Kurse those Kardashians. Every day, there’s some new and irresistible drama surrounding them. And at the moment, everyone’s attention is on youngest Kardashian child Rob and his girlfriend Blac Chyna. Unless she’s actually not his girlfriend and is just stringing him along. Still, Kardashian and Chyna do have a child together. Oh, and did we mention that Chyna is the ex and baby mama of Tyga, who just happens to be dating Kardashian’s little half-sister, Kylie Jenner? To say that it’s complicated is a massive understatement. What’s more, it’s all played out in full view of both the cameras and millions of Instagram followers, so the whole world has a front row seat to what’s going on. Admittedly, though, no one seems to be quite sure what exactly is going on…
2016 was a rollercoaster year for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. Actually, that’s putting it mildly. In January the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and the model, whose real name is Angela Renee White, started dating. But apparently Kardashian’s super-famous family didn’t approve of either her or the relationship.
Still, pictures of the pair together would pop up on Instagram, but they’d be taken down just as quickly. And that wasn’t all. In addition to taking Chyna out on the town all the time, Kardashian would shower his new beau with downright ridiculous gifts. Take Valentine’s Day 2016, for example: Kardashian gifted Chyna with a 7-foot painting of herself that he’d had covered in diamond dust.
The pair would also enjoy quite public days out with Chyna’s little son, King Cario. Like the time the threesome visited California’s Legoland. Unlike a regular person’s trip to Legoland, this one was plastered all over the gossip columns and social media sites.
And then came the bombshell. Yes, in April 2016 Chyna and Kardashian got engaged. The controversial couple hadn’t exactly been dating for very long at this point, but that didn’t stop them. In fact, Chyna posted an image on Instagram of her, Rob and the colossal diamond ring he’d given her, and she captioned it with the word “YES.” After that, the pair celebrated with a trip to a strip club, as you do.
Briefly, the ring was the star of the show. Chyna even posted a video of it on her Instagram. “I’m so blessed and honored to have [a] good man in my life, I love you @robkardashian!” she wrote, taking care to mention in a hashtag that the ring was a whopping seven carats.
So far, so good. In fact, Tyga even took to Twitter to congratulate the couple. “It makes me happy to see the mother of my son happy,” he wrote. “My only concern in this situation is my son. I want him in happy environments.” In addition, it was reported that Chyna wanted to take the Kardashian name when she married.
So everything seemed sweet and lovey-dovey for a while. For instance, when Chyna had her 28th birthday in May 2016, Rob sent her 28 bouquets of flowers and 28 love notes. But there was more! The pair had started to hint – via emoji, naturally – that Chyna was either pregnant already or shortly would be.
Of course, as it turned out, the former stripper was indeed with child. But not everyone was happy about it. “Congratulations,” Rob’s sister Khloe told him during a conversation broadcast on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. But the outspoken reality star went on to add, “I don’t know my emotions right now, I know I feel, I feel more empty and more unresolved than anything else and I’m like internally sad.”
In September 2016 the gender of the baby was confirmed. Yes, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner took to Twitter and posted, “IT’S A GIRL! So happy for Rob and Chyna! Can’t wait to welcome this new little love bug to the world.” And a couple of days later – and presumably to make it clear who had the spotlight – Chyna posted a picture of the unborn baby on her Instagram.
Naturally, however, there was plenty of drama during the pregnancy, including more family arguments. But the couple appeared to remain strong. Then, on November 10, 2016, their baby, Dream Renée, was born. Of course, cameras were on hand to record it all. And so we learned that even professional TV reality stars can’t make giving birth look pleasant.
Kardashian subsequently took to Instagram to declare that Dream was the “best thing that has ever happened to me in my life.” In fact, the whole family came together to mark Dream’s one month anniversary, and unsurprisingly Rob and Chyna’s reality show also got renewed for a new season. But there was about to be a weird, unpleasant twist in the tale.
On the December 17, 2016, a series of shocking posts suddenly showed up on Blac Chyna’s Instagram. They appeared to be the work of a hacker, and they weren’t pretty. In particular, one post showed Chyna badmouthing her fiancé to her best friend, calling him “lazy,” “fat” and “insecure.” And another one allegedly revealed her ambition to trademark the famous Kardashian name.
“Imma give Rob 1 year to get it together. Or I’m gone,” one supposedly leaked post read. But Chyna seemed to be quickly doing damage control. “Just to let y’all know, that’s not me on my IG page, that’s somebody that hacked me,” she posted on another account. “And somebody’s really, really, really, really mad.”
And yet even this could possibly – maybe – have been swept under the rug… if not for what happened next. Because Kardashian then started posting bewildering things on his own account, before hastily deleted them. “Got the Christmas tree all set up for Chyna and the baby, but they left me,” he wrote over one image of his abandoned home. “Chyna took the baby, took the whole nursery we built.”
Kardashian even shared images of his empty fridge. Yes, it appeared that his departing partner had done the unthinkable: not only had Chyna apparently taken the baby, she’d taken all the groceries as well. “After reading Chyna’s messages to her best friend she was going to drop me after a year,” Kardashian lamented. “She didn’t even make it to that. I am so broken. This is a woman I fought my entire family for. I was in love with this woman to the fullest and I was none of that to her.”
What on earth was going on? Was this really the end of the young family, or was it all just a publicity stunt for another Kardashian reality show? It was hard to tell, especially when Rob started posting memes. “People are tagging me in these memes and just cuz I’m posting them doesn’t mean this wasn’t all serious,” he wrote. “This wasn’t fake or some publicity stunt. Trust me.”
And then Chyna released a statement. It was rambling, a little hysterical and quickly deleted, but the gist of it was this: Rob had been a terrible boyfriend. “He stressed me out my ENTIRE PREGNANCY!!! Accusing me of cheating, going crazy on me with massive text blast daily!” she wrote. “He’s on Snapchat acting hurt but he’s yet to come see Dream yet! He knows where we are!”
So what on earth had actually gone on? People continued to speculate that it was just a publicity stunt, especially since – coincidently – their TV show Rob & Chyna Baby Special was about to air. And then, seemingly, it was all over. Yes, Kardashian hopped on Instagram to send a sentimental message to his beau. “I’m sorry @blacchyna. You are a great mother to our child and I love you.”
And Chyna apparently accepted the apology: she reblogged the post and embellished it with her own heart emoji. It looked like the trouble was over – and just as well, considering that there was a child was in the picture. But what on earth was it all about? Who knows – but since these people love to share every single aspect of their lives with the world, perhaps it won’t be long until we find out.