Robbie Williams recalls paranoia of Geri Halliwell relationship

The pop legend briefly dated the Spice Girl in 2000

Robbie Williams poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the Robbie Williams documentary on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 in London. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Robbie Williams has detailed aspects of his relationship with Geri Halliwell. (AP)

Robbie Williams has recalled the paranoia and press intrusion into his brief relationship with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell in 2000.

The former Take That singer opened up about his high profile relationship during filming for his Netflix documentary, simply titled Robbie.

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In the four-part series, he says: "Wherever we went, the paparazzi were there before we got there. These very private personal moments became public property and we were just dumbfounded how this could be happening."

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Geri Halliwell visits SiriusXM Studios on October 02, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
Robbie Williams and Geri Halliwell were in a relationship in 2000. (Getty Images)

Williams added: "I bumped into a guy who’s a paparazzi and he told me it was Geri doing it. Now I don’t think that’s true for one second but at the time I did believe it."

He also reflected on what did to his mental health: "It just goes to show what being in the spotlight can do to your psyche when you can’t trust anybody and it ruined in some way the memory of such an important part of my life and such a joyous occasion."

The series detailed their relationship extensively including never before seen footage of a holiday from Williams' personal collection with him praising Halliwell as "very very easy" company.

The documentary also explores how Williams used their relationship as inspiration for his single Eternity.

Halliwell previously discussed their time as a couple during an appearance on Piers Morgan's Life Stories.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Robbie Williams attends the pop-up launch of new Netflix Documentary Series
Robbie Williams details the press intrusion into his relationship with Geri Halliwell. (WireImage)

During the interview, she said: "I was worried I’d get fat. I would binge and then feel fatter and would make myself sick. It was awful. Robbie knew about my bulimia and he advised me to get help. He told me to go to rehab and that possibly saved my life. The bulimia would have got worse without it. I will always be grateful to him, always."

She also said they grew close because of their mutual time in the spotlight: "It was a very poignant friendship. I was lonely and felt he was the only person on the planet who could understand me because of his experiences with Take That. We understood each other. But I didn’t really go out with him. I am happy and healthy now."

Williams has been married to actor Ayda Field since 2010 while Halliwell has been married to Red Bull Formula 1 boss since 2015.

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