Rob Kardashian has 'turned his life around' following ‘life or death’ ultimatum, source says (Exclusive)

After being told his weight gain could eventually threaten his life, Rob Kardashian has been working with a trainer and has finally “turned his life around,” a source tells ET.

“Rob has struggled nonstop for years with his weight and he finally seems to have turned his life around,” the source says. “Lately Rob’s friends have been talking about how proud they are of him because he made his health a priority.”

“He was warned that if he didn’t lose weight, it could eventually become life or death, but since then he lost pounds and feels so much better,” the source continues. “He works out regularly with a trainer and that has made a difference in his shape. He really is beginning to look like the old Rob.”

According to the source, Kardashian -- who ET learned in October had lost an estimated 30-50 pounds -- has been living in one of his half-sister Kylie Jenner’s homes while he continues getting his life on track.

The insider says his mom, Kris Jenner, has also been helping the 31-year-old -- who owns a designer sock line, Arthur George -- financially.

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ORANGE, CA - JUNE 07: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian make a personal appearance for 'Unbreakable Bond' at Perfumania on June 7, 2012 in Orange, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian and Rob Kardashian attend the grand opening of RYU on April 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian and Rob Kardashian attend the grand opening of RYU on April 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom and Rob Kardashian are seen on April 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Khloe Kardashian (R) and Rob Kardashian visit Extra at The Grove on April 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Khloe Kardashian (R) and Rob Kardashian visit Extra at The Grove on April 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Khloe Kardashian (R) and Rob Kardashian visit Extra at The Grove on April 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather, Khloe Kardashian and Rob Kardashian pose at Jet at The Mirage Hotel and Casino on March 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 18: (L-R) Television personality Khloe Kardashian, Amercian boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Rob Kardashian arrive to celebrate Rob's 24th birthday at the Jet Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Rob Kardashian, Kim Dsrdashian and Khloe Kardashian as NEW VEGAS Celebrates Kim Kardashian's 30th Birthday At TAO At The Venetian on October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: (L-R) Khloe Kardashian Odom, Rob Kardashian and Lamar Odom celebrate at the 2011 BBVA NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Rob Kardashian is seen on March 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Rob Kardashian during his new Arthur George by Rob Kardashian sock collection unveiling at Neiman Marcus on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Rob Kardashian and Kris Jenner during the new Arthur George by Rob Kardashian sock collection unveiling at Neiman Marcus on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Rob Kardashian poses for photos with fans during his new Arthur George by Rob Kardashian sock collection unveiling at Neiman Marcus on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Rob Kardashian and Kris Jenner arrive at Rob Kardashian's 26th birthday celebration at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 10: Rob Kardashian presents his Arthur George Socks Collection at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour at Neiman Marcus on December 10, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 16: Rob Kardashian and Kris Jenner during Rob Kardashian's Arthur George Street sock line launch at Kardashian Khaos at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rob Kardashian (R) celebrates his 26th birthday with his mom Kris Jenner (R) at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 10: Rob Kardashian presents his Arthur George Socks Collection at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour at Neiman Marcus on December 10, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Brody Jenner (L) and Rob Kardashian host The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday September 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 19: Kris Jenner and Rob Kardashian are seen strolling on September 19, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 27: Rob Kardashian showcases designs by Human on the runway on day five of Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 on October 27, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08: Rob Kardashian is seen at LAX on March 08, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are seen at LAX on March 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are seen at LAX on March 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian at Onyx Nightclub on March 27, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian at Onyx Nightclub on March 27, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
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“Kris has been a huge financial support,” the source says. “His mother purchased part of his sock company, which has helped tremendously. He wants to do more business and has been talking to companies about partnering with their brands.”

As for his personal life, the source claims Kardashian is single and firmly focused on his health and being a good dad to Dream, his 2-year-old daughter with ex, Blac Chyna.

“Rob is nowhere near dating anyone right now seriously,” the source says. “He’s happy to be getting himself back and wants to focus on that now. Rob has changed and wants to be the best father he can be. He wants to make sure Dream is cared for, so he is working on a plan to make more money.”

It’s Dream who’s the focus of Kardashian’s personal posts on social media lately, as he shares adorable snaps of the little cutie.

“my babbbbyyyy,” he captioned the latest pic of the toddler, on Thursday.



Reporting by Adriane Schwartz.

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