Is Rob Kardashian Dating Karrueche Tran, Or Are They Just ‘Friends With Benefits’? Plus, He Is Reportedly Returning To ‘KUWTK’

Rob Kardashian is reportedly interested in striking up a romance with Chris Brown’s model ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Ever since the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star-turned-sock designer posted a photo of her on his Instagram account, telling fans he enjoys the photos she sends him, rumors regarding their romance have swirled. Now, a new report claims the two have engaged in an intimate relationship.

On October 22, OK! Magazine reported news of Rob Kardashian’s relationship with Tran, claiming that while Rob Kardashian would like to be exclusive with the model, Tran prefers a “friends with benefits” relationship.

Below is what the source revealed of Rob Kardashian’s relationship.

“[Karrueche Tran]’s actually been with [Rob Kardashian] a few times over the years. Whenever she was on-and-off with Chris [Brown] she’d go over and party with him.”

Prior to her relationship with Rob Kardashian, Tran dated Brown on and off for a number of years. Through breakups and makeups with Rihanna and other cheating rumors, Tran remained dedicated to Brown up until it was revealed that he had fathered a child with someone else. Meanwhile, Rob Kardashian has been linked to a number of celebrities in recent years, including Adrienne Bailon, Rita Ora, and Angela Simmons.

In other Rob Kardashian news, the former reality star has begun to be more active on Instagram in recent weeks, and that may be the result of his alleged weight loss. Although Rob Kardashian has yet to appear publicly and debut his rumored weight loss, many sources have spoken of the issue, claiming the designer is preparing for a comeback after packing on 100 pounds in just one year’s time.

Rob Kardashian “already lost more than 15 pounds,” an insider close to the 28-year-old told Us Weekly. “[Rob Kardashian] has been sticking to the plan Gunnar [Peterson] created for him, and is getting meal delivery from a chef.”

According to the magazine, Rob Kardashian has been battling weight gain and depression for years and hasn’t appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians since 2012. He’s also refrained from making public appearances on the red carpet for the last couple of years and has rarely been seen at all since he infamously bailed on his sister Kim’s wedding to Kanye West.

He did, however, give his Instagram followers a sneak peek at his weight loss at the end of August, when he shared a photo of himself, along with the caption, “Gnight.” Although not much of Rob Kardashian was seen in the photo, he did look noticeably thinner, which hinted that recent rumors regarding his dieting and fitness plan were true.

“He’s not getting paid if he doesn’t film,” a second source told the magazine, adding that Rob Kardashian had already returned to production for the upcoming 11th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

“[Rob Kardashian] has a $2 million-a-year contract. He realized he couldn’t give up this huge opportunity.”

In addition to having supportive sisters, who have worked out alongside him in the past, Us Weekly claimed his brother-in-law, West, has been “a great motivator” for Rob Kardashian to shed his extra weight.

Around the same time of Us Weekly‘s report, Radar Online claimed it was actually 20 pounds that Rob Kardashian had lost.

For more of the Kardashian family, tune into Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 11, when the show premieres on the E! Network on Sunday, November 15, at 9 p.m. No official word yet from the network on whether or not Rob Kardashian will be featured.

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