Khloé Kardashian is setting the record straight about where things stand with her relationship with husband Lamar Odom. Speculation on status of the relationship between the the former NBA player and the reality TV star has run rampant ever since Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13. Reportedly, Kardashian has barely left his side since. This speculation was further fueled when it was reported that she called off their divorce, which was never finalized by a judge. Now, Khloé Kardashian has explained these actions, and how they do not mean that the two are in a relationship again. In a statement released exclusively to People, Kardashian said,
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. 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 ... It's not anything sexual or intimate. 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 ... I'm not trying to get married tomorrow to anybody. 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. 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.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star raises a very important point in releasing this statement: Odom's health and recovery are without question the most important things. The former Lakers player has been through so many obstacles in these past two weeks that it seems only reasonable that the main focus Kardashian — and others close to him — would have is on him improving as much as possible. Fans were understandably thrilled to hear that he woke up and spoke a little, but at the same time, sources close to the star have repeatedly emphasized that he is "not out of the woods" yet, and that he still has multiple medical obstacles to overcome.
It is understandable that people may be curious about where things stand with Odom and Kardashian. The two are public figures whose past relationship was very much in the spotlight. And on top of that, there seem to be bombshell announcement after bombshell announcement when it comes to the pair, such as the news that Kardashian and Odom's divorce was never finalized in the first place, and now the news that it has been called off. It is part of the conversation about Odom, no doubt about it. But considering his situation, it should be a much smaller part. Kardashian said it best with, "It's not even in our brains thinking about us as a couple or having a relationship right now."
There is a time and a place for the "are they or aren't they" speculation when it comes to celebs. As Kardashian has very clearly shown, this simply is not one of them.