Quizzed on the secret to marital bliss, Deborah's advice was simple, 'Pick the right partner - that's my advice,' she said.
Hugh was more effusive in praise of his wife in a 2013 interview.
'I knew 100 per cent … I've never known anything as confidently or sure in my life that she was the one I was going to be with,' he said. 'In any marriage there's good times, hard times and bad times. Whatever happens I know we're going to tackle it together. 'Truly she's the greatest woman I have ever met.'