When Robbie Williams proposed to long-term girlfriend Ayda Field live on an Australian radio show this week, many thought the fun-loving rock star was just joking around.
But not so, according to Robbie’s mum, who has confirmed the engagement was for real.
“I’m really pleased,” Jan Williams told the BBC. “They’ve been together for nearly three years, so it’s about time.”
She said Robbie had revealed his proposal plans to her a week ago and that he’d already bought a genuine engagement ring to replace the frog ring he’d used on air.
Earlier, Robbie’s manager had told GMTV that the proposal had been just for fun.
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