EXCLUSIVE: Margot Robbie’s uncle sets the record straight about the Hollywood star’s alleged falling out with estranged father: ‘They have a relationship’
- Wayne Robbie is the brother of Margot’s father, Doug.
- The Gold Coast-based realtor says the pair are in regular contact
- Doug and Margot’s mother separated when Margot was a child.
- Robbie family ‘extremely proud of the actress’
Hollywood superstar Margot Robbie’s uncle has set the record straight about the actress’ alleged relationship with her estranged father.
Wayne Robey, who operates a large real estate firm in the Gold Coast, denied recent reports that his brother, Doug, has never had an affair with Margot and they are on bad terms.
‘It never happened,’ Wayne told Daily Mail Australia.
‘He definitely has an affair with her. He is very proud of her.
Wayne also confirmed that his brother – a retired sugarcane farmer and property developer now based in Airlie Beach – recently flew to Sydney to see Margot when she was in town for the premiere of her new film Babylon.
Margot Robbie at the recent premiere of Babylon in Sydney. Her uncle Wayne Robbie says his father is not estranged from the famous actress, despite reports
It comes years after it was reported that the Wolf of Wall Street star – born and raised on the Gold Coast by mother Saree Kessler – had cut off all contact with his father.
Speaking to The Sun UK in 2016, Margot admitted that she had limited contact with her father, adding ‘I’m not at all like him’.
It was revealed at the time that her younger brother Lachlan – or Lockie – remained close to their father, but two other siblings – Anya and Cameron – reportedly shared the same relationship as Margot.
It is understood that Doug split from Serry when the children were young, leaving the single mother to raise the four on the Gold Coast alone.
Doug Robbie – a retired sugar cane farmer and property developer who now lives on Airlie Beach – pictured with his son Lachie
All four attended the exclusive private school Somerset College before Margot left to seek fame and fortune in Hollywood, where she is now on her way to earning her second Academy Award nomination for Babylon.
Wayne said his niece’s career has been a great source of pride for the Robbie clan – most of whom live on the Gold Coast.
‘This is Margot’s life and we do not engage in commenting. But we are very proud of Margot and everything she has achieved,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘We just have a little policy about talking to the media – it’s something that’s really up to her if she wants to say something publicly.
‘But we’re proud of him. And Doug is exactly like that. He has come down with the beginning of the film and I know they have a relationship.
‘Dog is retired now. He has been for a long time. But he is in contact with Margot and all the children.
Margot pictured with her mother, Sari Kessler, at the Babylon premiere in Los Angeles
Fiercely loyal to her mother, Margot, 32, regularly talks about their close relationship and has said any of her children would be raised on the Gold Coast to be close to their grandmother.
The pair recently walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Babylon, where Sari – a retired physiotherapist – was compared to Margot’s sister thanks to her youthful appearance.
Margot, who missed out on an Oscar nomination this year for her work in Babylon, used her first big pay check to pay back any money her mother gave her to help launch her career .
‘I spent it on paying you back, Mother. don’t you remember I was in debt by the end of 12th grade,’ she said in a 2019 Vogue interview.
‘I had everything I wrote you down on a piece of paper, and every time I got a paycheck I would pay off my debt, but then I kept the piece of paper because it was so satisfying to know at the end that I have paid for it. all back.’
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