News | Entertainment
6 Aug 2020 13:47
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Robbie Williams got rid of his "follies of youth" when he got married

    The 'Let Me Entertain You' hitmaker had a "load of fun" in his younger years but when his wife came into his life, he knew he wanted to "share" his world with her


    He said: "I experienced all that and it was a load of fun. And then my wife came into my life and genuinely, if I can be serious for a moment, I fell in love with my Mrs and wanted to share my world with her and share her world with me. And the time just came where it was time to get rid of the follies of youth."

    And the 46-year-old singer opened up about his education, admitting his "outside smarts" of being "quite eloquent, good at talking and picking up on social cues" meant he "fluked" his way to the top.

    He added: "Well from primary school I think I fluked my way into the top stream academically but they quickly found out that's not where I'm meant to be so they moved me to the medium stream and then I fluked medium for the rest of my school life. But I should have been in the remedial class, that’s where I should have been. I think it’s because of my outside smarts - quite eloquent, a bit verbose, good at talking, looking teachers in the eye, picking up on social cues.

    "I think that fooled them where really I can’t add, I can’t subtract, I can’t spell. Academically it was not for me, I wasn’t meant to do it, I was never ever going to excel in that world. My computer doesn’t compute that way.'"

    And Robbie believes people are unnecessarily branded "stupid and thick and slow and remedial" if they don't confirm to society's standards.

    Speaking on Ayda Williams' Postcards from the Edge podcast, he added: "Academically we are set up to think and behave in one way. And if you don’t fit that system, you are stupid and thick and slow and remedial.

    "And I think that’s what went into my computer as well if I get a spelling thing wrong or can’t add up. We [Ayda and Robbie] banter back and forth about really touchy subjects and go further on stuff than most couples I know, but if she says anything where I’m being thick and she brings it up, it hurts for some reason."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     06 Aug: Sophie Ellis Bextor says the secret to her happy marriage is the simple fact that she and her husband "really like each other"
     06 Aug: Caitlyn Jenner insisted it was "just a joke" when she suggested she could be Kanye West's Vice President
     06 Aug: Jamie Oliver feels that he is "quite shy"
     06 Aug: Kevin McHale thought his boyfriend had coronavirus - but he'd contracted food poisoning
     06 Aug: James Van Der Beek paid tribute to his "soul mate" Kimberly as they marked their 10th wedding anniversary over the weekend
     06 Aug: Alexandra Burke always worried she'd not have a career to return to if she took a break to have children
     06 Aug: Frank Ocean's younger brother has reportedly died in a car accident
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Vince Aso has been handed the job of filling Ngani Laumape's sizeable boots for the Hurricanes More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    An advocacy group wants to see more support for workers impacted by Covid-19 More...



     Today's News

    Health & Safety:
    A coroner says every hospital in the country can learn from the death of a Dunedin toddler 13:47

    International:
    Could we cure coronavirus? 13:47

    Entertainment:
    Sophie Ellis Bextor says the secret to her happy marriage is the simple fact that she and her husband "really like each other" 13:44

    International:
    Lebanon's banking, economic and political systems were already under threat before the explosion. Here's why 13:37

    Environment:
    Vince Aso has been handed the job of filling Ngani Laumape's sizeable boots for the Hurricanes 13:27

    Entertainment:
    Caitlyn Jenner insisted it was "just a joke" when she suggested she could be Kanye West's Vice President 13:14

    Golf:
    Rory McIlroy is welcoming the decision to play the PGA Championship on a public course for the second straight year 13:07

    International:
    Think you know if US President Donald Trump will be re-elected? Or who Joe Biden should pick as VP? Here's what you said 13:07

    International:
    Is Donald Trump going to win the election? A Joe Biden wildcard is about to enter the race 12:57

    Entertainment:
    Jamie Oliver feels that he is "quite shy" 12:44


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd