Khloe and Lamar
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's divorce was called off on 21 October 2015 by a judge in Los AngelesFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages

American reality television star Khloe Kardashian has opened up about her decision to be with estranged husband Lamar Odom. The 36-year-old athlete is undergoing treatment after he was found unconscious at the Love Ranch brothel on 13 October in Nevada.

During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kardashian talked about Odom's recovery and her decision to put her divorce on hold. She said: "Well I'm there helping him and I love him and I've always loved him. And that will never change and I just feel like it's a really insensitive thing to fast forward a divorce. But I love him and I always will and he's a fantastic person who deserves support and love and for someone to be by his side and for me I'm that to him."

Khloe Kardashian and James Harden
Khloe Kardashian and James Harden are still a couple despite the reality star calling off her divorce from husband Lamar OdomFrederick M. Brown/Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for 2K Games

It was previously reported that NBA star James Harden is apparently supportive of Kardashian being by Odom's side during his time at the hospital. She added: "And thank God I have a fantastic family who loves me and loves him just as much. And they're so supportive and they're with me and I have a great boyfriend [James Harden] who's understanding."

According to People, Odom apparently showed first signs of improvement after the 31-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who is still legally married to him, said "I love you" to the former NBA player. Kardashian continued: "It's definitely a very unique situation, to say the least. Yeah he's fine with it. I mean we have to communicate a lot. And he's really supportive and great. I think the press and everything they make it more complicated. I think inside our circle we know exactly what's going on and I feel sometimes it's crazy that I, yes we live so much of our life in public, but that I have to explain every step when that's kind of frustrating."