Robbie Williams opens up about relationship with Geri Halliwell over 20 years ago

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Collaborating with Netflix has become a prominent trend among celebrities. Prince Harry recently embarked on a controversial yet popular tell-all documentary, while David Beckham released a hit Netflix show, shedding light on the behind-the-scenes stories of his romance with Victoria. Now, another celebrity has jumped on the bandwagon: Robbie Williams. Renowned for his 'unconventional' romance with wife Ayda Field, Robbie has disclosed one of his past flings in the upcoming Netflix documentary.

What to expect from Robbie's documentary?

The documentary is set to premiere on November 8, 2023, and provides an unfiltered look into the life of one of the world's most beloved pop stars. According to Cosmopolitan, the series, titled Robbie, offers a unique perspective on his life, spanning his early days with Take That, his solo career, and the personal struggles he faced.

Robbie Williams Geri Halliwell relationship 20 years ago Didier Messens

In his documentary, Robbie's director, Joe Pearlman, aimed to create a unique portrayal of the pop star's life. The project showcases thousands of hours of archived footage, providing viewers with a comprehensive look into the highs and lows of Robbie Williams' career. It also explores the impact of fame on his mental health and personal life.

Speaking to The Mirror, Pearlman emphasized the price of fame and the challenges that come with it. He mentioned how Robbie Williams, like many other celebrities, receives accolades, wealth, and success while simultaneously enduring public scrutiny, abuse, and a sense of being owned by others.

Robbie Williams and Geri Halliwell's past romance

In an intimate and candid revelation, pop star Robbie Williams recently shared the tumultuous details of his past relationship with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell in his upcoming four-part Netflix documentary.

Robbie Williams, now 49, embarked on a romantic relationship with Geri Halliwell, popularly known as Ginger Spice, in 2000. Their connection blossomed while Robbie was seeking help from Alcoholics Anonymous for his addiction issues, marking a significant period of personal growth for both artists.

Robbie Williams Geri Halliwell relationship 20 years ago Dave J Hogan

In the documentary, Robbie describes their relationship as more than just a fling, stating that it felt 'magical.' According to The Independent, the couple spent an extended vacation in the picturesque south of France, accompanied by Robbie's songwriting partner, Guy Chambers, and his wife Emma.

'We got on really well, it was fun, and we were just a little gang that were sharing a very magical moment, in a magical place.'

Why did the pair break up?

However, the relationship took a confusing turn when Robbie became convinced that Geri was tipping off the paparazzi about their whereabouts. He claims that a paparazzo falsely informed him that Geri was responsible for the relentless pursuit by photographers.

'It was a very confusing relationship because she's a girl and I'm a boy, we are very good friends trying to sort out the wreckage of the past. I just found her company very, very easy… There [was] a silliness.'

Although the Angels star no longer believes the claim that Geri informed the paparazzi, at the time, he was deeply affected by the paranoia that fame can breed.

Robbie Williams Geri Halliwell relationship 20 years ago David M. Benett

He added:

'I bumped into a guy who’s a paparazzi and he told me it was Geri doing it. Now I don’t think that’s true for one second but at the time I did believe it. It just goes to show what being in the spotlight can do to your psyche when you can’t trust anybody and it ruined in some way the memory of such an important part of my life and such a joyous occasion.'

In the documentary, Robbie' personal footage reveals that Geri Halliwell served as the inspiration for his hit single Eternity. This song, released in 2001, became a chart-topping success and symbolized their unique connection.

Notably, Geri Halliwell struggled with an eating disorder during her time as Ginger Spice, which she kept hidden from her fellow Spice Girls. Robbie, who had his own battles with addiction and rehab, encouraged her to seek professional help, which she believes saved her life.

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