Khloe Kardashian says she loves Lamar Odom "with every fiber of my being".
The former couple have put their divorce on hold while Lamar recovers from his collapse last year and although Khloe still loves the basketball star, she insists it is not romantic.
Speaking on The Talk, she said: "We're not back together. We're not at all. I love him with every fiber of my being...but we were married and I shared that union with him. I didn't want for our divorce to happen, but it happened for many reasons and that doesn't mean I just forget about this person."
"I still believe in my vows of being there for him. I know it's confusing. it's very confusing. It's not a romantic place. It's coming from a place of real care and concern and love.
"I don't think love just because we're not romantically involved means I can't care about someone. I find that so simple-minded."
Khloe has been caring for Lamar ever since he collapsed at a brothel in Nevada following a drugs and alcohol binge and while he is making good progress, she admitted she was nervous about him attending her brother-in-law Kanye West's recent fashion launch in New York.
She explained: "He wanted to go to Kanye's show so badly. I had so many reservations. I was so nervous. I was just so protective. I'm still so protective.
"But the fact that he did that and he walked in on his own, with Kanye, and he went to Madison Square Garden where he used to play basketball, it was so just impactful. It was beautiful."
- Bang! Showbiz