Rob Kardashian then and now. Robert Arthur Kardashian (born March 17, 1987) is an American television personality and businessman. He is known for appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a reality television series that centers upon his family, as well as its spin-offs. In 2011, Kardashian also competed in the thirteenth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, during which he placed second.
Kardashian was born March 17, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, United States to attorney Robert Kardashian and wife Kris. He has three older sisters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe. His parents divorced in 1991, and his mother married Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner[a] the same year. Through their marriage, Kardashian gained step-brothers Burton “Burt”, Brandon, and Brody; step-sister Casey; and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. His father, Robert Kardashian, died in September 2003 from esophageal cancer. Kardashian graduated from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in 2009.
Kardashian was a contestant on season 13 of Dancing with the Stars in 2011. He was paired with two-time champion Cheryl Burke and made it further than his sister, Kim, did during her appearance in the seventh season. Kardashian was almost eliminated in the fourth week. During the season, Kardashian became the most improved dancer, advancing with his partner Cheryl Burke to the finals, her fifth time doing so. The pair ended up in second place against J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff.
Kardashian has also taken on several business ventures working with PerfectSkin, Rival Spot, the BG5 and working on his own sock line. Kardashian was one of the final judges of Miss USA 2012. Kardashian announced in August 2012 that he would return to the University of Southern California and study law later in the year. USC’s Gould School of Law, however, denied this, and stated via its Twitter account that Kardashian had not even applied to the school.
In 2012, Kardashian participated in Fox’s dating game show The Choice. That same year, he launched his sock line titled Arthur George. The reality series Rob & Chyna premiered on September 11, 2016. Its follows Kardashian’s relationship with model Blac Chyna as they prepare to welcome their first child. Six hour-long episodes were ordered, excluding a television special featuring the birth of Kardashian and Chyna’s newborn. The show premiered on September 11, 2016. It was later renewed for a second season.
Kardashian dated actress Adrienne Bailon from 2007 until 2009. Their relationship was documented on the family reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. After months of speculation, in October 2012, Kardashian confirmed through his Twitter account that he and singer Rita Ora were dating. In December 2012, it was revealed that their relationship had ended.
In December 2015, it was reported that Kardashian was hospitalized after falling ill and diagnosed with diabetes. In January 2016, Kardashian began dating model Blac Chyna. On April 5, 2016, Kardashian and Chyna announced their engagement via Instagram after three months of dating. In May 2016, it was reported that the couple were expecting their first child together. In September 2016, they confirmed that they were having a girl. Their daughter, Dream Renee Kardashian, was born on November 10, 2016. On December 17, 2016, the couple announced their split on social media after Chyna’s Instagram account was hacked. Kardashian told his Snapchat followers that his fiancee left him, moved out of their home and took their month old daughter with her. However, the couple reconciled as the split was revealed to be done in the “heat of the moment.” In December 2016, Kardashian announced on his Instagram post that he and Chyna have split. On December 28, 2016, Kardashian was hospitalized again for diabetes. However, he left the hospital the next day. On July 5, 2017, Kardashian made a series of Instagram posts (since deleted) accusing Chyna of infidelity and posting explicit pictures of her.