Share 15 shares In preparation for their fateful meeting, which finally occurred after Robbie flaked on their date, he recalled: The pair, pictured in , were introduced by a friend back in , during a time when Robbie reveals he was in the midst of a downward spiral, as drugs had rendered him antisocial Unconventional first date: Robbie says that his social anxiety had such a strong grip on him at the time that he insisted their first date take place at his Los Angeles home He said of the gathering: It was like Revenge of the Nerds.
So I got tucked into a lot of drugs. Anyway, I took a turn for the worse, because I started to cluck like a chicken. So I was in the Jacuzzi with a very, very hot girl in Hollywood doing a Hollywood thing. But then I got ill, started to cluck, had to leave, embarrassingly. The couple dated on and off before eventually tying the knot at his Beverly Hills home in August At different times, Robbie has abused cocaine, speed, morphine and magic mushrooms Stand by your man: Robbie and Ayda have since moved from the US to London.
Posing in his kitchen, the Party Like A Russian singer appeared to be referencing his past problems by clutching the mug while pulling a funny face in the image, which was posted to his wife Ayda's Instagram account back in January. In January, Ayda shared a picture of Robbie on Instagram holding a mug which bore the slogan 'I miss drugs' - seemingly poking fun at his hell-raising past Back in the day: In October of last year, the former Take That star admitted he still fights urges to take certain substances during a candid interview The couple's joke about Robbie's notorious past shouldn't come as a surprise to his fans, as the pop star has been candid about his trouble with alcohol and substance in the past.
The former Take That star said he no longer wants to drink alcohol or take cocaine but is still tempted by ecstasy. Speaking to The Sun, he confessed: Since settling down, Robbie and Ayda have relocated to London, where they are raising their two children: The Angel's singer still suffers from anxiety but is usually able to successfully keep his struggles hidden from the public eye The Angel's singer still suffers from anxiety but is usually able to successfully keep his struggles hidden from the public eye.
You put yourself in the best light possible when you can for the short amount of time. It's the Facebook life - but I still suffer from anxiety. Speaking to The Sun, Robbie confessed: The star also admitted that at one point, his drug abuse was so bad that he suspects he was '24 hours away from dying' He said in I might have been 24 hours away from dying. I'd be doing colossal, heart-stopping amounts of that. It wasn't the best period of my life.
You see Anna Nicole Smith goes off - pills. Michael Jackson goes off - pills. I can relate to all of that. In , the father-of-two spoke candidly about his struggles with drugs and mental illness, confessing during a press conference: In , Robbie confessed during a press conference, 'In , I went on a world tour and I ended up doing rehab and I decided that I was going to retire' Advertisement Read more: