Khloe Kardashian: Lamar Odom and I are not back together
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom recently withdrew their divorce papers, but that does not mean they are rekindling their romantic relationship.
Kardashian has been with Odom since he suffered a drug overdose and nearly lost his life earlier this month. While the two have formally gone back on finalizing their divorce, Khloe recently told People Magazine that reports of the couple having reconciled are premature.
“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,” she said. “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.”
Odom is reportedly struggling with his motor skills and speech as a result of multiple strokes he suffered. He is going to need months of rehab and may need another serious medical procedure for his kidneys.
There have been rumors that Odom is struggling financially, and Kardashian alluded to that being one of the reasons she called off the divorce.
“I’m not trying to get married tomorrow to anybody,” she said. “It’s just bad timing to proceed with (the divorce) right now. And also for medical reasons, it’s just smarter that gets on hold for a minute. 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.”
Kardashian added that her relationship with Odom is “the same” as it was before and that it is “not anything sexual or intimate.” She recently called off her relationship with another NBA player she had been dating for several months.
Odom’s medical bills could very well reach into the millions. He could also end up facing legal trouble after he reportedly tested positive for cocaine, and we know the owner of the brothel Odom was found unconscious at has threatened to sue Kardashian for Lamar’s hefty tab.
Odom needs all the help he can get. His marriage probably isn’t at the forefront of his thinking as he continues to fight for his life.