Aussie show business veteran Patti Newton, 72, has lashed back at false suggestions in an Australian publication this week that she has split from husband Bert Newton.
Taking to the radio waves on Melbourne’s 3AW, a fed up Patti slammed the publication concerned for its false insinuations about her marriage.
The story included claims Patti has ‘packed her bags’ and is accompanied by a paparazzi photo of the icon lugging some cases.
‘Everyone’s thinking I’m leaving Bert — I guess that’s what they wanted,’ she told Simon Owens and Phil Brady. ‘The way the story reads I’m heading overseas to console [son] Matthew.
‘It’s only because they’ve got that photograph that they’ve made up that story.’
Contrary to the publication’s claims, Matthew and fiancée Catherine Schneiderman have not split.
‘I’ve spoken to them both today, they’re as happy as Larry,’ Patti confirms.
‘It’s a totally made-up story, just so they can use this shocking photo of me carrying bags.’
It seems that Patti has finally had enough, with the star concluding, ‘It does drive me mad. It’s such a stupid story.’
This article originally appeared on New Idea.