Gibb said that the couple had felt comfortable about keeping their relationship secret because they met and fell in love in what he described as a different era in the mid 1980s.
“We met in a different era so you are in a way locked into that and we were comfortable with it,” he said. “We have a wonderful life together. We are both very private people.”
He says he can remember the exact time and place they met – an Adam Smith Institute Next Generation dinner when he was 26. “We realised very quickly we had an interest in common and it was pretty rapid. We fell in love very quickly.