Robin Gibb’s widow, Dwina Gibb, predicted that she would marry the Bee Gees legend more than a decade before they ever even met.
The Too Much Heaven singer was known all over the world for his music, alongside bandmates and brothers Barry and Maurice.
Following his death in 2012, a new documentary on the trio is dropping on Sky Documentaries next week – focusing on their time in the group and their rollercoaster ride to stardom.
Lifting the lid on her relationship with the late star, Dwina explained she was drawn to Robin’s ‘sense of humour’ years before they first laid eyes on each other.
Chatting to Metro.co.uk, she told us: ‘I remember as a teenager, hearing Massachusetts and I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You and all that stuff.
‘One day, I’d just come in from school and Top Of The Pops was on. My sister said to me, “if you could marry one of them, who would you marry?” I was combing my hair in the mirror, and I was looking at the television through the mirror.
‘I was looking at the three of them, I think Maurice was going out with Lulu at the time. Barry was singing and Robin just suddenly jumped as if Maurice had pinched him. Of course he hadn’t, but it was just a little joke thing that they were doing. And I said, “Oh, I’d probably marry him because he has a great sense of humour.”
‘Then I forgot all about it, I was 14 or something. I met him when I was 28-years-old, and I’d forgotten that whole incident. And then we did get married.
‘My sister said, “Do you remember that day when you were in the room and I asked you, which one would you marry?” It was completely by accident that I met Robin, I met him through my cousin who was working for him at the time.’
The pair tied the knot in 1985, and remained together until Robin died, 27 years later.
Spilling the beans on the beginning of their relationship, artist Dwina stated that it was a daunting time for her.
Not only was she having to deal with a new romance, but she was having to balance this in the limelight, with all eyes on both of them.
‘It was quite scary at first, we had to make quick exits to the airport. And I think that one of Robin’s assistants actually went off in the car and arrived at the airport with a blonde wig on as if he was me,’ she recalled.
’It was not something I was used to. But it was all quite exciting really, the whole thing. Then going to the different venues, going to the concerts and just feeling the music live. I’d only really heard it on television before, on radio or on records.
‘It was really nice to have it all live, going to the concert and seeing all the audiences. This lovely, joyful feeling that the music gives you, it affects the soul.’
The Bee Gees special, titled The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, is the first feature-length documentary on the group – who were first formed in the 50s.
Following Maurice’s death in 2003, Robin and Barry officially retired the group’s name.
Sadly Robin died just nine years later, after battling a string of health issues, including a struggle with cancer.
Speaking about his death, Dwina explained that the love from other famous faces poured in, with some even messaging his phone for a final goodbye.
‘After Robin died, it was really interesting, because I had his cell phone and his cell phone had lots of messages afterwards,’ she said. ‘There were messages from famous people saying, “I’m sorry, that I never got to tell you how much you…” All this kind of thing.
‘Even from management of record companies, it was extraordinary. As if it was all going to go out on the ether and he would hear it or something.
‘I had lovely letters from lots of people who said that the Bee Gees have been the calendar of their lives, the diary of their lives. Richard Curtis sent one, Sir Elton John did a special thing, he was doing a concert, and he was really saddened by the fact that Robin had passed, and it was just amazing how many people contacted me afterwards.’
Discussing the group’s incredible music legacy, she added: ‘I used to travel to India quite a lot, and I remember I was going across Rajasthan and I stopped off at this little tiny cafe there.
‘When I went in there, I Started A Joke was playing on the radio. Every corner of the world, their music has reached, and not just the modern stuff, not just the Saturday Night Fever stuff.
‘This was this was actually some of the older songs that were playing on radios. They were just heard everywhere, people had responded to that music everywhere.’
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is on Sky Documentaries on December 13, and available on DVD and digital download on December 14.
Credit: Original article published here.