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    This Could Be Why The Kardashians Haven't Acknowledged Rob's Engagement

    It seems that the breakdown relations between Rob and his family goes deeper than we thought.

    Yesterday, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna confirmed their engagement after a whirlwind three months together.

    However, despite it now being more than 24 hours since the news broke, not a single member of the Kardashian family has publicly acknowledged, let alone congratulated, Rob and Blac Chyna.

    Rob’s news broke during a family vacation – which he wasn’t on – but that didn’t stop Kourtney, Kim, and Kylie all being active on Snapchat in the hours after the news of the engagement broke.


    There's no excuse of "no Wi-Fi" then. However, none of them referenced the news in either of these snaps or on other social accounts.

    The fact that no one has mentioned Rob’s engagement on social media is telling, because the family have always put on a united front – even when news about them is controversial.

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    When Kim split from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage, both Khloé and Kris Jenner spoke in separate TV interviews defending Kim's decision. When Caitlyn Jenner announced her transition, each member of the family tweeted their support, despite not knowing at that stage which way public opinion would go. When Lamar Odom was hospitalised after an overdose in a brothel, each family member tweeted and Instagrammed support and asked that fans pray for his recovery — all of which makes their silence now even more interesting.

    Of course, there has been an extremely protracted feud between the Kardashians and Blac Chyna.

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    Blac Chyna is the ex-fiancée of Tyga, with whom she also has a 3-year-old child, King Cairo. Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna used to be BFFs, until her half-sister, Kylie Jenner, began dating Tyga. At that point, the Kardashians cut ties with Blac, out of respect for the new relationship.

    However, just last month Rob and Kylie appeared to have made up, after posing for this photo together.


    Kylie even tweeted afterward that she and Rob "see each other all the time." And, let's face it, the only member of the family to have a legitimate bug to bear with Rob would be Kylie.

    Tyga has, incidentally, referenced the news on social media – and he seems fine.

    Everybody deserves 2 be happy. What some1 does for their happiness is not my concern, as long as it's not interfering wit my happiness.

    It makes me happy to see the mother of my son happy.My only concern in this situation is my son. I want him in happy environments.

    Which could mean that the silence is down to Rob’s relationship with his family. He and Kim have been strained for years.


    Two years ago, he refused to go to her wedding to Kanye West. A few months later he Instagrammed this image alongside the caption: “This is my sister Kim, the bitch from Gone Girl.” It's since been deleted.

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    Kim has also been pretty scathing about Rob in interviews, saying that she believes all he does is "smoke weed, drink beer, and play video games." And she seems to have run out of patience with Rob any time he's mentioned on KUWTK, imploring Khloé and Kris to be "tougher" on him.

    But he’s refused to be a part of KUWTK for over three seasons, citing his weight gain and depression.


    However, during a family therapy session in Season 7, Rob was shown breaking down into tears as he spoke about his anger issues and the fact that he feels neglected by his family and mother, who did not push for his career as hard as she had for his sisters.

    The family have expressed concern for his wellbeing, but during one episode in Season 10, Kim and Kris were seen deciding to enforce an intervention for Rob. The news went down extremely badly with Khloé, who told them they didn't make the effort to visit Rob or to even talk to him about the issues he's facing.

    And when Rob got together with Blac Chyna, it didn't take him long to reportedly be kicked out of Khloé's home and then post this image on Instagram.

    But what's even weirder is that the family have wanted Rob to come out of hiding and find a girlfriend for a long time.

    Rob has been photographed out and about more in the three months since he's been with Blac Chyna than he has in the past three years combined – and seeing him leave his room and find happiness has been something the family have been vocal about on KUWTK. And, furthermore, during an episode in Season 10, Kim said how "disappointing" it was that Rob wasn't showing any interest in settling down and having a family because he was the only relative left able to carry on the Kardashian name.

    So is it that they don’t want Blac Chyna to be that woman, or are relations even more strained than we thought?

    Maybe all will become clear in Season 11 of KUWTK, which is due to air less than three weeks from now. 😏

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