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Reality Bites: MTV's Robb Schreiber On Hookups & Being Cheated On

MTV's Robb Schreiber

"I will be the best red-headed kid you'll ever meet in your life." That's the line The Real World: St. Thomas member Robb Schreiber used to secure his spot on the hit MTV reality show. Obviously, it worked.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Schreiber was told he should audition by his biggest fan… his mother. 

"I was in such a state of monotony, doing the same thing every day," Schreiber says of his time working at a mall. Clearly, it was time for a change, and his mom knew he could do it. Now, "she watches more than I do!" Rob explains. "She watches every week. My family is super supportive."

But, the stereotypical "bad boy" of the show ("I've broken 23 bones, and I'm only 21!" he boasts) had some explaining to do a few weeks ago when he was seen heavily drinking and harming himself on national TV. "My family had no idea about it until it happened, so I obviously had to talk to them about it. The last few episodes had provoked some questions from my family that I had to answer." Reality Bites: 'The Real World' Party Girl Marie Roda On Dating

Now, it's our turn to ask the questions. Here's what Robb had to tell us about being cheated on in front of a national audience, hooking up with his castmembers and more:

On the "girl back home"
"I dated this girl Emily for a few weeks," Robb says of the girl he was seeing back home before he left for The Real World. "I feel bad because I said some sour things on the show, but she was perfect and I was 100 percent comfortable with her. She made everything so easy. So, when she went and hooked up with someone else … that wasn't the person I knew. We spent every day together for a month straight!"

However, Robb had been falling for his roommate Marie at the same time. So, why was he so bothered by Emily seeing another guy?

"It wasn't what she did, it was her reaction," he says of Emily's nonchalance when telling him the news. Although they haven't spoken since that phone call, Robb does say that there's no bad blood between them. Update! Robb filled us in today that he actually spoke with Emily a few days ago and they smoothed things over and remain strictly friends!

"I thought about reaching out, to say sorry if there's any negativity. I never have had the balls. If I could, I'd say sorry. I don't judge her. She's a human being who made a mistake."

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On his Real World crush, Marie
For those who watch the show, we see Robb cozying up with castmate Marie, whom he has matching "Hakuna Matata" tattoos with. 

"I was super surprised," he says of their hookup. "Initially, she was the only person who smoked and drank every day, and we became best friends. We were with each other so much, it formulated into something else. I would bet money that me and her would never get together, but it happened."

We wonder: when the two head to Turkey for the upcoming MTV Challenge, will they stay on that friends-with-benefits kick? "All I can say is that we remain close -- we were on the same page."

On reality vs. made-for-television drama
When we ask about the authenticity of The Real World, Robb is quick to explain: "The only thing that showed differently was that Brandon got a really weird rap. Iwish it would've been shown how close Brandon and I got during the first two weeks. He was my best guy friend the whole time. Other than that, the show is 99.9 percent accurate." 5 Couples Whose Marriages Were Destroyed By Reality TV

So, all the hookup and cheating drama? That was for real. And Robb clearly can't get enough of the reality TV experience. You can catch him next on The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons II, where he says he "fit in more" with his castmates. "I love to compete, I love to test myself," he says. "I'm a gamer. I love it. I'll probably do another if the chance presents itself."

Catch The Real World: St. Thomas tonight at 10PM on MTV, and MTV's Challenge: Battle of the Seasons 2 beginning September 19. Tune in next week when we sit down with The Challenge veteran Melinda Stolp.

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