According to a May 24 X 17 report, Rob Kardashian left Paris on Saturday prior to the start of the wedding ceremony. Rob and Kim reportedly had a fight on Friday before their scheduled lunch at designer Valentino's estate. Apparently the bride-to-be had wanted her entire family to wear beautiful Valentino clothing on the way to meet with the designer. Did Rob's recent weight gain prove to be an issue for his image-conscious sister?
As an insider explained, "Rob said he was sickened by Kim and Kanye's display of wealth and clothes and beauty and called it 'superficial bullsh-t' but Kim was p-ssed that Rob hadn't made an effort to drop any weight over the past few months. Rob basically thinks Kim cares about him only for his appearance and he said he'd 'make life easier' for her and just leave."
The Kardashian brother was reportedly so upset after the fight that he booked the next flight back to Los Angeles, skipping the lunch, the rehearsal dinner, and the wedding. "Rob booked his flight for Saturday morning and skipped the lunch at Valentino's. He just doesn't seem to feel comfortable or happy around his family at all. They're all wrapped up in the same pretty world and he just doesn't fit in."
Poor Rob! One would think that after all the media scrutiny Kim endured over her pregnancy weight gain, she would be a bit more sympathetic to her brother's situation. Why couldn't she be happy just to have her brother at her wedding? Couldn't Valentino have designed a plus size suit for him?
Rob Kardashian has spent years struggling with his fluctuating weight. On May 20, he responded to the weight critics in a Twitter rant (that he later deleted). As he commented, "so i found out i was trending for being fat...thank you all it really made my day."
He continued, "and 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 or anything of that sort 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 somethingggggggggg."
Rob had been very reluctant to attend his sister's wedding to begin with. As Radar Online reported in March, he had felt self-conscious about his weight gain and had felt like an outsider in his family. The article also talked about the strained relationship between Rob and Kim. "The reality of their situation is that Kim and Rob haven’t been that close in years. Deep down, she thinks he is a total slacker and it’s very hurtful to Rob."
Although Rob may not feel close to Kim, he does have at least one sister in his corner. Last week, Khloe Kardashian defended her brother against the weight critics. As she tweeted, "Some of you people are disgusting for calling others names and picking on them. You should be ashamed of your self...Its sickening to critique anyone off of their appearance. Grow up!"
Was Kim Kardashian out of line for making her brother feel self-conscious about his weight? Or should he have made more of an effort to lose the weight before the wedding? Should Rob Kardashian have stuck around for his sister's big day? Or was he justified in leaving early?