Adorable alert! On Sunday, a photo featuring reality star and model Kendall Jenner cuddling up to older brother, Rob Kardashian was posted on the younger sibling's Instagram. "Miss you, snuggle buddy," she captioned the photo, which infers that the post may be a throwback, rather than a recent candid. The siblings are both wearing hoodies in the photo and taking what appears to be a very well-deserved snooze (having a full schedule seems like a rite of passage when you happen to be a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan). Regardless of when the picture was taken, it's heartwarming to see Kendall offering Rob some sibling love, especially amid what has been a rough few years for her brother.
After a volatile split from singer Rita Ora, Rob was subject to an onslaught of endless (not to mention completely cruel and uncalled for) scrutiny over his weight gain. Alongside the aforementioned criticism, there have been murmurs that Rob has struggled with depression, so it's no wonder that the pressures of fame and an unyielding rumor mill would potentially cause the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star to keep a very low profile for so long. Fortunately, it appears that the support of his family could be aiding in an upward arc for the star.
Unlike his siblings — which include certifiable Queen of Selfies, Kim — Rob had not posted a recent photo of himself in ages. That changed last month, when Rob posted his first selfie in years. The star looked healthy and confident, which has made fans hopeful that he is doing well following the struggles he may have been enduring.
In previous episodes of KUWTK, Kim was seen supporting Rob with his weight struggles, but the two appeared to have what could be construed as a bit of a falling out following some less-than-positive remarks Kim made about Rob's lifestyle during an interview with Rolling Stone. According to a Sept. 9 report from Us Weekly, Kim's husband, Kanye West, has allegedly been helping Rob both in the exercise department and in repairing his relationship with Kim. The Kardashian-Jenner clan has more than embraced West into their brood, and — although he seldom makes appearances on KUWTK — the value of family seems to resonate both ways.
Regardless of their ups and downs, or what you may think of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, one thing that has been a staple throughout their years in the limelight is that this family truly knows how to support each other. Rob is undoubtedly lucky to have a tight-knit group in his corner, and here are five examples of times the reality stars had each other's backs.
1. When Brody Jenner Reached Out To Rob
They may not be related by blood, but Brody showed some true brotherly support to Rob when he voiced his concerns over Rob "pushing away" people he cared about.
2. When Khloe Provided Emotional Support To Rob During Family Therapy
This is a definite tear-jerker. By offering gentle support and allowing Rob to just let it all out, Khloe showed once again why she is clearly such a great sister to have.
3. When Kim Gave Kylie Jenner Advice On Doing "What Makes You Happy"
As one of the most photographed families in the nation, it's understandable that members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan could feel judged and insecure. Kim and her two younger sisters bonded over self-criticism, while also reminding each other to not allow the scrutiny to hinder their self-worth.
4. When This Amazing Group Photo Happened
"Great" is right!
5. When Rob Took Time To Support Caitlyn Jenner
Despite being noticeably absent from the limelight, Rob took time to show his support following Caitlyn's widely-seen 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer.
Even in the world of reality television, many things can — arguably — become scripted. One thing that definitely can't be faked is the Kardashian-Jenner clan's support of each other.