Blac Chyna seems like a blast from reality-show past, no? But now Rob Kardashian's baby mama is back in the limelight thanks to some revelations that were unfolded in last night's KUTWK reunion.
The two-part Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion special answered so many fan questions, including "who is Kendall Jenner dating?" and "is Kim Kardashian ever going to apologize to Kris Humphries?" but one of the biggest inquires was "why is Blac Chyna suing the Kardashians?"
Although Rob Kardashian didn't appear during the two-part reunion, sister Khloe opened up about the emotional toll that the legal situation is taking on her brother: "We can only imagine how hard that is for him, and I know he feels really guilty about that, so none of us ever make him feel bad about it."
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Khloe seemed to be hinting at Rob's tumultuous relationship with former fiancée Blac Chyna when she discussed his break from the family's reality show: "I think a lot of his personal relationships really, it's not so much about physical appearance, it's how he felt internally about some of the women in his life and how they've treated him and how he felt they may have used him to get to certain areas and levels and I think that really affected him."
Of her niece, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's daughter Dream, Khloe said: "Dream is honestly one of the most incredible little girls in the entire world. We never blur the two… We respect that Chyna is the mother of Dream, and we’ll always respect that that’s her position. So we never try to let that bleed through and make Rob feel more guilty. ‘Cause, that’s out of his control."
Here's everything we know about the ongoing lawsuit between Blac Chyna and the Kardashian crew.
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Why is Blac Chyna suing the Kardashians?
Blac Chyna filed a lawsuit against the Kardashian family back in October 2017 for defamation, and intentional interference with a contract, alleging that Rob's mother Kris Jenner and his sisters conspired with NBCUniversal against Chyna to get her former E! reality show "Rob & Chyna" canceled.
According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, the Kardashian family wielded their "power and influence over the E! network to kill the second season." However, the titular couple was already split up by the end of the show's first season. The lawsuit names Kris and Kylie Jenner, as well as Kim and Khloe Kardashian; sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian were previously mentioned but have been since removed.
Blac Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, told Page Six: "Chyna also proved that, although Kris Jenner was the ringleader for the plot to get Season 2 of ‘Rob & Chyna’ canceled, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner each separately defamed and intentionally interfered with Chyna’s contract for Season 2 — so all three daughters face a trial by jury for their illegal conduct against Chyna."
Four years later, the lawsuit has still not been settled, and a trial jury will reportedly take place on November 29th, 2021.
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Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian relationship
The model and reality TV star first got together in January 2016. In April, they announced their engagement on Instagram. They welcomed their daughter Dream Renée Kardashian in November of that year.
A month after Dream's birth, the couple announced their separation on social media. Both have accused the other party of infidelity and physical assault.
In December 2020, the former couple finally reached a custody agreement over their four-year-old daughter, with each sharing physical custody with an alternating week schedule, reports Page Six.
During the KUTWK reunion, host Andy Cohen asked if Rob was currently dating anyone, to which Khloe affirmed: "Yes." "I know Rob is feeling really good about himself right now and he’s working really hard on himself," she said.
Adrienne Bailon Rob Kardashian romance
Prior to his rollercoaster relationship with Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian dated other well-known names like singer Rita Ora and shoe designer Angela Simmons, but his first high-profile romance was with Adrienne Bailon, an actress, TV host, and former member of girl groups 3LW and The Cheetah Girls.
Bailon and Kardashian dated for two years from 2007 to 2009, and their relationship was featured on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," but the duo broke up when Rob admitted to cheating on the singer-actress.
Speaking about the infidelity on her talk show "The Real" in 2016, Bailon said: "I will say this, I think anyone who has been in a relationship where they’ve been cheated on or hurt, it affects you. It affected me so much that I made it a conscious decision not to do that to the next person because when you experience the kind of hurt that being cheated on will make you question yourself."
Bailon is currently married to singer-songwriter Israel Houghton.
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