Anthea Turner has provided her words of wisdom on love as she gushed about fiancé Mark Armstrong.
The former television presenter, 61, met businessman Mark, 56, in a London nightclub during the summer of 2019, and she said they ‘knew straightaway it was something serious.’
Mark put a ring on it after just two months and the couple moved in together half a year later at the start of lockdown.
The TV long-timer – whose career propelled her to shows such as Blue Peter and GMTV in the 90s – said to The Mirror: ‘There was a great connection. It was all a bit quick and a bit crazy but sometimes those crazy moves work out.’
The small screen star considered the differences having a relationship when you’re older and thoughtfully said that it’s about the ‘best and happiest ways to spend your remaining years on the planet.’
Giving fans some warm advice, she enforced that love does not come with a ‘sell-by date’ and despite seeking different things depending on age, ultimately ‘you’re still looking for sparkle and fun.’
Honing in on little things meaning the most, Anthea, who has been married twice, said: ‘We always say that our best time is faffing around in the kitchen around 6.30pm.
‘Mark is from Italy and we have different approaches to cooking, but we come together and we make nice food and we chit-chat.’
It’s not just her fiancé that has made a lasting impression on the journalist, as his French bulldog Soho has also crept into her heart.
Anthea remains amicable with both ex husbands and insists it wasn’t the marriages failed, they were ‘right at the time.’
She married her manager, former DJ Peter Powell, in 1990 and they divorced eight years later.
In 2000, she tied the knot with Grant Bovey, becoming a devoted stepmum to his three daughters Amelia, Claudia and Lily. They separated in 2013 after Grant admitted to an affair.