Lamar Odom apparently doesn't want to be divorced from Khloe Kardashian, but if the split becomes official, he still won't view her as anything but his wife.

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"I love my wife. She'll always be my wife, no matter what," Odom, 34, told Us Weekly of Kardashian, 29, who filed for divorce in early December after four years of marriage.

"Who knows? We don't know exactly if [the divorce is going through]. Only time will tell. I hope not. But even if we were divorced, she would always be my wife. Those were some of the best years of my life. Being married and being married to a woman I decided to marry was, besides having children, the most important thing in my life."

Odom, who has two children from a previous relationship, did not deny he's struggled with some major issues in recent months. Odom had allegedly been abusing crack cocaine and cheating on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star.

"We all have regrets, but the thing is to learn from life. There's no one in this room, no one in this world who can say, 'I'm mistake-free, I have made no mistakes.' If you can introduce me to that person, please introduce me to that person. Let me meet him and speak to him," Odom said.

"I won a sixth Man of the Year award while I shot [our reality] show -- people forget that. I think it's easy for people to say, 'Because you do this, you must be this kind of person, vain or uptight or mean to people.' People have a sense of who you may be because of the job you do. That's unfair judgement."

Odom insisted how the public perceives him as a result of Khloe & Lamar, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, social media, paparazzi, and media reports may not be accurate.

"I think we prejudge a little bit too much these days because there's so much access to everything about the world. It's easy for us to look at a YouTube video or a program that doesn't turn off and say, 'This guy must be this way,'" Odom explained. "I understand how powerful TV is, but there's nothing I would do different."

Lamar said he's currently concentrating on his sports career, as he just recently signed with Laboral Kutxa to play basketball in Spain.

"This is the love of the game for Lamar," he said of his new contract. "I've got a winner mentality, the mentality of a champion."