Dame Joan Collins, 90, reveals why 'wonderful' fifth husband Percy Gibson, 58, has made her believe in marriage after half a century of heartbreak

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Dame Joan Collins says she yet believes successful matrimony aft uncovering Mr. Right pinch her 5th husband, contempt their 32-year property gap.  

The legendary actress, who celebrated her 90th day successful May, exchanged vows pinch Hollywood movie shaper Percy Gibson, 58, astatine London's Claridge's connected February 17, 2002. 

With an unfortunate grounds of short-lived marital unions spanning much than half a century, 1 could beryllium forgiven for viewing her 5th effort astatine wedded bliss pinch a grade scepticism.

But 21-years aft marrying Gibson their enslaved is stronger than ever, and Dame Joan insists nan not inconsiderable property spread has contributed to their longevity. 

Speaking to Louis Theroux successful a caller BBC documentary astir her colourful life, she said:  'I judge successful matrimony — which is why I’ve done it 5 times — and I yet person a awesome marriage.

True love: Dame Joan Collins says she yet believes successful matrimony aft uncovering Mr. Right pinch her 5th husband, Hollywood movie shaper Percy Gibson 

Old times: Her matrimony to Gibson is her longest, and came immoderate 50-years aft her first, to chap character Maxwell Reed, successful 1952 (pictured connected their wedding day)

'Percy is 30-odd years younger than me, but I don’t moreover consciousness my age. I don’t moreover talk astir it, I don’t moreover deliberation astir it.'  

She added: 'I person immoderate friends astir my property and I don’t find them absorbing - everyone’s gotten older isolated from me.'

Her matrimony to Gibson is her longest, and came immoderate 50-years aft her first, to chap character Maxwell Reed, successful 1952. 

Both established stars, their tumultuous matrimony would past conscionable 4 years and would extremity acrimoniously, pinch Dame Joan later revealing she joined retired of 'shame' aft he raped her connected their first date. 

The character besides revealed really Reed tried to pimp her retired to 'old rich | men' for £10,000 a night. 

When she revenge from divorce, he asked for £950 per month, claiming he had 'discovered' her and truthful deserved a trim of her wage.

She confessed nan matrimony costs her £7,500 - an unthinkable £1.9 cardinal today.

Her 2nd matrimony came successful 1963 erstwhile she tied-the-knot pinch British popular prima and serial cheater Anthony Newley, nan begetter of her 2 children Tara and Alexander, now 58 and 56.

Number two: Her 2nd matrimony came successful 1963 erstwhile she tied-the-knot pinch British popular prima and serial cheater Anthony Newley, nan begetter of her 2 children Tara and Alexander

Night out: Dame Joan and Newley bask a nighttime retired successful New York soon aft their 1963 wedding

Third clip lucky: Dame Joan moved on, marrying 3rd hubby Ron Kass successful 1972

Family: Dame Joan welcomed a daughter, Katy, pinch nan past caput of The Beatles' grounds explanation Apple 

But nan narration was only to past six years.

The last straw came erstwhile Newly produced and starred a mostly autobiographical movie astir a leader who is torn betwixt a blonde and nan mother of his children, whom Joan played herself.

Dame Joan moved on, marrying 3rd hubby Ron Kass successful 1972, and welcoming a daughter, Katy, pinch nan past caput of The Beatles' grounds explanation Apple.

However nan family fell connected difficult times aft Kass moved them to LA for a occupation arsenic a workplace caput which fell through.

She divided Kass successful 1983, and went connected to meet her 4th husband, Scandinavian vocalist Peter Holm, astatine a party.

Joan, past astatine nan tallness of her fame arsenic Alexis successful nan TV soap Dynasty, said she thought Holm was charming, unfastened and honest.

Here we spell again: She divided Kass successful 1983, and went connected to meet her 4th husband, Scandinavian vocalist Peter Holm, astatine a statement (pictured) 

The 5 marriages of Dame Joan Collins 

24 May 1952 - Married her first hubby Maxwell Reed

1956 - Divorced Reed 

1963 - Married her 2nd husband Anthony Newley

1969 - Divorced Newley 

1972 - Married her 3rd hubby Ron Kass 

1983 - Divorced Kass

1985 - Married her 4th hubby Peter Holm 

1987 - Divorced Holm 

2002 - Married her 5th husband Percy Gibson  

Joan claimed that he became her manager, sacked each her advisers - accountant, lawyer, supplier - installed a powerful machine to support way of her business affairs, and wrong weeks had already drawn up a prenuptial statement successful nan dream that she would wed him arsenic soon arsenic she had divided her 3rd husband, Ron Kass.

They yet joined successful 1985, but she claims his behaviour changed quickly aft nan wedding, arsenic though he nary longer needed to dress to emotion her. He became bossy and dogmatic, criticised her successful public, sneered astatine her looks and made snide remarks astir her age.

The brace divided successful 1987. In tribunal he demanded to beryllium fixed £35,000-a-month surviving expenses - £60,000 successful today's position - arsenic good arsenic nan LA location and their villa successful nan South of France.

'If you comparison really I was successful nan Fifties, Sixties and Seventies successful betwixt husbands pinch nan measurement that immoderate actresses — I shan’t mention immoderate names — are today, I was positively nun-like really,' she told Theroux. 

'Yeah, I had a batch of boyfriends astatine (drama school) Rada — it was nan normal things that you do. 

'You effort retired different permutations of men.' 

Louis Theroux Interviews is disposable to watercourse connected BBC iPlayer.  

Youthful: 'Percy is 30-odd years younger than me, but I don’t moreover consciousness my age. I don’t moreover talk astir it, I don’t moreover deliberation astir it,' she said


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