Robert Terkla


Robert Terkla is a former US military officer who fought in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, Robert gained notoriety for other than his military work because he was a YouTuber. Terkla retired from his military career in 2014 after his medical discouragement and shortly after he started a YouTube channel, lunkerstv which will have more than 2 million subscribers by 2022.

Robert mainly makes videos showing his outdoor sports including fishing, hunting and more. He seems cheerful in all of his videos and Rob is quite happy with his ongoing YouTube career. However, on the other hand, he has not been in a similar space when it comes to his relationships. It is a known fact that he has been married and divorced.

But what about his current relationship? Is he dating a girlfriend in 2022? In the following sections, let’s find out all the details of Robert Terkla’s personal life and relationships.

Robert Terkla is a Texas native – how old is he?

He was born on September 26, 1989 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Robert Terkla is 33 years old as of 2022. The Texas resident is of American nationality and of white ethnic background. Speaking of his parents, Robert’s mother does Shelly Batula Scism but his father’s identity has not yet been revealed. However, Rob once revealed that his parents divorced when he was about 14.

Robert Terkla's childhood photo that he shared on his Instagram
Robert Terkla shared a childhood photo of him on his Instagram in April 2019

Robert has a brother or sister, a sister Haley Kibe

Meanwhile, talking about his education, Robert attended the US Army Sniper School in 2009. He also studied at Airborne School and Air Assault School.

His father died of cancer years earlier

Although Terkla has not been candid about his family, he has dabbled in his books. Likewise, Terkla once mentioned that his father died of cancer in one of his books, but he didn’t reveal much about his late father’s struggle for his life.

Robert Terkla is a divorced man – who was his wife and how did they meet?

As we mentioned in the first section, Robert is a one time divorcee. He was married to Sarah Terkla, whom he met during his high school days. The couple started dating shortly after their meeting and in no time the couple was head over heels.

Robert and Sarah were already inseparable when the former joined the US military in 2008. As part of the military, Robert had to go to war-stricken countries, but the physical distance between them did not deteriorate their relationship.

Sarah Bennet
Robert’s ex-wife, Sarah Benner, they were married from 2011 to 2020

After Robert’s return to the US, he proposed to his then-girlfriend on June 3, 2009 and the couple were engaged. Shortly after their engagement, Robert was sent to Iraq, which again separated the former lovebirds for two years.

After Terkla returned from his mission in Iraq, he and his then-fiance Sarah married in January 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. After their marriage, the husband and wife continued their romance and lived happily married life for more than seven years.

Who is Robert Terkla’s ex-wife Sarah?

There are not many details about Robert’s ex-husband Sarah on the internet. But when I look at her LinkedIn, we learned that Sarah is the owner and founder of Rose & Thorn Clothing. In addition, Sarah previously worked for companies such as American Heart Association, East Georgia Regional Medical Center, and American Stroke Association.

Their separation and divorce

After living as husband and wife for more than seven years, the couple started to have conflicts between them. There are no exact details as to why the former husband and wife had conflicts. They finalized their divorce in 2020.

During their divorce, Robert talked about the divorce of the former couple and said that he and Sarah didn’t break up because of money or other related things, but that it was their mutual decision. Meanwhile, Sarah also said her thoughts:

“Robert had his problems and so did I in our marriage. Relationships last 100/100. And we didn’t do that for each other anymore.”

He just saw it before I did…

Has a daughter with his ex-wife

Terkla and Sarah stayed together for over ten years and they were married for about eight years before breaking up. During their years of relationship, they welcomed a daughter, Avery Terkla, but the doting parents have not yet revealed her birthday.

Rob with his daughter, Avery who he shares with his first wife Sarah
Robert and his daughter Avery. He shares the little girl with his first wife, Sarah

We can spend quality time with his daughter on his social media posts. He has posted some pictures with his little girl.

Robert’s love life after his divorce – is he currently dating anyone?

Not long after his divorce from his first wife, Sarah, Robert found a new woman in his life. And the wife is none other than his current fiancée, Cami Mantilla. The couple has not shared much about their relationship in the media, but the couple announced their engagement in March 2022 via Instagram.

Robert Terkla and his girlfriend became fiancé Cami Mantilla
Robert and his girlfriend became engaged, Cami Mantilla

In the photo Cami shared, we see a large diamond ring glistening on her finger as she held her newly betrothed fiancé’s hand. “Still speechless that this happened yesterday! Thank you for making me the happiest woman on earth. Can’t wait to marry you,” Cami wrote in the caption.

According to her caption, we can say that she and Robert got engaged on March 28 and they are planning to tie the knot soon. By the way, in May 2022, Robert shared a few photos with his fiancée on his Instagram, where he wrote that he was going to tie the knot in a few months.

Robert Terkla and his girlfriend Cami Mantilla got engaged in March 2022
Robert Terkla and his girlfriend Cami Mantilla got engaged in March 2022

Meanwhile, Rob’s new fiancé is a real estate agent.

He’s a Renowned YouTuber – All About His Social Media Career

Robert Terkla has been a renowned YouTuber since 2022. He started his YouTube career in 2015 by creating a channel called ‘Lunkers TV’. In the year 2022, Robert has already accumulated more than 2 million subscribers to his channel.

He mainly shows his adventures and outdoor activities in his videos that have been appreciated by millions of viewers over the years. Some of his most common activities on YouTube are hunting and fishing. By far, he has posted over a thousand videos and racked up over 350 million views in total.

Robert Terkla is an outdoor adventurer most commonly seen hunting and fishing in his videos
Robert Terkla and his friend during their outing in 2014

Likewise, one of his most watched YouTube videos is “The First Time I Killed Someone”, which has about 6.5 million views to date.

Robert also hosts a podcast

In addition to running a YouTube channel, Rob also hosts a number of podcast shows called ‘Googan Squad’ and ‘Speak The Truth’. Like his YouTube videos, Rob also mostly talks about fishing and hunting in his podcasts.

Is a former US military veteran?

Before Terkla started his career on YouTube, Robert was in the US Army. He joined the US Army in January 2008 as an 11 Bravo. Terkla was subsequently deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq. After returning to the United States, Robert trained as a sniper.

Later, Rob was deployed to Afghanistan, where he served for two years before returning to his country. After about six years in the military, Robert had to retire from his career due to health problems. He left the US military in 2014 and then began pursuing a career as a YouTuber where he was able to explore his hobby of hunting wild animals.

Robert Terkla Career as Author

Besides being an ex-army and a YouTuber, Robert is also an author. Rob has published a number of books so far; his first book was “Never Fear Anything: My Untold Story as a Sniper in Our Nations Longest War.” The book was released on September 10, 2018.

He tells of his journey as a sniper in Afghanistan, where he had to operate covertly behind enemy lines.

His other books are Deserved: My Journey to Become a People Hunter and Not given: my path to becoming a sniper.

What is his net worth in 2022?

Robert Terkla has earned a decent amount of money from his career. If we are to believe the sources, he has a net worth of $2 million. He has been making good money from his YouTube channel in recent years. He also collected a nice amount of money from his time in the American army.


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