Robin Vernon is an American supermodel, actress, producer, and car collector. She came to the limelight through her appearances on Discovery Channel’s car dealership reality show, South Beach Classics alongside her husband, Ted Vernon. The television documentary series which highlights the daily activities of the couple in their automobile enterprise originally aired on Velocity Network.
Robin and Ted’s relationship, however, did not last as the duo separated in 2015, leading to Robin’s disappearance from South Beach Classics, and leaving fans wondering what has become of her. Here, we bring you everything about Robin Vernon, from her biography and relationship with Ted to other facts you need to know.
Robin Vernon – Biography
She was born as Robin Zeil to American parents on April 11th, 1968. Her birth took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. She is American by nationality and also belongs to the white ethnic descent.
Robin finished from the Torrejon American High School in 1986. During her years at Torrejon, she was a member of one of her school’s cheerleading teams. As a young girl, Robin desired to become a nurse. However, she began modeling while still a high school student because of her looks which landed her deals with a number of fashion agencies. At 17, she was already making a comfortable living, having her own apartment in Tampa, Florida.
Relationship with Ted Vernon
Robin met Ted Vernon on a blind date in 1998. Following the arranged meeting, the two started dating and subsequently married in 2000. The pair had a Buddhist marriage which came off in Thailand. On 4th November 2004, the couple welcomed their first child, a son whom they named Ted Vernon Jr.
In 2005, Robin and Ted jointly founded “Ted Vernon’s Specialty Automobiles,” a secondhand classic car dealership enterprise. The business subsequently began featuring on Discovery Channel in 2011 as South Beach Classics. The reality television series soon shot Robin Vernon, alongside her husband to fame, especially across America where it gained widespread prominence.
Robin and Ted’s relationship wasn’t all rosy as the duo faced issues including infidelity, verbal abuse, and violence which soon started escalating to public notice. Their union continued to go sour, with Robin publicly accusing Ted of physical, emotional and financial abuse. The couple severally engaged in fights, including in the public and on air. Their conflict climaxed in October 2015 when Ted smashed Robin’s face to a pulp during one of their fights. The impact was so severe that Robin was forced to pack out of the house with her son.
Following their separation, Ted started partnering with Christine Morrie, a model and marketing expert on the South Beach Classics show. He unveiled her to his fans via a tweet on 13th December 2016, in which he also made it clear that he has ended his relationship with Robin. These ugly developments negatively affected South Beach Classics, leading to its termination in 2017. Prior to its cancellation, Robin Vernon had already stopped appearing on the show from December 2016.
Ex-Husband (Ted Vernon)
Ted Vernon was born on October 17th, 1948 in Long Island, New York, United States. Ted had a tough childhood as his parents divorced while he was still very young; a condition that plunged him into mental problems and aggressive behavior. Owing to this, Ted decided to pursue a career in wrestling and boxing, hoping that it will help him overcome his problem with violence. As a boxer/wrestler, he thrived under the ring name, Wolfman. He also worked with his father in his real estate business in Florida.
Ted, however, later discovered that he has a great passion for cars, and so ventured into an automobile dealership, a career that has earned him much success. Alongside his car collection and sales business, Ted is also an actor, film producer, and musician. He has starred in a number of movies including Scarecrows. He also produced the short horror, Angel of Dying and owned a rock band.
In addition to his long-standing history of violence, Ted has on a number of occasions landed in legal issues. He recently pleaded guilty to gun violation charges but somehow exchanged his jail term with three-year probation and a $2000 fine.
Other Facts About Robin Vernon
1. Robin is Ted Vernon’s Second Wife
Prior to marrying Robin Zeil, Ted Vernon had previously married Monika Sula, an Austrian hairstylist. The union produced two sons, Mark, and Alexander of whom Ted has custody following their divorce. Robin relished serving as the boys’ stepmom while her marriage with Ted lasted.
2. She is 20 Years Younger and Ted
Robin and Ted count among the numerous celebrity couples with a wide age difference. While Robin was born in 1968, Ted was born in 1948. At the time of their marriage (in 2000) Robin was 32 while Ted was 52.
3. Robin’s Acting Career
During her time on South Beach Classics, Robin Vernon also tried her hands in a number of films including South Florida: Topless Beauties (2011), Hell Glades (2013), and Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre (2014), among others.
4. Her Physical Features
Vernon stands at a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches. She has a beautifully slender stature that weighs 55 kilograms. Making her body build more alluring are her sexy long legs and voluptuous breasts. Her hair color is originally light brown but she started bleaching it blond at the age of 15, a move that landed her into modeling.
5. Court Battles with Ted
Following their separation, Robin and Ted have continued to legally fight over the ownership of the Ted Vernon’s Specialty Automobiles alongside their divorce proceedings. Sources reveal that Ted wants to revoke all of Robin’s share in the business.