The union that has existed between Barry Gibbs and Linda Gibbs for more than half of a century is still going strong. Barry is under the impression that it was love at first sight; it’s possible that this was the case.
After finishing his performance on “Top of the Pops,” Barry got only the chance to get a glimpse of Linda for the first time. While Barry and the members of his band were performing, Linda, who was at the time Miss Edinburgh and serving as a hostess, and Barry caught one other’s eye.
Barry said that upon first seeing her, he had the idea, “That is the one and only lady that I want to spend the rest of my life with… My first impression was that it was love at first sight.”
Linda’s friends saw that Barry was gazing at her and informed her of it, but she dismissed the idea that someone as renowned or attractive as him was paying attention to her.
Then Barry began strolling in her direction, and when he arrived at her location, he inquired as to whether or not she would be interested in sharing a cup of tea with him.
After their performance on “Top of the Pops,” Linda and Barry rushed off to another studio and eventually found themselves on the set of “Doctor Who.” According to Barry, on the set of “Doctor Who,” Linda and Barry “had a bit of a hug” in the Tardis of Doctor Who while being surrounded by Daleks.
At the end of the day, Linda was unable to resist Barry because of his good looks, after that point, they were considered an item, and their path toward the altar got underway.
When asked what it was about Linda that first piqued his interest in her many years ago, Barry responded that it was not really about her looks but rather due to the fact that she was so lovely and had such a great sense of humor.
After dating for a while together, Barry finally got down on one knee in Adam’s Row and popped the question to his girlfriend, asking her to marry him. It didn’t take long for Barry and Linda to realize they were meant to be together, but getting there wasn’t without its share of drama.
Because of his prominence in the music industry, Barry was always surrounded by eager ladies who were willing to carry out his commands if he would just pay them some attention.
Linda was not going to give up and allow Barry to go down the same road, and it did not matter how many times she had to throw the tablets away. Barry struggled to maintain his composure in the face of such allure.
As far as Linda can tell, he got into a few scrapes before they were married, and the situation was so terrible that even his mother was aware of his reputation at the time.
She had no reason to believe that Barry would be serious about Linda and even warned her about how he had told every woman in his life that he would marry them. Linda was not pleased with Barry’s extramarital affairs; nonetheless, he still picked her to be the woman he would spend the rest of his life with despite this.
In spite of what his mother had thought, Barry married her, and after their marriage he became what some people describe as the “epitome of a doting husband.”
From that point on, their love story progressed, and as time went on, they understood that they were the only ones who could put up with one other.
Despite the challenges that life has presented them with, the couple has managed to maintain their strong feelings for one another, and they both now have children that were made possible by their love.
The couple is now grandparents to seven children and have five of their own children — Steve, Alexandra, Ashley, Travis, and Michael. They understand the significance of family and have worked hard to raise a close-knit one.
In point of fact, even though the majority of their children are now adults with children of their own, they continue to reside in the same general area.