Dame Joan Collins "got to know" her fifth husband properly before they got married.
The 90-year-old actress - who was initially married to Maxwell Reed from 1952 until 1956, Anthony Newley from 1963 until the early 1970s, then to Ron Klass until the early 1980s and tied the knot with Pete Holm in 1985 but split from him just two years later - has been wedded to producer Percy Gibson, 59, since 2002 and explained that they have lasted so long because of how well they knew each other before saying their vows.
She told E! News: "We love each other in a very deep way. We love each other, adore each other—as people, not just husband and wife or lovers. We like each other. We got to know each other very, very well before we committed. That was something I hadn't done with any of the other four!"
The former 'Dynasty' star also admitted she feels "lucky" to be alive and appreciates the small acts of kindness that Percy performs for her on a daily basis.
She said: "I wake up every morning and I think, 'Oh I'm really lucky to be alive. I know my husband is gonna bring me a delicious cup of coffee, which he always does. And if he goes to workout, which he does, he'll leave me a little note, which I think is sweet!"
Meanwhile, Joan insisted that when it comes to ageing, she just wants to keep tings natural and refused to have any sort of cosmetic surgery.
She said: "I don't want anything near my face. I still have the face I was born with. I take very good care of my skin, but I don't do all those things I keep reading about."