Brenda’s se­cret of suc­cess

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

BRENDA Blethyn has claimed that her mar­riage is suc­cess­ful be­cause she hardly ever sees her hus­band.

The ac­tress spends six months in Northum­ber­land ev­ery year to film de­tec­tive se­ries Vera, which means she’s apart from hubby Michael May­hew.

She said: “The se­cret to our re­la­tion­ship is I hardly see him.

“And laugh­ter is the se­cret to ev­ery­thing.

“A sense of hu­mour is so im­por­tant. His hu­mour is very dry.

“Mike is al­ways buy­ing me presents.

“On lots of oc­ca­sions he’s just sur­prised me with: ‘I saw this, I thought you’d like it’. He got me a new com­puter out of the blue.

“And this morn­ing I saw some ther­a­peu­tic bath salts sit­ting in my bath­room. I thought: ‘Where did they come from?’.

He thinks about me a lot. It’s nice.”

Brenda and Michael were to­gether for more than 20 years be­fore they mar­ried in 2010.

He has helped her cope with the pres­sures of show­biz over the years.

Brenda said: “I value his hon­esty. Michael is a Taurus, like my mum, and they’re both very loyal peo­ple.”

HAPPY: Brenda

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