Rob Kardashian finally opens up in this week's PEOPLE cover story about the long, dark road that he found himself on before finding love and happiness with fiancée Blac Chyna.
"She got me through my darkest times," Rob says of his the entrepreneur, model and mom-to-be. "I wasn't happy in my own skin. I missed out on so many things."
"I've been friends with Chyna for a long time," he says. "She was someone I reached out to for advice. She would cook for me and we'd just talk. She's surrounded me with a lot of positivity. From the moment we met, I knew I wanted to be more than friends."
As for Chyna, 28, she wasn't out to change Rob – only give him support.
"I saw Rob was willing to better himself," she says. "I had never wanted to be tough. I never wanted to change him."