Dwina Gibb was adamant the mother of Robin Gibb’s love child did not attend his funeral today and Claire Yang respectfully granted her wish.
Claire Yang, a former housekeeper of robin Gibb, with whom he fathered Snow Robin three years ago, instead spent the day with the tot and a close friend.
While Robin Gibb’s casket was being brought through the streets of his hometown of Thame, Oxfordshire, the trio were out and about, returning home at around 3:00 p.m., as the rest of the star’s grieving family were attending the private service at St Mary’s church.
The group got out of the silver 4×4, with Claire Yang’s friend walking around the back of the car to get the little girl out.
They then rushed into the former housekeeper’s large house.
Claire Yang refused to speak about her decision not to attend the funeral.
When reporters pressed the entry phone system and asked to talk to her, a woman with an oriental accent said she would not speak.
“She’s not available,” said the woman.
“She’s not at home, goodbye.”
According to reports, Dwina Gibb told friends that she would absolutely hate Claire Yang to attend, but wouldn’t turn her away if she did, although no doubt she will have been relieved it didn’t come to that.
A close friend told the Daily Mirror: “Dwina has said that she would loathe her to be there but there won’t be any scene whatsoever if she came along to pay her respects.”
Robin Gibb, 62, who died from liver and colon cancer on May 20, had a long-term affair with Claire Yang but was asked to leave the house by bisexual Dwina, 59, when she became pregnant.
Despite having an open relationship it is thought Dwina Gibb “hit the roof” when she discovered Claire Yang was pregnant.
It was revealed last week that Robin Gibb had paid out £4 million ($6.5 million) to Claire Yang and their three-year-old daughter Snow Robin.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: “If Claire does go to the funeral she will be -keeping her distance from Dwina and it will be awkward.
“Robin never walked away from his responsibilities and always made sure the child was fully provided for.”
Robin Gibb’s fans got the chance to pay their respects to the singer when his horse-drawn glass carriage was taken through his home town of Thame, Oxon.
The carriage left from his home before heading along the town’s high street and then making its way to the church.
At the service Dwina Gibb read a poem that she wrote especially for today and a song written by Robin Gibb was also debuted.
Don’t Cry Alone is thought to be his final composition taken from his Titanic Requiem.
The touching song features the opening lines: “If your heart is breaking, I’m yours whatever, I will not forsake you ever, don’t cry alone.”