The ‘Millennium’ singer was reportedly bombarding Ayda Field with phone calls following their split last month, but when she refused to accept them, Robbie’s best friend Jonathan Wilkes intervened.
A source revealed: “Robbie and Ayda are not fully back together but Jonathan’s idea for them to meet in a relaxed group setting worked really well.
“It was obvious they still cared for one another so he decided to set up a day out with him and his son Mickey.
“It seemed an ideal way to dial down the emotion and give them both a chance to get reacquainted without too much pressure.”
However, Robbie, 34, and the 29-year-old actress still have some issues to resolve before their year-long romance is fully back on track.
The pair's relationship allegedly hit the rocks because Ayda wanted a partying lifestyle, whereas reclusive Robbie wanted to concentrate on getting his music career back on track, spotting UFOs and playing golf. The source added to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “They aren’t planning to buy a house together.
“That might be what Robbie wants but Ayda still wants a lively social life. It was a factor in breaking them up and hasn’t been resolved. “The alien obsession has calmed a bit, because Robbie is working so hard. He’s written three ballads that are as good as ‘Angels’.”