‘The Hills’ resident bad boy, Justin ‘Bobby’ Brescia, and father, Robert shared a heart-warming scene in last night’s episode of The Hills: New Beginnings. The tearful encounter showed the pair enjoying a long-awaited hug after spending so long apart due to COVID-19.
Being Robert’s second cameo in the show, fans were intrigued to see more of the man who raised 39-year-old heartthrob, Justin Bobby.
Who is Robert Brescia?
Although Justin has continued to keep his family’s private lives very secretive, his father Robert has made a couple of appearances on the show.
Last night, Justin opened up about his dad as a sportsman, playing professional Hockey. Justin said, “He grew up a fighter, an all-around athlete. He’s the strongest man I’ve ever met in my life.”
We have also previously discovered Robert’s love for motorbikes. In the season finale of The Hills: New Beginnings in 2019, Justin revealed, “He’s the only reason I ever stepped on a Harley, sat on a Harley, rode on a Harley”.
Justin then goes on to reminisce on his upbringing of being born into the ‘Harley life’, which he learned through Robert in his biker days.
What happened in last night’s episode?
The heartfelt meeting between the two discussed Justin’s upbringing as he shared memories with his father of their childhood home, following his visit in a previous episode.
As the pair reminisced on their relationship, Justin opened up about his doubts about having a family due to his experience growing up with a ‘selfless’ father. Robert explained further about his experience of fatherhood, “there’s nothing like having a child, it’s the greatest thing in the world.”
Fans on Twitter were pleased to see Robert’s appearance on screen as one said, “Love Justin and his dad!”
The past relationship between Justin and his father
Throughout the show, Justin has opened up about his parents’ divorce and how that has affected his ability to commit in his relationships.
Justin said, “Since the age of 3, it was dual custody — one week with my mom, one week with my dad. When you go back and forth you learn maybe that’s the way life is supposed to be.”
Being a musician in the punk rock band, BobbyrocK, Justin has previously reflected on this lifestyle and how traveling and touring was easy for him due to his movement between his parent’s houses and separate lives as a child.
Justin’s relationship with his father now appears to be very close, despite any challenges during his upbringing.