Rob was Natasha's boyfriend in high school; they dated for eight months and four days. They began dating after Natasha helped him in their AP Physics class, and Natasha generally liked dating him. He cheated on her with a blonde girl named Kelly. In the present, Natasha finds that his qualities she once found charming—specifically, his smile and his ability to convince his partner of his virtues—now seem stupid and shallow, and she can't fathom why she ever liked him.
Rob Character Timeline in The Sun is Also a Star
The timeline below shows where the character Rob appears in The Sun is Also a Star. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...her boyfriend and his girlfriend. At Daniel's incredulous look, Natasha explains that he's her ex-boyfriend. Rob waves, and Natasha wonders how she possibly could've dated him. She turns to Daniel and... (full context)
...finish their questions. Daniel asks Natasha to share an embarrassing moment. She admits that seeing Rob in the record store was very embarrassing, mostly because Rob cheated on her, and seeing... (full context)