Robbie Williams has revealed how working with wife Ayda Field on this year’s X Factor strengthened their marriage.
While many people would balk at the idea of going to work with their partner, the former Take That star admitted that having his wife as a co-judge has left the pair even happier than before.
The 44-year-old told The Mirror: “We were a really tight unit anyway and when people say marriage is really difficult and you have to work at it, we never understand that saying… and long may that continue.
“I think that we are happy anyway but since X Factor maybe happier.”
Robbie went onto affirm his admiration for his wife, a 39-year-old American actress and regular on Loose Women.
He continued: “Ayda’s ambitious and talented and creative and I dragged her away from her job and made her be my dressing room support.
“Now she has been working and really enjoying herself and because she is more fulfilled I guess that as a unit we are happier.”
The comments follow the birth of their baby daughter, Colette Josephine Williams, in September through a surrogate. The duo, who tied the knot in 2010, already share two children, Teddy and Charlie.
Robbie and Ayda have reportedly been ‘at war’ behind the scenes of this year’s X Factor, with both equally determined out-do their better half.
Some fans have complained that Ayda has a habit of shouting when offering feedback.
But many others have taken to Robbie’s other half, particularly after her emotional response to a performance by J-Sol in honour of his late mum. Ayda’s dad, Haldun Evecan, died from a heart attack in 2014.
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