Sunday, August 8, 2010

Robbie Williams 'marries US actress'

LONDON (AFP) – British pop star Robbie Williams has married his US actress girlfriend, newspapers reported on Sunday.

The singer, 36 -- who recently rejoined the British band Take That -- has tied the knot with Ayda Field, 31, at his mansion in Los Angeles.

Newspapers showed pictures of marquees set up in the grounds.

"At last, Rob is happy. That's what you want for your kids and this is the happiest I've seen him," the singer's father Pete said, according to the News of the World.

"Ayda is so beautiful and so delightful and so lovely and just so right for him. They are brilliant together."

He added: "I don't have any grandchildren yet. Rob's will be my first. I'm pleased he's going to start a family. I can't tell you, I am just so very pleased for him. He might end up a stay-at-home dad -- you never know. But I think he'll always do his music."

The star's father said despite Williams rejoining Take That, he would not be returning to live in Britain.

"Rob considers himself to live in LA now. That's where Ayda wants to live. His mum's there," he said.

"He isn't coming home, they will stay out there. He's not wanting to move back here, he's always kept his house in LA because that's home."

In 1995, Williams parted company with Take That, a boy band which dominated the British pop scene in the 1990s, and had a string of romances with fellow pop stars and Hollywood actresses as he pursued a successful solo career.

But the pop star has calmed down since meeting Field in 2006, and he popped the question to her last November live on an Australian radio show.

The news comes just weeks after it emerged that Williams was rejoining Take That and that the band had been secretly recording a new album to be released in November.

Reports said the swiftly-arranged wedding came too soon for the other band members to attend.

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