Khloé Kardashian has been steadfast in her support for Lamar Odom, even calling off her protracted divorce on Oct. 21, but the reality star says they have not reconciled their romantic relationship.
"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," Kardashian says exclusively in this week's issue of PEOPLE. "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."
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For much more from Khloé, including an exclusive interview and book excerpt in which she talks about the sad demise of her marriage, her body image struggles and the impact Lamar's problems have had on her brother Rob, pick up the new issue of People, on newsstands Friday
With regard to pulling back on finalizing the divorce, "there is no rush," says Kardashian, who has been dating Houston Rockets player James Harden, 26. "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."
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Kardashian's new book, Strong Looks Better Naked, hits stands Nov. 3.