The Rob & Chyna publicity stunt breakup, explained

Blac Chyna cruises her three wheel Can Am motorcycle in Los Angeles, CA

The Rob & Chyna publicity stunt breakup has taken the internet by storm since it was “announced,” via a series of melodramatic Instagram posts, this weekend. And, thanks to at least one update from a potentially fake account, plus a series of videos from the normally quiet Rob Kardashian, the topic has haters sneering and fans in shock. But there are several ways to suss out what’s really going on.

First, though, a breakdown of what the she-said-he-said allegedly looks like. And we say “allegedly” because it was a since-deleted Instagram post not from @blacchyna–which is Blac’s actual Instagram account–but from @blacchynala–an alleged backup account without a blue checkmark–that set the whole thing in motion. (Blac claimed she’d been hacked.) In that update, Blac accused Rob of mental illness, said she’d been taking care of him for the whole year, and claimed she couldn’t be with him any more, since his penchant for self-medication was doing more harm than good. Noted gossipsters The Shade Room archived the post, which you can read in its entirety below:

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Only a few hours after that, Rob took to Instagram to share his side of the story. In between all of the jokes about Blac taking all of his Eggos and barbecue sauce was Rob’s allegation that Blac also absconded with the second or third most-important thing in the house: Dream Kardashian, the daughter the two of them share. (Not coincidentally, Rob & Chyna’s birth special airs tonight on Kardashian home network E!.) Here’s a string of Rob’s posts, in chronological order and screenshotted in the event of their inevitable deletion:

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In addition, Rob addressed fans who said he was being callous with this update:

And he posted two quick videos, captioning them with an in-depth explanation of the events that led to Blac’s departure, plus his own feelings on all of this. The captions are the longest individual writings Rob has shared on social media in years, if not ever:

Sorry to be so open but I’m not feeling so good after seeing @blacchyna messages about me and what her plans were. I have never been this heartbroken in my life. I don’t mind being so open or if anyone thinks I’m being weak but I don’t play when it comes to Family and Chyna was my Family and thought we were getting married. I treated her as a Queen. My baby girl is 1 month old and Chyna took her and left this beautiful home that I just bought for us. Right before Christmas. Someone I have given my all too. I Loved every inch of that woman and loved everything that came with her. I truly loved Angela. I gave everything I owned for her. Didn’t know I was just part of her plan. I really believed she was in love with me the way that I was with her and I am so hurt and never felt this before. It’s different when you have a kid with someone. And after reading Chyna’s messages to her best friend she was going to drop me after a year. She didn’t even make it to that. I am so broken. This is a woman I fought my entire family for. I was in love with this woman to the fullest and I was none of that to her. Go to my snap—–> @robphuckedme …I thought this was going to be the best year of my life ,,, had a beautiful baby Dream and haven’t spent Christmas with family in years and I just can’t believe she really hurt me this way. She knows how to hurt me and I loved her so hard like I’m supposed to. Like any man is supposed to love their Wife. Chyna knew exactly what she was doing to get me. I can’t believe she did this to me. And this isn’t for some ratings this is my real life so please understand I’m just being open right now. Cuz if it was for ratings I wouldn’t explain all this here. And with Chyna’s messages and her leaving with everything and the baby I am broken. I go 1000 percent for my girl. I am so confused how a man who gives and loves everything about a woman is the one left alone. ? I’m sorry for being so open once again ,,, this is killing me ?

It’s not clear, though, why Blac chose a backup account to share her supposed true feelings about Rob. In the hours since that post, though, her official account has shared one preview clip for the Rob & Chyna baby spcecial, which, depending on your perspective, is either a stoic mother trying to remain true to her obligations in the face of high family drama, or a heartless attempt to cash in on manufactured drama involving a newborn.

Often overlooked in the melee of rumors and gossip, though, is the fact that E! renewed Rob & Chyna for a second season just days ago; at least eight new episodes will air in 2017. Given that renewal, at least one major competitor–VH1, no stranger to baby mama drama–has wondered aloud whether the Rob & Chyna publicity stunt breakup is nothing more than the couple “trolling everyone” with their breakup.

Finally, there’s the matter of Blac’s mother, Tokyo Toni, saying months ago that Rob & Chyna are under contract with E! for a marriage special. She said the two had actually been broken up for months, but would stick it out for the cameras before separating thereafter.

(Photo credits: Rob & Chyna publicity stunt breakup via Instagram,

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  • Beezow

    What sad, sad people.

  • Saved16

    Tokyo Tony needs to STFU.. she bred this ghetto there is a baby..GOOO GRAMMA CHRIS..get her

    • cookie

      And Grandma Kris bred 6 pieces of ghetto trash

      • Saved16

        The entire family is a bunch of ghetto trash so I guess I felt at the time “the lesser of two evils”

      • Saved16

        Well which is the lesser of two evils tho’… Poor Dream

  • Lacy

    They’ve been throwing out these issues publicly since the show started to create drama so people would watch. I do wonder if this will ever get to them, pretend fighting with each on social media and for cameras. One of the times it might touch a nerve.

  • kiki

    In Rob’s snap chats, the carpets have perfect vacuum lines. Those don’t just magically appear. So something is definitely fishy. I highly doubt a heartbroken father would clean the rooms right after his family left. And I doubt Chy would bother cleaning a house she’s moving out of. Also, what kind of heartbroken father cares more about his Eggos than his baby? And Chy said Rob knows where they are and hasn’t come to see them yet. Uh, it had been less than a day. I’m willing to bet this happen days/weeks ago and they’re just now playing it up for the cameras.

    • Brianna

      Ive heard that he just bought that house. That refrigerator was spotless! I guarantee they havent even moved in yet, its a new house and theyre doing this for ratings. She just bought him a car not even a week ago.

      • Murphy

        $100 says Kris leased that new car herself. Or just borrowed it from the dealer for a month.

    • Alysha Knight

      I thought the whole thing was fishy af too, but I never even considered that she might’ve left earlier. I don’t like hwo she did it, but even while I was watching the show, Rob just seemed so stressful. I know that he’s depressed but she had a kid and one on the way and he just seemed so disconnected from it all. She pretty much had to “mother” him every episode and I don’t thunk I could’ve lasted a year. If she got out of situation that was toxic to her and the kids, good for her

      Honestly though, I think it’s just a big stunt. She probably never moved in. I know damn well I wouldn’t move in my sister-in-laws house when I have my own with a nanny and friend that lives there

  • Alisson Leech

    Those memes are too funny!

    • Bruja

      That’s about all I giggled at, too.

      These two are just clueless. Poor kids stuck with 2 losers.

  • BooBooBaby

    It has been so obvious to Everyone that she is using him for his last name…..and fame and money!

    I hope People Boycott All of those “Rob and Chyna fake reality shows!” Thank God I have never seen one of them!