grown man for four years the way she took care of me, I know she could take care of a baby.”

Odom expressed similar sentiments after videos leaked of Thompson getting close to other women just days before Kardashian gave birth to their daughter True in April 2018.

“Lamar feels terrible for Khloe. He wasn’t sure if he should reach out and see how she’s doing. He feels for her,” a source close to Odom told PEOPLE at the time.

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On Tuesday, TMZ and Hollywood Unlocked reported that Kardashian and Thompson split after he was unfaithful with Woods, 21, blindsiding the entire KarJenner family.

“It wasn’t anything they wanted to drop,” the source added. “So several family members reached out to people they believed had been at the party. And they were told it was true.”

Since Thompson and Kardashian’s first scandal broke, the Revenge Body star was still trying to make things work with the NBA baller but has been wary.

“Since True was born, things never really went back to normal with Tristan and Khloé,” a source told PEOPLE Friday. “She was deeply hurt by him and basically kept him at arm’s length. One of the only reasons she was still seeing him was because of True.”

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“The fact that her family is breaking apart is a nightmare for her, but it’s been a long time coming,” the source says. “They’ve been living separate lives. She can’t trust Tristan, and she’s known that for a long time. She’s been focused on her daughter and creating a loving healthy home for her. She doesn’t deserve this and she knows it.”

Since news of the alleged affair broke, Woods has moved out of best friend Kylie Jenner‘s home and back in with her mom, a source told PEOPLE.

“Jordyn has been trying to reach out to Khloé and Kylie everyone else in the family to apologize,” a different source told PEOPLE. “She wants to apologize and make everything right.”

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The model made her first public appearance on Thursday night during the launch event for her Eylure X Jordyn Wood Lashes in Los Angeles.

“Thank you guys for coming out and supporting me through everything that’s going on,” she said. “It’s been real, and Eylure has been super real with a project I’ve been working on for over nine months right now.”

Woods has yet to specifically address the allegations, but Thompson tweeted, “FAKE News” before deleting his post.

Reps for Kardashian and Thompson did not return PEOPLE’s requests for comment. Woods’ rep had no comment.