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Khloé Kardashian on her relationship status with Lamar Odom: "I will always love him."

“I loved him always, and I will always love him.”

It’s been over two weeks since former basketball star Lamar Odom was found unconscious after a suspected drug overdose in a Nevada brothel.

The frightening incident left him in an induced coma, in a critical condition that had his loved ones fearing for the 35-year-old athlete’s life.

Estranged wife Khloé Kardashian flew across the country to be by Odom’s side immediately after hearing the news, and she’s been a constant presence throughout his recovery.

The reality star even called off the pair’s pending divorce last week — a move that sparked rumours the pair may be getting back together.

Now Kardashian has spoken to reporters for the first time since Odom’s coma, and she’s finally confirmed their relationship status.

Khloe spoke exclusively to People.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine, Kardashian said the pair are not together romantically — but that she will “always love him,” even if it has to be “from afar”.

“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,” she told PEOPLE.

“I loved him always, and I will always love him… I believe when you love someone, you are allowed to love from afar.”

She said of the day she learned Odom had collapsed: “All I knew was I had to get there.

“I had to get to him and make sure he was okay…. I wouldn’t want anybody in that situation, especially someone I love and care about.”

Are Lamar and Khloe together
The pair filed for divorce in September 2013 but didn’t sign the papers until July of this year. The divorce has not been finalised. (Photo: Getty)
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Odom awoke from his coma on 16 October and was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles several days later to continue his treatment. His recovery continues.

On 21 October, Kardashian released a statement thanking her supporters and God for their love and well wishes.

“The past week has been incredibly difficult. I am so thankful to family, friends, and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar,” she wrote.

“I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work. Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made.

“You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!”

Khloé and Lamar married after just a month. (Photo: Instagram)

Odom and Kardashian, who were married just a month after they met in 2009, filed for divorce in September 2013 but didn’t sign the papers until July of this year.

According to E! News, Kardashian’s lawyer went to court yesterday and asked the judge to withdraw the couple’s divorce papers, which have been pending since July.

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