Rob Kardashian skipped out on sister Kim's May 24 wedding because he's embarrassed by his weight gain and didn't want to appear in wedding photographs, according to multiple press reports.
Rob, who is rumored to have gained 100 pounds during the past three years, attended Kim's wedding rehearsal dinner in Paris, but abruptly flew back home to Los Angeles the next morning before her wedding in Florence, Italy.
Sources said Kardashian is depressed by his 100-pound weight gain and felt out of place with all the slim, attractive guests at Kim's star-studded wedding ceremony.
Rob Slams Fat-Shamers, Denies Fat Camp and Rehab Rumors
Last week, Rob made headlines after hitting back at fat-shamers on Twitter who mocked him over his appearance. "So I found out I was trending for being fat," Kardashian tweeted. "Thank you all, it really made my day."
Rob also slammed reports that he had gone to fat camp to lose weight ahead of Kim's wedding:
To the blogs saying I went to fat camp or rehab, LOL. Then why am i still fat, u fools?? y'all must have run out of real news. First, i don't believe in rehab or therapy, and second I'm a grown man and will work on myself when i choose. I'm aware that I'm fat. that def aint a surprise to me lol. and my only therapy will be in the gym. anyways, had to say something."
Kardashian has since deleted all his tweets. Meanwhile, big sister Khloé Kardashian defended Rob, ripping people who made fun of his weight.
"Some of you people are disgusting for calling others names and picking on them," Khloe tweeted. "You should be ashamed of yourself. our words are cutting deeper then you know and are possible leaving lifetime scars! What shallow souls some of you are. Its sickening to critique anyone off of their appearance. Grow up!"
The 5-foot-10 Rob who reportedly weighs more than 260 pounds, has made no secret of his struggle to slim down after gaining 100 pounds during the past three years. Rob's weight has made numerous headlines, especially during the past few months, as reports surfaced that he was considering stomach-stapling surgery.
Rob Was Pre-Diabetic and Almost Had Kidney Failure
Rob's weight has been a running theme on Keeping Up With the Kardashians for the past three years. On a recent episode, a doctor's visit revealed Rob, 27, was in danger of developing diabetes and kidney problems.
“Your liver is shutting down,” said Rob's mother, Kris Jenner. “This is life-threatening at this point. You can only sustain this level of being unhealthy for so long.”
Kardashian began crying while undergoing laser treatment to remove stretch marks and several arm tattoos. “I don’t even want to sit down because of how fat I am," he sobbed to his mother off-camera. "I don’t know what to do.”
Rob confessed that he really wants to lose weight for his health, since his father (the late attorney Robert Kardashian) died from esophageal cancer in 2003 at age 59. "It’s a shock to me," said Rob. "I have numbers that are freaking my whole family out. My dad passed away super-early, so my sisters could never handle that again. That’s what everybody is super-concerned about.”
Rob had a rippling physique when he first starred on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" in 2007. He remained in phenomenal shape until 2012, when he went through a public breakup with singer Rita Ora. Rob's sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney have all expressed concern that his weight gain has made him reclusive and extremely depressed. Kourtney recently remarked that Rob's serotonin levels were dangerously low.
Kim said losing the baby weight was the hardest thing she had ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. "I work out so hard and this was such a challenge for me but I did it!" she tweeted. "I'm so proud of my accomplishment."