Trigger Warning: This article contains descriptions of drug use.
Former The Challenge and The Real World star Robin Hibbard is behind bars in Florida, after getting arrested August 2 near Tampa. Robin— whom we first met on The Real World: San Diego in 2004–– was picked up for Resisting Arrest (without violence) and providing a false name to law enforcement. Her arrest happened around 7:30 a.m.
According to court records obtained by The Ashley, Robin was assigned a public defender and will remain in jail until her arraignment on Tuesday. Her intake form lists her as “unemployed” and gives her address as “homeless.”
As The Ashley has previously reported, Robin has been homeless and living near Tampa, Florida, for several years. During an appearance on Johnny Bananas‘ podcast in January, Robin’s ex-boyfriend Mark Long opened up about Robin’s post-‘Challenge’ struggles, stating that she is currently battling drug addiction.
“I wanna say this because it’s sad, I’ve been getting a lot of messages about Robin and I wanted to speak on that a little bit,” Mark– who began dating Robin on 2004’s ‘Battle of the Sexes II’ and partnered with her on 2012’s ‘Battle of the Exes’– said. “She’s in a bad place; I think the addiction has really taken a hold of her in a terrible way. I know a lot of people have tried to reach out, including her parents and her husband.
“I hope someone can get to her and convince her to get help. I know deep down she probably wants it but it breaks my heart knowing that she’s in such a bad place,” he said of the nine-time ‘Challenge’ star.
This is Robin’s second arrest this year. Back in April she was arrested for Domestic Violence against a family member. Shortly after, the family member was granted a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence against Robin.
According to a report by The Sun in April, Robin’s family claimed that Robin jumped the gate and let herself into their property, where she was seen allegedly injecting herself with drugs.
“[We] watched her inject something in her arm with a needle. She was told multiple times to leave and not use drugs on our property, but did not leave and threatened us repeatedly,” Robin’s family member wrote in the protection order paperwork. “Finally she became irate on 3/31/2022 and caused such a loud commotion on the carport and front yard screaming loudly and destroying [land]scaping that the neighbors called the police.
“[Robin] has been using drugs and stealing money and other pawnable items from us for the last five or six years,” her family member wrote. “She has broken windows, screens and destroyed landscaping. She threatened us with physical harm several times. She has struck and pushed me on several occasions when asked not to use illegal drugs and to leave our property.”
Robin’s family claimed that she is suffering from mental illness as well, and has not been taking her medication. The family asked that Robin be ordered into rehab or treatment, but it does not appear that was done.
(Photos: MTV; Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office; Facebook)