Rob Kardashian made a rare appearance on the beach in Los Angeles on Thursday. Although the formerly reclusive reality star had only been seen a couple of times publicly in 2015, 2016 is a new year, and along with his new girlfriend, Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian appears to have gotten a fresh start on life.
On February 5, the Daily Mail shared photos of Rob Kardashian, and in them, he looks to be happier than he’s been in a long time. He and a friend, who is wearing a T-shirt that reads, “I Will Persist Until I Succeed,” watch Blac Chyna pose for a photo shoot.
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While on the beach, Rob Kardashian showed off his freshly shaven face and appeared to be in good spirits as he gave Blac Chyna a handshake after the shoot, which featured the model in a red and black bikini, and, at times, topless. He also appeared to joke around with friends while Blac was off doing her thing.
From the looks of recent photos of the pair, Rob Kardashian is over the moon with Blac, but sadly, not everyone is on board with the romance despite how happy it may be making him.
“Kylie told her sisters to let [Rob Kardashian] know that he’s dead to her,” a source told Life & Style, according to a report by Hollywood Life on February 3. “She’s telling the family she never wants to talk to him again.”
Rob Kardashian’s youngest half-sister has been the most outspoken about her disapproval of his new relationship. She even took to Instagram, where she hinted that he’d been disowned weeks ago.
“My 7 year old little brother just drew this, what does this mean? It means he’s not your brother anymore b**** get out of the house,” read a meme she shared at the end of last month.
Along with the meme was a photo of a devil, and in the caption, Jenner wrote, “This is @robkardashian lol.”
“She’s been sick and crying about it. Kylie feels like two of the most important men in her life are either in love or have been in love with her enemy,” the magazine’s source revealed.
By “enemy,” the source is referring to Blac Chyna, who shares a child with Jenner’s boyfriend, Tyga, from a previous relationship.
In 2014, amid rumors of a possible relationship between Tyga and Jenner, who was nearing her 17th birthday, Blac and Tyga ended their romance. In the months that followed, the rapper, now 26, was continuously tied to the teen, but often denied they were anything more than friends; at least, until her 18th birthday in 2015, which was when they ultimately went public with their romance.
Rob Kardashian has shaved his lumberjack-inspired beard https://t.co/cy7Rbv0wNR pic.twitter.com/V6Wt7UEN73
— People Magazine (@people) February 5, 2016
At the end of last month, despite Blac’s history with his family, Rob Kardashian announced his romance to the world with a couple of Instagram photos shared to their accounts. In one photo, Rob Kardashian even joked about starting a family with Blac. Since then, the couple have been spotted together on multiple occasions driving around Los Angeles, and after Blac was arrested last week, Rob Kardashian drove all the way to Texas to pick her up and bring her back to the Tarzana, California home they now share.
Although Rob Kardashian hasn’t been featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians since 2012, he is often mentioned on the show. Last year, his mother, Kris Jenner, opened up about his struggles with weight gain and depression, claiming he had put on over 100 pounds in just one year.
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