There are few music icons that defined the late-'90s and early '00s like Robbie Williams.
For over a decade, the eternal lad and former Take That member dominated the charts as his wild antics were plastered across every UK tabloid. The 'Angels' singer's rise to superstardom and struggles with addiction are reexamined by the man himself in Netflix's new four-part docuseries, Robbie Williams.
As the singer embarks on the Australasian leg of his 2023 XXV world tour, we look back at the singer's highest-profile romantic relationships and his occasionally messy 12-year marriage to US actor and presenter, Ayda Field.
The dating years.
According to 'Sporty Spice' Melanie Chisholm's memoir Who I Am, Robbie Williams broke her heart after initially striking up a friendship in 1996. The pair went on a few dates in Europe when they were both, as Chisholm describes, "a mess".
"Sadly, Robbie did behave badly," Chisholm recalls in her memoir.
"He led me on and then abruptly dropped me at a time when I was incredibly vulnerable. I don't have any bad feelings towards him now, but he did break my heart a bit.
"He has apologised to me publicly and privately, and of course I've long forgiven him, but I must admit, it really did hurt at the time."
After meeting on BBC music show Top of the Pops in late 1997, Williams then began a turbulent relationship with All Saints singer Nicole Appleton. The pair were together for nine months and were engaged after Robbie popped the question over the phone while overseas.