GARY Barlow celebrated his 51st birthday in style at a posh London restaurant with his wife and family.
The Take That star and wife of 22 years Dawn enjoyed a classy evening at Harry’s Bar in Mayfair on Thursday.
The pop star was treated to a hearty meal and a giant birthday cake, decorated with a fondant microphone.
Gary used Instagram to thank his followers for their happy birthday messages and to share photos of him celebrating with his family.
The TV star looked dapper in a navy suit, while his wife Dawn gazed at him in an elegant floral dress.
He looks up at the moon as he blows out the candles and deftly studies the themed cake.
Gary captioned the footage: “Thank you so much for all the lovely Birthday wishes. We had a very small dinner with my closest and dearest.
“We’re still not used to mass gatherings so this was perfect. Thank you for a perfect night @harrysbarmayfair.”
The Walk the Line participant was flooded with well wishes from his celebrity followers and friends.
Dawn French spat out: “Happy birthday, you are the master of the dream boat!!!! X”
Jury member Craig David commented: “Happy Birthday Gary” accompanied by a string of emojis.
Gary’s most recent outing with wife Dawn, 52, comes after the couple celebrated 22 years together last week.
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The singer posted a snap of the response to his Instagram page, along with a more recent photo of himself with former dancer Dawn celebrating their special day.
He captioned the post: “Congratulations on the 22nd wedding anniversary of Mrs.B❤️.
“Well, we’ve had a while. So many adventures. 4 beautiful kids. This is the next 22nd and beyond.
“Check out the photos of the day we first met – 1988!!! Shocking!!! ❤️❤️❤️.”
Old school photos show young Gary standing between two dancers – unaware that one of them has been set up to be his future wife.
One shows Dawn standing close to Gary, as she looks over his shoulder during a photo and video session in front of Take That.
The couple met again in 1992 while rehearsing for the Royal Children’s Variety Show.
But it wasn’t until 1995, when Dawn accompanied Take That as a backup dancer on a European tour, that they got together.
Jason Orange hires Dawn, not realizing that she’s met Gary before.
The couple first publicly dated at the 1996 Brit Awards but fans still don’t know who she is.
Gary later admitted “I was completely surrounded right away.”
They got married in 2000 and have three children together – Daniel 21, Emily 19, and Daisy 12.
Their fourth child, Poppy, died in April 2012.
Gary credits Dawn for supporting his career and being there for him through his weight problems and depression.
The male singer went through a difficult time when he was dumped by the record label in 2000.
He told Events Magazine: “I remember waking up one morning and I was huge.
“I’m a mess and I think, I’m not the man she married. It was Dawn who took me to the doctor and it was because of Dawn that I went.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8244684/gary-barlow-birthday-wife-london-restaurant/ Inside Gary Barlow’s 51st birthday as he celebrates with his wife of 22 years and family in a posh London restaurant