Who is Doug Robbie? Inside actress Margot's fraught relationship with dad as uncle slams estrangement rumors

Who is Doug Robbie? Inside actress Margot's fraught relationship with dad as uncle slams estrangement rumors
Margot Robbie (R) reportedly doesn't have a great relationship with her father Doug Robbie (L) (Lockie Robbie/ Instagram, Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

SAN FRANSISCO, CALIFORNIA: Wayne Robbie, the uncle of Margot Robbie publicly denied the claim that the actress isn't in a great relationship with her father Doug Robbie. He stated, "That has never been the case. He certainly does have a relationship with her. He is very proud of her."

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According to Daily Mail, Margot was raised by her mother Sarie Kessler. Doug and Sarie separated when their children were young. The actress also noted in a 2016 interview that her relationship with her father is limited. She said, "None. Nothing. I'm not like him at all."

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Margot Robbie has minimal contact with her father (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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Who is Doug Robbie?

Doug is a retired sugarcane farmer and property developer now based in Airlie Beach. Wayne also claimed that Doug traveled to Sydney to see Margot when she was in town for the premiere of her new film 'Babylon'. Though Margot stayed away from her father, her brother, Lachlan kept strong bonds with him. 



 

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Wayne also claimed, 'It's Margot's life and we don't get involved in giving comment. But we are very proud of Margot and everything she has achieved." Further, he added, "We just have a bit of a policy about speaking to the media - that is something that is really up to her if she wants to say anything publicly. But we are proud of her. And Doug is exactly the same. He has been down there with the opening of the movie and I know they do have a relationship. Doug is retired now he has been for a long time. But he is in contact with Margot and all of the kids."

(L-R) Sarie Kessler and Margot Robbie attend the Global Premiere Screening of
Sarie Kessler (L) and Margot Robbie attend the Global Premiere Screening of "Babylon" at Academy Museum (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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According to GH Gossip, Doug is described as a wealthy and powerful property and sugarcane tycoon. He has also reportedly paid for Margot, Cameron, Lachlan, and Anya's education. Meanwhile, when she got married to Tom Ackerly, though Doug was invited, he was not assigned any particular responsibility, as per Amo Mama. Instead of her father, it was Sarie who walked her down the aisle. Doug previously stated to Daily Mail, "Margot would be an amazing mum, she'd do a good job." He also opined back then about Margot's wedding, "It was a beautiful wedding, I'm very proud of Margot - of all my children." 

Previously, an insider has revealed to Yahoo lifestyle, “Anya [Margot’s sister] and Margot don’t want to know him,” a source told the magazine. "Anya will let him see his grandson Sebby [now nine years old] every now and then, but she's not bothered about seeing him. "He put them through private school at Somerset College, but he could never give them the time and attention as he was never at home," says the insider. Further, he added, "They never got a chance to be that close. He gave them money inside. He'd be inconsistent, weeks would go by without a call or visit, then he'd ring out of the blue."

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In a 2019 Vogue Interview, she expressed her love for her mother and stated, "I spent it on paying you back, mum. Don't you remember? I was so in debt by the end of grade 12. I had everything I owed you written 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 to know I'd paid it all back." 

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