Ayda Field's Tearful Phone Reunion With Dad
Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field called her estranged father just hours before her wedding at his home in Turkey in a bid to make peace with him.
Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field called her estranged father in tears just hours before her wedding.
The American actress telephoned her dad Haldun Evecan - who split from Ayda's mother when she was a young girl - at his home in Turkey in a bid to make peace with him before making her vows to Robbie.
The advertising agency boss was so overwhelmed by the gesture on Saturday morning (07.10.10) he has vowed to throw his daughter a second wedding at his home in Istanbul.
He told The Sun newspaper: "We were on the phone for about an hour together. I was wishing her happiness and I told her that I didn't give her much and certainly not as much love as I would have liked and that will haunt me my whole life.
"My beautiful daughter replied, 'Baba (daddy in Turkish) you gave me the best gift of all - you gave me life.'
"We were both in tears during the call, but they were tears of joy. She was very happy to be marrying Robbie and I'm happy for her."
Haldun, 68, left California in 1982 to live in his native Turkey and had no further contact with his daughter until she was 18. They met again briefly five years ago when she flew to Turkey to find him.
Ayda, 31, tied the knot with Robbie, 36, at the £12 million Beverly Hills home they share in front of 40 friends and family last Saturday.
Ayda's mother, Hollywood producer Gwen Field - who was married to Haldun for four years from 1978 - was among the guests at the lavish 30-minute ceremony, which was followed by dinner and dancing.
As well as vowing to host a second wedding in Turkey, Ayda's dad - a keen singer - has been invited to sing with Robbie by his daughter if he goes out to visit the newlyweds in America.
He said: "I have always enjoyed singing and Sinatra's My Way is one of my favourites.
"I asked Ayda who she thought sang it better - me or Robbie.
"Ever the diplomat, she said that when I come to the States she's going to take me and Robbie to a karaoke bar. She will then listen to us one after the other before she decides."