She may not be a Kardashian, but Blac Chyna is almost as popular as they are. The reality star and businesswoman became a household name after she began dating the sole Kardashian son, Rob Kardashian.
While you wouldn't think that whomever Rob chose to date would be a big deal, his pairing with Chyna set the gossip world abuzz since Chyna shares a son with rapper Tyga. At the time that Rob and Chyna first got together, Tyga had moved onto dating Rob's youngest sister, Kylie Jenner.
A lot has happened since Blac Chyna entered our radar. She and Rob got pregnant with their first child together and starred in their own short-lived reality show. The couple eventually broke up and now Chyna has a lawsuit against Rob's family.
Despite her drama with the Kardashians, Blac Chyna has moved on, dating a few different men since her split with Rob. None of her relationships ever seemed too serious, however, until now. Recently the 29-year-old mother of two has been dating 18-year-old rapper YBN Almighty Jay and if rumors are to be believed, she's pregnant with his baby!
Blac Chyna hasn't confirmed or denied if she is indeed pregnant or not, but here are 15 things you may not have known about her.
15 She's Worth How Much?
While she's been called a gold-digger more times than we can count, Chyna doesn't need money from any man because she's worth a whole lot on her own! Celebrity Net Worth estimates the business owner's net worth at $4 million. Sure, that's not Kim Kardashian money, but it's pretty darn impressive.
Chyna's riches no doubt come from her appearance fees, endorsement fees and of course her successful businesses. Her cosmetics line, Lashed has only increased her own personal brand. At one point she was charging an appearance fee of $30,000 during the time she was with Rob Kardashian. It's been reported that since their split her fee has dropped to $7,000.
She still endorses many different products on Instagram, just like the Kardashians. She promotes everything from clothing to furniture stores to weight loss supplements. The list truly is endless and all those endorsement fees definitely add up. It was also reported that Chyna made $5 million for her appearance on her reality show with Rob Kardashian. No wonder she's so angry she didn't get renewed for season 2!
People can call Chyna a gold digger all they want but it's clear that she's definitely a shrewd businesswoman who can take care of herself.
14 She Used To Dance For A Living
Blac Chyna actually started out as a dancer to help her pay to put herself through college. The mother of two began dancing at smaller clubs before becoming a featured act at Miami's King of Diamonds Gentleman's Club.
She was hugely popular and quickly made a name for herself. Drake name dropped her in his 2010 single 'Miss Me' and in 2011 she was cast in a young rapper named Tyga's music video for the song 'Rack City.' She and Tyga went on to become a couple and welcome a son, King Cairo, together.
During a Facebook Live interview to promote her then-upcoming reality show Rob & Chyna, the one-time reality star was asked what she'd be doing if she never became famous, and her honest response may have shocked some fans.
"If I wasn't famous. Oh God, Rob. I don't know. I would probably be working in the [...] club. I'm just kidding.”
However, after waiting a minute she went on to admit that she would probably still be working as a dancer. "I would probably be still in the [...] club. I'm just keeping it real,” she added. “I can't do nothing else."
13 ... And Then Became A 'Video Vixen'
Chyna parlayed her success and popularity at King of Diamonds Gentleman's Club into a successful career as a video vixen. After being name dropped by Drake in his hit single 'Miss Me', the dancer was cast as Nicki Minaj's stunt double in the video for Kanye West's song ft. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and JAY Z, 'Monster'. While the scene features a 'good Nicki' and a 'monster Nicki' rapping at each other, if you look closely you can make out one scene where they haven't superimposed Nicki's face on Chyna's body.
"That day, it was so crazy," she told 305Honeys.com. "It was scary in the beginning for me because they had to tie me up and put a bag over my face. Now mind you, I don't know any of these men...and they have to tie me up to literally where I couldn't even move, so that was really scary. But when Nicki got on the set, I was good."
She also appeared alongside Future in his video for one of this songs, as well as her future baby daddy Tyga's video for his song Rack City and Nicki Minaj's Come on a Cone. Most recently she appeared last year in Belly's music video for the song P.O.P. which many thought was a dig at former fiance Rob Kardashian.
12 She's Been Arrested
Chyna got her mugshot back in 2016 when she was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas for public intoxication after she was kicked off her flight.
“White’s behavior was unpredictable, going from extremely angry, cursing at everyone then to crying,” the arrest affidavit read. “White was being verbally aggressive to the bartender at Saxon Pub whom she claimed would not serve her the amount of alcohol that she requested.”
“White demanded that I tie her shoes before she walked to my patrol car,” the officer wrote. “White was not cooperative and may have left the airport on her own occurrence and may have been a danger to herself and/or harmed another.”
Things went from bad to worse when officers searched the reality star's purse. Two small illicit substances were discovered, resulting in the addition of a third degree felony charge for possession.
Fortunately for Chyna the charges were dropped after it was said she completed a sufficient number of classes and because it was a non violent offense.
11 Her Cosmetics Line Might Give Kylie's A Run For Its Money
After successfully graduating as a professional makeup artist, Chyna went one step further and opened her own online clothing boutique called 88fin. She offered her own line of false eyelashes through the store as well. Not content to simply offer false lashes, the entreprenuer went one step further in 2014 when she launched her own full service line of cosmetics line called Lashed.
She then purchased her own beauty bar in LA that she called Lashed where she offered makeup courses as well as a variety of beauty services including teeth whitening.
Chyna explained to PEOPLE why she wanted to continue to grow her brand. “Years later, right after I had King, I wanted to do something that expressed myself, so I started Lashed Cosmetics. The lipsticks, the full skincare line, the beauty bar and 88Fin clothing trickled down from that. Nobody supports me at all. If anything, I’ve gotten other people more money … I’ll leave it at that.”
Lashed Cosmetics offers a full range of products ranging from skin care including cleansers and makeup wipes and skin creams to a variety of eyelashes, to an assortment of lip collections to a wide variety of makeup for everyone.
10 She Loves Tattoos... Maybe Too Much
You only need to take a very quick glimpse at Blac Chyna's social media accounts to see that the mother of two is a very big fan of tattoos. According to Steal Her Style, Chyna has 16 tattoos in total.
She has 1) a watermelon, writing on her hip 2) a watermelon on her stomach 3) a swirl, tribal design on her lower back 4) a flower, lily, swirl on her thigh 5) a chrysanthemum, flower on her side 6) a butterfly, flower on her foot 7) a name, tribal design on the back of her hand 8) a butterfly, cherry blossom, flower, leaf on her foot 9) flower, leaf on her calf 10) tribal design on the back of her hand 11) flower, leaf on her hip 12)chrysanthemum, flower on her lower back 13) butterfly, flower, leaf, lily on her side 14) name, writing on her elbow 15) "King" and "Dream" on the sides of her hand 16) "F*ck" on her side
At one point she had rapper Future's name tattoo'd on the side of her hand, after a brief romance. She eventually had that name removed by laser and then replaced with the tattoo of her daughter, Dream's name. I think her daughter's name is a safer bet than a love interest anyway!
9 She Used To Keep Up With The Kardashians
It sounds hard to believe now, especially if you've watched any episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians around the time of the Chyna/Rob split, but Chyna and the K's used to be quite close. Specifically Chyna and Kim Kardashian.
Chyna and Kim were such good friends that Chyna, who was with Tyga at the time, attended Kim's wedding to Kanye West in 2014. Oddly enough Chyna's best friend, Amber Rose, once dated Kanye West. It seems to be a really small dating pool in Hollywood!
Kim and Chyna were often photographed together heading to work out or simply out for a night on the town. They even posted photos of each other on their respective Instagrams.
However once Tyga left Chyna for Kim's baby sister, a line in the sand had to be drawn. Amber Rose publicly called out Tyga for dating someone so young and Khloe Kardashian publicly defended her little sister. Kim stopped hanging out with Chyna and the friendship seemingly ended there and then.
Chyna made her way back in to the Kardashian fold when she started dating and eventually became engaged to Rob Kardashian, giving birth to the next generation of Kardashian females.
8 And Now She's Suing Them
Blac Chyna isn't one to take anything from the Kardashians. Chyna first filed a lawsuit against the Kardashians back in October 2017. According to Bravo, Chyna is suing the family, maintaining that they "played a role in the cancellation of her E! reality show, Rob & Chyna," by contacting E! to “demand the network not proceed with a second season.”
The Kardashians maintain that Chyna was the one who made a second season impossible. The family claims that the fact that she filed a restraining order against Rob Kardashian was the true cause behind the cancellation of the show.
In January, a judge temporarily agreed to dismiss Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner from Chyna's lawsuit. In February, the mother of two added Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner back to her lawsuit even though she had dismissed them just months before.
This lawsuit is proving to be more than anyone can keep up with, especially since Chyna also sued ex Rob Kardashian after he posted explicit photos of her on social media.
“Rob Kardashian is an abuser intent on destroying Angela White, the mother of his baby, who left him in 2016,” the complaint stated. “In revenge, the Kardashian-Jenner family became media predators, [...] shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show, which had already begun filming a second season.”
7 She Met Her New Bae On Christian Mingle
If you weren't sure if an online dating site was for you or not, it looks like even the celebrities are giving it a try! If celebrities are signing up for legitimate dating sites you never know who you're going to meet!
According to YBN Almighty Jay, the teenage rapper who is now dating Blac Chyna, he first met his new girlfriend on the online dating site Christian Mingle!
"I was searching on Christian Mingle [...] and I saw her profile pop up, and I'm like, '[She] on fire,'" Jay told No Jumper in an interview. "So I sent her Christian Mingle messages and she responded to my email." And the rest, as they say, is history.
He did tell TMZ in another interview that while he did meet Blac Chyna on the Christian dating site, he doesn't recommend putting your real age in your profile if you're a teenager and wanting to meet older women.
It's not clear if Jay had listed his real age of 18 when he first signed up and whether or not Chyna knew he was still a teenager when she agreed to meet him. She knows now though, and apparently, the age difference between the two doesn't bother either of them.
6 She's Small But Mighty
I know it's hard to judge how big or small a person is from simply seeing pictures all the time. Many actors that we think are tall, or even average height are actually pretty short. And the super tall actors tend to look 'average' height thanks to tricks producers and directors and even the actors themselves often use to make them look average height.
While Blac Chyna may have a big personality, she's actually a pretty tiny person.
The business owner is only 5'2 despite looking taller in most of her pictures. She also has a curvy body and works hard at her fitness.
While she hasn't posted a workout clip in a while, the mother of two used to posts clips from her intense backyard workouts a la Kardashian style. Chyna wasn't taking it easy with her workouts either, using resistance bands, free weights and lots of lunges to keep her tiny frame in tip-top shape.
After delivering Dream, Chyna kept her fans updated with her workout regimen and weight loss journey as she worked hard to lose the baby weight. Clearly it worked because Chyna looks absolutely amazing!
5 What's In A Name?
Not surprisingly, Blac Chyna isn't the mother of two's real name. Born Angela Renée White, the former dancer adopted her now famous moniker reportedly after meeting a client at one of the gentleman's club she worked at with a similar name.
Blac Chyna wasn't the first stage name that she adopted, however. Chyna, who began dancing at the age of 18 in Maryland, first danced under the alias Dora Renee, according to Revelist. She then moved to Miami to attend Johnson & Wales University and began stripping at the King of Diamonds gentleman's club under the name Cream.
According to Before They Were Famous, the former Angela White adopted her now famous name of Blac Chyna from a client at King of Diamond's who went by Black China.
During her short lived engagement to Rob Kardashian, Chyna actually attempted to trademark the name 'Angela Kardashian' but the Kardashian sisters quickly hired an attorney to block Chyna's attempt at trademarking their famous name. According to the sisters the Kardashian brand would "suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill" if Chyna was permitted to use their famous name.
4 She's Got Skills
While many people only know Blac Chyna only as the woman who was engaged to Rob Kardashian, it should be noted that she was very successful as a businesswoman in her own right before she and Kardashian got together. In fact, many people have often labelled the mom of two as a 'gold digger' after she became pregnant so quickly after she began dating Kardashian, but Chyna is a professional who has turned her trade in to a big business.
Chyna is a makeup artist by trade. After welcoming her first child, son Cairo with then love Tyga, Chyna decided to return to school. She had initially dropped out of Johnson & Wales University in Miami to turn to stripping full time. “I was falling asleep all the time in class. It wasn’t working out for me,” she told Elle in 2016. She enrolled in JLS Professional Makeup Artist School in LA in 2013 and became a professional makeup artist.
Not only did she graduate from her program, but she also helped to promote the program by appearing in promotional videos and publicly endorsing the program, E! reports.
Her career as a professional makeup artist absolutely paid off and helped her develop and create her own brand.
3 Baby King And Baby Dream
She may be rumored to be pregnant with YBN Almight Jay's baby, but Chyna is already a mom of two young children.
Chyna welcomed her first child, son King Cairo with former love Tyga on October 16, 2012. The couple split when Tyga reportedly cheated on Chyna with none other than Kylie Jenner. Kylie and Tyga went on to have a relationship that reportedly lasted from 2014 to 2017.
Chyna moved on herself with none other than Jenner's brother, Rob Kardashian. Chyna and Rob welcomed daughter Dream on November 10, 2016. While the couple were engaged to be married and even filmed one season of their own reality show, Rob & Chyna for the E! Network, it just wasn't meant to be.
The couple first split in March of 2016, getting back together and then splitting again just a month after their daughter was born. Needless to say, it was very, very messy in the beginning. They attempted a reconciliation but split for good in February of 2017.
Chyna has had a contentious co-parenting relationship with Tyga, with Chyna publicly calling him out in the past for not paying child support in a now infamous rant on Snapchat.
2 Her Relationship With Rob
Despite their past drama, Rob and Chyna are committed to co-parenting their daughter together.
“I feel that the key to successful co-parenting is communication and respect,” Chyna told PEOPLE Magazine. “I might have one point of view, but hopefully Dream and King’s fathers add theirs, and we can come together to build better people. I know right and wrong. I’m pretty sure they know right and wrong. We’re going to do the best we can.”
“We’re going to work with lawyers on figuring out a co-parenting situation. Rob’s been a fantastic father and Chyna doesn’t need financial support in that way. They want to figure it out together,” Walter Mosely, one of Chyna's lawyers said after Chyna and Rob's blowout. “As big as this fight was both of their hearts are in the same place when it comes to protecting and raising Dream.”
Still, after Chyna was involved in an altercation with an unidentified woman at a Six Flags over Easter, Kardashian reportedly was trying to get their custody arrangement modified.
"Rob is furious with Chyna for putting Dream in danger," a source tells E! News. "He plans to file papers to try and get more custody of Dream and to reduce Chyna's child support. He hopes the judge will see that he wants what's best for Dream and that he is putting her safety and best interest before anything else."
1 Is Baby #3 On The Way?
It's been less than a week since rumors began to circulate that the 29 year old mother of two is expecting her third baby with 18 year old boyfriend YBN Almight Jay. Page Six wrote that a source confirmed the couple are expecting their first child together.
While neither Chyna nor Jay have commented on the rumour, Jay did previously state that he wasn't a fan of a certain kind of birth control.
“I don’t wear condoms. . . I would not want to [sleep with a woman] I did not want to get pregnant,” he said. “If Chyna got pregnant, I would keep that [...] like ‘ohh daddy love you,’ I love that [behind].’”
Page Six contacted Chyna's rep for confirmation, but he said he doesn't involve himself in his clients personal lives: "No clue. I only handle appearances and don’t ever comment about my clients personal lives."
TMZ is reporting that Chyna isn't pregnant right now, but she does want more kids in the future. In fact sources are telling the website that Chyna is totally in love with the young rapper so the idea of children together doesn't seem so far fetched.
I guess time will tell if these two have a future together or not.