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Lulu: Why I had to dump Bee Gee husband Maurice Gibb over his drinking

Sixties pop icon Lulu has told how she had to dump Bee Gee ­ex-husband Maurice Gibb over his heavy drinking.
The celebrity couple wed in 1969 after a whirlwind affair, then split just four years later when Maurice’s rock and roll lifestyle started to take its toll.
Now, 39 years on, Lulu has admitted they should never have got married in the first place.
She and Maurice met ­backstage at Top of the Pops. She was 20, he was 19 and they fell for each other at once, marrying later the same year.
But Maurice, who died from a twisted intestine in 2003 aged 53, was battling alcoholism and it did not take long for cracks in the relationship to appear.
Lulu said in an interview for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: “We thought we were king and queen of the world and were fabulous.
 Lulu and Maurice Gibb
Turbulent marriage: Lulu with then husband Maurice Gibb

“The drinking was a part of it but we shouldn’t have got ­married in the first place... we should have just had a romance.
“I decided it had to end. He didn’t want it to end and it hurt him. I totally loved and adored him but... in love with him? I was ­probably in love with love.”


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