Popular wisdom holds that an age-gap relationship rarely works - especially when the woman is the older party.
But despite - or perhaps because of - the 26-years between Barbara Windsor and her toyboy husband Scott Mitchell they seem happier than ever. Mail Online reported.
The happily married couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary this month.
Standing hand-in-hand they only had eyes for each other as they attended the premiere of Michael Caine's new film Is Anybody There? last night.
The success of 71-year-old Barbara's love-life must prove an inspiration to the younger celebrities seeking to follow her lead.