Robbie Williams has admitted that his British "banter" doesn't impress his American wife Ayda Field.
The 46-year-old former Take That star and the US model and actress, 41, met in 2006 and have been married since 2010, sharing four children.
Speaking on her Postcards From The Edge podcast, Field revealed that he had once given her a birthday cake featuring the message "You're officially the oldest woman I've ever had sex with."
Williams described her reaction to his wisecracks, saying: "I sort of noticed Ayda's face when I started to do the British thing of giving a compliment and then taking it away.
"And her face would fill with all of this love and sort of gratitude for the nice thing that I'd said and then I'd complement that with the thing that takes it away, because I'm British, and then saw her face sort of drop.
"And I'm like: 'I'm just doing the banter thing!""
Loose Women panellist Field, who appeared in the long-running US soap opera Days Of Our Lives, said she found the UK's soaps less glamorous than their American counterparts.
She said: "I've seen clips and obviously on Loose Women we watch a lot of clips because we have people from Coronation Street and EastEnders.
"I have to say, one thing about English soaps versus US ones is that they are a lot less glamorous.
"Like in the US, everyone on soaps is wealthy and beautiful and lives in mansions - I mean they kill each other, and they have affairs with each other but here they seem, for lack of a better word, a little more down-trodden.
"Would that be fair to say? They're brilliant."