Patti Newton opens up about coping without husband Bert Newton on Mother’s Day

Patti Newton reflects on Mother's Day without Bert. Source: Getty

Mother’s Day is a sentimental day for many people, it’s a chance to celebrate all the mums and mother figures in our lives. But for others, like Patti Newton, the special day is another reminder of the husband she’s lost.

Speaking to 9Honey, Patti shared that Bert had always done his best to make her feel extra loved on Mother’s Day.

“I’ve had a lot of Mother’s Days and I love them,” she said.

“Bert always used to do fun things, like send me a rose every five minutes. He’d always make it feel a bit comical and special.

“This Mother’s Day we’ll probably go to the cemetery and I’ll put some flowers down and say ‘hi’ to Bert, and the kids like to do that too.

“They all tell him what they’ve been up to, and how many teeth they’ve lost, all the interesting things that they think he would like to know.”


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Last year, during her first Mother’s Day without Bert, the beloved entertainer took to the stage to deliver a touching performance in tribute to her late husband.

The 77-year-old took to the stage of Hammer Hall to perform heartfelt renditions of UnforgettableOne Day At A Time, and Wind Beneath My Wings in dedication to Bert as a video montage played of special moments the couple had shared.


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Earlier this month, during an interview with 2DAY FM, Patti revealed that she will only ever have eyes for her beloved husband when asked if she had any plans to re-enter the dating scene.

“Never. When you have the best, why would you want second best?” she said.

“He was it for me. I fell in love at a very young age and I’ve never looked at anyone else. I’ve never even kissed anyone else.”

Patti joked that should she take on a new partner, Bert may not be too pleased.

“I reckon there would be a huge clap of thunder and probably a strike of lightning. If he could hit me, it would hit,” she said.

“He used to say to me, ‘You think you’d ever marry again? Yeah, you would, wouldn’t you?’ And I would say, ‘No, I wouldn’t.’ And he said, ‘I’ll keep my eye on you.’”

Bert Newton passed away on October 30, 2021, at age 83. Newton died after a long battle with declining health and was undergoing palliative care at a private clinic in Melbourne when he passed away.

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