Patti Newton has spoken out amid lingering concerns about the health of her TV icon husband, Bert.
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Talking to Larry and Kylie on The Morning Show, Patti was asked how Bert was doing, following years of talk of serious ill-health and a more laid-back work schedule for the notoriously active star.
‘He’s fabulous, absolutely fabulous,’ Patti confirmed. ‘He’s 81 this year, and he’s doing so well.
‘He could work a lot if he wanted to. But he picks and chooses.
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‘He loves his life.’
Thrilled to announce the couple will have been married 45 years this year, Patti said they plan to ‘celebrate by sleeping.’
But that doesn’t seem likely, with Lauren recently welcoming her fifth child, Perla.
‘Pearly’s been a wonderful addition to the family, and she’s a really good baby,’ Lauren confirmed.
Patti says she’s thrilled to be a hands-on grandmother, saying, ‘I think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done, being grandparents. We absolutely love it.’