Robbie Williams, wife expecting baby, Take That singer declares: 'We had sex!'
Robbie Williams, a British pop star who rose to fame as a member of boy band Take That, is going to be a father and he says he "can't wait."
The 38-year-old said in a message posted in capital letters on his website on Friday, March 30, that his wife, Ayda Field, is expecting their first child.
"Me and Ayda are going to be Mummy and Daddy this year!" he said. "We had sex! It works!"
"We've seen scans and cried," he added. "Looking at babies in commercials and teared up. The nursery is already planned. Basically, I'm in love with a little person growing in Mummy's belly and can't wait to be a Daddy. Crying now. Much love, much joy, Roberto, Mum and Little Bump."
Field, 32, is a California actress who had starred in shows such as "Back To You" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." She married Williams in August 2010.
Take That, made up of Williams, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen, formed in 1990. Williams was 16 at the time. The group released hits such as "Pray," "Everything Changes" and a cover of Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic" and spearheaded Europe's boy band craze. Williams was often touted as the "bad boy" of Take That, whose fans were made up mostly of young girls at the height of its popularity.
He left the group in 1995 amid a battle with drug abuse. Months later, That That disbanded. Williams launched a successful solo career, spurring hits such as "Angels," "Let Me Entertain You" and the 2000 single "Rock DJ," whose explicit music video, which depicts Williams removing his clothes in front of models and tearing off his skin and organs, stirred controversy and was censored in several countries.
Williams later moved to Los Angeles. Take That reunited without him in 2005 and he rejoined the group in 2010. The singers recorded the album "Progress" and toured in 2011.
Barlow also serves as a judge on the UK version of Simon Cowell's singing contest show "The X Factor." The 41-year-old announced on his Twitter page on February 19 that he and wife Dawn are expecting their fourth child. They are parents to Daniel, 11, Emily, 9, and Daisy, 3.
Owen and wife Emma have a 5-year-old son, Elwood, and 3-year-old daughter, Willow Rose. Donald, 43, has two daughters - Grace, 13, and Lola, 6, from two previous relationships. Orange, 41, is unmarried and does not have children.