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Joan Collins: This marriage is forever

Dame Joan Collins might "bicker" with her husband Percy Gibson but she knows their relationship is forever.

The 81-year-old actress is famed for her turbulent love life and has had five different husbands since 1952.

She wed Percy Gibson in 2002 at Claridge's Hotel in London and they renewed their vows in 2009. It might never have lasted in the past, but the star is sure that it's the real deal this time.

"It is my fifth marriage, and my happiest, and last. Percy is wonderful, he's my soul mate. That doesn't mean we don't bicker but we are very understanding of each other," she smiled to the British edition of Hello! magazine.

Joan and her second husband, Anthony Newley, had two children together and she had another daughter with her third partner, Ron Kass.

Despite her past, Percy is sure it really is fifth time lucky for the Dynasty star.

"I've certainly never been happier and I hope that I make Joan happy because she definitely deserves that," he gushed.

And with so much happiness comes plenty of laughter - and the resulting wrinkles. While many in Hollywood might rush off to fix things with Botox, Joan is happy to embrace hers.

"I like my laugh lines - it would be crazy not to have any at my age - and luckily I have good cheekbones," she reasoned.

Joan's first marriage was to actor Maxwell Reed, who allegedly raped her. She was also wed to Peter Holm between 1985 and 1987.

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