Toyah Willcox reveals the two ingredients to her happy 30-year long marriage

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Toyah Willcox is a four time Brit Award nominated singer who has had eight Top 40 singles and released more than 20 albums. The 61-year-old musician from Birimingham is also an author and actress, having written two books and appeared in more than 40 stage plays and 10 films - and now she will compete on BBC’s Pointless Celebrities. She married guitarist Robert Fripp, known for position in progressive rock band King Crimson, in 1986 - but why has Toyah said the secret to marital bliss is separate houses, and ‘very naughty’ sex?

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Toyah Willcox, 61, has had a very lengthy career, since fronting band Toyah in 1983, before embarking on a solo career.

As a singer, songwriter, and actor, she has achieved many accolades, but one of her happiest achievements was meeting her husband Robert Fripp.

The couple met at a charity lunch, first in 1983 and then in 1985.

Speaking to the Independent, he said: “My life really began when I met this little creature and she became my wife.

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“It was like an arranged marriage.

“We didn’t know each other, but it was perfectly clear to me within a week of knowing Toyah that she was the woman I wanted to be my wife - just as I knew within a fairly short time of having a guitar in my hands at the age of 11 that this was going to be my life.

“We got to know each other within the commitments and vows of marriage.”

In a 2008 Belfast Telegraph interview she said of Mr Fripp: “I got married because I had found my soulmate, not because I wanted to be married.”

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