Khloe Kardashian will always be there for her younger brother, Rob, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t get frustrated with him. The reality star opens up about Rob’s depression and reclusive lifestyle in a new interview, and admits she feels he’s been ‘wasting his life’ away.
Rob Kardashian has had the support of his sister Khloe Kardashian throughout his months in hiding while battling depression, but it hasn’t been enough to bring him out of his funk. Although this has gone on for quite some time, Khloe says she’s still unable to wrap her head around her brother’s condition, and it’s continuously frustrated her.
“He’s such a great guy,” she told People. “That’s what’s so infuriating. I’m like, ‘Where is your will to live? Let’s be around people!’ But I can’t win life for Rob. I have to wait until he’s ready to get to a place where he can do it himself. It’s sad, because he’s only wasting his life more and more.”
Unfortunately, the 31-year-old says she thinks it’s her split from Lamar Odom that really pushed Rob over the edge into a deep depression. “Lamar was a father figure to Rob,” she admitted. “My dad died when he was 16. Bruce [now Caitlyn Jenner] was great, but he was going through his own things that none of us understood at the time. Once Lamar left — and it’s not Lamar’s fault at all — I think Rob didn’t know where to go. He was like, ‘I don’t have guidance anymore.'”
Except for one Instagram post revealing he was ‘praying nonstop’ for Lamar after his hospitalization, Rob has kept quiet throughout the ex-NBA star’s medical crisis, but because of their close relationship, it’s likely the situation has taken a toll on him. It was even reported that Rob offered to donate his kidney to LamLam, who is currently on dialysis to help his vital organ do its job.
In her interview with People, Khloe got incredibly candid about her relationship with Lamar, and even revealed that, despite calling off the divorce, she and her husband are not getting back together. “There is no rush for it,” she explained. “For medical decisions and a ton of other things, it’s just smarter that it’s put on hold. But that doesn’t mean I’m back with Lamar. It’s not even in our brains to think about us having a relationship.” It looks like Rob is really going to have to come to terms with this split!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Rob is wasting his life?
— Alyssa Norwin