Take That’s Gary Barlow says meeting wife of 24 years Dawn Andrews was ‘fate’
Gary Barlow has been very successful in the music industry with his band Take That.
But one of the other great successes in his life is his family – and a marriage of 24 years.
The British musician, 53, teased his wife Dawn Andrews to 9honey Celebrity, sweetly saying it was a “truth” they bought together when they met when she was a dancer on his group’s tour in 1995.
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“We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary last week, so we’re very tight and very happy and life is good,” Barlow said.
“Our business, it attracts all the wrong people and I was very lucky to find the right person. “
“She was on tour with us, yes [fate]yes, we were supposed to meet,” he said.
He then credited his wife for raising their children while he was often away on tour over the years with Take That.
“People always say, ‘your kids are so beautiful,’ and I always go, ‘stop, that was my wife.’ She gave up our children, I’m afraid she did,” he explained.
“I almost feel like I’m losing time with our kids. My daughter is here [in Australia]she lives here and has been at university here for two years,” he said while in Sydney to announce Take That’s upcoming Australian tour.
He said: “For much of our children’s lives, I was away on tour.”
The couple married in 2000 and share a son Daniel and daughters Emily and Daisy. In 2012, their daughter Poppy was stillborn.
Take That, currently consisting of Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, have just announced their new tour, playing dates in the UK and Europe and even Australia later this year. They will be supported by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
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Ahead of the tour, which is sure to delight fans, Barlow, 53, spoke to 9Honey Celebrity and talked about time in the bandsaying that the group went from “boys to men” over the years
“There have been so many different versions of our band, honestly, we were boys the first time, there were five of us and then we came back as men,” Barlow said.
“Some of us had children… we were back as men then, we came back as four [piece] Rob joined us again and we went back to three [piece band]and this is where we have rested now, we are at rest like this.”
“This feels like Take That now, they’re obviously my old friends, we’re getting on really well, we’re enjoying live shows more than we used to- always I think and we love it and we are happy to be here. again,” he said.
Barlow said that he could not have dreamed that Take That would be as successful as they have had and a career spanning decades.
“If you wrote it down, no one would believe it,” he said.
“It’s been an amazing journey and it’s not over yet, we’re still hungry and ambitious, we’re only half-writing this story.”
He promised “a good, fun show” for Australian fans when they tour Australia and New Zealand in October and November.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday February 13 at frontiertouring.com
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