Rob Kardashian was spotted out for the first time in months this week, and his appearance has people talking. During his time in hiding, he gained 100 pounds, and that is shocking people. According to People Magazine, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was seen out in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The report revealed that Rob was seen out driving around his neighborhood in Calabasas in a black T-shirt, and he was sporting a new mustache. Rob has not had the best time of it lately. He has stayed out of the public eye because of some emotional issues.
His sisters have tried to help him deal with his issues, but they have not been successful. People Magazine shared that Kim Kardashian spoke about her brother’s issues during an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show.
“[Rob is] going through a phase where he’s not comfortable in his own skin. He is working really hard to get back to where he really wants to be.”
Kris Jenner has also spoken about Rob on the reality series, and she revealed that he has gained some weight over the past year, and it could be because of depression. She spoke candidly with a family therapist during the reality series segment, according to the Daily Mail.
“If I don’t help him do something drastic, he’s going to die. He was someone who was very athletic and he’s gained over 100 pounds in the last year,’ the mother-of-six continued. I’m just waiting for this horrible thing to happen and there’s nothing we can do about it.”
However, Kris did defend her son publicly after a rumor popped up late in May. An online report by Gossip Extra reported that Rob Kardashian had entered a 60-day rehab treatment program. The source of the report was a celebrity bodyguard.
Kris was quick to deny the report. She spoke to both E! Online and Entertainment Tonight, and she said that the report was “completely fabricated,” according to the Huffington Post. She went on to say clearly that “Rob is not in rehab.”
Khloe Kardashian has also spoken up about her brother’s recent struggles on the red carpet.
“Rob definitely has his ups and downs, and he’s been struggling for the past year and a half, maybe two years, which I think we’ve all had those times in our life. For the last week, he’s been doing better, but I want Rob to do good consistently forever. So right now I’m really proud of him. He’s been working out a little and trying to get his groove back. And he acknowledges it — he’s aware that he’s very introverted and of course not the way he used to be.”
The Kardashian family has been in the news a lot lately. With Kim’s second pregnancy being announced in recent weeks, and the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner in the last week, the family has a larger than normal spotlight on them.
Rob has been supportive of Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner. He has shown his support on Twitter.
You have always been a role model to me and now more than ever, I look up to you. LOVE YOU‼️‼️
— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) April 25, 2015
He also shared his reaction to the recently released Vanity Fair cover featuring the debut of Caitlyn Jenner to the world. Kim Kardashian sent the photo of the cover of the Vanity Fair cover via text to the members of her family, according to Access Hollywood. She shared Rob’s reaction to the text and the cover.
“It was so funny because all the girls, we knew that Caitlyn was shooting this but my brother had no idea. So I sent it on a mass text to everyone and my brother was on it and he goes, ‘Kim, why are you sending me this? Who is this woman? And why do I care?’ I was like, ‘Rob, that’s Bruce! That’s Caitlyn!’ And he was like, ‘Oh my god, she’s beautiful!,’ And then he called her and they had a love fest and it was so cute. But the moment was so funny.”
What is next for Rob Kardashian? According to the Vine Report, Rob could return to Dancing with the Stars for a second run. There is also a chance Caitlyn Jenner may appear on the upcoming season as well. Derek Hough has express an interest in partnering with Jenner
It is clear that the Kardashian family has a lot on their plate at the moment. With the new baby on the way for Kim Kardashian and the introduction of Caitlyn Jenner to the world, Rob has been able to take the time he needs away from the spotlight.
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