Khloe Kardashian says she doesn't believe in divorce: 'I am still honouring my vows' to Lamar Odom


Khloe Kardashian has opened up about the "challenge" she faced when she divorced husband Lamar Odom as she penned a letter about her Christian faith.

Khloe and Lamar married in 2009 after a whirlwind one-month relationship, before filing for divorce in 2013 citing "irreconcilable differences", although it has yet to be finalised.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom (Evan Agostini/AP)

Khloe, who made medical decisions on behalf of Lamar when he was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel in October last year, revealed in Lena Dunham's Lenny newsletter that she never wanted to get divorced and felt she was still "honouring" her wedding vows by looking after him.

She wrote: "At my core, I don't believe in divorce, but I came to a point in my marriage where I had to make the choice to take care of my own mental and emotional well-being in order to protect myself and my happiness.

"I feel that I kept the serious vows I made in front of God with every inch of my heart, which is why I am still honouring them today even though my relationship with my ex-husband is in a different place.

"I believe in caring for my partner - past or present - 'in sickness and in health,' and feel at peace with my relationship with God even after the fact."

Robert Kardashian died in 2003 when Khloe was 19

Khloe, 31, also opened up about how she struggled with her relationship with God following the death of her father Robert, who was a devout Christian Armenian.

Calling his death when she was 19 "one of the most profound experiences of my life", she said that she had been angry with him for calling her Kim in his final days and blamed God for his death.

She wrote: "After he passed, I was bitter and angry - I was VERY angry at God. I didn't understand why someone who was so great, my dad - why he would be taken away."

Khloe credited the book Embraced By The Light by Betty J Eadie, about a near-death experience, for coming to terms with his loss to oesophageal cancer.

Khloe said her family were raised Christian and her faith is still very important to her

She admitted that she still talks to her dad regularly "if I'm feeling something where I wish he were here to guide me" as well as praying every day.

Espousing her views on her spirituality, Khloe said she did not go to church but read daily devotionals - a quote and scripture - given to her every Christmas by mum Kris to her "glam squad".

Although classing herself as a Christian, Khloe said she loved learning about other religions and had even observed the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan, with a Muslim ex-boyfriend.

Khloe said she prayed with her nieces and nephews, including North, who was baptised in Jerusalem

She wrote: "You fast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the first time the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, and I practiced it with him to be supportive.

"I don't believe you need to be a certain religion to embrace someone else's religion. It's a matter of respecting someone. I'm a Christian but I don't think a church necessarily makes you religious."

Khloe's full letter is available in the Lenny newsletter.