Rob Kardashian may be returning to reality television after a three-year hiatus. While the E! Network has stayed mum on the idea, a source claims the sock designer would like to return to television in his own series with girlfriend Blac Chyna.
“They’re talking about doing their own reality show,” a source revealed to Us Weekly on March 2 of 28-year-old Rob Kardashian and girlfriend Blac Chnya, 27. However, “E! would be hesitant about a spinoff. They’d need to see him film on [Keeping Up With The Kardashians] first.”
As Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans will recall, Rob Kardashian quit his role on the show three years ago, and has only been discussed in the season since. Due to issues with depression and weight gain, Rob Kardashian chose to live a life of solitude for years, and in 2015, he was only photographed outside of his Los Angeles home a couple of times. He even skipped Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kanye West in 2014 after being photographed on his way to Italy.
Then, after years of living a reclusive life far away from the cameras, Rob Kardashian began dating Blac Chyna, and his life has been completely turned around. In addition to stepping out in public several times since their romance started, Rob Kardashian has also been hitting the gym and lost a substantial amount of weight after embarking on a healthy diet. In fact, according to a TMZ report last month, Rob Kardashian is down a whopping 40 pounds!
“Kris Jenner would totally get behind this,” the insider added of Rob Kardashian’s possible television return. “If it takes Blac Chyna to help [Rob Kardashian] rejoin life, Kris will be on board.”
Meanwhile, with Kylie Jenner continuing to feud with Blac Chyna, she’d be a bigger problem.
“There will have to be an awkward talk with her beforehand,” the source explained.
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Rob Kardashian’s little sister has been at odds with Blac Chyna since she began dating the father of Blac’s young son, rapper Tyga, and the two women often feud online. Most recently, Blac Chyna called out Kylie for seemingly copying the name of her online cooking show.
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As for how Rob Kardashian’s girlfriend feels about their potential series, a source claims she’s demanding to be paid substantially for any television work.
“Blac wants her own reality show with [Rob Kardashian] but until that happens, she’d jump at the opportunity to film scenes with Rob on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She would bring life into that show and get everyone in the family together real quick,” a source told Hollywood Life on March 2. But, as the source explained, “It’s going to cost. She wants to make more money than Kylie for appearances.”
According to the report, Blac Chyna knows how valuable her relationship with Rob Kardashian is to the show, and plans on maximizing on the romance.
“Blac knows she can boost ratings to whole new levels and knows that she and [Rob Kardashian]’s romance is what everyone wants to know about anyway,” the source explained. “If Rob’s mama is down to talk, Blac’s up for it. But just know she’s going to come for Kylie in every way possible, beginning with a bigger check.”
Rob Kardashian’s family is scheduled to return to the E! Network this spring for Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 12. A premiere date has not yet been set.
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