The 30-year-old actress spoke out about her ex in an interview for Latina's September issue. Adrienne and Rob dated for two years before they broke up in 2009 amid rumors he had been unfaithful, and the former Disney star told the magazine the relationship harmed her and her career.
"To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career," she said. "Not that it would've affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would've affected my decision to appear on [Keeping Up with the Kardashians] ... To this day, people will still say, 'You ruined Rob's life!' and I'll think, Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him."
"It's common knowledge that he cheated on me," Adrienne confirmed. "It's always bothered me that people were like, 'Pero, why couldn't you forgive him?' Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, 'You're disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.' But women, we're supposed to be like, 'He messed up. He made a mistake.' And, in my situation, it wasn't like, 'Oh my God! He made a mistake!' He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal."
Rob's sister Kim Kardashian responded to the article by slamming Adrienne on Twitter. The reality star tweeted, "Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian," and said "#LetItGoooooLetItGoooooo (FROZEN VOICE)." She followed up with, "So sad when people try to kick my brother when he is down. #FamilyForever."
Adrienne started dating Def Jam Records executive Lenny Santiago shortly after she and Rob broke up, and the actress said she and Lenny are in "a great, strong place where any negativity cast our way won't affect us" and declared she'd "marry him, like, right now." Rob has struggled with personal issues and his weight in recent years, and sister Khloe Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner recently expressed concern for his health and well-being.