Over the past decade, Lamar Odom has been through a lot. You know most of the story—the whirlwind marriage to Khloé, the DUI in 2013, the original divorce papers, the drug problem, the literal coma, and finally the second round of divorce papers. But things finally seem to be looking up for Lamar Odom. He tried his best on this season of Dancing With the Stars, and now he has a brand-new fiancée, Sabrina Parr. I know, who? Don’t worry, we’ll get to that.
On Monday, Lamar popped the question to his girlfriend, Sabrina Parr, in Miami Beach. He did it at Prime 112, a restaurant which has four dollar signs on Google, so you know it’s fancy. Sabrina and Lamar both posted about their engagement, but their posts are hilariously different. Here’s Lamar’s photo, an annoyingly grainy, but still cute, photo of the two of them, with a caption declaring his love for Sabrina.
Okay, now for Sabrina’s post. Rather than a photo of her and Lamar, she went for a carousel that consists of a video of the ring, followed by two more photos of the ring. Did you see that she got a ring? She’s really happy that she got a ring. She also posted another photo of the ring on her Instagram story, in case you missed it the first time around.
I’m sure that Sabrina loves Lamar very much and can’t wait to be his wife, just as much as she loves her ring. But now that we’ve talked about how much she’s obsessed with her ring, let’s dive into the world of Sabrina Parr, because there’s some interesting stuff to talk about.
First of all, Sabrina and Lamar have only been together for three months, which makes me a little nervous. I guess it’s an improvement over when Lamar married Khloé after only a month of dating, but three months is still not long enough to get engaged, in my opinion. Like Lamar, Sabrina is divorced and has children from her previous relationship. She’s said on social media that she had a “crazy marriage,” and was even arrested at one point for an incident related to her husband. She’s been vague about this, but she has a mug shot that she posted about on her Instagram.
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Good morning! Who needs some motivation today??? I’m here to give it to you!! I am living proof that you can change any and everything about your life if you make your mind up to do so!!! . . I’ll make this short cuz I know y’all getting y’all day started and texting and driving tryna read this lol…. A lot of you don’t know my story (Soon the whole world will). I can hear some of y’all now saying “omg she was in jail?? She prolly beat up some girl” lol. That wasn’t the case in my situation. I was in a very crazy marriage! I won’t get into too many details because we are divorced and moved on now. He’s a great father and I have a lot of respect for him and I’s relationship! I don’t like to say anything bad about him because that was just a time in our life we experienced! What I will say is I encourage EVERYONE to make it an effort no matter what happened to get along with the other parent of your child/children! Being mad and holding onto stuff effects the children more than you may realize. . . Anyways moving on… I was miserable, lost, angry, hurt, unhealthy and just struggling overall just a few years ago. You can see it all in my face on my pic on the left!!!! Then one day I woke up and said to myself “Sabrina this is not you! You’re a beast! You’re a winner! You’re a champion! You’re a giant! You deserve happiness. You deserve peace! Go and get the life you want”! That was literally the conversation! . . From that point on, I been moving forward in the right direction! I continue to make mistakes and stumble along the way… But I never stop the journey! That’s it y’all!!! Figure out where you want to be, where you want to go… and NEVER STOP THE JOURNEY!!! So, how can I motivate and encourage you all today??? . . #happyfriday #motivation #thenandnow #neverstopthejourney #turnadversityintoadvertisement #empowerment #encouragement #getuptoparr #realwoman #legend #atlanta #cleveland
Interestingly enough, Sabrina is like, best friends with NeNe Leakes. In fact, judging from her Insta stories last night, she and Lamar were out to dinner with NeNe and her husband Gregg, and it doesn’t look like anyone else was there. She also recently appeared at NeNe’s Pillow Talk panel in Miami. It’s unclear how they met, but I’m already dying for Sabrina and Lamar to make an appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Speaking of Real Housewives, Sabrina’s business sounds like something that a Housewife would do sponsored posts for on Instagram. Sabrina is a health and life coach, and has a company called Get Up To Parr. Tbh, I like the name, but I’m a little more skeptical about the actual business model. According to Sabrina’s homepage, her “mission is to provide customized fitness/nutrition services for individuals eager to transform their health.” That sounds great, but in wellness speak, it translates to—you guessed it—fit tea. That’s right, Lamar Odom’s fiancée has her own brand of diarrhea tea.
Okay, so I don’t technically know that it’s diarrhea tea, because the whole Get Up To Parr site is frustratingly lacking in details. The site just says that the Detox Tea “Supports fat loss, helps eliminate impurities, cleanses your body, and targets your waistline,” but it contains no information about how it does this, or any of the ingredients.
Another main service advertised on the site is meal prep, and Sabrina says she’ll either deliver pre-cooked meals to you, or come cook in your house! That sounds great, except for the fact that there’s actually no way to order this service on the site. If you click on meal prep, it takes you to a “shop” section where you can choose which services you want to buy, and then if you click “buy now”, it just takes you to a blank page. I guess this is still in the works, but maybe take it off your site if you’re not offering it yet. I’m not like, a professional consultant or anything, but that just seems logical.
The last main part of Sabrina Parr’s business is the 10-Day Cleanse, which is a written plan that is supposedly customized for each person according to “their needs and likes.” I’m not going to spend the money to find out, but the site says it’s “a food cleanse, NOT A JUICING SYSTEM!” (Phew.) Sabrina adds, “This service consists of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and water. Included with this is a grocery list, meal prep instructions, and food plan.” Okay, so this definitely looks more legit than your typical run-of-the-mill fitness influencer. Sabrina’s bio on the website talks about how she’s a former All-American athlete, and she was inspired to help others, and I’m sure she will be helping a lot more people now that her engagement to Lamar Odom has been made public.
In addition to her ~wellness~ brand, Sabrina also has experience as a radio host, and she and Lamar have the same business manager, which I would assume is how they met. Essentially, she sounds like the kind of person who’s destined to be on reality TV, and her engagement to Lamar Odom only makes this seem more likely. She’s pretty open on Instagram, and I’m sure we’ll be getting plenty of updates about the wedding process, and plenty more photos of the ring. In the mean time, can someone go check on Khloé?
Images: Shutterstock; lamarodom, getuptoparr (2) / Instagram; Get Up To Parr
Nicole Nam has a Bachelors of Science in Public Health Nutrition Specialization and a Masters of Science in Kinesiology. She has a personal training certification from the American Council of Exercise, and has trained a variety of clients, including a contestant in this year’s Miss Nevada competition. Follow her on Instagram here.
Before we even get into the nitty gritty of this article, I want to really quickly touch on something that recently happened in the fitness influencer world. This past week, a huge IG fitness influencer, Brittany Dawn, made headlines for scamming her followers out of hundreds of dollars by selling them what was supposed to be “personalized” workout and meal plans but instead were just basically the standard fitness ebooks. A word of warning: please do your research on the person you’re “hiring” to become your trainer! Even if they’re online. Choose quality over appearance—some people look good and don’t have the certification or training themselves to be able to spot correct form or even guide you on proper movement.
That being said, I would love to tell you that every fitness product being promoted and sold on IG is legitimate. I get it, there are so many products that look so damn good, but they just don’t make any sense. Trust me, I’ve tried quite a few products myself out of curiosity. I’m here to give you the full review on some trendy fitness products that I’ve tried over the years and whether they work (spoiler: most don’t) and the “science” behind the products (or, more accurately, lack thereof).
1. Weight Loss Protein Powder
I’ll start with this: there was this one particular protein powder that was DELICIOUS. For fear of legal repercussions I can’t really, like, name-name them…but it was a UK-based company and every IG influencer was at one point promoting the living crap out of it. Good marketing, as we will come to learn, does not a good product make. I did further research on said product, and found out that their whole nutrition label was a potentially (most likely?) a lie. As in, their shakes allegedly contained wayyy more carbs, and less protein, than were disclosed on the label.
That said, I used the protein powder as a post-workout supplement and NOT as a meal replacement, and it provided a better alternative for a sweet tooth craving (because this powder did taste really, REALLY good). I do not suggest ever using protein powder as a meal replacement if the powder is considered to be a low-calorie, fat burning powder with a high caffeine content. Also, the FDA does not regulate these supplement claims, so whatever you see on the nutrition labels and the miracle working promises are all up to the discretion of the company…meaning they could easily bullsh*t the whole thing. This applies for ALL supplements for sale in the USA, like in your GNC stores and stuff, not just the products you see on Instagram. The more you know.
2. Waist Trainer
I truly blame the Kardashians for this trend. A waist trainer basically makes you sweat more in your midsection, which is great… but SWEAT IS NOT FAT. Sweat is water mixed with tiny amounts of ammonia, salt and sugar molecules. So just because you sweat more does not mean you’re losing fat. If sweating more motivates you to work harder (it happens), then by all means. Just know that that’s not fat that’s seeping out from your pores.
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Now, I won’t lie…I do use a waist trainer, but not for the same reasons it’s being marketed for. I use a waist trainer as a back support for certain exercises such as squats, deadlifts, and certain abdominal exercises. If you want to use one, for whatever reason, I suggest using ones that do not have hard boning as that can restrict your movement and breathing.
3. Detox Tea
Good ol’ poop tea. That’s all that it is, and you could literally get it at an Asian supermarket for a fraction of the price. It’s called like, the Ballerina Dieter’s Tea or something like that, but I swear it’s been in Asian culture—or at least in MY Asian family’s culture—for ages. We whip it out whenever someone can’t, ya know, go.
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So, yes, I use detox tea and I grew up around it (although the packaging was way less sexy)…BUT there’s something inherently very dangerous about people using laxative products to lose weight, because that’s actually a form of purging, so I advise caution. I think these teas are great for when you need them (aka when you are constipated), but do you REALLY need to detox everyday for 14 days as per most detox tea “instructions”? No, you don’t. I wouldn’t use them for 3 days straight, let alone 14. Using even a mild form of laxative for that long just cannot be good for your digestive system. At the end of the day, you want to still be able to go without any help, right? Don’t do it.
4. Appetite Suppressant Coffee Creamer
What a novel f*cking concept. So novel, in fact, I bought one at my local Gelson’s and I don’t even normally use creamer in my coffee (guess I was feeling spend-y that day). Remember when I talked about products that don’t make sense? This is one of them. So the creamer has ingredients such as hoodia and green tea extract that are in a lot of popular fat burner pills. The main ingredient is coconut oil, which is arguably better than your Coffee-Mate bullsh*t.
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I stuck to the serving size which is a measly 2 teaspoons and the only difference it made was turn my coffee from black to a dark milky brown. I prefer my coffee black anyway, but there was literally no noticeable change in the taste of my coffee. I tried it three times and threw the bottle out, because it was useless. I mean, it barely made a change in my coffee so it’s definitely not doing anything for my body. Save your money, and learn to like your coffee without all the cream and sugar. All the caffeine without any of the crap.
5. Celery Juice
I swear, people are always trying to find a way to juice something. I can’t throw a bigger eye roll at this trend. This sh*t blew up on IG, and now EVERYONE is drinking neon green juice in the morning that is completely FIBERLESS and actually just like 90% water anyway. The dude who started off this trend is a health “guru” who is neither certified nor trained, btw, but claims to hear a voice that tells him about other people’s health status. He literally just started drinking the sh*t one day when he was 8 years old because he said a “voice” told him to. Is that who you want to take health advice from? Like, really?
There is absolutely no science backing celery juice as anything else but mostly water, because duh, celery is made up of mostly water. Unless you’re drinking this because you enjoy the taste (and let’s face it, you don’t), I suggest you stop juicing celery and start eating it whole because the fiber is the most valuable part of the celery. And PLEASE PEOPLE, stop trying to juice everything like you don’t have time to eat the actual fruit or vegetable. You’re not that busy, sweetie.
Did you have an awesome time over Labor Day? Did you eat awesome hot dogs and shotgun awesome beers and sit around and soak up all your betchy friends’ awesomeness before dry heaving into someone’s purse around a bonfire?
Sounds like you went all out over the three day weekend. We aren’t judging, but your body probs definitely feels like it is. If the spins haven’t stopped, you have the DADS (Day After Drinking Shits), and the mere thought of anything other than dry romaine leaves is making you gag, it may be time for a detox tea. And we promise it doesn’t taste like asshole.
· 6 cups of water
· 1 5-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and diced
· 5 cinnamon sticks
· 2 tsps ground fresh turmeric
· 1 tsps cayenne pepper
· Fresh lemon juice
· 2 tbsps honey
In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the water and ginger—bring that shit to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add the cinnamon sticks, turmeric, and cayenne and continue simmering on low heat for another 10 minutes, stirring when you feel like it. Remove from the heat, strain into a pitcher, and cool.
Combine about 1/3 cup of the cooled mixture with ½ cup fresh lemon juice and the honey with 2/3 cup hot water. Stir to combine and chug until you feel like you’re ready to destroy your body with alcohol and drugs once more. God bless America.
We’re just a few episodes into Nick Viall’s cringeworthy journey as The Bachelor and we’ve already got a feeling that this season is going to be different from the others. So different, in fact, that we’ve come up with some extremely bold predictions about how it will end—all of which would be firsts for the show. Sorry in advance for any potential spoilers.
1. Nick Viall Places As First Runner-Up
This may seem impossible based on the rules as we know them, but Nick was born to be a loser on this show and losers always find a way to not come in first. Our bet is that his final two girls start dating each other and then Nick promptly bursts into flames.
2. Chris Hansen From To Catch A Predator Shows Up
Most of what we know about Nick up to this point is that he’s emotionally unstable, lonely, and enjoys slut-shaming girls that don’t want to date him. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that he’s engaged in some legit shady online activities, and how great would it be for rival network NBC to shut this whole production down? Primetime TV at its finest.
3. Nick Goes Into Cardiac Arrest
If Nick does develop “feelings” for one of the contestants who reciprocates them even in the slightest, it’s going to be way too much for his body to handle. Think of how invested—to a stalkerish level—he’s been in girls who openly consider him to be their back burner bro. If Nick develops an actual relationship it could be life-threatening, so we hope his potential wives are as insincere as they appear to be.
4. The Girls Start An Uprising And Demand That Luke From JoJo’s Season Be Brought In As The New Bachelor
It’s no secret that Luke was perfectly typecast as the potential next Bachelor during JoJo’s season, and the contestants on Nick’s season know that. Luke is surely waiting in the wings for his next moment in the spotlight, so if the girls were to revolt even for a few hours, they would probably get their way.
5. A Detox Tea Company Decides To Buy The Airtime For Advertising
This season’s crop of girls “hoping to find their husbands” is barely believable and we all know what they’re really competing for is corporate sponsors for their Instagram pages. Maybe this time the show will cut out the whole fake competition thing and film the cast sipping tea in a platonic circle while encouraging us to start our free trials.