These days, we barely hear anything from or about Rob Kardashian. Over the past few years, the reality star has lived in seclusion amid personal and legal troubles, keeping a low profile in his Calabasas, California home. But sometimes, he’ll emerge and make appearances at events.
On Oct. 21, for example, he made a rare appearance when he popped up at his sister Kim Kardashian West’s birthday party — and he looks a lot different than the last time you saw him.
This clip of Rob Kardashian at Kim’s party might make your jaw drop
On the evening of Oct. 21, Kim had an intimate dinner at her home in celebration of her 39th birthday, which featured Armenian cuisine, a beignet truck, a churro stand, and more. Her closest friends and family members attended, including Kris Jenner, Kanye West, and —of course — her baby brother.
Kim shared a video of the celebration to her Instagram Story, in which a man that resembles Kardashian was seen walking with another man while his nieces, Penelope Disick, and North and Chicago West, followed behind. Kardashian appears to have a slimmer, more toned figure.
Though Kardashian’s face is out of view, a woman was heard screaming his name in a video posted to Khloé Kardashian’s Instagram Story.
Both Stories have since expired, but you can see screenshots of the videos here.
Kardashian started working out over the summer
The Arthur George designer started hitting the gym in June after publicly struggling with body image issues. Fans will remember that he even skipped Kim and Kanye’s 2014 wedding because of his insecurities about the way he looked.
But on June 17, Kardashian announced that he’d decided to get in shape. He posted a photo to Twitter showing him surrounded by ropes, a weight bench, and various exercise machines.
“Day 1,” he captioned the picture.
The same month, Khloé Kardashian told Entertainment Tonight that her brother was “doing great” in the gym.
“He goes to [Kim Kardashian West’s house]. He’s worked out for like the past five days or so and he’s kicking a**,” she continued.
Kardashian had started to lose weight during his relationship with Blac Chyna, who worked out with him and with whom he shares a daughter named Dream. They began dating in January 2016 and broke up for good in July 2017 after a fight prompted the reality star to release nude photos of Chyna online. She later filed a restraining order and lawsuit against him for the leak.
But now that time has passed, it seems like they at least try to keep things cordial for Dream’s sake. His daughter actually inspired him to get fit.
“Rob’s main priority has always been his daughter, Dream, and that’s the main reason he’s back in the gym,” an insider explained to Entertainment Tonight back in June. “Rob has struggled with staying healthy, but since Dream was born, he’s realized how much more important it is for him to get back into the gym and eating healthy.”
Well, he’s looking good so far. Keep up the good work, Rob.