Rob Kardashian was missing from last night’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 11 premiere. As the cast of the show began sharing their lives with E! Network fans, Rob Kardashian remained silent on Twitter and Instagram, but days prior, he had shared a new photo with fans.
The photo shared by Rob Kardashian marked his first Twitter photo since July, but unfortunately, it wasn’t of himself. Instead, it was a picture of another man, and shared in response to the possible release of a future mixtape.
Rob Kardashian’s last Twitter photo of himself was shared over a year ago, and wasn’t a new photo at the time, as it showed him sitting on the lap of the late Joan Rivers, and was posted in her memory around the time of her tragic and unexpected passing.
This Woman lived Life to thee fullest!!! You will be missed Always! :( pic.twitter.com/59190aNoz5
— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) September 4, 2014
As for the tweet shared on November 13, it’s hard to say what Rob Kardashian meant by the photo. Was he confirming a mixtape with Chris Singleton, the man who had tweeted to him, by sharing a photo of someone in the industry? Unfortunately, at this point, there’s no way of knowing either way.
On November 15, Bustle reported news of Rob Kardashian’s Season 11 absence.
“I miss Rob Kardashian!” their writer explained. “Sadly, he hasn’t been on the show in ages. He’s not even in this year’s promo image.”
In September, Us Weekly claimed Rob Kardashian had filmed scenes for Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 11 after losing a reported 15 pounds while following a healthy diet and exercise plan developed for him by celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson.
Rob Kardashian “already lost more than 15 pounds,” an insider close to the sock designer explained to the magazine several weeks ago. “[Rob Kardashian] has been sticking to the plan Gunnar [Peterson] created for him, and is getting meal delivery from a chef.”
Another insider claimed Rob Kardashian’s motivation to get serious about weight loss and return to the spotlight was based around the fact that he would get paid a substantial amount if he appeared on the family’s hit reality show.
“[Rob Kardashian]’s not getting paid if he doesn’t film. He has a $2 million-a-year contract. He realized he couldn’t give up this huge opportunity.”
Rob Kardashian was a part of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians for the first several seasons, but in 2012, he quit the series and proceeded to pack on what Us Weekly claims was 100 pounds. While fans don’t know for sure what is going on with Rob Kardashian as he remains in hiding, there have been reports of depression, and his mother, Kris Jenner, has expressed her concern on the show, as have other members of the cast.
In addition to quitting the show in 2012, Rob Kardashian infamously skipped out on the wedding of his sister Kim and her now-husband, Kanye West, in Europe, after arriving to the LAX airport, where he was photographed appearing to be at his heaviest.
Currently, Rob Kardashian is living with his sister, Khloe, in Los Angeles, but is rarely seen in public. During a recent interview with People Magazine, she discussed her brother’s issues as follows, via Hollywood Life.
“He’s such a great guy. That’s what’s so infuriating. I’m like, ‘Where is your will to live? Let’s be around people!’ But I can’t win life for Rob. I have to wait until he’s ready to get to a place where he can do it himself. It’s sad, because he’s only wasting his life more and more.”
To see more of Rob Kardashian’s family, tune into Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 11, airing every Sunday night at 9 p.m. on the E! Network.
[Photo via Twitter]