EXCLUSIVE: Margot Robbie’s uncle sets the record straight on Hollywood star’s alleged falling out with estranged father: ‘They have a relationship’
- Wayne Robbie is the brother of Margot’s father, Doug
- A Gold Coast-based estate agent says the pair are in regular contact
- Doug and Margot’s mother separated when Margot was very young
- The Robbie family ‘tremendously proud of the actress’
Hollywood superstar Margot Robbie’s uncle has set the record straight on the actress’ relationship with her allegedly estranged father.
Wayne Robbie, who operates a large property company on the Gold Coast, has denied recent reports that his brother, Doug, never had a relationship with Margot and that they are on bad terms.
“It never was,” Wayne told Daily Mail Australia.
“He definitely has a relationship 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 traveled to Sydney to see Margot when she was in town for the premiere of his new film Babylon. .
Margot Robbie at the recent premiere of Babylon in Sydney. Her uncle, Wayne Robbie, says his dad isn’t estranged from the famous actress despite rumors
It comes several years after reports began circulating that the Wolf of Wall Street star – born and raised by her mother Sarie Kessler on the Gold Coast – had cut off all contact with her father.
Speaking to The Sun UK in 2016, Margot admitted her contact with her father was limited, adding “I’m not like him at all”.
At the time, it was revealed that her younger brother Lachlan – or Lockie – remained close to her father, but two other siblings – Anya and Cameron – reportedly shared a similar relationship to Margot’s.
It is understood Doug separated from Sarie when the children were young, leaving the single mother to raise four children on her own on the Gold Coast.
Doug Robbie – a retired sugarcane farmer and property developer who now lives in Airlie Beach – pictured with his son Lachie
All four attended exclusive private school Somerset College before Margot found fame and fortune in Hollywood where she is now on course to land her second Oscar nomination for Babylon.
Wayne said his niece’s career was a huge source of pride for the Robbie clan – most of whom remain on the Gold Coast.
“It’s Margot’s life and we don’t get involved in the commentary. But we are very proud of Margot and all that she has achieved,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
“We just have a little policy about communicating with the media – it’s something that’s really up to her if she wants to say anything publicly.
“But we are proud of her. And Doug is exactly the same. He was there with the opening of the movie and I know they have a relationship.
‘Doug is retired now as he has been for a long time. But he is in contact with Margot and all the children.
Margot pictured with her mother, Sarie Kessler, at the Babylon premiere in Los Angeles
Fiercely loyal to her mother, Margot, 32, regularly speaks about their close relationship and said any children she has will be raised on the Gold Coast to be close to their grandmother.
The couple recently walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Babylon, where Sarie – a retired physical therapist – was compared by reporters to Margot’s sister thanks to her surprisingly youthful appearance.
Margot, who missed out on an Oscar nomination this year for her work at Babylon, used her first big paycheck to repay her mother for all the money she had given her to help build her career in her early years. beginnings.
“I spent it to pay you back, Mom. Don’t you remember? I was so in debt by the end of 12th grade,’ she said in a 2019 Vogue interview.
“I had everything I owed you written down on a piece of paper, and every time I got a paycheck I paid off my debt, but then I kept the piece of paper because it was so satisfying. at the end of knowing that I had paid it all back.’