Khloe Kardashian: 'Lamar Odom and I are not back together'
Khloe Kardashian insists she has not romantically reunited with estranged husband Lamar Odom, despite putting their divorce proceedings on hold following his near-fatal overdose at a Nevada brothel last year (15).
The basketball star was found unconscious in a cathouse near Las Vegas in October (15), and spent months in hospital as he recovered from kidney problems and a series of strokes.
Although the former couple was estranged at the time, Khloe chose to put their divorce on hold and step up to make life or death medical decisions for Lamar.
He was released from hospital last month (Jan16), and Lamar made his first public appearance alongside Khloe and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan to support brother-in-law Kanye West at his New York Fashion Week runway show and listening party on 11 February (16).
Khloe and Lamar looked friendly and chatted with each other during the event, giving hope to some fans that the two were on the verge of a reunion.
However, Khloe dashed their dreams by declaring their current relationship is strictly platonic even though her vow to stick by his side as a wife will never falter.
"We're not back together. We're not at all," Khloe told U.S. chat show The Talk on Tuesday (23Feb16). "I love him with every fiber of my being... but we were married and I shared that union with him. I didn't want for our divorce to happen, but it happened for many reasons and that doesn't mean I'll just forget about this person in a time of need.
"I still believe in my vows of being there for him. I know it's confusing. It's very confusing. It's not a romantic place. It's coming from a place of real care and concern and love. I don't think love, just because we're not romantically involved, means I can't care about someone. I find that so simple-minded."
And as for his first outing at Kanye's big show, Khloe admits she was hesitant for Lamar to travel from Los Angeles, especially since he was barely able to walk about a month ago.
"He wanted to go to Kanye's show so badly," she said. "I had so many reservations. I was so nervous. I was just so protective. I'm still so protective. He walked in on his own with Kanye and he went to Madison Square Garden where he used to play. It was so just impactful. It was beautiful."
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