Robbie Williams has given fans a glimpse into his past love life with ex Nicole Appleton in his new Netflix documentary.
The pop star shared a clip of the moment he proposed to the All Saints singer over the phone, admitting he wasn't ready for commitment at the time.
Reflecting on their whirlwind romance, Robbie said: "She was kind and fun and sweet, you know she's just a good soul. With my relationship with Nic, it was very important to me to learn to become the man I was supposed to be."
But he confessed that being thrust into fame at a young age meant he missed out on growing up and maturing naturally.
A clip from the documentary shows Robbie proposing to Nicole over the phone while he was on tour, just months before they called time on their romance.
In a voiceover, Robbie admits: "I guess that I'm trying to convince myself that I'm the kind of person that is ready for that kind of commitment, I know I'm not.
"I couldn't look after myself, I was in no fit state to offer myself as a partner and the relationship with Nic ended a few months after this."
Nicole shared her side of the story back in 2002 in her autobiography, Together. She revealed that she fell pregnant with Robbie's baby but, under pressure from All Saints' record company, she had an abortion.
Recalling Robbie's reaction to the pregnancy, she said: "Robbie Williams put his hand on my belly and told me, 'This baby is saving my life.'"
Robbie supported Nicole's decision to write about the pregnancy in her book, but found it hard to revisit the past. He previously told the Daily Mail: "I was completely behind her… If there's something that's so deep-rooted within yourself that you feel it would feel better to you that you exorcised it and got it off your chest, because secrets can make you sick and secrets can make you feel terrible… then I'm completely behind her."
Robbie is now happily married to Ayda Field and they have four children together. His life with Ayda is also featured in the revealing documentary.
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