Love is a many-splendored thing, full of Bentleys and Instagram posts and airport arrests. That’s the lesson from this weekend, anyway, as reported that Rob Kardashian came to Blac Chyna’s aid following her arrest in Austin.

(Photos: Travis County; Instagram: @blacchyna)

According to the gossip site, Kardashian drove from Los Angeles to the Live Music Capital to pick up Chyna after her release from Travis County Jail on Saturday, citing unnamed “Kardashian sources.” He made the 1,377-mile journey in 26 hours, the sources said, also pointing to a post-release Snapchat post from Chyna featuring Kardashian’s Bentley. For her part, Chyna seemed to be happy to head home on the highway.


A video posted by (@blacchyna) on Jan 30, 2016 at 1:59pm PST

Kardashian, the brother of the other ones, and Chyna, a model also embroiled in the reality TV family’s drama by way of BFF and former Kanye West flame Amber Rose, have been romantically linked after some recent (and cryptic) social media missives. A photo of a tattooed arm on Chyna’s feed (belonging to Kardashian, if the Internet’s team of Nancy Drews is to be trusted) kicked the hubbub off. His Instagram, meanwhile, has been rife with pictures of Chyna, including one shot that definitely seems like a jab at his famous family:


A photo posted by ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) on Jan 26, 2016 at 9:55am PST

Of course, it’s not too big of a deal for a boyfriend to drive long distances to pick up his girlfriend after a stint in jail. Why the Internet has sunk its teeth into this story like a breakfast taco is the backstory, steeped in years of celebrity scandal that has recently come to a head again with West, Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter war.  Add Kardashian’s rock relationship with his sisters to the mix, and you’ve got a tabloid epic for the ages.