Bert and Patti Newton are facing their biggest marriage crisis to date, torn apart over the TV legend’s new gambling problems, excessive spending and son Matthew’s latest relationship drama.
It’s been thought that the much-loved couple are now battling a series of new financial pressures linked to Bert’s renewed gambling, leading to dark times in the 42-year marriage and a shock public breakdown.
‘Patti and Bert are under an enormous amount of strain, and are very stressed,’ says a family source. ‘They’ve faced a lot of turmoil in their lives, but now that they’re in their 70s, it’s just becoming a little too much to handle.
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