Robbie Williams and Barbra Streisand Failed to Recognize Each Other in Awkward Encounter

The former Take That member recalls his first meeting with the ‘Funny Girl’ songstress during a getaway, admitting he thought she was just a ‘nice old lady’ on holiday.

AceShowbizRobbie Williams and Barbra Streisand failed to recognize each other when they were introduced through mutual friends on Tahiti. He thought she was just a “nice old lady” on holiday while she mistook him for a footballer.

“And it was like ‘Hi, I’m John,’ and ‘Hi, I’m Rob,’ and ‘Hi I’m Steve’ – ‘Hi Steve,’ ‘Hi, I’m Barbra’ – ‘Hello Barbra, I’m pleased to meet you’ – nice old lady,” so former Take That member Robbie, 48, told Scott Mills and Chris Stark on their final Radio 5 Live morning show on Saturday (20.08.22). “Then I sat down next to Barbra. And it was Barbra Streisand. And I was like, ‘Oh, ahh.’ “

Robbie added about Barbra then mistaking his identity, “People were talking about Soccer Aid, and she just presumed I played football. And then I was like ‘Oh, no, no, no, I’m a singer.’ And she was like, ‘That’s nice.’ “

Robbie didn’t know Barbra despite the 80-year-old winning eight Grammys, five Oscars and starring in films including “Funny Girl“.

Robbie is one of the biggest selling singers in history, and in 2006 made it into the Guinness Book of World Records after he sold 1.6million concert tickets in a day. He is married to wife Ayda Field, 43, with whom he has four children – Theodora ‘Teddy’, aged nine, Charlton ‘Charlie’, seven, Colette ‘Coco’, three, and two-year-old Beau.

His new album “XXV” is out September 9 while a biopic about his life is being filmed in Australia, featuring Jonno Davies, 29, as a younger Robbie.

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