Since the duo first went public with their romance in January 2016, it hasn’t exactly been an easy union. The Kardashian family were unhappy from the beginning, the notoriously tightknit family eventually came around after discovering Chyna was pregnant. Tyga dating Kylie Jenner was only part of the problem.
A timeline of Rob and Chyna’s love affair:
Eyebrows are raised when Blac Chyna posts a (now deleted) black and white shot of herself with a heavily tattooed arm wrapped around her on Instagram. The caption? “The beginning.”
After Rob is revealed as being the guy in the shot, Khloe cryptically tweets: ‘You can do anything but never go against family.” At first she claims that it had nothing to do with Rob, but then tweeted: “But hey, maybe my quote can go towards a few people today.”
Rob and Chyna ignore the family shade and move in together—while Khloe is feeling betrayed that Rob didn’t giver her a head’s up that he was moving out or mention who he was moving in with.
Are they or are they not engaged? Blac Chyna goes to town, posting a ton of pictures on Instagram with a giant and sparkly ring on that finger—but Rob and Chyna deny that they are engaged.
It’s clear though that things are going well as Rob, whose been reclusive and gained a lot of weight in recent years, has been spotted working out and taking better care of himself.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Rob gifts his love a portrait of herself—with lyrics from the John Legend song “The Beginning”—that set him—or his mom—back $35,000.But, there’s trouble in paradise when Rob moves into a separate house in Calabasas and deletes photos of him and Chyna on Instagram. Rob reveals in an Instagram caption: “Chy and I are not broken up we just feel like it would be a lot healthier for our relationship if we kept a lot more to ourselves. It’s impossible to have a positive relationship with so much negativity from the media and outsiders and we would appreciate if it everyone respects that.”
Things seem to be on the up and up for Rob and Chyna as he joins her for a club appearance at Montego Bay in Jamaica. They look happy and affectionate. It looks as if Rob’s family is finally starting to come around. Mom Kris is first to lead the way but the most impressive is Kylie being able to put aside that her brother is dating her own boyfriend’s ex.
Rob buys Chyna the ultimate symbol of commitment—a purple Lamborghini.
This is not a drill, this is not a tease—the couple officially announces that yes, they are indeed engaged.
Chyna’s rep confirms that she will indeed take Rob’s last name when they get married. Her official name will be Angela Kardashian.
In true Kardashian fashion, Rob and Chyna announce that they too are getting their very own E! series, Rob and Chyna.
There’s trouble brewing again as the pressures of filming their relationship on camera starts to get to Rob and Chyna. Rob wipes his Instagram clean of any traces of Chyna and unfollows her. The drama continues to unfold on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, on which Rob and Chyna are now appearing.
Rob reveals on Facebook that he spent $13,000 in one month on take out for his pregnant fiancé.
The very first trailer of Rob & Chyna is released and it’s safe to say that Chyna screaming, “Are you still texting bitches?” means things are not so great.
Rob and Chyna finally premieres and the world is given a peek inside their tumultuous relationship. The drama does not disappoint as Rob accuses Chyna of cheating on him with her ex, none other Tyga.
Some happy news is also shared—Rob and Chyna reveal on Instagram that they’re expecting a GIRL!
Crazy and confusing drama also goes down as Rob explodes on Twitter out of nowhere, lashing out at Kylie and sending out her phone number to the world. The reason? A huge miscommunication in which Rob thought that his sisters were excluding Chyna from a baby shower for their baby. Apparently it was a surprise “guy shower” for Rob (that was going to be filmed for KUWTK), so that’s why Kylie was upset when Rob said he didn’t want to go or be filmed and, well, the whole thing spun out of control from there.
Even though Chyna admits, “I know with my vagina that this is his [Rob’s] baby” during the season finale of Rob & Chyna, we get actual confirmation via a paternity test that Rob is indeed the father.
A picture of singer Pilot Jones kissing Chyna surfaces online and rumors start swirling that she’s been cheating on Rob. Rob threatens Jones over text, allegedly wanting to harm him, and the LAPD confirms Rob is under criminal investigation. Chyna takes to Instagram with a long rant to address the rumors.
With their daughter due any day now, it’s not a shock that Rob and Chyna announce they’ll be filming their daughter’s birth for a special, which will document Chyna's baby shower, her preparation for the birth and the birth itself. And bonus? Rob & Chyna got a greenlight for a second season. More drama to come.
November 10 2016
Chyna gives birth to their daughter Dream Renée Kardashian via C-section. Dream weighs in at seven pounds, five ounces. A rekindling of sorts seems to take place.
But it doesn’t last long — the two break up via Instagram before Christmas. "I'M DONE ! This entire year I have done nothing but help Rob!” she wrote, via US Weekly. "It's so SAD & PATHETIC how low he'd stoop to cover up HIS PERSONAL ISSUES! Rob is mentally ill & refuses to seek help! He self medicates which makes it worse. I have done nothing but help & loved him from the beginning! He refuses to do anything! Eat healthy, work out, work anything positive, he does nothing!
“Everyone has tried to help Rob,” she continued. “I’ve gone beyond to help & so has his family! He’s been diagnosed and clinically depressed for 4yrs. I’m done with the situation until he gets help. I no longer have time to feed into Robert’s shenanigans I have 2 children & myself to fend for.”
Chyna isn’t invited to any of the Kardashian family festivities.
Rob is reportedly not allowed to see Dream alone, leaving his family “very concerned” about his mental state.
“I’ve always felt like them as a couple just isn’t that healthy, and I think they know that, too,” Kim Kardashian says on a revealing episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “It’s not, like, some secret. Rob can be really irrational and he just has to learn to really take responsibility for himself and not blame it on Chyna. This just all has to stop... It’s so clear what this relationship is, and they’re just not meant to be with each other.”
Chyna celebrates her birthday and Mother’s Day in the same week, showing off a new red Ferrari on social media. Nicki Minaj, who she has body doubled for in videos, challenges her to a race.
Rob posts a (now deleted) Instagram slideshow in tribute to Chyna for Mother’s Day, saying, “I am so thankful for our beautiful baby girl and thankful for YOU and never thought I could be this happy so thank you for giving me her.”
Rob spends the Fourth of July in sister Khloe’s pool with Dream, but by the next day he unleashes a tirade of social media posts on Twitter and Instagram accusing Chyna of being promiscuous, intoxicated, and an absentee parent. His rampage lasts for several hours and includes posting several very explicit nude photos of Chyna in behavior that is commonly termed “revenge porn,” which is a crime in California.
Rob’s family is reportedly unhappy with the incident; sources tell TMZ that they believe his actions could be very damaging to Dream in the long term, saying that such a feud is “unacceptable. They are ashamed the war has become a public spectacle and hurting the family name.”
Chyna appears on Good Morning America and reveals that Rob posting the pictures is “devastating” and she hopes her fighting him with the law will lead to a “domino effect” of women speaking up against abuse. The same day the interview airs, she is granted a restraining order against Rob in Los Angeles Superior Court. Rob does not attend, but apologizes via his lawyer Robert Shapiro, a former colleague of his father Robert Kardashian who also represented O.J. Simpson in his murder trial.
Blac Chyna was granted a temporary restraining order against Rob in court.
“We had a very brief appearance in court. We agreed to stipulate to the temporary restraining order and all conditions attached thereto, and our primary going forward for Mr. Kardashian is the health and welfare of the baby, and both parents are going to work toward that goal,” the lawyer said, according to The Wrap. “I personally on Mr. Kardashian’s behalf apologized and offered our regrets for what has taken place in the past couple of days. And now we move forward to do one thing and one thing only: Whatever’s in the best interest of this child.”
— Additional reporting by Tamara Palmer
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