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Bee Gee Robin Gibb left $6.2 million to love child with former housekeeper


Bee Gees member Robin Gibb attends the World Music Awards 2010 at the Sporting Club on May 18, 2010 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.


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Robin Gibb, the Bee Gees who died this month of cancer, left 4 million pounds (around $6.2 million) to the mother of his love child — now 3 — his former housekeeper Claire Yang.

Gibb agreed to the payment for daughter Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb in January 2012, the Sunday Mirror reported.

Yang reportedly shared an open marriage with his widow Dwina — a bisexual according to — and had a long-term affair with Clare, but she was asked to leave the family home when she became pregnant.

She gave birth to the child in 2008, and Gibb then moved her into a £850,000 house close to the Oxfordshire home he shares with Dwina. 

The Daily Mirror, citing Land Registry records, reported that Gibb also transferred the house to Yang's name four weeks before he died at age 62.

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However, Dwina was said to be now be concerned that Claire would demand more money.

The Daily Mirror cited a source as saying: “Relations between both sides have become very strained and Dwina is aware that is unlikely to be the end of the matter. It could get very messy and distressing.”

Gibb has one child with Dwina — John, 29 — and two by a previous marriage — Spencer, 40, and Melissa, 37. 

The Daily Mirror source added: "Snow Robin is a Gibb child so will be treated exactly the same as the other three children. It is not about the money but it is the nature of the lengthy legal process which distressed Dwina and the family."

A site dedicated to the Bee Gees, posted a notice about the birth of Snow which said:

"Robin Gibb has become father again. The baby, Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb, was born on November 4th. The mother is Claire Yang (33). Congratulations!"