Rob Kardashian is the only male member of the famous Kardashian Klan. Like his siblings, Rob was thrust into the limelight as a result of his appearance on the E! hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As is typical of the Kardashians, Rob has had his fair share of personal troubles which have been played out in the media for the world to see. From his struggles with weight, issues with his mama Kris, inconsistent romantic relationships, baby mama drama, and more…
Rob Kardashian’s Bio
Rob was born Robert Arthur Kardashian on March 17, 1987, in Los Angeles California. He is the son of the late American attorney, Robert Kardashian, and TV personality Kris Jenner. Rob is the last-born child of the union between Rob and Kris. He has three older sisters; Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe.
His parents got divorced in 1991, after which his mom Kris married Bruce Jenner now Caitlyn Jenner. From his mother’s remarriage, Rob became the half-brother to Kendal Jenner and Kylie Jenner. He is also the step-brother of Burton, Brandon, and Casey from Caitlyn’s first marriage.
Robert holds a business degree from the Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California which he earned in 2009. He announced his intention of returning to school in 2012 to get a law degree but it never quite came to fruition.
Robert like his siblings became a public figure in 2007 the year their family’s reality show premiered on the E! channel. The incredible success of the show has attracted huge attention to the Kardashians, Robert inclusive.
He has appeared in almost every spin-off of the show since then. His KUWTK fame has seen him appear in many other reality TV shows, most notably Dancing with the Stars. Rob was a contestant in the 13th season in 2011. He made it to the finals of the show and emerged at second place. Kardashian was among the final judges for the Miss USA 2012 beauty pageant.
He has appeared in the FOX dating game show The Choice. Like his sisters, Robert has leveraged his TV fame to make wealth from other sources, chiefly brand endorsements and business. Rob launched his sock line called Arthur George in 2012. The name was gotten from the combination of his middle name and his father’s middle name.
He has collaborated with businesses like PerfectSkin, Rival Spot, the BG5.
Rob’s father Robert Kardashian was most popular as the friend and attorney of O.J Simpson during the murder case where he was accused of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. During the time of the murder, Kardashian had not used his law license but reactivated to defend O.J whom he had been friends with since the 1970s. O.J was later acquitted of the murders.
Rob’s father was born in Los Angeles to Armenian immigrants. His own father Arthur Kardashian was a meat business mogul who owned Southern California’s biggest meat-packing business. He passed on the fortune to his son who would later pass it to his own children.
Rob’s father earned a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Southern California in 1966. Subsequently, he got his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. After a decade of practicing law, he went fulltime into business. Some of the businesses he was known for included Movie Tunes and trade publication Radio & Records. The latter was sold for a huge profit in 1979.
Rob’s father also earned big from his investment in frozen yogurt company, Juice Inc, as well as the music video business, Concert Cinema.
Robert died on September 30, 2003, about two months after he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. His death came 6 weeks after he was married to his third wife, Ellen Pierson. He was reported to have left behind an estate valued at $30 million.
Robert has had romantic ties with a good number of popular women. As of when he just gained fame, Robert dated actress Adrienne Bailon. Their relationship which lasted for 2 years from 2007 to 2009 was documented on the family’s reality series. Since then, Rob has been involved with Growing Up Hip Hop star Angela Simmons, singer, Rita Ora, pop star Rihanna, and singer Naza Jafarian.
Rob Kardashian’s most popular relationship was with model Blac Chyna. The two began dating in early 2016. They got engaged in April 2016 but never made it down the altar. Rob and Blac even had their own reality TV show where they documented their relationship and the birth of the daughter Dream Renée Kardashian who was born on November 10, 2016. However, by December 2016, things turned sour between the couple and they separated.
The events ensuing their break up has been controversial, to say the least. Rob, in July 2017 took to his Instagram account to reveal nude photos of Chyna while accusing her of cheating on him with multiple men.
Post-Chyna, Rob has been linked with a number of women among them Bad Girls Club alum Mehgan James and Instagram model, Star Devine.
Weight Loss, Height, and Weight Measurements
Rob Kardashian began struggling with his weight in late 2015 when he was diagnosed with type II diabetes for which he was later hospitalized.
It was shortly after the diagnosis that Rob began dating Chyna who was credited with helping him shed off some pounds. Rob was said to have dropped from 298 pounds to 248 sometime in 2016. However, as part of the dirt pulled out from their post-breakup drama, Chyna revealed that Rob had not lost the weight due to dieting and exercising like he earlier claimed but that he had undergone surgery worth $100,000.
After their break up, Rob began putting on weight again hitting 300 pounds. Reports had it that the breakup forced him into a food-binging fest. Inspired by his young daughter, Rob became determined to live healthily and started working on his weight again. He took to his Instagram page in May 2018 to announce that he was no longer fat and was putting in work without surgery to get lean.
Rob Kardashian stands tall at 6 feet 1 inch tall.