While on vacation, Robbie Williams and music legend Barbra Streisand met by chance, but neither knew who the other was. Given how influential both of them are in the music industry, it’s quite strange.
Williams, on the other hand, is well aware of his error and is embarrassed to tell the story.
According to the Daily Mail UK, the singers met through common friends while on vacation in Tahiti.
However, neither Robbie, 48, nor Barbra, 80, realized the other was a celebrity or that they worked in the same industry.
The “Let Me Entertain You” singer thought Streisand was a “nice old lady,” whereas the Funny Girl actress thought Robbie was a footballer.
There’s nothing wrong with these assumptions, but they’re both bigger than these.
Williams revealed the humiliating incident on BBC Radio 5’s final Saturday morning show, hosted by Scott Mills and Chris Stark.
The singer told the pair:
“And it was like ‘Hi, I’m John’, and ‘Hi, I’m Rob’, and ‘Hi I’m Steve’ – ‘Hi Steve’, ‘Hi, I’m Barbra’ – ‘Hello Barbra, I’m pleased to meet you’.”
He realized that Barbra was still unaware of who he was.
As the group mixed, William’s participation in the annual charity football game Soccer Aid led Barbra to believe he was a footballer.
“People were talking about Soccer Aid, and she just presumed I played football. ‘And then I was like ‘Oh, no, no, no, I’m a singer’. ‘And she was like, ‘That’s nice’.”
Robbie’s inability to recognize Barbra is perplexing given his own status as a music legend.
Williams discussed his thoughts during that surreal experience:
‘”Nice old lady. Then I sat down next to Barbra. And it was Barbra Streisand. And I was like, ‘Oh, ahh’.”
There is no denying that Barbra Streisand is a household name. She is a stage and film star, as well as a world-class singer, who appeared in the 1968 classic musical Funny Girl. She has five Academy Award nominations. She has won eight Grammys and amassed a fortune of $400 million during her illustrious career.
Robbie Williams, who rose to fame in the 1990s as a member of Take That before going solo, is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with hits like Angels and Let Me Entertain You. Robbie is married to Ayda Field, with whom he has four children: Theodora “Teddy” (age 9), Charlton “Charlie” (age 7), Colette “Coco” (age 3) and Beau (age 2). (two).