Robbie Williams posed happily with his parents Pete and Janet following his gig in
The Rock DJ hitmaker appeared relaxed in the image shared by his father who wrote: ‘After show party tonight….first picture of Rob with his mum and dad for 45 years….!! a little bit of history that just had to be shared…proud parents!..well done son.’
Pete, who also goes by his stage name Pete Conway, left the family in 1977 to pursue his career in showbiz after finding fame as a crooner and comedian on talent show New Faces in 1973 – yet all seemed rosy in the new shot.
Happy days: Robbie Williams posed happily with his parents Pete and Janet following his gig in Las Vegas – 45 years after the couple’s bitter split
Robbie opened the first night of his series of gigs in Vegas on Thursday, with the concert winning rave reviews while watched on by his proud parents.
After documenting his arrival and stay thus far in Sin City, Pete shared the sweet shot with his ex-wife and son to prove all is amiable in the relationship.
Robbie is famously close to his mum, who he has previously lauded for helping him through his drink and drug addiction battles.
In 1998 he said: ‘My mum is the pillar of strength that has kept me sane throughout my mad life. She’s the most important woman in my life and always will be.’
Way back when: In 1998 he said: ‘My mum is the pillar of strength that has kept me sane throughout my mad life. She’s the most important woman in my life and always will be’ (Robbie and Janet at the Silver Clef Awards Lunch in 1998)
Hitting the stage: Pete and Robbie previously took the stage together in Vegas in 2017
While Robbie, who is parent to Teddy, six, Charlie, four and six-month-old Coco with wife Ayda Field, was happily hitting Vegas, he has been struck by tragedy of late.
The couple were reportedly left heartbroken after their pet turtle Giggs died and left his sister Rooney in ‘clinical depression’.
According to The Sun, the former Take That singer, 45, and his wife, 39, have had a ‘rough few weeks’ after returning to their LA mansion and discovering that their beloved animal Rooney hadn’t moved for weeks and was off her food.
In a bid to save their precious pet the pair have reportedly hired an aquatic turtle specialist for advice and are said to be forking out £1,000 on a new turtle pal.
Way back when: Pete has not always been present in his son’s life (pictured in 2003)
Beloved mum: Robbie has been open about his love for his mum
Heartache: While Robbie, who is parent to Teddy, six, Charlie, four and six-month-old Coco with wife Ayda Field, was happily hitting Vegas, he has been struck by tragedy of late
A source told the publication: ‘It’s been a rough few weeks in the Williams household.
‘Poor Giggs died quite suddenly and Rooney – named after Rob’s favourite footballer – was deeply traumatised by the episode; she hasn’t been the same turtle since. She just sits forlornly, staring into the distance, unmoving.
‘Ayda and Rob consulted an animal behaviourist, who diagnosed bereavement-inflicted depression – and said they should buy an older, male turtle for company.’
They continued that Robbie and Ayda have already decided to name their new pet Scholes. With Ayda allegedly adding that her wish is to see Rooney ‘smile again’.