Rob Kardashian is causing worry among his family and fans. The only son of Kris Jenner and deceased dad Robert Kardashian has gained 100 pounds. Rob also is struggling with his relationships with family members, adding to the stress that has resulted in Kardashian’s roller coaster-style weight gain and loss.
In addition to his battle with obesity, Rob also suffers from depression, according to the Daily Mail. As a result, he feels increasingly uncomfortable in the spotlight that shines on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians crew.
Spotted on an outing for a fast food burger from In-N-Out at 10 p.m. at night in southern California, Rob has developed a pattern that involves staying in hiding during the day and going out only at night.
Kardashian, now 28, is on a life-threatening downward spiral, according to momager Kris. As for getting him professional help, however, a recent attempt at an intervention failed even as Jenner confessed that she feared Rob would die without it.
Rob, living with Khloe Kardashian, has become a topic of discussion on the family’s main show although he’s appeared rarely in recent months.
“[Rob is] the king of excuses,” said sister Kim Kardashian.
But Kris has become increasingly vocal about her fears for her son, reported the Mirror.
“If I don’t help him do something drastic, he’s going to die. I’m just waiting for this horrible thing to happen and there’s nothing we can do about it,” exclaimed Jenner.
But Kim disagreed on how to approach Rob’s depression and weight gain. The Kardashian family should leave him alone, argued Kim.
“Now what we have to do is everyone back off,” said the wife of Kanye West firmly.
In addition, Kim claimed that everyone catered to Rob. Kardashian even has people buying his underwear, according to Kim.
“Everyone licks Rob’s a** and does everything he says and it’s just at some point you have to give it up. We all make his life so easy: ‘Okay we’ll drive you around with a chauffeur so no one has to look at you.’ We had a chef on standby, a trainer, we’ll send people to run out and buy you socks and underwear.”
As the Inquisitr reported, reports indicated that alcohol, marijuana, and codeine-laced cough syrup as well as the 100-pound weight gain numbered among Rob’s problems.
Kardashian was rumored to have entered rehab, a report that Kris quickly denied.
Jenner termed the reports that Rob is in rehab as “completely fabricated.”
But Kardashian’s problems may be exacerbated because of bullying in the form of body-shaming, reported the Daily Beast.
Kim has been vocal in her anger, especially when she and Rob faced off over his decision not to attend her wedding. She also was irate that he did not lose weight, said sources.
However, the fashion diva also offered some insights into Kardashian’s behavior.
“I think he’s just going through a phase where he’s not comfortable in his own skin,” opined Kim. “And he is working really hard to get back to where he wants to be.”
What do you think about Rob Kardashian’s situation? Is being fat-shamed making everything worse? Post your comments below.
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