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Rob Kardashian
Born
Robert Arthur Kardashian

(1987-03-17) March 17, 1987 (age 31)
ResidenceHidden Hills, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Marshall School of Business
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • businessman
  • fashion designer
  • socialite
Years active2007–present
TelevisionKeeping Up with the Kardashians
Rob & Chyna
Partner(s)Blac Chyna (2016–2017)[1]
Children1
Parent(s)
Relatives

Robert Arthur Kardashian (born March 17, 1987) is an American television personality and businessman.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Rob and his siblings derive most of their revenue by endorsing products such as Coca-Cola, for which they are paid (as of 2016) between $75,000 and $300,000 per post on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as per CBC Marketplace and The Telegraph.[2][3][4]

Early life

Kardashian[5] was born March 17, 1987[6] 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. 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.[8]

Kardashian graduated from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business in 2009.[9][10]

Career

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,[citation needed] 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.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

In 2012, Kardashian participated in Fox's dating game show The Choice.[14] That same year, he launched his sock line titled Arthur George.[15][16]

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.[17][18] The show premiered on September 11, 2016.[19] It was later renewed for a second season.[20]

Personal life

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.[21][22]

In December 2015, it was reported that Kardashian was hospitalized after falling ill and diagnosed with diabetes.[23]

In January 2016, Kardashian began dating model Blac Chyna.[24] On April 5, 2016, Kardashian and Chyna announced their engagement via Instagram after three months of dating.[25] In May 2016, it was reported that the couple were expecting their first child together.[26] In September 2016, they confirmed that they were having a girl.[27] Their daughter, Dream Renée Kardashian, was born on November 10, 2016.[28] 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 fiancée 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."[29] In December 2016, Kardashian announced on his Instagram post that he and Chyna have split.[30] On December 28, 2016, Kardashian was hospitalized again for diabetes,[31][32] however, he left the hospital the next day.[33]

On July 5, 2017, Kardashian made a series of Instagram posts (since deleted) accusing Chyna of infidelity and posting explicit pictures of her.[34][35]

Notes

  1. ^ Jenner changed her name to Caitlyn during a gender transition in 2015.[7]

References

  1. ^ "A Complete History of Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna's Ups and Downs". people.com. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "How celebrities like Kim Kardashian are selling you ads and products". CBC News. November 11, 2016. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Walden, Celia; Caulfield, Professor Timothy (May 9, 2015). "Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything?". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Caulfield, Timothy (13 January 2015). Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash Hardcover. Toronto: Viking. ISBN 067006758X.
  5. ^ Jones, Jenny (October 26, 2012). "Rob Kardashian Talks Socks, Ralph Lauren And Stepping Away From The Kardashian Brand". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on November 6, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rob Kardashian Biography". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  7. ^ Buzz Bissinger (June 1, 2015). "Introducing Caitlyn Jenner". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Former O.J. Simpson lawyer, Kardashian, dies". CNN. October 1, 2003. Archived from the original on August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  9. ^ Braswell, Molly C. (August 8, 2012). "Robert Kardashian Headed to Law School". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Rob's USC Graduation… A Proud Day for the Family". Kim Kardashian's official blog. May 16, 2009. Archived from the original on June 11, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  11. ^ Finn, Natalie (November 22, 2011). "Dancing With the Stars Finale: And the Winner Is..." E! Online. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  12. ^ Ford, Rebecca (June 4, 2012). "Miss USA 2012: Miss Rhode Island Takes the Crown". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 12, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  13. ^ Derschowitz, Jessica (August 9, 2012). "Rob Kardashian not attending USC law school, university says". CBS News. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  14. ^ Hibberd, James (May 8, 2012). "Fox's 'The Choice' cast revealed! Joe Jonas, Dean Cain, The Situation, many more – EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  15. ^ Platon, Adelle (March 5, 2014). "Q&A: Rob Kardashian Talks Arthur George Sock Line, Family Business And Love Lessons". Vibe. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  16. ^ Caparras, Christine (August 29, 2014). "Arthur George By Rob Kardashian Now Available In Colette Paris". International Business Times. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  17. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (June 1, 2016). "Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Land Their Own E! Reality Series". Archived from the original on September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  18. ^ "Breaking News – E! Greenlights New Series "Rob & Chyna" (WT) | TheFutonCritic.com". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  19. ^ Davis, Clayton (August 15, 2016). "E! Docuseries 'Rob & Chyna' Premieres Sunday, September 11th at 9pm ET/PT". Awards Circuit. Archived from the original on December 29, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (December 14, 2016). "'Rob & Chyna' Renewed For Season 2 By E!". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  21. ^ Monde, Chiderah (July 30, 2014). "Kim Kardashian slams Rob Kardashian's ex Adrienne Bailon for comments kicking him 'when he is down'". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on March 11, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  22. ^ Chen, Joyce (December 4, 2012). "Rob Kardashian trashes ex Rita Ora in Twitter tirade, claims he got her pregnant and accuses her of cheating on him with 'nearly 20 dudes'". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  23. ^ Respers France, Lisa (December 30, 2015). "Rob Kardashian reportedly hospitalized with diabetes". CNN. Archived from the original on January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  24. ^ Karen Mizoguchi (February 24, 2016). "Rob Kardashian Jokes About Dropping His Family and Becoming an 'Orphan' in NSFW Instagram Post". People. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  25. ^ Zach Johnson (April 5, 2016). "Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are engaged". E! News. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  26. ^ "Blac Chyna set to have a baby". Celebritybabies.people. May 6, 2016. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  27. ^ "Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian are having a girl". Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  28. ^ Vivinetto, Gina, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcome baby daughter, Dream Archived November 11, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., Today.com, November 10, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  29. ^ Hautman, Nicholas. "Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna Back Together After Split: Details". UsWeekly.com. Us Weekly. Archived from the original on December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
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  33. ^ Ledbetter, Carly (December 29, 2016). "Rob Kardashian Reportedly Hospitalized For Diabetes (UPDATE)". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on December 30, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  34. ^ "Twitter let a celebrity with millions of followers post revenge porn for 30 minutes before it was taken down". Business Insider. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dancing with the Stars (US) runner up
Season 13 (Fall 2011 with Cheryl Burke)
Succeeded by
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas