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Mary Berry at Wellington College Breaking Ground Garden sponsored by Darwin Property
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, VIP Day, London, UK - 22 May 2017
Mary Berry has opened up about fears of losing her husband, saying she ‘can’t bear the thought of being a widow’.
The former Bake Off star revealed that her greatest fear is to be left alone if her husband Paul passed away.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, the 82-year-old said: ‘I shouldn’t think about it, but I can’t bear the thought of being a widow.
‘Many of my friends are now widows and I’m so proud of them. It’s a scary thing.’
Reflecting on her marriage, which has lasted more than half a century, Mary Berry said that while she’s very happy, he’s not the romantic type.
‘None of my friends had careers, but I loved my work and Paul was marvellous with things like the school run’, she said.
‘It wasn’t like today. There was no maternity leave and if you didn’t come back to your job soon, someone else would jump into your shoes. By then, I was cooking editor of a magazine and there was lots of competition.’