Rob Kardashian Finally Explains His Absence From Kimye's Wedding & It'll Spark Some Sympathy
After time away from the spotlight, Rob Kardashian is finally making a comeback. In an interview in the upcoming issue of People, he credits his fiancée, Blac Chyna, for helping him get his life on track. Another highlight of the interview is when Kardashian explains why he missed Kimye's wedding — two years later. It's about time, huh? When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot, Kim's baby brother was notably absent. This unsurprisingly sparked rumors of a feud in the famous fam, but that's not the case at all — and his explanation may change your perspective. Kardashian told People,
"I was doing my suit fittings in Paris right before the wedding and I just wasn't comfortable. I'm 6'1" and at my most I probably weighed 300 lbs. There were cameras at the airport on our trip there and I was very unhappy with the person I saw in all the pictures."
He added, "I'm upset I missed my sister's wedding but it was a personal decision." From the sound of it, it wasn't out of spite or intended to hurt his sister. If anything, I'd imagine it was tough for him to board the plane and head back home after he already was in Europe for the pre-wedding festivities. Although it may have initially seemed selfish to skip such a big day, these comments flip that perspective, and if anything, evoke some sympathy for him. He was clearly going through a tough time emotionally.
Considering this family has been through it all together, it would've been nice to have him there for Kim's nuptials. But at the same time, this definitely adds more insight into where his head and self-esteem were. While this was Kardashian's first time commenting on the situation publicly, Kim tried to clear the air back in 2014. On Watch What Happens Live!, she explained what happened with her brother and said that he emailed her a long message on the morning of her wedding. She elaborated,
"I just thought, 'You know what, this is my day, I'm not even going to worry about it.' I totally understand that he wouldn't want to see a lot of people if he was feeling uncomfortable and you can only pray and wish that someone would not miss out on more memories in life, because life is about memories."
Luckily, he's making an extra effort now to create memories with his family. Kardashian also told People, "Now I want to see everybody in my family every chance I get. You never know what is going to happen tomorrow, and I don't want to do that to my mom." He even acknowledged that he didn't previously handle his feelings in the best way. These comments really show just how far he's come.
Progress is progress, and it's certainly a step in the right direction for Kardashian to be so open about his feelings and his health journey. Things can only keep getting better from here.