*Rumor has it that Blac Chyna‘s sperm donor is not Rob Kardashian, but that’s a story for another time. We’ll cover that in another report. In the meantime, Mr. Kardashian wants you to know that former stripper, industry hustler and his impending baby mama has helped deliver him from some of his darkest days.
PEOPLE reports how the reality star went into hiding several years ago due to depression and his struggle with weight gain. Now, he’s getting candid with the publication about how falling in love with fiancée Blac Chyna and preparing to be a first time father is helping, has helped save his life.
“She got me through my darkest times. I wasn’t happy in my own skin. I missed out on so many things.”
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Although the duo made their relationship public this year, Rob says he’s been crushing on Chyna for years.
“I’ve been friends with Chyna for a long time,” he says. “From the moment we met, I knew I wanted to be more than friends. She was someone I reached out to for advice. She would cook for me and we’d just talk. She’s surrounded me with a lot of positivity.”
Kardashian continues, “Chyna definitely motivates me. Being with her got me over the insecurity of being out in public. We just want to live our lives the way we want to. There were definitely dark days for me, and I’m still not fully happy looking at myself in the mirror. But I’m working towards that. And I’m happy.”
Chyna’s admits, “I saw Rob was willing to better himself. I had never wanted to be tough. I never wanted to change him.”
The couple, who is gearing up for the premiere of their new reality show, “Rob & Chyna”, both grace the cover of People’s new issue out Friday.