Adrienne Bailon Gives Update on Rob Kardashian Butt Tattoo

Adrienne Bailon and Rob Kardashian were really cute together. The TV stars started dating in 2007 and built a loving relationship that was captured in early episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Showing how serious they were, they got tattoos of one another’s names. But unfortunately, they wound up breaking up.

Bailon later revealed she had begun the tattoo removal process, but there hasn’t been an update since then. So what’s up with Adrienne Bailon’s Rob Kardashian tattoo? Does she still have it, or is it gone?

Rob Kardashian and Adrienne Bailon out together
Rob Kardashian and Adrienne Bailon out together in July 2008 | Valerie Macon/Getty Images North America

Adrienne Bailon’s Rob Kardashian tattoo was her idea

Kardashian revealed in the second season of KUWTK (2008) that he and Bailon had gone out to get couples tattoos — his on his chest and hers on her butt. Bailon later explained on The Real that it was her idea to get the ink. “So, when he’s tapping it, he can see it!”

“That part definitely played into it, you know, [there are] rap songs that were like, ‘Cause that … is mine.’ You know? So, people did that, and that was like a cool thing to do,” she explained. “I know this sounds crazy, but it actually was my idea to do it there, because in all honesty, I don’t love the look of tattoos on me. If you notice, it’s the only one that I ever got that’s in black ink. You couldn’t see it unless you were being intimate with me, which I liked.”

Unfortunately, they broke up the following year. The reason behind the split was not immediately known, but Kardashian later revealed on the show that she broke up with him after he cheated on her.

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Adrienne Bailon removes her Rob Kardashian tattoo

Bailon revealed to Extra in 2014 that she had started the removal process, but she would have to undergo several treatments to get it fully taken off. It seems she eventually followed through with them, as she told In Touch Weekly in a March interview, “It is [gone].”

“It’s been gone for some time,” she continued. “I feel like, crazy enough, I never think about it and I never see it. And I’m grateful I have a husband who really doesn’t care. He’s like ‘We had lives before each other, shocker.’ He’s like, ‘I have kids, you have a tattoo. No big deal.'”

Bailon, who has been married to gospel singer Israel Houghton since 2019, went on to note that there are just small ink “spots” left from her tattoo. “If I just wasn’t so lazy and I did one more it would be completely gone,” she said, noting she wants to get it done in the next couple of years. “I absolutely want to do it before I have kids — for sure. ‘Cause I don’t want my kids to be like, ‘What’s that’s mom?'”

But then again, she said, “Maybe I do want it there. That’s a good … that’s a good learning lesson. It’s a teachable moment.”

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For his part, Kardashian later got his tattoo of Bailon’s name covered with a portrait of singer Rita Ora, whom he briefly dated in 2012. It’s unclear if he’s made any alterations to it since their split.