Robert Sandberg is a multiple award-winning chef who works at Frantzén, a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in Stockholm. He is also recognized as the ex-husband of the former adult star, media personality, and webcam model, Mia Khalifa.
Sandberg also both practiced and worked at Noma as a chef. The winner of the World Cup of Chefs, Robert Sandberg has worked for more than 15 years in some of the world’s best kitchens. He is the winner of the 2016 Hans Bueschken’s Young Chefs Challenge in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Junior World Cup.
He has also served in Los Angeles and has garnered over a million Instagram followers having worked in the aforesaid prestigious kitchens. Keep scrolling to know more about his chef career, his relationship with his ex-wife, Mia Khalifa, and even the leftovers.
Robert Sandberg Birth Details, Parents, And Siblings
The nordic food preparer, Robert Sandberg was born to parents Monia Sandberg and Hans Sandberg on January 17th, 1993. The 29 years old chef is a native of Norrmalm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden.
Sandberg apparently is the only son of father Hans Johan Sandberg and mother Sandberg Monia. All of his siblings are sisters; they are Anna Sandberg, Fredrik Tagliatelle Sandberg, and Julle Sandberg.
How Did The Professional Chef, Robert Begin His Culinary Career?
As mentioned, over the years, Sandberg has worked in several world-class restaurants like Noma in Copenhagen and Maaemo in Oslo, among others. Robert has been passionate about cooking since childhood.
He studied at the Falkenberg Hotel and Restaurant School in Sweden. The tattooed former husband of Khalifa started his journey in the culinary industry after working as a culinary arts intern in Paris.
His professional chef career began in April 2012 when he started working as a Chef de partie at Restaurant Noma. A year later he would helm the same role at Restaurant Maaemo.
Then in April 2013, Robert joined the Culinary team of Sweden as a chef and has remained a member since. He was first a member of the SWEDISH JUNIOR CULINARY TEAM; joined in 2011. Sandberg became a Sous Chef at restaurant Frantzan in May 2014 and three years later became one of the top chefs at Kong Hans Kaelder, Copenhagen Denmark.
In addition to the aforesaid roles, Sandberg is also the co-owner of Habitué in Los Angeles partnering up with the executive chef at Frantzen, Marcus Jernmark, and wine professional Max Coane. Sandberg also worked at the Silver Bough, an eight-seat restaurant known for serving basically the most expensive food money can buy throughout the entire menu.
Robert Sandberg And Mia Khalifa’s Relationship Was Pretty Out In The Public
Khalifa and Sandberg shared all stages of their relationship through their time together on social media with photos and videos. They also shared with fans their decision to end it with a note on Instagram.
Robert reportedly met Mia at a restaurant. While it is unclear when Khalifa and Sandberg met each other, the first photo of the two together aired on the latter’s Instagram in August 2018. Sandberg once revealed part of the reason he moved to the US was to be close to Mia.
Sandberg And Mia Khalifa Married Each Other In Kitchen
Contrary to their initial plan of having a big wedding, Sandberg and the Lebanese-American internet model had to marry in the kitchen of their home owing to the global pandemic of 2020.
The Scandinavian and the University of Texas graduate got engaged in March 2019 and had planned to have their wedding in June 2020. The Swedish chef, Robert hid the engagement ring in a bowl of dried ingredients and when Mia started eating them, he had to stop her from almost finding the ring.
After Khalifa became aware of the ring, he proposed to her. They, however, had to put off their wedding ceremony due to Coronavirus in 2020. They nonetheless tied the knot privately in their home’s kitchen in June 2020.
When together, the couple had also launched a joint YouTube channel, Robert and Mia, which has more than 200K subscribers. They used to post videos of their daily life in fun videos and travel experiences.
Why Did Robert Sandberg And Khalifa’s Divorce?
Sandberg and Khalifa divorced in the summer of 2021 having only celebrated their first wedding anniversary on 11th June 2021. The couple took it to each of their socials to announce their divorce on social media.
The ex-pornographic actress Khalifa revealed they went through therapy for a year yet couldn’t save their marriage. She said they “gave it our all” to make their marriage work yet decided to walk away.
Khalifa stated despite the divorce they were going to be “a friend for life in each other.” The influencer, sports broadcaster, and former porn star, Khalifa while announcing her and the Swedish chef’s partition on 21st July 2021, wrote,
“We can confidently say we gave it our all in making our marriage work but after almost a year of therapy and efforts we are walking away knowing we have a friend in each other, and that we truly tried…”
Khalifa said the separation was long overdue and revealed they had walked away after trying their absolute hardest. The 29 years old further stated how an isolated incident was not the cause of their separation and that they were going to love and respect each other.
She added that ‘unresolvable’ and ‘fundamental differences’ caused their split and said nobody blamed the other for that. The raven-haired social media celebrity claimed how she and Sandberg were closing this chapter of their life with no regrets. Before, Sandberg, Khalifa was married to her high school boyfriend between 2011-2016, which was the same time that she launched her porn career.
Has Sandberg Remarried After Breaking Up With Khalifa?
Currently, the chef world cup winner, Robert Sandberg seems to be single at least on the word of his socials. The almost 30 years old Swedish as far as his social media posts (Instagram and Facebook) go, he is all about food and on occasions his gateways.
Khalifa, on the other hand, is now dating Puerto Rican singer, Jhay Cortez. Their dating rumor started over the summer of 2022, after the airing of a video where people saw them together; in the footage, Khalifa was lying on Cortez as he attempts to teach her the lyrics to his song, Christian Dior.
Then in October 2021, when Jhay Cortéz was performing at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico, Khalifa surprised fans by joining the singer on stage and sharing a kiss with him. Khalifa and Cortéz each took to their Instagram profiles to confirm their relationship on November 5, 2021.
Robert Sandberg’s Net Worth
Although journals and mags are yet to get considerable or show even the slightest attention obliging to Khalifa’s ex-husband, it is sort of obvious that Robert is anything but just another celebrity chef. With no more than a couple of hundreds of thousands of dollars in his possession especially in terms of bankroll.
On the contrary, it’s a betting proposition that Sandberg is a millionaire chef. And now that he has his own restaurant, there’s no telling how much he will be adding to his already soaring net worth.
Robert Sandberg Other Facts
- Sandberg has also been on the cover of various magazines.
- Robert has over 60 tattoos on him throughout his body.