October was a whirlwind month for Khloe Kardashian after estranged husband Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. Kardashian immediately rushed to his bedside, where he lay in a coma for three days. The reality TV star has continued to support Odom during his recovery.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that airs on Nov. 16, the 31-year-old reality star opens up about how "awkward" it is for her to be promoting her book Strong Looks Better Naked, but said her "heart and mind are in the hospital" with Odom.
The reality star also took the opportunity to update everyone on the former NBA player's status, revealing that "he's off of all the machines that help his organs, but still, he has such a long way to go. He's learning how to walk again and feed himself and put sentences together ... it's a long, long road ahead."
Kardashian also revealed that the events that put Odom in the hospital have never been discussed with the athlete.
"We tell him that he had a brain injury, but we can’t tell him how that brain injury was caused, because that will set him back,” she explained. “He never asks why he’s here. He doesn’t ask. He’s really confused a lot -- sometimes he knows who the president is and his birthday, and sometimes he thinks he’s 26, and I say, 'I bet you wish you were 26, so do I!'”
The reality star also opened up about the couple's decision to ask a judge to dismiss their divorce. While Kardashian has said the she has no plans to get back together with the former NBA player, she told DeGeneres that putting the brakes on their divorce was the right thing to do.
"Well, I’m there helping him, and I love him and I’ve always loved him. And that will never change. I just feel like it’s a really insensitive thing to fast-forward a divorce," she told DeGeneres, while also acknowledging that that it was a complicated decision given that the couple split in 2013.
Kardashian also went on to address how her boyfriend James Harden is dealing with everything, noting that it's a "very unique situation, to say the least" and attempted to joke about being a polygamist.
"Yeah he’s fine with it. I mean we have to communicate a lot. And he’s really supportive and great," she explained. "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."