Who is Rob Kardashian?
Everyone is familiar with the name ‘Kardashian’ one way or the other.
Our point is that almost all Kardashians love appearing in the limelight for their life. It is except for one member named Rob Kardashian.
Rob Kardashian is an American TV personality, socialite, and businessman. He is also the sole male sibling of the Kardashian family. Unlike several family members, Rob tries to stay away from the public eyes’ as much as possible.
But, he did make some appearances in his family’s show called ‘Keeping up with the Kardashian.’
Today, Rob shares a daughter, Dream Kardashian, with a famous model, Black Chyna. Apart from being the Kardashian family, he also owns a business called ‘Arthur George.’ It is quite famous for selling designer socks.
In July 2020, he announced that he would appear in the last season of the ‘Keeping up with the Kardashian.’ The appearance is after his long-overdue hiatus from the show since season 7.
Rob Kardashian: Early Life and Family
Robert Arthur Kardashian was born on March 17th, 1987. He is the son of Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner.
Rob’s father, Robert, was a well-known lawyer. He had gained national recognition for being a part of O.J Simpson’s lawyers’ team during his murder trial. Kris is a TV personality, businesswoman, and successful manager of her children’s careers.
Rob Kardashian’s parents ended their marriage in 1991, after 13 years together. At the time of Kris and Robert’s divorce, Rob was only four years old. Several sources claim that their marriage had ended due to Kris’s extramarital affair.
Reportedly, Rob’s father had caught his mother cheating on him three times. Kris allegedly cheated with soccer player Todd Waterman and her ex-husband Bruce Jenner. The year the divorce got finalized, she married Caitlyn Jenner.
In 2012, Rob revealed to Oprah Winfrey that he was not aware of his mother’s infidelity until reading her book. He was relatively young at that time. Her book is ‘Kris Jenner … and All Things Kardashian.’
Robert Kardashian got diagnosed with esophageal cancer in July 2003. Rob Kardashian lived with his father to help and support him during his illness.
Unfortunately, Robert Kardashian could not recover from his condition. He died on September 30th, 2003.
Rob is the youngest sibling among his three sisters. They are Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, and Khloe Kardashian.
Rob’s mother, Kris, divorced his father in 1991. Then, she married retired Olympian, Caitlyn Jenner.
Through Kris and Caitlyn, Rob has two half-sisters. They are the renowned Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
Likewise, he also has three stepbrothers. They are Burt, Brandon, and Brody Jenner. Ron also has another stepsister named Cassandra Jenner.
Rob revealed that Caitlyn Jenner’s presence was a massive help for him at a young age. To date, he still looks up to Caitlyn and sees her as his role model and a second father figure.
Rob Kardashian: Education
If you know the Kardashians, you also know that the family members are good at their businesses. With such influence, Rob completed his undergraduate degree in business. Rob completed his graduation from the USC Marshall School of Business.
After Kourtney Kardashian, Rob is the second family member who got his undergraduate degree. Rob had completed his high school degree from the Buckley School in LA, California.
After his undergraduate studies, Rob’s initial plan was to study law like his father. In 2012, he had even tweeted about his plan to return to school to continue his education. Rob wrote,
“Going to Law School very soon and so excited and can’t wait! School never ends for me! #UniversityofSouthernCal #Trojans #FightOn.”
The same year, the University of Southern California Gould School of Law denied Rob’s statement. They revealed that he had not even applied for their course via their own Twitter account.
Rob never explained why he did not continue his education. Nevertheless, we believe it was due to his health reasons as the news about his problems started the same year.
Rob Kardashian: Personality Traits
Rob Kardashian is an American by nationality. His father comes from an Armenian ancestry. Meanwhile, his mother comes from English, French, Scottish, German, and Irish ancestry.
Rob stands 5′ 10 (1.79 m) tall and has dark brown eyes and black colored hair. Since Rob was born on March 17th, his sun sign lies under Pisces. Although Rob is a private person, he is exceptionally spontaneous and creative.
People close to him state that he is a very charming person and can count on him during their crucial moments. But despite his lovely personality, he is also a private person who likes to keep things to himself. Rob had revealed he always changes his phone number ten times a year to stay away from the limelight.
But, it turns out that being away from the public eyes does not mean the rules apply to his family. His elder sister Khloe stated that Rob is always there to support his family in every step of their life. Recently in an interview with PEOPLE, Khloe said,
“Rob truly is my best friend. I love, love, love him. People think we don’t see him, but just because the public doesn’t see him, doesn’t mean we don’t see him.”
Rob Kardashian: Relationship with Adrienne Bailon
Although Rob tries his best to stay away from the limelight, the fans and the media are always interested.
Rob Kardashian’s first high profile relationship was with singer Adrienne Bailon. The pair had started dating around 2007. The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashian’ had documented most of their relationship.
Adrienne had first appeared in the show in episode three of season one. Since then, Bailon hung out with Rob and his family several times during the show until their breakup.
Rob stated how uncomfortable he was about talking to his sisters on his relationship. The Kardashian sisters were quite protective of their only brother. The episodes where they frequently interfered in Rob’s life proves it.
Rob and Adrienne had gotten quite close to the point where they lived together. Both of them even had each other’s name tattooed on their body. In one episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashian,’ Rob and Bailon had also introduced their family to each other.
Despite their growing relationship in the show, the couple called it quit in 2009. Adrienne revealed on her talk show, ‘The Real,’ that the main reason for their breakup was Rob’s infidelity.
She also stated that Rob used to call her insistently after the breakup to request her to forgive him. And, he used to tell her that he still wanted to be with her.
Adrienne also confessed that she had to write Rob a fake e-mail as her new boyfriend to end Rob’s frequent calls. Rob had read her e-mail out loud in one of the episodes of the Kardashian show.
“The e-mail was that he had been calling me nonstop to get back with me, and I guess at this point this was my breakup letter to him. For me, the only way to make this guy (Rob) stop was if he thinks I have a new man and this new man is writing a letter as ‘I need you to stay out of our lives we’ve moved on’ and that he would get the point like move on.”
Nevertheless, fans believe that Bailon positively influenced Rob than all the toxic relationships he had. Today Adrienne is happily married to Israel Houghton.
Adrienne stated she has no grudge towards Rob as he was only 21 at that time. And, she is happy for Rob as he welcomed his first daughter.
Rob Kardashian: Who did Rob date after Adrienne Bailon?
One year after his breakup, Rob dated Joseph Simmon’s daughter, Angela Simmons. The couple frequently enjoyed each other’s company in public. But, Rob and Angela’s relationship was short-lived.
And they also never admitted whether they were dating or not. Rob did acknowledge Angela’s presence in his life during an interview with HipHollywood. He had confessed that he felt good having a positive person like Angela around him.
Rob Kardashian was also shortly involved with the famous singer, Rita Ora. According to reports, Rob’s breakup with Rita was a very messy one in his life. It ended up affecting his mental and physical health.
The pair had dated each other from October to December 2012. After their breakup, Rob had tweeted a series of angry tweets against the singer. One of his tweets, which he deleted later, read,
“She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together … But I mean 20?!!!”
After two years, Rita acknowledges Rob’s claims. Rita stated that her relationship with him was only a phase in her life. Currently, she is only looking forward to moving onward and upward.
Then in 2013, there were rumors that Rob was then dating model Naza Jafarian. According to some sources, one of Rob’s best friends had introduced him to Naza.
The pair had gone on several global adventures together. But sadly, Rob and Naza could not keep their relationship afloat and had broken up without drama.
And after three years, rumors emerged that Rob was dating an American model named Blac Chyna.
Rob Kardashian: What happened with Rob and Chyna?
In January 2016, the news of Rob Kardashian dating Blac Chyna took everyone by surprise. Why was it shocking and controversial, you may ask?
Well, Blac Chyna and Rob’s sister, Kim Kardashian, used to be quite good friends back in history. But, their friendship fizzled out when Rob’s half-sister Kylie Jenner started dating Tyga. He is Chyna’s ex-boyfriend. So, Rob and Chyna’s relationship put the family in quite an uncomfortable position.
Despite the family tension, Rob was quite adamant about continuing his relationship. He revealed that Blac inspired him to adopt a healthy lifestyle and a positive outlook.
According to several sources close to Rob, he also stated that he had fallen hard for Blac Chyna. She had made him super happy and optimistic after several years in his life.
The pair continued dating regardless of the criticism. Eventually, Rob’s family started accepting the couple’s relationship. According to the PEOPLE, the couple’s most prominent supporter was Rob’s mother.
A source closed to Kris stated,
“Kris is super stocked on them together now. She feels like Rob was pulled out of his depression phase because of her.”
And blessings from his family, Rob, and Chyna confirmed their engagement in April 2016. After a month, the couple had conceived their first child.
The couple also released a show called ‘Rob & Chyna.’ The show followed the journey of the couple developing relationship and the child’s birth.
Rob and Chyna welcomed their daughter, Dream Renee, in November 2016. But, the couple’s relationship started to fluctuate after their daughter’s birth.
In December 2016, Chyna’s Instagram got hacked by an anonymous hacker. The hacker claimed that they would expose her for cheating on Rob.
Chyna later took to her social media and claimed that Rob was behind the hack. The same week, Rob took to Snapchat, claiming that Chyna had taken his daughter and the whole nursery. He also stated that Chyna had blocked his number to stop him from seeing his daughter at that time.
Since the incident, the pair started having an on-off relationship. It caused Rob’s family to shun Chyna away while captioning their relationship to be ‘toxic.”
And in July 2017, the couple’s relationship turned sour to the max. Rob took to his Instagram and shared Blac’s graphic and expletive-ridden content. He even posted naked pictures of Blac without her consent.
In the post, Rob also accused Chyna about her drug/alcohol abuse and infidelity. In the caption, he wrote,
“This is from Chyna yesterday to me. I have never been so disrespected in my life.”
Chyna and her legal team went to the court after Rob’s social media rampage incident. The court granted multiple restraining orders against Rob on July 11th, 2017.
But, Blac also stated to the reporters that she will still be co-parenting her daughter with Rob. In September 2017, the couple confirmed that they would be sharing joint custody of their daughter.
The custody agreement reportedly stated that Rob was to pay $20,000 a month in child support. But in September 2020, Chyna revealed that Rob does not pay her for child support. She said,
“I mean, just honestly taking care of my kids by myself as a single parent, but no child support. So that’s my biggest flex. I don’t get no child support.”
One might think that Rob and Chyna’s controversy was finally over. But, Rob’s sister Kylie filed a lawsuit against Chyna for assaulting her brother. Kylie claimed that Chyna had tried to choke Rob with an iPhone cord during a fight while living in her house.
There were reports that Rob and Kylie had to seek legal help to endure several months of injuries. It was due to Chyna’s scheme for her monetary gain.
And on October 2017, Chyna filed a case against the whole Kardashian family. The reason was for damaging her brand and abusing her.
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s relationship ended up being toxic after all. The couple still has a series of cases filed against each other to date, still resolving.
In January 2020, Rob reportedly again filed a request for primary custody of his daughter. In the proposal, he claimed that Chyna was out of control.
According to TMZ, Rob also stated that Chyna was hosting parties at her home in Dream’s presence.
Rob’s sister, Khloe, also added that Dream has been more aggressive lately. It was due to Chyna’s influence. Khloe claimed that Dream does not want to go home to her mother (Chyna) anymore when she visits her.
Rob Kardashian: Who is Rob dating now?
Although Rob has not confirmed it yet, sources claim that he is dating Aileen Gisselle. The model had posted a video of Rob and her enjoying a romantic dinner together.
However, his number one priority will continue to be his daughter, Dream. Furthermore, they also claimed that the pandemic helped Rob put things into perspective. It allowed him to get back control of his life.
Rob Kardashian: Has Rob Kardashian lost any weight?
In 2012, after ending his relationship with Rita Ora, Rob turned to junk food to cope with the split. His eating habits then caused him to gain a lot of weight. Since then, he stayed away from the public as his mental health deteriorated due to his self-esteem issues.
Due to his health, Rob was also not present at his sister, Kim Kardashian’s wedding, with rapper Kanye West. During that time, several fans and media outlets claimed that he had bad blood with his sister.
Rob revealed that he was not present at the wedding as he was not comfortable with his appearance. He also confessed that he was too self-conscious to attend Kim’s wedding at that time.
Despite Rob’s issue, his family frequently goes out of their way to help him with his problems. In an interview, Kris Jenner explained that his depression also came from his dad’s death.
In 2015, Rob’s condition got much worse to the point where he got hospitalized. Rob received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
But, since the incident, the star changed his diet and is no longer diabetic today. Rob also significantly lost weight during his relationship with Blac Chyna. He continues to lose weight adopting a healthy lifestyle after his daughter’s birth.
Rob Kardashian’s Daughter: Dream Kardashian
Rob’s daughter, Dream Renee Kardashian, was born on November 10th, 2016, in Los Angeles. Dream currently lives with her mother, Blac Chyna, despite the ongoing custody battle. But, she spends quality time with her father occasionally.
Furthermore, Dream is also quite close to her famous aunts. She is often seen in their social media accounts, spending time with her cousins.
Rob Kardashian: Career
Rob Kardashian’s initial plan was to study law to become a lawyer like his father. After the success of ‘Keeping Up with The Kardashian,’ he gave up on his previous plan to focus on reality shows.
Besides his family’s show, Rob also appeared in the 13th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2011. During the show, Rob’s dancing partner was a famous dancer named Cheryl Bruke.
Rob and his partner’s determination had led them to the finals. However, the pair ended up in the second position against J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff.
In 2012, Rob then appeared on a dating show called ‘The Choice.’ The show is like ‘The Voice,’ where contestants sit in a chair while facing away from their potential suitors. Then they had to turn around if they liked what they heard from their suitors and eventually go on a date with them.
The same year, Rob had taken an infinite hiatus from his family’s show. It leads him to be relatively backward in his career comparing to his sisters today.
Bur, in July 2020, his sister revealed that Rob would be making an appearance in the last season of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashian.’
Rob Kardashian also had a reality show with his ex-fiancée, Blac Chyna, in 2016. The program focused on their relationship and the journey of their daughter’s birth.
However, the show could not do well like Rob’s family’s show. Thus, it got canceled after one season.
Likewise, Rob is also an entrepreneur, like his sisters. He owns a business line that produces luxury socks, called ‘Arthur George.’
Rob formed the company by combining his middle name, Arthur, and his father’s middle name, George. According to sources, Rob realized that there were many fun, colorful choices for men’s socks. It led him to establish the line.
Furthermore, he also collaborated with Scott Disick for Kardashian Kollection in Sears.
Rob Kardashian: Social media
Rob Kardashian owns a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account.
His Facebook account is under the username ‘Rob Kardashian.’ Rob has over one million-plus followers on his handle today.
Most of his post on Facebook contains of him posting pictures of his daughter and his family. He occasionally also promotes his sock line business through his Facebook.
Likewise, Rob’s twitter account is under the username @robkardashian. He has about 7 million followers on his handle.
He mostly retweets baseball games and often posts pictures of his daughter.
Rob’s Instagram account’s ID is @robkardashianoffical, where he has one million-plus followers. But, after his revenge porn incident against Black Chyna, Instagram banned him. So, his mother, Kris Jenner’s company ‘Jenner Communications,’ reportedly handles the account.
Rob Kardashian: Net worth
Rob Kardashian’s net worth stands at around $10 million today. Most of his wealth comes from reality shows and his brand ‘Arthur George.’
Rob Kardashian: Quick facts
|Full name:||Robert Arthur Kardashian|
|Birthdate:||March 17th, 1987|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California|
|Eye color:||Dark Brown|
|Siblings:||Kourtney Kardashian/ Kim Kardashian West/ Khloe Kardashian|
|Half-siblings:||Kendall Jenner/ Kylie Jenner|
|Education:||University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business|
|Daughter:||Dream Renee Kardashian|
|Net worth:||$10 million|