It’s been more than two years since Bee Gees band member Robin Gibb died at the age of 62 from kidney failure. But his wife of 27 years, Dwina, still misses him each and every day.
“Robin had such presence,” his widow shares. “He was a comedian as much as he was a musician. There was never a dull moment. You never knew what was going to happen next.”
But Dwina readily admits her marriage wasn’t perfect. The artist opens up about discovering her husband’s eight-year affair with the couple’s live-in housekeeper, Claire Yang, which resulted in a baby girl, Snow, now five.
Robin asked executors of his $43.6 million estate to make sure Snow was provided for, which Dwina confirms she is. Claire has also been allowed to keep the $1.4 million home Robin bought for her in Buckinghamshire, U.K.
While she was angry at the time of the discovery, Dwina asserts, “I’ve never been a jealous person — my attitude has always been live and let live. People who are creative are often very different, I think, from conventional couples.”
She reveals the couple had a more open union. “Creative and artistic people live in a different way, maybe. There’s a certain kind of freedom I suppose we have,” Dwina shares. “We always had that in our marriage, but we knew we both deeply loved each other.”
And despite her husband’s dalliances, Dwina says their marriage was solid. “The strength of our relationship was that we were dedicated to each other and no matter what happened in our lives, we knew we’d always be together. No matter what happened and no matter who would try to interfere.”