It is a quiet and special magic about spouses who are graying each other together and in love. How they - still! - Take hold of the hand. As they watch and silently understand. Years full of deep affection and full of fate they have combined indissoluble.
Roger Whittaker (74) and his wife Natalie (68) are a pair. They know each other for 46 years, have five children, eight grandchildren and live in Ireland, Natalie's home. No shadow obscures this happiness, one would think. But when NEW POST met the famous singer now in Hamburg, he revealed his biggest concern and made a shocking confession ...A glass of wine it comes suddenly to serious issuesWe are sitting in a restaurant in Hamburg, want (to him about his new album"For so many years with you") Talk - and the great tour that he plans next year. And there, with a glass of wine, it comes suddenly and are very serious issues - when we talk about his marriage to Natalie.She is the love of his life. When Roger Whittaker saw her for the first time 46 years ago, "I knew: this is it!", he says. At that time he was 28, a young man, "And I had no money to carry them out on a date. Nevertheless, she married me three months later, even though she never wanted to marry an artist ", he recalls today lachend.Noch his eyes light up like a love youth, when he talks about his beloved Natalie.remain alone - for him a cruel ideaNext year he commits Natalie her 70th Whether they celebrate big his 75th birthday? That does not he knows. "The most important festival is finally in four years", reveals Roger Whittaker, "Our golden wedding." And then he suddenly becomes serious, speaks of death. After all, a life without Natalie - he can not imagine. "You do not know what will happen - it could be worse without me or I without them." For him it is a cruel idea of having to live without the beloved wife. Roger Whittaker: "We do not often talk about it. But I say to her: Please make sure that I go before you." He thinks for a moment and adds: "You know, if a couple were together a long time and one of them has to go, it's often the case that the other dies shortly thereafter. If I can choose, I want to die before my wife ... "Two years ago, Natalie had heart problems
Sad thoughts. But who could not understand Roger Whittaker? He confesses: "What I am, I owe to Natalie, and I am grateful that she is at my side." Two years ago, she had a heart problem. Fortunately, she is now well again, but Roger Whittaker admits: "I was scared to death!" For him, Natalie is the rock in the surf. It strengthened him not only in the 50 years of his career on the stage's back, but gave him a wonderful family: After two adopted girls three children of their own yet followed - and Roger Whittaker loves all idolatrous. His two sons, he has betrayed the secret of a happy marriage: "Your wife is always right", he says and laughs again amused."Then we all have a wonderful time" His children and grandchildren are the lifeblood of the singer, who admits: "I miss the days when all were still living at home. But they often come to visit. And then we have a wonderful time. " In such hours fly by Roger Whittaker all gloomy thoughts - even though he knows: Today is the moment of parting forever because ...