Inside Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s Unsuspected Whirlwind Romance

It was a secret romance that “took everyone by surprise.” Now, just two weeks since Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna became a public pair, we’re piecing together the milestones that have shaped one of the most surprising couples to emerge in 2016.

Reclusive for years, Kardashian had purposely stayed out of the glare of his last name’s spotlight while battling his escalating weight gain. Then, as the winter holidays sprung, he was hospitalized and subsequently diagnosed with diabetes. It was a “wake-up call” for the reality star and the only concrete news the public had learned of him in months.

He retreated to the security of his home and remained increasingly private until late January when his tattooed arm popped up in an unexpected place—Chyna’s Instagram selfie. It marked “the beginning”—as the shot was captioned—of their burgeoning romance, one that would immediately come under Kardashian fire.

To start, his famous family knew Chyna in a far different capacity. She had once been engaged to Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s current on-and-off boyfriend. While they later split up, Chyna and Tyga also have a child together, 3-year-old son King Cairo Stevenson. It was her close proximity to Rob and his family that sparked their future flames.

 

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