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Rob Kardashian Walks His First Red Carpet Since 2013: See Him Then and Now

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna at the Chymoji launch party. Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock

The return of the Rob! Rob Kardashian walked his first red carpet in three years on Tuesday, May 10, joining his pregnant fiancée, Blac Chyna, for the launch of her Chymoji app at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood.

For his appearance, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wore black pants and a gold-lined matching shirt. The supportive future father, 29, topped his outfit with an L.A. Dodgers cap and squeaky-clean white sneakers, and posed affectionately alongside Chyna (real name: Angela White). The star, who has previously struggled with weight issues, appeared significantly slimmer and healthier.

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Tuesday’s event, which celebrated the launch of Chyna’s custom-designed emojis, marks Kardashian’s first official red carpet walk since May 25, 2013. That particular day was eventful for Kris Jenner‘s only son, who kicked off the morning with an appearance at Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas.

Rob Kardashian and Kris Jenner during the new Arthur George by Rob Kardashian collection unveiling at Neiman Marcus on May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas. Denise Truscello/WireImage

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Kardashian looked handsome — in a tailored suit, crisp button-up and shades — at the department store, where he unveiled his collection of Arthur George accessories. After meeting with his (many) female fans, Kim, Khloé and Kourtney‘s younger brother hit 1 Oak for a promotional appearance celebrating Memorial Day weekend. Momager Jenner was also present for both events, and Kourtney’s then-boyfriend Scott Disick later joined the family members at the club.

Rob Kardashian poses for photos with fans during his new Arthur George by Rob Kardashian sock collection unveiling at Neiman Marcus on May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas. Denise Truscello/WireImage

Leading up to that day, Rob showed no signs of slowing down from red carpet functions. He also celebrated his 26th birthday at 1 Oak in Vegas on March 15, 2013 — two months before he halted all red carpet appearances.

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Rob then turned reclusive and did not attend any more events — which lingered through 2016, when he started dating his future wife. The star memorably skipped out on Kim and Kanye West‘s lavish Florentine nuptials in 2014 due to his fear of being photographed at the time. 

Rob Kardashian arrives at 1 Oak nightclub at the Mirage Hotel & Casino for a Memorial Day weekend celebration on May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas. Steven Lawton/WireImage

Sources previously told Us that Chyna has helped Rob, who’s dealt with depression and health issues in the last few years, rebuild his security. “His confidence was shattered for so long,” a source previously told Us. “So to have this banging girl all over him has given him a new lease on life.”

An observer at Tuesday night’s event tells Us Weekly that Rob seemed tired at the Chymoji launch. “He sat down and was wiping his eyes a lot,” the eyewitness says.

Chyna celebrates her 28th birthday on Wednesday, May 11. Her rep confirmed to Us last week that she is expecting a child with Rob. She also shares a 3-year-old son, King Cairo, with her ex Tyga, who is dating Rob’s half sister Kylie Jenner. Rob and Chyna got engaged in early April. 

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