Former stripper turned celebrity Blac Chyna set social media on fire on Monday, January 25, when she shared a picture of a heavily tattooed arm wrapped around her in a sweet embrace. “The beginning,” she captioned the photo which she has since deleted.
The arm belonged to Rob Kardashian — and soon Twitter was melting down over the unlikely new pairing.
Chyna — who was previously close friends with Kim Kardashian — used to date Tyga, 26. The two broke up in 2014, and the rapper went on to date Rob’s youngest sister, Kylie Jenner. Messy, tangled relationship web.
And now, Chyna has moved on to Rob, and the romance seems to be heating up. Below is the timeline of their relationship so far :
June 2014: Kim and Chyna Were BFFs
July 2014: They Met Through Their Men
The pair, whose partners Kanye West and Tyga are close, also showed off their bootylicious bods in a pic Kim posted on Instagram.
August 2014: Tyga and Chyna Split
Tyga and Chyna, who began dating in 2011 and share a son, King Cairo Stevenson, 3, called it quits.
October 2014: Tyga Befriended Kylie Jenner
February 2015: Amber Rose Slammed Jenner and Feuded With Khloé
Chyna’s close friend and West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose slammed Jenner in an interview, saying, “She’s a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o’clock and relax. [Tyga] should be ashamed of himself. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old who just turned 17.” That led to a heated Twitter battle with Khloé Kardashian, who defended her little sister.
March 2015: Kylie Jenner Threw Shade at Chyna
Hours after Chyna shared a photo showing off a diamond-covered watch, Jenner posted a pic showing the exact same watch, hinting that Tyga gave them both the same timepiece.
April 2015: Chyna Mocked Kylie’s Bigger Lips
Chyna posted a photo of herself on Twitter wearing a huge pair of red wax lips in what appeared to be a dig at the viral #KylieJennerChallenge.
September 2015: Tyga Accused Chyna of Lying About Him and Jenner
Tyga slammed Chyna on Instagram for spreading rumors that he couldn’t afford the $320,000 Ferrari he gave Jenner for her 18th birthday. “When the hating don’t work they start telling lies,” he wrote, adding, “#WhereYoFerarriTho?”
January 25, 2016: Chyna Shared a Photo With Rob
Chyna posted a pic that showed her being embraced by a tattooed arm, and social media melted down over speculation that the ink was the same as Rob’s. A source told Us Weekly that Rob is spending time with Chyna.
Hours later, Kris Jenner tweeted about having “a challenging day,” but she was not the only member of the clan to respond to the news — Khloé shared a cryptic tweet with a quote from The Godfather that appears to be a warning: “You can do anything. But never go against the family.”
Kylie also tweeted, then deleted, a message hinting at trouble with her brother, and Tyga alluded to the surprising news on Snapchat, posting a video with “Inside the Mattress” by Future playing in the background.
January 26, 2016: Rob’s Family ‘Is in a Bind’ Over His New Relationship
Rob added fuel to the fire by reposting a meme on Instagram that featured a paparazzi pic of Chyna carrying a car seat along with the caption, “Blac Chyna probably out shopping rite now as she plan to give birth to the only next generation of the Kardashian Name! #BabyKardashian.”
January 27: Rob Steps Out With Chyna
Rob who is known to shy away from the camera did not seem to bother as he was seen behind the wheel Wednesday afternoon as he and Chyna drove near her Tarzana home in a Bentley. It is also being said that Rob has moved out of Khloe’s home and moved in with Blac Chyna. Photo below:
The news of Rob and Chyna’s new found love is nothing but surprising especially considering that Rob since his weight loss battle begun has stayed away from the public eye and even his family. How then did he hook up with Chyna? She probably slides into his dms or ims….kidding!
On a more serious note I see this as a clear revenge mission on the part of Blac Chyna who is probably bitter that her ex left her for Kylie, whom she was good friends with her sister Kim, and Kim didn’t seem to find anything wrong with the relationship. I may be wrong but I think Chyna saw that Rob was vulnerable and decided to play on his emotions and today, they are an item. The relationship may have even been going on for a while before they decided to go public and I bet Blac Chyna was behind the decision. On the other hand, Rob hasn’t been on good terms with his family especially Kim and he may also have decided to date Chyna to spite them.
Perhaps their relationship is built on ‘true love’, and I’m over thinking this for them(lol) but whatever the case may be, time will tell.
Blac Chyna is as ratchet as it gets, but I respect how she has managed to grow from being a stripper to a business woman monetising her brand through fashion merchandise like lip glosses, eye lashes, clothes to mention but few.
I guess congratulations are in order for the new couple.
Additional Info on the timeline from Us Weekly.