According to Kardashian, they are not reuniting in a romantic sense, despite putting a stop on their divorce.
“It’s out in the media that we are back together, but I wish people understood that’s not in our thought process right now,” Kardashian told People magazine, adding that she supports Odom “every step of the way” and the situation is more complicated than what they seem.
“There are too many other important things, too many medical things. It’s not even in our brains thinking about us as a couple or having a relationship right now. There is a very long road ahead of him, and he has to walk that road by himself. But I’ll be there supporting him every step of the way.”
Kardashian’s comments mark the latest development following Odom’s near fatal experience at a Las Vegas brothel on Oct. 13. Ever since he was found unconscious after a drug overdose, the 31-year-old reality TV star has been by his side in the hospital.
Since Odom’s ordeal, the couple opted to put their divorce on hold amid Odom’s health situation. While this may point to a reconciliation, Kardashian says the current status of their her relationship with Odom hasn’t gone beyond her being there for him while he recovers.
“It’s not anything sexual or intimate,” she says. “I want to be his support system. Tragedy does make you reassess a lot of things, but when it comes to our relationship, it’s the same, except I’m here supporting him fully.”
With the decision to proceed with the divorce, a source told E! that Kardashian believed it “was the right thing to do right now.”
As a result, Kardashian stated to People that, “There’s no rush” as far as whether or not her and Odom will finalize their divorce in the future.
“It’s just bad timing to proceed with that right now. And also for medical reasons, it’s just smarter that gets on hold for a minute,” she adds. “But that does not mean I’m back with Lamar. That’s a whole other thing that only time will tell. I can’t tell you what tomorrow brings.”
While another source admits that there are no immediate plans for Odom to be released from the LA hospital he’s recovering at, Kardashian confessed that the former NBA star’s health changes constantly—for better or for worse.
“Every hour is different,” Kardashian shared about Odom’s status. “It goes up and it goes down. Things are progressing, but it’s a very serious situation.”