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Khloé Kardashian: I'm Not Married to Lamar for 'Intimacy'

by Curtis Vogel and Hasani Gittens /  / Updated 

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Khloé Kardashian on Monday night admitted that she was still wed to recuperating former NBA star Lamar Odom for reasons other than romance.

"I'm still married for a multitude reasons, but intimacy is not one of them," the "reality TV" star said at a book-signing in Hollywood Monday night after being asked why she was still married to Odom.

Kardashian also said that Odom knows she is still dating Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden, whom she posted about on Instagram earlier in the day.

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Retired NBA star Lamar Odom with his then-wife, reality TV personality Khloé Kardashian, at a fundraiser in Century City, California, in 2012.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images — file

She said Odom is "doing better every day for sure — which is a blessing — but it’s going to be a long road, and he has to walk that road. He has to walk that road, it’s going to be a long time."

She and Odom had filed for divorce over the summer, but it was held up in the Los Angeles legal system for months, and then Kardashian asked a judge to toss the paperwork after Odom was hospitalized in October.

He suffered at least one stroke and brain damage after a drug-laced, multi-day bender at a Nevada brothel that ended with him being taken to a Las Vegas hospital on Oct. 13. Odom is now undergoing rehabilitation in Los Angeles.

The couple married in 2009 in a wedding featured on the E! series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

Asked how much Odom knows about the outside world during his recovery, Kardashian said, “He’s aware to a degree but he doesn’t have social media, he doesn’t have his cell phone, he doesn’t watch the news or anything like that, so he is aware from what I tell him or the messages that I give him — all positive and filtered things of course."

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