Rob Kardashian seems to be the family member who avoids the spotlight, but he was willing to return to show support for his stepfather Bruce Jenner. In an interview that aired Friday, Bruce revealed to Diane Sawyer that he was transitioning to become a woman. Rob went on Twitter just after the special aired on the west coast to tell followers that he supports his father figure.
You have always been a role model to me and now more than ever, I look up to you. LOVE YOU‼️‼️__
— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) April 25, 2015
The message was only Rob’s third tweet of 2015 (not including retweets from others). He also retweeted supportive messages from Sam Smith and Ellen DeGeneres.
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star, 28, has spent much of this year out of the spotlight. He even tried to ignore his sister Kim Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner before they set up an intervention on the show. Kris claimed that he was depressed and wasn’t leaving the house much at all. Despite Rob’s personal struggles, Bruce didn’t say he had difficulty accepting the transition.
Bruce, 65, revealed during his interview that Rob, as well as his sisters and stepsiblings, had been told about his gender identity some time ago. Though Rob’s reaction wasn’t specifically mentioned, Bruce said that Khloé Kardashian had the hardest time handling the news, while Kim was the most accepting.
Though Rob’s biological father was the late Robert Kardashian, Jenner married his mother Kris in 1991 when Rob was 4 years old. Though the two separated in 2013 (their divorce was finalized last month), the Kardashians have said on their E! reality show that the former Olympian often serves as a father figure for them.
Rob’s statement on Jenner’s transition echoes his family’s tweets. Kris, Kim, Khloé, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner all referred to Bruce as a “hero.”