Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field admits their children fly economy while they sit in first class
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Robbie Williams’ wife Ayda Field has revealed why their children fly economy while they live it up in first class.
In a new interview with The Times, Ayda has spoken out about what family life looks like for them as a family of six with eight dogs and two cats – a set-up that’s apparently as ‘chaotic’ as it sounds.
“You just surrender to chaos,” she told the outlet.
“Once it’s four [kids] you’ve lost, there’s no control.
“I’ve embraced the noise, the mess. I feel imbalanced most of the time with all of it, but I’m pretty balanced in that thought.”
She explained that most mothers are constantly battling with the feeling of not being good enough, joking: “You give birth to a child and then it’s wrapped in mum guilt.
“It’s like the placenta you can’t see.”
But there’s one ‘terrible’ thing the couple do as parents that doesn’t come shrouded in the same shame, as ultimately they know it’s a way of keeping their kids grounded.
When Ayda and Robbie fly with the children, they sit in different areas – with mum and dad given the lavish treatment in first class while their offspring head into economy.
Being worth tens of millions together, Ayda explained that it’s a way of ensuring their children remain unspoilt – especially in a world dominated by nepo baby culture.
“My kids fly economy whenever we fly,” she continued.
“I turn left and they turn right. That’s terrible. I mean, people will think I’m such a d**k.”
Ayda said her kids will know that economy is ‘where they will sit in a plane until they can pay to put themselves in a different part of the plane’.
“There’s no interest in raising brats,” she added.
The couple recently allowed cameras into their lives for a new four-part Netflix series, which landed on the streaming service on 8 November.
At one point, Ayda recalled how Robbie called her in the early hours one morning to tell her that his team was sending him to rehab, a bombshell that happened shortly before his 33rd birthday.
She said: "I remember it was 2am and I called him and I was like, 'I am just getting on the highway' and he's like, 'Are you driving? Call me when you get home'.
"And he is like, 'I can't be in a relationship, I have to get better and I can't be with you. I have to break up with you."
Ayda said she felt ‘so crestfallen’, as he was her ‘soulmate and then he was gone’, adding: "And it was like, I understood it because I saw that he was unwell and I remember thinking, 'I just want you to get better'."
Thankfully, the pair later got back together - and the rest, as they say, is history.