‘Rob & Chyna’ Recap: Rob Kardashian’s Weight Issues Cause Problems With Blac Chyna
As the episode opened, Chyna was throwing a birthday party at her house for one of her friends, but Rob was a no-show. She told one of her girlfriends that she and Rob hadn’t spoken in days, further noting “his confidence is way down.” She added in an on-camera confessional, “He can’t live a regular life because of his insecurities.” Over at Rob’s house, Scott Disick attempted to get him out of his funk and reconcile with Chyna. “She probably just wants you to be comfortable with yourself,” Disick said, but Rob explained in a confessional he has trust issues stemming from former girlfriends cheating on him.
Later, Rob decided to call Chyna and apologize about not showing up to her friend’s party. She accepted his apology, but questioned his reason for bailing. Rob, who was feeling unhappy about his weight, explained, “It’s a combination of everything. I just didn’t want you to see me and give you more reason to stop being attracted to me.” Chyna noted in a confessional that while she’s angry at Rob for not showing up at her party, she also feels sad that he’s always so down on himself.
The next day, Rob visited Chyna’s house to further apologize about accusing her of texting other guys and being suspicious of her for no reason. Chyna understood Rob had been hurt in the past, and accepted his apology. She then invited him to move back into her house, but he felt having their own space was good for the time being, saying, “I’m not trying to be all up in your space. I want to keep this time for us to get our sh*t together and move in a good direction. I just think, where I’m at right now is a good thing for us.” But Rob did promise he’d accompany Chyna to an event she was hosting in Cannes, and she was happy to have his support.
Later, Disick surprised Rob by bringing a personal trainer to his house to help get him back into shape and improve his mood. In a confessional, Disick noted that Rob was on the track team back in high school and seemed much happier when he was fit and active. Shortly after his workout, Rob met with a stylist to try on clothes for Cannes, but he had trouble finding outfits that fit. When Rob failed to find a suitable pair of jeans, Disick noted, “Everything can be tailored,” but a defeated Rob responded, “I don’t know. I don’t want to go to Cannes anyways.” He further noted in a confessional, “Even when I was in the best shape of my life, I still had insecurity about my weight. On top of that, the paparazzi people follow me and get pictures of me. That shuts me down when I’m not feeling my best.”
Rob then decided he was done trying on clothing, but the stylist tried to persuade him to try on a suit, saying, “The point of this was to try and break you out a little bit.” But he told her, “This is not you, I just won’t be happy period. That’s just how I am.” Rob later called Chyna to let her know he wasn’t going to go with her to Cannes, saying, “I don’t think I’m comfortable or ready to be doing that.” An angry Chyna responded, “You went MIA, you haven’t been answering my phone calls, and you tell me this a few moments before we have to leave?! That’s f***ing whack Rob.” But he stood his ground, saying, “I don’t feel like being looked at like that. I wish I could.” Chyna said in a confessional, “Now he’s letting his insecurities and everything come over him, and it’s not fair to me and it’s not fair to himself.” Chyna wound up taking a friend with her to the Cannes event.
When she got back from Cannes, Chyna visited Rob at his house to “come to some common ground” in their relationship. She admitted she could relate to having body image issues, noting, “my butt has literaly gotten twice the size since I’ve been pregnant.” She admitted she’s been feeling insecure too, adding, “Maybe I need to be more supportive.” But Rob insisted it was his own problem and not hers, saying, “I just need to get my sh*t together. You’re doing great.” The two kissed and made up, and as the episode ended, Rob surprised Chyna with a baby chair that he had put together himself.