Man who claims he's Bee Gee Maurice Gibb's lovechild

Man who claims he’s Bee Gee Maurice Gibb’s lovechild says some of his ‘biological family’ still refuse to believe he’s connected to them – despite DNA test ‘proving’ they’re related

  • Nick Endacott-Gibb claimed in 2019 that he is the biological son of Maurice Gibb 
  • He says a DNA test provided a ‘100 per cent match’ with Maurice’s son Adam
  • But Nick says particular members of the family are still questioning his claims 

A man claiming to be Maurice Gibb’s lovechild says the late Bee Gees star’s family refuse to believe he’s related to them – despite a DNA test ‘proving’ they’re connected.

Nick Endacott-Gibb, who was given up for adoption as a baby, claimed in 2019 that he is the biological son of the British performer and band studio manager Patti Holder, after a DNA test provided a ‘100 per cent match’ with Maurice’s son Adam.

But Nick, 53, a singer from Hove, East Sussex, says particular members of the family are still questioning his claims.

He said: ‘For some reason some members of the family still want to publicly cast doubt on the validity of my DNA result from two years ago, rather than listening to the music I’m creating which surely speaks for itself.’


Nick Endacott-Gibb (pictured left), who was given up for adoption as a baby, claimed in 2019 that he is the biological son of the British performer (pictured right) and band studio manager Patti Holder, after a DNA test provided a ‘100 per cent match’ with Maurice’s son Adam

But Nick (pictured), 53, a singer from Hove, East Sussex, says particular members of the family are still questioning his claims

After searching for his biological parents his entire life, Nick met Patti in 2003, and discovered she worked with the Bee Gees as a studio manager, enjoying a close relationship with the band – Gibb brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice.

Nick, who was raised by a middle-class family in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, believed that his father was Chris Andrews, frontman of the Sixties rock band Fleur de Lys, but a DNA test in 2009 came back negative.

But after Patti’s sister told him Maurice, who died in 2003, was his biological father, he took three separate facial recognition tests which showed there was a high chance the pair were related. One returned a match percentage of 95.2.

Maurice’s widow Yvonne refused his request for a DNA test, despite years of begging.

However, having sent a saliva test to an online genealogy firm, he was shocked to discover the Bee Gee’s son Adam had provided his own DNA to website Ancestory.co.uk years previously – and the match gave Nick the answers he needed.

After searching for his biological parents his entire life, Nick met Patti in 2003, and discovered she worked with the Bee Gees (pictured) as a studio manager, enjoying a close relationship with the band – Gibb brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice

He’s since formed a close friendship with Maurice’s sister Lesley Evans, the eldest of the five Gibb siblings who is based in Australia, and has recorded music with her daughter Debora, a take on the band’s 1979 hit Tragedy.

But other members of the Bee Gees’ family haven’t been quite so welcoming, sparking an internal rift among the Gibb family.

Maurice’s granddaughter Peta, daughter of his son Adam, whose DNA matched Nick’s, told how the family, including Maurice’s daughter Samantha, have been torn apart by his claims.

Writing on Bee Gees’ fans page on Facebook, she said: ‘This is an emotionally charged family issue that has raised a lot of different feelings across the family.

Nick (pictured), who was raised by a middle-class family in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, believed that his father was Chris Andrews, frontman of the Sixties rock band Fleur de Lys, but a DNA test in 2009 came back negative

‘As I see it, it’s no one’s business other than the gentleman involved and Yvonne, Adam and Sam. I respect them and stay well clear of the matter.

‘I would suggest that this very private family situation really shouldn’t be hashed out and discussed (between family and certainly not between fans) on a fan forum such as this.

‘It’s pretty disrespectful to those concerned, especially Adam, Sam and Yvonne, who continue to maintain their dignity.

‘People should just mind their own business and listen to the music if they like it, and don’t if they don’t. That’s my one and only five cents worth.

‘I haven’t said anything about it publicly before – even though my name and DNA has been and is being thrown around all over the place against my wishes – and I won’t again. It’s not my business.’

The Bee Gees, comprising brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, have sold more than 120 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time and only just behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Michael Jackson.

Maurice died unexpectedly in 2003, aged 53, due to complications of a twisted intestine.

His twin, Robin, passed away in 2012 from liver and kidney failure, leaving Barry, 75, as the only surviving member of the Bee Gees.

After his death, Maurice left his widow Yvonne and their children, Adam and Samantha, a huge estate, six homes around the world and all ownership to copyrights. 

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