Rob Kardashian is slowly but surely coming out of hiding!
As we reported, the KUWTK star has been more active on social media lately after years of living an off camera existence. The sock mogul surprised us last month by posting his first full body pic in over a year,
A source said the reality star’s recent confidence boost is all thanks to his renewed dedication to health and wellness, telling People:
“Lately, he has been trying to work out more and be healthier. Right away, it makes him feel better about himself. He wants to be out and about.”
It’s about time!
Fans will know the 32-year-old has been living a reclusive lifestyle over the past few years ever since retreating from the E! cameras that have documented his family’s life for over a decade. In 2016, Rob admitted his weight gain triggered the decision to step away from the spotlight, telling People:
“I gained a bunch of weight and was super uncomfortable in my skin. The whole weight thing really affected me.”
Since then, he’s slimmed down and is inching back toward the public eye. The source added:
“He enjoyed celebrating Halloween with his family and friends. Hopefully he can keep up with the workouts and continue to feel better about himself. Everyone wants him to have a more extroverted lifestyle.”
But he’s apparently taking things one step at a time. The source noted that it took a while for Rob to get to where he is now, telling the outlet:
“Rob has been having ups and downs for years. It’s been a sad situation, mostly because he disconnects from the world because he doesn’t feel well mentally. His weight gain has long been a struggle. It makes him miserable. A few years ago, he got to the point where he had gained too much weight for it to easily come off. It takes a lot of work and effort to get all that weight off. And it’s been a huge, mental challenge for him.”
Over the past few months, he’s been facing that challenge head on. Back in June, Rob announced he was starting a new fitness regime on Twitter, sharing a photo of himself from inside the gym.
Keep up the good work, Rob — we’ll be here when you’re ready!
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