Khloe Kardashian has opened up to People Magazine about her relationship with estranged husband Lamar Odom since he was found unconscious in a brothel earlier this month.
When she received the shocking news that day, “All I knew was I had to get there,” Khloe says exclusively in the latest issue of PEOPLE. “I had to get to him and make sure he was okay. I hate that he was in that situation. I wouldn’t want anybody in that situation, especially someone I love and care about.”
Despite calling off their divorce, Khloe, 31, wants to make clear that she is not getting back together with 35-year-old Lamar.
“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.”
“I loved him always, and I will always love him,” she says. “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.”
Now, Khloe is remaining cautiously optimistic about Lamar’s condition. “The fact that he woke up was definitely a sigh of relief for everybody,” she says. “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 okay.”
“There is a very long road ahead of Lamar,” she says. “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.”