Robin Stapler is the ex-wife of Alfonso Ribeiro, the American actor, dancer, TV host, and movie director. She is a 51 year-old American actress, fitness instructor, healer, and entrepreneur.
Robin met her ex-spouse, Alfonso, in 1999 while shooting the TV series The House. The duo wasted no time in commencing a romantic relationship and went on to date for a few years before getting married in 2002. However, their union lasted for barely four years as it came to an end in 2006. Robin and Alfonso have one daughter from their relationship.
Summary of Robin Stapler’s Biography
- Full Name: Robin Stapler (Robin Michele Stewart)
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: September 21, 1972
- Robin Stapler’s Age: 51 years old
- Ethnicity: British-Americans
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Robin Stapler’s Husband (Wife): Alfonso Ribeiro (ex-husband 2002 – 2006)
- Robin Stapler’s Children: Sienna Ribeiro
- Robin Stapler’s Parents: Winnie Stewart
- Siblings: Dennis Stewart
- Robin Stapler’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 5 inches
- Robin Stapler’s Height in Centimetres: 165 cm
- Robin Stapler’s Weight: 68 kg
- Famous For: Being the ex-wife of Alfonso Ribeiro
- Robin Stapler’s Instagram: @look.its.robin
How Old Is Robin Stapler?
Robin Stapler is 51 years old. She was born Robin Michele Stewart on September 21, 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Thus, she holds American nationality, however, she has her roots in England and this is why she is described as a British-American actress.
Robin has never revealed the identity of her parents, but we know her mother’s name was Winnie Stewart. Reports have it that both Winnie and her husband were English and resided in England for a long time. They only relocated to the United States before Robin was born.
From what is obvious, Robin Stapler is a family-oriented person. She was very close to her mother, Winnie Stewart, and often shared heartwarming pictures of them together. There was one memorable image of the duo where Robin visited her mum who just clocked 90 in July 2020.
Unfortunately, her mother passed on the next year, precisely in March 2021 and the cause of death was said to be Alzheimer’s disease. Just like her mum, Robin’s dad is also said to be late, but nothing much is known about him.
The British-American actress did not grow up as a lone child, she shared her formative years with a brother who goes by the name Dennis Stewart. Dennis is said to be younger than Robin by a few years and they share a great family bond. Dennis has been severally spotted gracing Robin’s Instagram handle.
When did Robin Stapler and Alfonso Ribeiro Meet?
According to what we could sieve from online sources, Robin Stapler and her ex-husband, Alfonso Ribeiro, first crossed paths on the set of The House in 1999.
Both Robin and her love interest were cast in the comedy series in different capacities. While Alfonso was featured in a starring role alongside movie greats like Kim Wayans, Mania Campbell, and L Cool J, Robin only appeared as a guest on the show in a total of five episodes. Alfonso, on the other hand, appeared in a total of 51 episodes before the comedy wrapped up.
The couple’s first meeting occurred in 1999, though the exact date and month are not known. Reports say it was love at first sight for Robin and her love interest, as they went on their first date later in the night and a romantic relationship ensued.
She Became Alfonso Ribeiro’s Wife in 2002
Robin Stapler and Alfonso Ribeiro eventually dated for the next three years and became officially engaged in 2002. They also exchanged wedding vows on the 20th of January 2002.
Details like their wedding venue and guest list have remained under wraps to date, but the event was a lavish affair attended by friends, family, and colleagues of the couple.
Following their nuptials, the celebrity duo settled into married life and enjoyed four years of marital bliss before trouble started. Though their union was short-lived, it takes the credit for bringing Robin into the limelight despite the fact that she has made several movie appearances in the past.
Why Did Robin Stapler Divorce Alfonso Ribeiro?
Robin and her first husband cut an image of a happy couple for several years, thus, it came as a huge surprise to fans and the general public when their divorce was announced in 2006.
On the reason behind their split, the couple’s divorce papers filed in court on the 9th of August 2006 revealed that it was due to irreconcilable differences. Despite the level of curiosity displayed by their fans, neither Robin nor Alfonso deemed it necessary to give any clarification as to why they decided to end their union.
Robin Stapler and Alfonso Share One Child
Robin Stapler and Alfonso Ribeiro’s four-year-long union birthed one child named Sienna. The couple seemed to be in a hurry to have kids as they welcomed the only fruit of their union a few months after their nuptials on the 8th of October 2002. Robin had her daughter in the United States of America
At age 20, Sienna is already a university student though the details of her academic pursuit have never been mentioned in the public space. However, her proud parents shared that she became a high school graduate in 2017.
Robin and Alfonso’s only daughter obviously followed in the footsteps of her parents as she has already made her acting debut in 2015, two years before her high school graduation.
Sienna’s first acting role was witnessed on the set of the digital horror movie, Unwritten and according to reports, the American celebrity kid is working on becoming a professional dancer just like her dad. She is also fast becoming a social media star through her TikTok account.
Though she is the only child born to Robin Stapler, Sienna is not the only child of her father. She has three half-siblings through her father’s second marriage and their names are Alfonso “AJ” Lincoln (b. Nov. 6, 2013), Anders Reyn (b. April 30, 2015), and Ava Sue (May 13, 2019).
Alfonso and Robin Raised their Daughter as Co-parents
Following their divorce, both Alfonso and Robin were awarded equal custody of their daughter, Sienna, and from what is obvious, both parents did a good job of raising the girl.
The two exes share a great bond with their daughter and always share stuff about her on their individual social media accounts. In 2021, Robin shared a throwback picture of her holding Siena who was about 2 or 3 years old on Instagram. She also posted another cute picture of Sienna on the day she graduated from high school in 2017 and she captioned it, “Graduate!!!! So proud of you.”
On his own part, Alfonso has been the epitome of a loving father despite the fact that Sienna mainly lived with her mum. According to the actor and dancer, he would do anything in his power to ensure Sienna’s happiness and wants to be the first person she would approach for advice.
When Sienna celebrated her 20th birthday in October 2022, the proud father was among the first to wish her a happy birthday. In his Instagram post, he described how Sienna brought a whole new sense of happiness into his life. The actor ended his message by saying that he is proud of the incredible young woman his daughter has become.
Alfonso’s second wife Angela also loves Sienna. The mother of three often remembers to wish her well during her birthdays.
What Does Alfonso Ribeiro’s Ex-wife do for a Living?
If the information in Robin Stapler’s Instagram bio is anything to go by, then, she is an actress, fitness instructor, healer, and businesswoman.
Robin Started Experimenting with Acting from a Young Age
According to what Stapler said in an interview session, she has always displayed a healthy dose of interest in acting from her formative years and began experimenting with roles as a student.
The blossoming actress barely hit 19 when she landed her debut onscreen role on the set of the short movie entitled, The Disco Years. In the 1991 production, the American entertainer portrayed the character of Denise. Stapler’s debut role then opened an inroad into other projects.
Three years later in 1994, the rising movie star scored her second onscreen role as Cynthia in the TV series, Boogies Diner. This marked her debut on the small screen.
Between 1996 and 1999, Robin Stapler scored a spate of one-episode appearances in television series like Martin (1996) as Woman #1, Diagnosis Murder (1996) as Linda, Smart Guy (1997) as Jeanine Neufelt, Star Trek: Voyager (1997) as Alixia, and The Adventures of Sinbad (1998) as Ula. Others include The Steve Harvey Show, (1998) as Office Hodges and Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1999) as Jocelyn Marshall. We must also acknowledge the cameo she played an ER Nurse in the movie, The Setting Son in 1997
Robin scored her first five-episode role in the TV series entitled, In the House – a role that lasted from 1997 to 1999. She then went on to run another gamut of single-episode roles in The Parkers (2000) as Rachel, Red Ruby (2019) as Clair, Here to There (2021) as Alannah, and Acapulco (2021) as Mother of the Bride. She is expected to play the role of Dr. McCoyin Transplant which is still in the post-production stage.
The British American actress never really hit it big in the movie world but she still managed to gain public attention thanks to productions like Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Star Trek: Voyager, Martins, and Transplant
Robin Stapler’s Job as a Fitness Educator
Robin Stapler is said to be a fitness instructor but the details of this part of her professional life are not known. However, we have seen the actress share numerous pictures and images where she was seen in the gym doing her thing.
Thanks to the years she has dedicated to vigorous exercise routine, the mother of one appears to be physically fit.
She is now into Business
Apart from her stint in acting roles and fitness educator, Robin recently shifted her attention to an entrepreneurial career with Ripfix. The firm is listed as a home improvement and hardware company which is said to be founded by her ex-husband, Alfonso Ribeiro. We don’t know exactly what she does at Ripfix but that is said to be her current source of income fr now.
Where is Robin Stapler Now?
As earlier mentioned, Robin Stapler’s only claim to fame was her four-year-long marriage with an actor of Alfonso’s caliber, thus, the end of their union also ended her popularity.
From what is perceivable, she was never the type to court fame and was quick to recede into the background after they called it quits with their relationship. However, fans still get tidbits about her post-divorce life via her Instagram handle, and going by the posts she has shared so far, Robin hasn’t remarried and it is not likely that she found love again. Her handle is completely devoid of any romantic pictures or images.
While Robin Stapler has remained single after divorce, the same cannot be said for her ex-husband Alfonso who went on to tie the nuptial knot with Angela Unkrich, ten years after their divorce. The couple exchanged wedding vows on the 13th of October 2012 and has remained together ever since.