Robbie Williams’ wife has said the couple’s sex life is “completely dead”, blaming a mix of children, scheduling and his snoring.
Back in his youth, Robbie Williams was a heartthrob and hero to millions of women across the world. However, for some time he has been a family man and Ayda Field said the physical side of their relationship was “completely dead”.
“It’s been obliterated by four kids,” she explained.
“There is really no need to go to bed at the same time. It’s just a joint work space now.
"I might as well make the bed like a ping pong table and we could just play every now and then. And stray off into other corners to sleep."
The revelation comes as little surprise to Stephanie Regan, clinical psychotherapist, and author of Relationships on the Edge.
“You could have asked any parent in the country to contribute to this because absolutely everybody knows that the sex drive and sexual opportunity goes out the window for a number of months - or longer - when children arrive,” she told The Hard Shoulder.
With children keen to wake up at irregular hours, sheer exhaustion often sets in and Ms Regan said the only solution is to “Beg, steal and borrow to get a good night’s sleep.”
Even when children are older and become slightly more independent, she says it can be difficult to have a functioning sex life.
“Everyone accepts that your sex life changes when children are around and when they become teenagers, it becomes a little trickier because obviously they’re highly alert to everything,” she added.
“Whereas when they’re young, they go into their deep sleep eventually, I suppose you do have more freedom.”
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