|Born||Robert Arthur Kardashian
March 17, 1987
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Residence||Hidden Hills, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business
|Television||Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Rob & Chyna
Robert Arthur "Rob" Kardashian (born March 17, 1987) is an American television personality and businessman. He is best known for featuring on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a reality television series that centers upon his family, as well as appearing on 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 Khloé. His parents divorced in 1991, and his mother married Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner[a] the same year. Together Kris and Bruce had daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, making them Rob's half-sisters. Rob's father, Robert Kardashian, died in September 2003 from esophageal cancer.
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 7th 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 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.
The reality series Rob & Chyna was greenlit on June 1, 2016. Rob & Chyna follows the relationship of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna as they prepare to welcome their first child. Six hour-long episodes have been ordered, excluding a television special featuring the birth of Kardashian and Chyna's newborn. The show premiered on September 11, 2016.
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 January 2016, Kardashian began dating model Blac Chyna. On April 5, 2016, Kardashian and Blac Chyna announced their engagement via Instagram after three months of dating. The couple are now expecting their first child together. On September 11, 2016, the couple confirmed that they were having a girl.
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