Ayda Field and Robbie Williams at the Gala Night for Take That The Band musical

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field ‘heartbroken after beloved pet turtle dies’

The famous couple are now hoping to buy a new reptile

Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field have been left heartbroken after their beloved pet turtle Giggs died suddenly.

The Take That star were given Giggs and his sister Rooney from a friend for Christmas two years ago.

Giggs’ death is said to have left poor Rooney with clinical depression.

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The couple are mourning the loss of their beloved pet turtle (Credit: Splash News)

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The pair hired an aquatic turtle specialist to treat the reptile who have a life expectancy of up to 60 years, after they noticed it hadn’t moved for three weeks or eaten any of her food.

A source told The Sun: “Poor Giggs died quite suddenly and Rooney – named after Rob’s favourite footballer – was deeply traumatised by the episode; she hasn’t been the same turtle since.”

They added: “Ayda and Robbie consulted an animal behaviourist who diagnosed bereavement-inflicted depression – and said they should buy an older, male turtle for company.”

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The couple are now looking for a new turtle (Credit: ITV)

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The pair are now looking for a new turtle to keep Rooney company.

Ayda told the publication: “We just want Rooney to smile again, and can’t wait for her to meet her new companion.”

Robbie Williams and Ayda, Ayda Field and Robbie Williams arriving at Annable's
The pair are huge pet lovers (Credit: Splash News)

It comes three years after the famous couple lost their beloved dog Spencer.

“Heartbroken and shocked. We love you and miss you so much Spencer,” the Take That star wrote on social media at the time.

Robbie and Ayda had owned the pet dog – one of nine – since 2004.

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