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Khloe Kardashian Talks Lamar Odom, Says 'Intimacy' Isn't the Reason She's with Him

Khloe Kardashian opened up about her decision to stay married to Lamar Odom. She admitted that she's with him for a number of reasons, but that "intimacy" wasn't one of them.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom at an event in 2009. Photo: Evan Agostini/AP/Corbis

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom called off their divorce a few weeks ago, and fans were so happy to hear that the couple had chosen to work out their differences. However, that's not exactly what has been going on.

Khloe and Lamar signed court documents to stop their divorce proceedings days after Lamar was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. Khloe flew to Nevada to be with Lamar, and didn't leave his side for several days. The reality star found herself in a position where she would have to make medical decisions for her ex, as he was unable to and she was still his wife. Odom was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he remained in the ICU for a few days. Once he was moved into another room, Khloe started getting back to her normal routine, albeit slowly.

When this all happened, Khloe Kardashian felt as though going through with a divorce was hardly important. She felt that she had vowed to support Lamar, and she felt that it was more important for her to be with him, than to worry about their split. But while fans were hopeful that this meant that the couple was rekindling their romance, Khloe made it quite clear that she wasn't doing anything of the sort.

According to Us Weekly, Khloe talked about her decision to stay married to Lamar at a recent book signing in L.A.

"I'm still married for a multitude reasons, but intimacy is not one of them... When something tragic like that happens, you really reassess your life and what's important to you," Khloe said.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Khloe Kardashian also gave an update on Lamar Odom's recovery.

"He's doing better every day, for sure, which is a blessing, but it's going to be a long road, and, you know, he has to walk that road. It's going to be a long time," Kardashian said. She further explained that her decision to stay married to Odom was for medical reasons, and to "help him with a lot of other things."

Khloe Kardashian is currently dating NBA star James Harden. He has been completely understanding and accepting of Khloe's decision to be there for her ex, and to stay married to him until she feels differently.

According to E! News, Khloe wishes for Lamar's happiness, and she remains focused on his recovery.

Effie Orfanides

Effie Orfanides is a freelance writer from Boston, Massachusetts. She began writing about relationships in 2009 before branching out into all aspects of celebrity, entertainment, and hard news for a variety of sites. In her spare time, Effie enjoys traveling, fine dining, and taking selfies. Oh, and she spends a good deal of time figuring out ways to become Blake Lively's BFF.

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