Putting fatherhood first: Robbie Williams won't appear at Olympic closing ceremony because of wife's due date
14:00 GMT, 2 July 2012
He's clearly extremely excited about becoming a father for a first time.
And now Robbie Williams will not be taking part in the Olympic closing ceremony – because it is around the time of his wife's due date, according to reports.
A spokesperson for the 38-year-old singer told the MailOnline that he would not be appearing at the event on August 12.
'My two girls!' Robbie Williams posted a picture of his pregnant wife Ayda on his website today
He said: 'They were initial discussions but he just can't do it because his wife is about to give birth.'
According to the Mirror Robbie was
said to have been given a high-profile slot to perform David Bowie’s
1971 hit Life on Mars during
the August 12 finale.
Robbie revealed he and wife Ayda were expecting a baby back in March and it's clear he can't wait to meet his daughter.
The singer recently tweeted a picture of his wife showing off her growing baby bump with the caption: 'My two girls!'
Ayda, 32, lifted up her T-shirt to reveal her growing belly in the snap, beaming with happiness.
She was dressed in a pair of cropped tracksuit bottoms and a
tight-fitting T-shirt, and despite her growing stomach is clearly
remaining in great shape.
Robbie announced the happy news back in March that he and his wife of almost two years are expecting a baby. Less than a week later, they revealed she is a girl.
It was recently claimed that the
parents-to-be are contemplating naming their daughter Roberta, after her
famous father, but also like Genevieve and Alice.
have already shopped for the new addition at Petit Trsor, the
exclusive baby store on Robertson Boulevard near their 9 million
mansion in Beverly Hills.
Custom-designed sleigh cribs cost up to 2,400 and a Notte Fatata which stores nappies, will cost 9,291.
Baby joy: The couple, who married in August 2010, are expecting their first child in September
A source told the Star: 'He's always wanted to be a dad so he's going all out so his new daughter will be treated like a princess.
'He wants her top have the best of everything.'
And one of the singer's neighbours told the paper: 'It's safe to say he's completely gone gaga over his baby – and why not He's a great guy and I'm sure he'll make a wonderful father.'
Williams announced that he is to become a father in typically comic fashion, writing on his website in March: 'Hey friendlies, I've been keeping a secret from you all. Me and Ayda are going to be a Mummy and Daddy this year!!!!!!!!
He added: 'We had sex! It works!
'We've seen scans and cried… looked at babies in commercials and teared up… the nursery is already planned.
'Basically I'm in love with a little person growing in mummy's belly… and can't wait to be a daddy. Crying now.
'Much love, much joy. Roberto, Mum and Little Bump. xxx'