Blac Chyna (whose birth name is Angela Renée White) uploaded a picture of herself with Rob Kardashian in late January 2016 alongside the caption The beginning ... People magazine took a screenshot of the now-deleted Instagram post.Immediately, people pointed out how interconnected the two already were and how complicated their relationship would beChyna previously dated rapper Tyga from 2011 to 2014, and the two of them share a child together named King Cairo. She'd even attended Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 2014 wedding while dating Tyga. Rob and Chyna had a whirlwind first month as a public couple. First, came what appeared to be a public rift between Rob and his sister Khloe, with whom he lived at the time. According to TMZ, Khloe came home at the end of January and discovered Rob and Chyna in her home with liquor bottles and trash strewn about.A few days later, on January 28, Chyna was arrested on charges of public intoxication at the Austin International Airport. She was also charged with drug possession, though those charges were later dropped, according to TMZ.After moving out of Khloe's, Rob bought a home of his own in Calabasas. A source told E! Online that Chyna was basically living there and helping him decorate it.But within weeks, Rob had purged his Instagram of photos and Chyna posted several cryptic Instagrams about possibly being single, E! reported.Rob quickly cleared up the mystery in a now-deleted Instagram post. Chy and I are not broken up we just feel like it would be a lot healthier for our relationship if we kept a lot more to ourselves, he wrote, according to E!. It's impossible to have a positive relationship with so much negativity from the media and outsiders, and we would appreciate it if everyone respects that.In April, just ten weeks into their relationship, Rob proposed to Chyna.The pair then celebrated with Chyna's mom at a strip club, according to TMZ.The engagement was apparently a surprise to the rest of the Kardashian clan. We wake up to all of these pictures of my brother getting engaged, Kim Kardashian said in a June 2016 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. How does our own brother not tell us?The next month, Chyna revealed she was pregnant. Very few love stories have created as much pop culture buzz as Rob and Chyna's, and we are thrilled to see Rob in such a happy place, Jeff Olde, the then-executive vice president of original programming and development at E!, said in a press release. We are excited to share the next chapter in their relationship.But when the show debuted in October 2016, The Guardian's Dave Schilling called it the saddest show on TV.Rob & Chyna is so filled with existential despair that you'd assume it was drummed up by a government-funded writer in some soggy Scandinavian country over a bottle of cheap scotch, wrote Schilling. If you watch more than one of these episodes, you'll probably find yourself not leaving the house for years, just like Rob Kardashian.Rob & Chyna would later be at the center of a five-year-long legal battle between the Kardashians and Chyna. In July, Rob unfollowed Blac Chyna on Instagram, sparking rumors that the pair had split up. (Chyna later Snapchatted her engagement ring.)And Rob very publicly called out his sisters for hosting a baby shower and not inviting Chyna. Didn't invite the Mother of my child to a baby shower you all were trying to throw for me? You all must have lost your damn minds, he wrote in a now-deleted tweet.It was unclear exactly what happened at the time, but on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, it was later revealed that the sisters intended to throw Rob a DILF shower sans Chyna. A source told E! News that Rob was unable to attend the planned shower and wanted to send Chyna in his place. However, Kim said if Rob didn't go, then Chyna couldn't go. It sounds like that's what caused the argument. Chyna filed paperwork to trademark the name Angela Renée Kardashian in advance of her marriage to Rob, with the intent of using the name for entertainment services by a professional entertainer and personal appearances by a social media celebrity, model, actress, and performer. But the Kardashian sisters fought against the trademark, claiming in court documents seen by Insider that their brands would suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill if Chyna was allowed to use the name.The Kardashians said in filings that Chyna's use of the Kardashian name would be likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive consumers. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, her petition for the name change was abandoned in March 2017. On December 17, Rob took to Snapchat to claim that Chyna had taken their daughter Dream and left him. Chyna then accused him of verbally abusing her.Rob asked for all of this! Rob begged me to have Dream! He stressed me out my ENTIRE PREGNANCY!!! she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram, according to Cosmopolitan. Accusing me of cheating, going crazy on me with massive text blast daily! being an absolute lunatic and then cover it up with gifts! I was verbally abused every other day. I was still there with nothing but high hopes for us!Just a few days later, Rob admitted in a series of emotional Instagram posts that he had never been this heartbroken in my life and apologized for his behavior.This weekend I was in an emotional bad place and did some things that embarrassed myself and my family, he wrote in a series of since-deleted Instagram posts, Cosmopolitan reported. I apologize and I'm seeking help to deal with my flaws/issues. Please pray for me and I'm sorry @blacchyna. You are a great mother to our child and I love you.But after marking their first anniversary together, Rob and Chyna split in February 2017, according to E! News. They were said to be living in separate homes and focusing on work and their child. Rob was not in a state to care for Dream alone and was not allowed to see her without supervision, a source told People magazine.The Kardashians were very concerned about his health, according to the same source.In March 2017, while the pair were gearing up for an ugly custody battle over Dream, Rob & Chyna was paused, according to People magazine. Later, Entertainment Tonight reported the show was canceled, though a spokesperson from E! told Refinery 29, We are continuing to shoot with all the family members, and are covering Rob and his relationship with Chyna.The couple briefly reunited in spring 2017 but it wasn't to last long. In a series of Instagram posts in July, Rob claimed that Chyna had cheated on him and proceeded to post sexually explicit photos and videos of his former partner. His Instagram account was suspended, but he then re-uploaded some of the images to Twitter. It took the social media site 30 minutes before the images were taken down.Chyna responded on Snapchat and accused him of physically abusing her. On July 11, she obtained a temporary restraining order against Rob. Many noted that the posts on Rob's page could be in violation of California's revenge porn laws.In a lawsuit Chyna filed in October 2017 against Rob and his family, her lawyer claimed: Rob Kardashian's distribution of Ms. White's private nude photos caused Ms. White to suffer emotional distress, harm to her reputation, including shame, mortification and hurt feelings as well as harm to her property, business, profession, and occupation.If you or someone you know is being abused, reach out to RAINN (the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline) or Safe Horizon for support.In September, Rob and Chyna finally reached a co-parenting agreement over Dream.But that same month, Kylie Jenner and Rob sued Chyna for battery, assault and vandalism at a home Jenner owned. They claimed that she was physically and verbally abusive and damaged property. The initial court filings detailed an alleged incident in which Chyna tried to strangle Rob with an iPhone charging cable. The lawsuit, seen by Insider, said Chyna became pregnant with Rob's child, demonstrating one of [her] deliberate actions to cash in on the Kardashians fame and accused her of nothing short of an outright fraud to shake down the Kardashian family.In a civil complaint filed in LA County court, Chyna claimed the Kardashians conspired to have her reality TV show with Rob canceled as revenge for leaving him. The Kardashians denied interfering with the show. The lawsuit also included complaints of assault, battery, distribution of private materials (revenge porn), domestic violence, and harassment. In revenge, the Kardashian-Jenner family became media predators, slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show, which had already begun filming a second season, the lawsuit, seen by Insider, said. The unwritten rule no one told Ms. White when she embarked on a relationship with Mr. Kardashian is: the entire family takes it personally if you leave and will come after you, using their fame, wealth, and power to take you down, it continued. Rob filed an ex parte emergency motion to obtain primary custody of Dream. It was denied. Later, Chyna posted about getting no support for her children and Rob shared details about his financial contributions to their daughter's wellbeing. My love for Dream far outweighs my desire to proceed with my claims against her mother in a public trial, he told E! News in a statement. Now that the court has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a jury trial on my claim for assault, for our daughter's sake, I am dismissing the action and focusing on my co-parenting relationship with Chyna.Five years after she initially took legal action the battle began in the courtroom. The trial rehashed several explosive moments in Rob and Chyna's relationship, including a time when Chyna allegedly pulled a gun on Rob. On the stand, Chyna testified that the incident was meant to be a joke and that she was being silly. [Rob] thought it was funny, she said. During the trial, Chyna was shown graphic images of herself that Rob had posted to social media, and was left visibly shaken. Her team asked that she be allowed to redo her testimony given the upsetting nature of the images, but the judge denied the request. Chyna's lawyer, Lyenne Ciani, claimed during the trial that Kris Jenner advocated for the E! network to cancel Rob & Chyna and contacted executives at the network to request that they ditch the bitch. Ciani also said Jenner called Chyna stupid and really ghetto.Jenner's lawyer, Michael Rhodes, denied Ciani's claims. The jury dismissed Chyna's claims that the family was responsible for the canceling of Rob & Chyna and her lost income. The restraining order filed by Chyna became a huge part of the case, as network executives said it was impossible to film the show and it was that, not the Kardashians vocalizing their opinions, that led to Rob and Chyna's cancelation. Jeff Olde, a former senior vice president of development and programming at E!, testified that Kylie Jenner's pleas to end the show had nothing to do with its cancelation. I really don't take direction from 17-year-olds, he said on the stand, according to the Associated Press.Olde added that the show was canceled because there was no more Rob and Chyna. It was not the show we bought.Chyna's revenge porn lawsuit was scheduled to move forward in June 2022.But as Insider's Rebecca Cohen and Azmi Haroun reported, Rob and Chyna's legal teams agreed to settle the suit just days before the trial. Details of the settlement are scheduled to be ironed out by their legal teams on August 12. Kristin Salaky contributed to an earlier version of this story.