Robert Maxwell is a character of The Vampire Diaries novel series. He is a human and the husband of Judith Maxwell (née Gilbert). While he and Judith were engaged, he spent his days in the Gilbert house helping Judith, Elena, and Margaret with their daily life.

At one point, Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith believed that Robert had something to do with the animal attacks in town, but in the end it turned out that Katherine was the real culprit. After Elena drowned to death, Judith temporarily broke off her engagement to Robert, but they ultimately reconciled and got back together.


  • Robert is a Germanic given name from High Old German Hrodebert "bright with glory".
  • Maxwell is a common given name or surname. It comes from both an English and Scottish origin, with the Scottish meaning being "Mack's stream".

The Vampire Diaries

Robert Maxwell doesn't exist in the TV series. Instead, Alaric Saltzman was the long-term boyfriend of Jenna Sommers (Elena's aunt in the series who is the analogue to Judith Maxwell).

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