Patti Newton reveals secrets to her 46-year marriage to husband Bert

'You have to have a good sense of humour': Patti Newton reveals the secrets to her 46-year marriage to TV legend Bert

By Louise Starkey For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:38 GMT, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 02:45 GMT, 4 November 2020

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They've been in 'one another's pockets for well over 50 years' and will celebrate their 46th anniversary on Monday.

And to honour the milestone, Patti Newton, 75, has revealed the secrets behind her long and happy marriage to television legend Bert, 82.

'I think you have to have a good sense of humour, that's something I do have, I'm always ribbing [Bert] about something,' she told Now To Love on Wednesday.

'You have to have a good sense of humour': Patti Newton has revealed some of the secrets to her 46-year marriage to TV legend Bert. Pictured on December 19, 2019, in Melbourne

'You have to have a good sense of humour': Patti Newton has revealed some of the secrets to her 46-year marriage to TV legend Bert. Pictured on December 19, 2019, in Melbourne

She added that it was also very important to give each other space, noting that she and Bert 'have different interests'.

'Because we give one another space, and we're both very loyal to one another, it worked out very well,' said the grandmother of six.

Patti and Bert married on November 9, 1974, after he proposed to her while she was working as a resident compère and entertainer on the QE2 luxury liner. 

'Bert surprised me and got on board and asked me to marry him. A wonderful Australia Day and the best thing I ever did,' she wrote Instagram in January 2017, reflecting on the day her husband popped the question.

'It worked out very well': In addition to having a good sense of humour, Patti, 75, said it was important for couples to give each other space - and noted that she and Bert, 82, 'have different interests'. Pictured: the Newtons on their wedding day on November 9, 1974

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