Robbie Williams’ daughter ‘devastated’ after friend abandoned her due to dyslexia diagnosis

Robbie Williams’ daughter ‘devastated’ after friend abandoned her due to dyslexia diagnosis
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Robbie Williams has revealed his 10-year-old daughter was abandoned by a friend after she was diagnosed with dyslexia.

In an interview with German magazine Galore Interviewsthe Angels singer, 48, says his daughter Teddy, whose full name is Theodora, was “devastated” after her friend left her.

“One of her friends decided overnight that she didn’t want anything to do with her any more [because of her dyslexia]. Teddy was devastated, completely desperate,” Williams explained.

Williams has become something of a champion for people with dyslexia since revealing his own experience with the condition in 2020.

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Robbie Williams says his daughter was left ‘devastated’ when a friend abandoned her due to her dyslexia diagnosis. (Getty)

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Dyslexia is a learning disorder that typically runs in families and is characterised by difficulty reading.

“I tried to make it clear to her that sometimes you just have to let other people go, that you should let them go, but without sacrificing your own self-esteem in the process,” he said of how he helped Teddy through the experience.

“This girl did not serve her love and friendship. Again, as I said, I speak from experience.”

Williams also explained how he works to support his young daughter as she grows up with dyslexia.

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“When I was growing up in Stoke-on-Trent in the ’80s, dyslexia was still a completely unknown diagnosis,” he said. “I have to explain to her what dyslexia is, what it means for people, how to deal with it. And that if you suffer from it, you’re not automatically stupid.”

Williams revealed in 2020 that he is numerically dyslexic, commonly referred to as dyscalculia.

“I’m numerically dyslexic,” he told The Sun in 2020. “I can’t add or subtract. I always get in trouble because I don’t know my kids’ birth dates and I don’t know our anniversary and I don’t know my wife’s birthday.”

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Williams pictured at the 2022 AFL Grand Final. (Scott Barbour)

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As well as Teddy, Williams is also father to eight-year-old son Charlton, four-year-old daughter Colette and three-year-old son Beau.

He shares his children with his wife Ayda Field. The pair have been married since 2010.

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