13 Things You Need To Know About The Blac Chyna And Rob Kardashian Sex Tape Scandal
With all of the drama unfolding in this Kardashian scandal, it's difficult to keep up with every new development and legal proceeding. To help you sort through this giant celebrity mess, here are thirteen things you need to know about the Chyna/Kardashian blow-up.
Back to the Very Beginning
What ended in a fiery explosion on social media started on social media. At the start of their relationship, Blac Chyna posted this Instagram photo of an unidentified man with tattoo sleeves. Her followers began to speculate that this man was actually Rob Kardashian, which was later confirmed in January 2016.
Rocky Start to the Relationship
Chyna has a pretty complicated history with the Kardashian-Jenner family, and there's plenty of bad blood there. It's tangled up, but basically Chyna's son is the child of her old ex Tyga, who later dated Kylie Jenner (the two have since broken up). Chyna is also bff's with Amber Rose, who is Kanye West's ex. And we all know Kanye's now married to Kim K.
From the get-go, the Kardashians made it pretty clear that they didn't approve of Rob's new bae.
All sources said that despite rumors, the couple, "Chyro," were happy and doing well together. A source close to Rob said that, because of Chyna, Rob was living a healthier lifestyle and attempting to have a more positive outlook. Kardashian also said that he and Chyna were trying to keep a healthy portion of their relationship private to avoid "negativity." The Kardashian gang even seemed to finally get on board with the relationship, with Kardashian's mother delighted that Rob seemed out of his depression.
Engagement and Daughter
After dating for 10 weeks, Kardashian proposed to Chyna in April 2016. Just a month later, the two announced that they were expecting. The two seemed to be doing relatively well, and they appeared together at many events and parties with Chyna rocking her baby bump. Their daughter, Dream Renée, was born last November.
Chyna's Instagram account was hacked by an anonymous source who claimed that Chyna had left Kardashian and had allegedly cheated on him with other men. Chyna later confirmed that the private messages and text conversations that had been leaked were true, and threw some shade by hinting that Kardashian was involved in the "hack." Kardashian later confirned that Chyna had left him, and he also said that she wasn't letting him see Dream. "She blocked me or else I would ask to see her and she has the guard gate not letting me in the gate either. I just miss baby Dream."
Engagement Ends - But Did They Really End It?
So Chyna had officially left Rob in December, and the two announced in February that their engagement had ended. The two seemed to attempt a friendly relationship, and both said in interviews that their focus was getting along well enough to coparent baby Dream properly. Their break-up was a little undermined by Rob's occasional posts on Instagram about Chyna, which complimented her and even called her "the woman he loved."
Kardashian seemed to move on for a while, and it was confirmed that he was dating Mehgan James from Oxygen's Bad Girl’s Club and VH1's Basketball Wives LA. An insider told PEOPLE magazine that "Mehgan's been supporting Rob and his business for some time now. They've been really close friends for about three months." Another source saif that "Rob and Chyna are getting along, but are not officially back together. They are spending a lot of time together. There hasn’t been any drama."
It All Starts To Explode
A few weeks ago on the fourth of July, Kardashian blew up on Instagram, beginning to post photos and videos that claimed Chyna was cheating on him. It all started with a video clip that showd Chyna kissing another man while staring into the camera. Angered, Kardashian took to the Internet and released an onslaught of "receipts" about his ex.
Kardashian then posted this photo with this caption: “This is the dude Chyna got caught cheating on me with for a minute now. And look he texted me asking for help and said he needed money cuz he can’t afford to pay Chyna’s bill so that’s why I pay her bills."
Hinting to a highly graphic post that he would later make, Kardashian then wrote "More receipts are coming. Just yesterday Chyna sent me her p— and everything and said she gonna come f— me … wait for it. Never once have I cheated on Chyna and I remained loyal to her even after all the cheating she been doing and the multiple men she been f—ing including me.”
He then posted the screenshot of a text, which included a photo of Chyna's exposed genitals. "This is from Chyna yesterday to me," he wrote. "I never been so disrespected in my life."
Chyna Responded on Snapchat
Chyna first responded to Kardashian on Snapchat, with posts that have since been deleted. Chyna heavily implied that the reason why she had left Kardashian in December was because of covered-up domestic abuse.
Chyna Speaks Out
In this interview with ABC News, Chyna explained why she'd sent the video of her kissing another man to Kardashian in the first place. She said they hadn't been together since December, and that she hoped that sending this video would show that she had moved on, and so should Rob. She said that she hoped the video would make Kardashian "leave her alone."
Chyna also talked about how Kardashian's onslaught of revenge porn nude leaks were devastating and disrespectful, and that there was no way Rob could have been mistaken that the two were still together - meaning she couldn't have been unfaithful to a man she wasn't even in a relationship with.
Heading to Court
On July 10, Chyna and her lawyers went to court, seeking a temporary retraining order against her former fiancé. Rob Kardashian was not present, but his lawyer was Robert Shapiro, who worked on the O.J. Simpson case. appeared on his behalf. Shapiro told reporters that Kardashian regretted his actions, and discussed the newest issue in the scandal: custody of Dream. Shapiro said "Now we move forward to do one thing and one thing only — whatever is in the best interest of the child."
Chyna was granted the restraining order.
After Chyna confirmed that she had been granted multiple restraining orders against her former fiance, she said that she would return to co-parenting Dream. But we have to wonder how co-parenting will work with both parents locked in this bitter and public feud. Some news outlets were even claiming that because of the pornographic nature of the scandal, the two might even lose custody of their daughter.
Chyna's co-counsel Walter Mosley told reporters that "We're going to work with lawyers on figuring out a co-parenting situation. Rob's been a fantastic father and Chyna doesn't need financial support in that way. They want to figure it out together. As big as this fight was both of their hearts are in the same place when it comes to protecting and raising Dream."
Where do you think this scandal and feud are going to go next? Do you think that Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna will be able to put aside their hatred for each other and Rob's invasion of privacy to raise their daughter? Weigh in on the whole affair in the comments below, and share this list with your friends who are struggling to stay in the gossip loop.