Meet ‘Below Deck’s Former Executive Chef Ben Robinson’s Girlfriend
Below Deck alum Ben Robinson became known to a wide range of audiences through the reality show. Not only did the viewers of Below Deck get to see the chef prepare dishes for the guests, but also his romantic life.
During Below Deck’s season 4, Robinson dated fellow cast member Emily Warburton-Adams. Their romance became the highlight of the season and they continued their relationship after leaving Valor.
Robinson and Warburton-Adams even lived together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a year and worked together now and then. She described their relationship when talking on Life After Bravo.
Going on a date with him and things like that, I felt very close to him very quickly. He was British and he made me laugh, and I do like an older guy. It was totally real feelings. He knew what I liked, and he made me my food. It was a real perk.
Robinson confirmed in October 2017 that he and Warburton-Adams had called it quits. She later revealed the two were still very close and shared that the reason for their breakup was them growing apart.
Robinson’s New Girlfriend
After ending his relationship with Warburton-Adams, Robinson kept his private life off the radar for a few years.
It was only on May 22, 2020, that the chef posted a picture of himself and his girlfriend, Kiara Cabral, in matching robes during their stay at the LaPlaya Beach Golf Resort in Naples, Florida.
Cabral made another appearance on Robinson’s Instagram not long after when she joined him in making a music video about the quarantine. The two have posted about each other on multiple occasions since then.
Robinson’s castmates from Below Deck including Anastasia Surmava and Colin Macy-O’Toole gushed on their photos. Warburton-Adams also expressed her well-wishes to the couple, calling the photos “lovely.”
However, not everyone was happy with their relationship and few even spoke against it, bringing up their age difference. Robinson’s ex-girlfriend defended him and Cabral against the people who criticized them.
Cabral thanked Warburton-Adams for her support and addressed her relationship with Robinson in the comment section. She mentioned that despite Robinson being 39, 13 years older than her, she was with him because she loved him.
Robinson had previously teased he was in a relationship when talking to The Daily Dish during Below Deck’s 100th episode celebration on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in January 2020.
There is a girl that I like at the moment. We’re trying to take it slowly. So we’ll see what becomes of it.
Robinson’s ‘Below Deck’ Journey
Though Robinson hasn’t appeared on Below Deck for a long time, he is still one of the show’s most loved cast members.
Before joining the Bravo series, he had worked under Italian chefs in Florence and gained an apprenticeship at the three-star Michelin Star restaurant, The Fat Duck.
As for how Robinson got into Below Deck, it’s an interesting story.
He applied to be on the show on a whim when he was drunk. He had never watched reality TV and was unaware of what to expect.
He called his time on the show successful and added that drinking during a reality TV show was a bad idea.