Dame Joan Collins, 88, says she ‘couldn’t be married to a man her own age’ and reveals she thinks it’s ‘f****** rude’ when people ask her if she’s going to retire soon

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  • Joan, 88, said marrying a man who matches her in years would be a nightmare
  • Calling Hollywood producer Percy ‘the rock that holds our family together’, she added: ‘He is the best, I can’t imagine life without him.’
  • Told the Sunday Times that he has no plans to retire despite being in his nineties

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Dame Joan Collins may be well into her ninth decade, but she says she is relieved that she has married a much younger man, admitting to a partner her own age would be a disaster for her. .

in an interview with The Sunday TimesThe stage and screen star said the age gap in weddings – the 32-year gap between her and husband Percy Gibson – should be celebrated.

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She told the newspaper: ‘Thank God I married someone 30 years younger than me. I could not afford to marry someone of my own age.’

The former Dynasty star also said that it bothers her a lot when people ask her when she is going to retire, calling the question ‘f***ing rude’.

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Joan, 88, told The Sunday Times that marrying a man who has matched her in years would be a nightmare. Her husband Percy Gibson, 56, is 32 years younger than her. Pictured: The couple at the Michael Josephson MBE Charity Ball this weekend

Calling Hollywood producer Percy ‘the rock that holds our family together’, she added: ‘He is the best, I can’t imagine life without him.’

The couple will celebrate their 20-year anniversary next February, and the glamorous star says she’s already thinking of gifts to celebrate the occasion, and might buy her husband a platinum cigarette case.

Revealing that ‘retire’ is a dirty word for him, the star said, ‘There is a perception about being old that is old. People are living longer and leading healthier lives.’

Although Joan is now happily married, it hasn’t always been so, yet one can’t say it wasn’t because of her lack of effort. Her first husband, Maxwell Reid, was a union that came to protect her honor after she lost her virginity.

When that marriage ended, actor Anthony Newley came into the picture and together they share two children, Tara and Sacha. Their third child, Katy, was born with her next husband, Ron Kass.

Her fourth husband, Peter Holm, known to Joan as ‘The Swede’, was the worst according to the actress, who described her as a bully. Luckily, she saved the best until the last and found true joy when she met Percy.

Glamorous octogenarian says she has no plans to retire despite being in her nineties

Glamorous octogenarian says she has no plans to retire despite being in her nineties

Despite living in a married bliss, Joan says she did not survive the challenges of lockdown boredom.

Amid her fear of contracting the virus, she spent her days sorting out the builders working on her home, exercising slowly indoors and consuming as many box sets as she could, such as Good Girls, The Queens Gambit and Ray Donovan.

‘I was terrified,’ she said of her time in lockdown. ‘We were sanitizing our newspapers, I will not go to the supermarket. Percy will go and then we will clear everything.

Since vaccination, life has become free. She has attended theatre, flew abroad, and looks to the future, but doom and gloom around the world have taken their toll on the actress.

After staying alert during the lockdown, the star has started traveling again, including a recent trip to Mallorca

After staying alert during the lockdown, the star has started traveling again, including a recent trip to Mallorca

There’s fury that her morning routine, after watching Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain ended when the presenter was sacked last year.

“She’s more interesting than any of them,” she says, alluding to her choice not to worry about reactions because of her words.

‘People can’t say what they think, because they will get canceled. Taking away the tweets from 15 years ago, what would someone have said at the age of 14, I think it is sick.’

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