Rob Kardashian and his fiancee, Blac Chyna, are expecting their first child together (further complicating the Kardashian family tree).
Rob has “always wanted to be a dad”. Why? Because his father, Robert Kardashian, Sr., passed when Rob was young.
“Rob was very close to his dad and lost him at a young age. He’s never felt like he had a real father figure,” a source told PEOPLE. “He’s always wanted to give that to his own kids. He’s really a loving guy and will give a lot to his children.”
How did Rob tell his family he was about to be a dad?
“The family found out in the last couple weeks. Rob told everyone separately. They didn’t have a big family meeting or anything like that,” the source recalled.
At first, the family didn’t think the relationship was serious.
The source explained, “When Rob started dating [Chyna], it was like, ‘Okay, this is a phase.’ And when they were talking about the engagement, it’s like, ‘But it won’t last.’ But now that there’s a baby coming, everyone in the family knows that this relationship has permanence. Even if it doesn’t work out, they’re going to be co-parents of this child forever.”
Chyna’s ex-boyfriend Tyga was the only one who publicly congratulated her. The rest of the family kept quiet. Except for some of them liking the announcement on Instagram (Khloe, Kourtney, Kris and Kendall ignored the pregnancy announcement altogether).
The family will HAVE to get used to it. It’s their flesh and blood.
“No matter what the family feels about Blac, it’s not about her anymore; it’s about a new baby who will be their flesh and blood, and I think you’ll see the entire family come together because this is happy news,” the source said.
How does Kris Jenner feel about another grandchild?
“Kris isn’t thrilled,” a source admitted. “When Rob and Chyna started up, it was really shocking that it got so serious so fast. [Kris] wasn’t thrilled but of course she loves Rob and just wants him to be happy so she made an effort to get used to the idea. Kris is used to being in control, and right now, she’s not, at least when it comes to her son.”
Kim and Chyna were friends. How does Kim feel now?
“Kim is probably the one who is least shocked or upset about this. She’s telling people that she’s excited to be an aunt again,” the source added.
“[Kim] has the attitude that this is family, you don’t always have to agree with family, but you have to be there for them and be loyal to them,” the source explained. “That’s something that’s reinforced by Kanye, who didn’t grow up with siblings. He always encourages Kim to recognize the gift that she has in a large family.”
How will the family move completely past the animosity?
“[Kim and Kanye] believe that [Kris] is going to come around, because there is no way that Kris is going to freeze out a grandchild,” the source revealed.
“[Kris] adores all her grandchildren; she lives and breathes them. And this baby will be just as much her grandchild as North or Saint”, the source added. “And that baby will be surrounded by a loving family. Is anyone in the family a huge fan of Blac Chyna? No, not really. But they will love that baby so much. All of them will come around.”
Rob and Chyna are reportedly in talks to do a reality show. Chyna is in her second trimester. So filming would have to start soon.