Rob Kardashian seems like he has it easy: Rich parents, a sock line, effortless fame. But his reality is much darker than the reality TV sensation that is Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Why? These are the tip of the iceberg. Keep in mind that if any of the Kardashians cease to be aesthetically appealing, they may well be the next black sheep of the family, because it's not like they have much else to offer beyond their shells and endorsement deals. (Even Kanye West admitted he loves Kim Kardashian because she's hot. Not because she's, you know, a person. Klassy.)
Rob Kardashian may have a secret lovechild—and the Kardashian brand may be why it's a secret.
There have been whispers that Rob Kardashian may be a father, which is interesting considering how often he slut-shames his own sisters for having children out of wedlock, for a while. Back in 2009, he mentioned his "son" in a Twitter conversation with Nicole Richie; in May 2013 he mentioned the hypothetical tyke in an Instagram post, and most recently over the July 4th weekend he mentioned his son again on Twitter (then deleted the post). He later released a statement saying he was kidding, but who is he kidding? Sources told Radar Online in December 2013, "There's a good chance that the child's mother wants nothing to do with the fame, and that’s why she's staying so hush ... Any time it’s even mentioned, Kris [Jenner] changes the subject. For whatever reason, Kris is fearful that Rob being a father could hurt the [Kardashian] brand."
He's clearly insecure.
Rob Kardashian comes from a notoriously shallow, money-hungry family. Need proof? Look no further than their endless endorsement deals and the evolution of Kim Kardashian's face from her sex video fame to her wedding to Kanye West. Rob Kardashian reportedly skipped out on Kimye's wedding because he was so humiliated by his weight gain in the family photos.
He has serious issues with women.
When he's not busy calling his own sisters "whores," Rob Kardashian is slut-shaming his exes like Rita Ora, who he accused of cheating on him with over 20 guys. Interestingly, Ora herself was baffled by the allegations, because she never even thought they were in a relationship. (Let that be a lesson, everyone: Until you have the Define The Relationship Talk, you're both single.) Those issues may stem from his strained relationship with mom Kris Jenner, the same matriarch who allegedly encouraged Kim Kardashian to make her sex tape and who is rumored to fat-shame Rob on the regular—as well as to have sold photos of him doing drugs to TMZ.
He doesn't have anything of his own going on.
If you don't have a life, your life can't be that great. While the Kardashian sisters have questionably earned careers, 72-day marriages and families (or in Khloe Kardashian's case, at least a C-list rapper beau) and keep busy, Rob Kardashian has ... a sock line.
He's in denial of how serious his issues may be.
Rob Kardashian has gotten flaky with his trainer, with whom he's being trying to lose weight for at least a year, and he and his family have both denied that he's in rehab ... though even Kris Jenner admitted he's "struggling." Unfortunately, it seems like the family (other than Khloe, who reaches out to him often) doesn't realize that they may be the very reason why that's happening.