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Robbie Williams opens up about the responsibilities of fatherhood

09 NOVEMBER 2012

All new parents run a gauntlet of emotions when they welcome their little ones for the first time. And pop superstar Robbie Williams is no different, having now frankly admitted that he felt 'resentful' when he was confronted with the pressures of first time fatherhood.

 

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In an honest interview with music social network Spotify, the star opened up about his worries over being a good dad to little Theodora Rose, affectionately named Teddy by Robbie and his wife, Ayda Field. "That really occurs to you when you have kids, you think, 'Oh, I've got to do the right thing!' he said. "I was quite resentful of having to do the right thing at first, but now it's cool, now I want to be my baby daughter's mate. But in the back of my mind, I'm thinking, 'She won't get one over on me.'  

"There's a whole pie chart of different emotions that you feel, isn't there? There's that first wave of princess miracle ecstasy, then there's the, 'what do I do with this baby now?' ". Robbie also spoke about who his little girl takes after in the family, saying that while Teddy looks like him, he hopes she gets her mother's brains.

 

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He said: "She looks like me. She's got her mummy's lips, which are great; she looks as though, her eyes are blue at the moment, but they'll be turning green, I think. And she looks as though she's got her daddy's nose. As long as she gets mummy's smarts. And memory. She'll be cool. And mummy's funny, she's a funny lady, so yeah. I just want a kind, well-mannered person. That's all I ask for, really."

Before his wife gave birth, the Take That star shared his joy by posting a picture of her baby bump. The cute snap of his expectant lady was accompanied by the caption: "My two girls!". From the very beginning, the singer has been extremely involved, even turning down the chance to appear in the Olympics closing ceremony because it fell around Ayda's due date.

 

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His hands-on approach has only increased since little Teddy was born. In an interview with Real Radio North East's breakfast show, Robbie revealed he has taken charge of nappy changing duties. "I am on nappy patrol. I am nappy changer, chief nappy changer. I love it. I love burping her. I love feeding her and I love changing nappies. It's weird - I find it uniquely bonding," he told presenters Gary Philipson and Lisa Shaw.

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