On July 15, ESPN will award Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at their annual ESPY Awards for bringing light to the transgender cause and "for giving comfort to those facing similar circumstances." Nine of Jenner's 10 children will be there, but it's rumored that her son Rob Kardashian will miss it. Why? Reportedly, the stepson of Caitlyn Jenner wants to make himself scarce and avoid crowds until he loses weight.
According to HollywoodLife.com, a source revealed that Rob almost certainly won't go to the show:
“While Rob completely supports Caitlyn, it’s highly unlikely he will attend the show. If he can lose a ton of weight in the next couple of weeks, maybe he will go. But being in large crowds is not his thing. He doesn’t want to have a panic attack and make a fool of himself. He wants it to be about Caitlyn, not him."
Rob's health became the subject of national attention last May after he gained significant weight. Rob responded to the media by tweeting, "I'm a grown man and will work on myself when i choose." At the time, he denied having gone to rehab or therapy to treat his weight gain.
"my only therapy will be in the gym anyways had to say somethingggggggggg," Rob wrote at the end of his tweetstorm.
According to HollywoodLife.com, Caitlyn fully supports her son and won't take his absence "as a sign of anything negative or personal."