Patti Newton shares a sweet tribute to late husband Bert on the day they first became engaged


‘Miss you so much’: Patti Newton shares a sweet tribute to late husband Bert on the day they first became engaged back in 1974 – almost three months after his passing


Patti Newton is grieving the loss of her late husband, Bert Newton. 

And on Wednesday, Patti shared a sweet tribute to the television icon as she marked the day they first became engaged back in 1974. 

Sharing an old photograph of the pair together, Patti revealed how Bert popped the question and said how much she misses him after he died in October. 

‘Miss you so much’: On Wednesday, Patti Newton shared a sweet tribute to late husband Bert on the day they first became engaged back in 1974

‘Bert and I were engaged today in 1974 on the QE11,’ singer Patti said, referring to a cruise ship she was working on at the time.

‘Donna Fayette and I had been entertaining on board for 8 months. Bert arrived on board as a surprise and asked me to marry him, best YES I ever said. Miss you so much xx,’ she added.

In the image, the pair can be seen in their younger years smiling alongside friends. 

'Donna Fayette and I had been entertaining on board for 8 months. Bert arrived on board as a surprise and asked me to marry him, best YES I ever said. Miss you so much xx,' she said

‘Donna Fayette and I had been entertaining on board for 8 months. Bert arrived on board as a surprise and asked me to marry him, best YES I ever said. Miss you so much xx,’ she said

They eventually tied the knot in Victoria’s Camberwell on November 9, 1974 and went on to have two children together, Matthew and Lauren. 

Iconic entertainer Bert died last October at the age of 83. 

Bert had his leg amputated last year after a toe infection that led to a range of complications.

The infection was ‘linked to his diabetes’ and was life-threatening, with doctors telling him the surgery was a ‘life or death decision’. 

His health first became a concern in 2012 when he underwent a quadruple bypass. 

Gone but not forgotten: Iconic entertainer Bert died last October at the age of 83. Bert had his leg amputated last year after a toe infection that led to a range of complications

Gone but not forgotten: Iconic entertainer Bert died last October at the age of 83. Bert had his leg amputated last year after a toe infection that led to a range of complications

The post comes after Bert’s daughter Lauren Newton revealed how the family was coping following his death from health complications on October 30.

In a joint interview with her mother Patti for Monday’s Woman’s Day, Lauren, 42, said she was focusing on moving forward for the sake of her six children.

‘We’re falling apart, but we’re doing the best we can. You have to keep going with little kids around, so it’s a good distraction,’ she said. 

'We're falling apart': The post comes after Bert's daughter Lauren Newton revealed how the family was coping following his death from health complications on October 30

‘We’re falling apart’: The post comes after Bert’s daughter Lauren Newton revealed how the family was coping following his death from health complications on October 30

Patti who was married to Bert for nearly 47 years, told Woman’s Day they had a ‘wonderful relationship’, describing the veteran entertainer as ‘humble’.

‘Everyone has ups and downs. I hate it when people say they never had a cross word – you can’t go through life being holier than thou,’ she said.

‘But with Bert, I feel we understood one another, we had great respect for each other. And unlike a lot of other husbands in showbusiness, he included me in everything.’ 

Looking back: Patti who was married to Bert for nearly 47 years, told Woman's Day they had a 'wonderful relationship', describing the veteran entertainer as 'humble'

Looking back: Patti who was married to Bert for nearly 47 years, told Woman’s Day they had a ‘wonderful relationship’, describing the veteran entertainer as ‘humble’

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