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Khloe Kardashian not back with Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian not back with Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian insists she and Lamar Odom are not getting back together.

The 31-year-old reality star recently called off her divorce from the basketball player following his hospitalisation when he collapsed after a drink and drugs binge but she says they are too focused on his recovery to think about their relationship.

She said: "I pulled back on the divorce because there is no rush for it. For medical decisions and a ton of other things, it's just smarter that it's put on hold. But that doesn't mean I'm back with Lamar. It's not even in our brains to think about us having a relationship."

But the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star - who split from Lamar in December 2013 amid allegations of his drug use and infidelity - admitted she will "always love" the 35-year-old sportsman.

She told the new issue of People magazine: "I loved him always, and I will always love him.

"I don't believe love is fickle. I believe when you love someone, you are allowed to love from afar. You don't have to be with that person in order to love him."

Following news of Lamar's collapse at a Las Vegas brothel, Khloe flew straight to the city and has been a constant presence at his bedside.

She said: "All I knew was I had to get there.

"I had to get to him and make sure he was OK. I hate that he was in that situation. I wouldn't want anybody in that situation, especially someone I love and care about."

And though the future is uncertain for the former NBA star - who reportedly suffered a series of strokes and will require a kidney transplant - Khloe is feeling optimistic and has vowed to be by his side throughout his recovery.

She said: "The fact that he woke up was definitely a sigh of relief for everybody.

"Every hour is different. It goes up and it goes down but he's awake. He's alive and that's all I wanted, was for him to be OK.

"There is a very long road ahead of [Lamar]. He has to walk that road by himself, and, most importantly, he has to want to walk that road. I will be there supporting him every step of the way."