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Bert Newton and Patti Newton's love story in pictures

This Australian power couple's relationship is rock-solid.

By Alex Lilly
They are Australia's golden couple and with almost 46 years of marriage under their belts, Bert, 82, and Patti Newton, 75, seem more in love every day.
Bert first met the then Patti McGrath when the two of them were radio child stars and then moved on to work together at Channel Seven.
The pair stayed in contact throughout their teens and twenties with Patti even inviting Bert to her 21st birthday party before moving to the UK to further her career. It was then that Bert knew that Patti was The One.
"I was working on the QE11 in 1974 43 years ago. Bert surprised me and got on board and asked me to marry him. A wonderful Australia Day and the best thing I ever did xx," she penned on Instagram in 2017.
Since their wedding day, Bert and Patti have welcomed two children, Lauren, 40, and Matthew, 43, and six grandchildren but at the core of it, they are each others' rocks.
"We lived and worked everything that was happening on television, we've spent a lot of time together. If anything happens to either of us, whichever one it is will find it very difficult because we've been in one another's pockets for well over 50 years," Patti tells Now To Love.
That's not to say they haven't endured their fair share of heartache.
Not only has their son Matthew long battled his own demons, but Bert has had a number of health scares including quadruple bypass surgery and a nasty bout of pneumonia in April 2017.
WATCH: Patti Newton talks about Bert's health scare. Post continues...
But despite the ups and downs that come with marriage, the two continue to be one of the cutest couples in the country.
"Patti is my oldest friend," Bert told Now To Love at the 2018 Logie Awards.
So what's their secret? Patti has previously revealed that it's time apart.
"I think we have a great relationship because we're not always in each other's pocket," she told Woman's Day in 2015.
And the ability to laugh together, and at one another.
"I think you have to have a good sense of humour, that's something I do have, I'm always ribbing him about something. I know that he doesn't do the dishwasher very well, but the reason I know that is because if he did do it well, I'd ask him to do it more," Patti laughs.
Now, as Patti embarks on her exciting next adventure - stripping down for charity in Channel Seven's upcoming The All New Monty, Bert will be cheering her.
"I think when I first told [Bert] he thought I'd say no," Patti told New Idea.
But for the much-loved local star, the opportunity to increase awareness of breast cancer and to encourage young girls to take preventative measures was a good enough reason to get her kit off.
"[Bert's] sister died the year after we were married; we've been married for 46 years," Patti explained.
Keep scrolling to see Bert and Patti's beautiful love story in pictures.

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