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Ayda Field says Cameron Diaz saved her relationship with Robbie Williams

Ayda Field says Cameron Diaz saved her relationship with Robbie Williams

Ayda Field has revealed Cameron Diaz saved her relationship with Robbie Williams when the pair had broken up.

The 36-year-old American actress and the 'Angels' singer broke up on several occasions when they first started dating back in 2006 and one split looked as though it would be for good.

However, an impromptu meeting between Robbie and Cameron at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles led to the 'Sex Tape' star making the Take That heartthrob realise he was "in love" with Ayda and that same night they got back together for good.

During an appearance on UK TV show 'Loose Women', Ayda said: "When we were first going out, a few months into our relationship, we had a break-up. Well we had a couple of break-ups actually. This was the final one and I was shooting a show and he went to the Chateau Marmont, and Cameron Diaz was there. He was talking to her and while he was talking to her, she said to him, 'You obviously still love your girlfriend, you need to go back to her.'

"He called me that night, we met up and we've been together ever since. So thank you Cameron. I have a very special place (in my heart) for her. Now we've been together almost a decade."

Ayda - who married in 2010 and have two children, daughter Teddy, three, and 17-month-old son Charlton - also discussed how Robbie feels the love of his wife and family helped him consign his bouts of depression and substance abuse in the past.

The 36-year-old beauty revealed her 42-year-old British husband told her the person who experienced those problems was now gone and that's because of his settled home life.

She shared: "Americans have a culture of talking about our problems, I feel very lucky in that respect. I've noticed there's more of a British mentality of sweeping things under the rug and not talking about problems ... Robbie's been very honest about his battles with addiction and depression. I was talking about these things with him the other night and he was like, 'I'm not the same person I was. I'm happy, I'm married and I've got kids.' There was a moment in his life where he thought he couldn't exist any further. It just goes to show you as dark as things can seem, there is a way out and if you can start the dialogue and you can start that shift in your mind, whether you have a support system of friends or a therapist, there is a way to muddle through and to come out of the other side. It's huge and it takes a lot of strength but you can do it."