Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's volatile dynamic kept them from living together for most of their relationship, even as they awaited the arrival of daughter Dream Kardashian

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December 19, 2016 01:00 PM

 

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna‘s living situation throughout their time as a couple has been about as complicated as their turbulent relationship. The Rob & Chyna stars’ frequent bickering has kept them from living together for most of their relationship, even as they prepared for the arrival of their first child.

Although the birth of daughter Dream seemed to bond them and give a glimpse of more stable times ahead, Kardashian, 29, surprised everyone by sharing on social media over the weekend that his 28-year-old fiancée had unexpectedly moved out, taking the baby and all of her belongings with her.

This latest upheaval, which comes just two weeks after the couple finally moved in together, is just one more complication in the on-and-off couple’s efforts over the course of the past year to map out their living arrangements together. Starting with with …

Living with Sis

Kardashian was living with his sister Khloé when his romance with Chyna began early in 2016. In an interview with Complex magazine for the August/September 2015 issue, Khloé explained that her brother lived with her and ex-husband Lamar Odom throughout their marriage, only moving out toward the end. When she and Odom split, the siblings moved together into Khloé’s new house.

Not long before making their relationship public with an Instagram post, rumors circulated that Khloé kicked her brother out of the house and he temporarily moved in with Chyna.

Kris Jenner bought Kardashian his own $2.3 million home in February. The four-bedroom, 4,256 sq. ft. home is not far from the rest of his family in an upscale gated community in Calabasas, California.

A Pregnancy Apart

Kardashian and Chyna lived separately in the Calabasas area during her pregnancy due to their constant feuding. However, a Kardashian insider revealed to PEOPLE they had set up two nurseries — one in his house and one in hers — in advance of Dream’s arrival.

“They have separate nurseries because they both wanted to prepare for the baby, but they agreed it wasn’t a good idea to live together while Chyna is pregnant because they were fighting too much,” said the insider.

In Rob & Chyna’s Baby Special, living apart appeared to be a point of contention between Kardashian and Chyna as she explained that they both “hate” each other’s homes so they didn’t want to live in either house.

At one point in the special, Kardashian asked a friend for advice on getting Chyna to move into a new house with him before Dream’s birth — but the friend pointed out that it would probably be too stressful to deal with while Chyna was in her last trimester. 

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Happy Family

Once Dream came and made them a family of three, however, another source told PEOPLE the couple would live together so Kardashian could be a hands-on dad.

“Rob wants to live with Chyna and spend every day with Dream,” says a Kardashian source. “He is making a big effort to get along with Chyna. She seems very happy with him. They are getting along great and enjoying parenting together.”

Drama Before the Holidays

The weekend before Christmas, Chyna’s Instagram account was hacked, with the anonymous hacker claiming she had left Kardashian. The hacker also said they were going to “expose” the reality star and how she was using Kardashian while allegedly cheating on him with other men — although the conversations that were posted  in the “hack” didn’t show any signs of infidelity on Chyna’s part. Chyna later confirmed that the private messages and text conversations the hacker leaked were real, and even implied that Kardashian was involved in her “hack.”

After the hacker released her messages, they pointed fans to check out Kardashian’s Snapchat, where he posted a series of videos of himself walking around his empty home. Appearing visibly upset, Kardashian claimed Chyna “took the baby, took the whole nursery we built.” He also said Chyna wasn’t letting him see their daughter.

“She blocked me or else I would ask to see her and she has the guard gate not letting me in the gate either,” he wrote on Instagram, adding, “I just miss baby Dream.”

Priority No. 1: Dream

For now, sources tell PEOPLE that the couple are remaining separate as they consider the next steps in their relationship — both as romantic partners and co-parents.

One insider tells PEOPLE the Kardashian and Chyna had decided to test the waters of cohabitation during happier times: “They said, ‘Let’s give it a try.’ ” But now Chyna has vacated their shared home (which was once occupied by Kardashian’s little sister Kylie Jenner) and gone back to the home were she was living earlier this year.

But another source affirms that, despite these tumultuous times, the fiancés’ focus remains on baby Dream, who will “always stay with mom.”

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