The couple, who wed in 2010, share daughter Teddy, 11, son Charlie, nine, daughter Coco, five, and son Beau, three.
Their reasoning behind this is that the couple want their kids to learn that first class is a privilege that they need to learn and that once they can pay for it themselves they can sit there.
‘My kids fly economy whenever we fly. I turn left and they turn right. That’s terrible. I mean, people will think I’m such a d**k,’ she told The Sunday Times.
‘There’s no interest in raising brats. My kids will know [economy] is where they will sit in a plane until they can pay to put themselves in a different part of the plane.’
They aren’t the first celebrity parents to enforce this rule, with Gordan Ramsay, 57, sharing that he and his wife Tana Ramsay, 49, also separate from their youngsters while flying.
‘They don’t sit with us in first class. They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that,’ he told The Telegraph in 2017.
‘At that age, at that size, you’re telling me they need to sit in first class? No, they do not. We’re really strict on that.
‘I turn left with Tana and they turn right and I say to the chief stewardess, “Make sure those little f*****s don’t come anywhere near us, I want to sleep on this plane”.’
Luxury travel influencer Naomi Isted shared that her husband and children do not join her in first class for the same reason.
‘I personally think young kids shouldn’t be allowed in first class unless they’re really well-behaved,’ she told The Sun in 2019.
‘Our daughter [is] nine and she could sit and read a book, she’s experienced luxury hotels and she knows how to behave. But my three-year-old is a boy, he’s wild, and he’ll run around. I wouldn’t want to put people through that.’
The revelation about Robbie and Ayda’s kids comes as a fan has been left fighting for their life after falling during one of Robbie’s concerts in Sydney.
The musician is currently embarking on his XXV tour around the world with a performance at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday, November 16, taking a dramatic turn.
The fan, believed to be in her 70s, was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and placed into a medically induced coma after the accident.
She is thought to have been on the upper grandstand level and trying to climb over seats when she fell in what has been called a ‘serious incident’.
Venues NSW confirmed in a statement: ‘This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts and wishes are with the patron and their family during this time. The patron was attended to immediately by venue staff and a nearby guest who is a qualified medical professional.
‘Medics arrived shortly after and the patron was taken from the venue by ambulance to hospital.’
Robbie has not yet addressed the fall but fans thanked him for the ‘amazing’ evening, seemingly unaware of the accident.
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