Lulu tears up talking about ex husband Maurice Gibb

Lulu tears up talking about ex husband Maurice Gibb

Lulu has fought back tears recalling her marriage to Maurice Gibb on a UK TV show, admitting they were 'two lonely kids' when they married in 1969.

The Shout singer wed the BeeGees star when she was just 20 and opened up about their union in a BBC special: Lulu - Something to Shout About, which aired on Saturday night.

Lulu insists the marriage was a fantasy and become emotional as she remembered the bond they shared being lonely.

She says: "We were kind of like pop prince and princess - a bit deluded. (Feeling) on top of the world, 'I can do anything, I can make this happen, I can make this work'.

 "It was a fantasy. We were two lonely kids, who could totally relate to each other, and thought we could get married and stay married. Not emotionally grown-up in any way shape or form - two little babies, thinking they could play a grown-up game. It was a shame, very sad, very upsetting."

The couple split in 1973 but remained close, and sang together during a show shortly before Gibb died in 2003. Lulu is happy she got the chance to perform with her ex husband, who re-married, one last time.

She said: "That was tough. He died not long after that and his wife said, 'It was kind of sweet that you did that. You closed the circle.' I struggled with it, but in a way I'm sort of okay with it now."

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