Sources connected to Rob and Chyna tell us, Rob has been happier in the last few weeks than he's been in years. He says Chyna has given him something that has been missing from his life for a long time ... the capacity to have fun. He also says Chyna motivates him.
We're told Chyna hasn't had to force him to leave the house with her ... it's been his idea to get out and go places, including the gym.
Our sources say Rob is NOT in the relationship with Chyna to spite his family ... as one source put it, "He adores her."