Flamboyant designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen celebrates 25 years of marital bliss with his wife Jackie in this week's HELLO!, with a stunning photo shoot in Marrakech. With the five-star Royal Palm hotel as their luxurious base, the couple’s celebrations also saw them scouring the city's vibrant souks and venturing into the desert at sunset.
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"Here we are, married for 25 years, both nudging 50 and how lovely to be reincarnated as a James Bond film poster," said Laurence, of the suitably theatrical photographs taken as a memento of their landmark anniversary. Speaking of his devotion to his wife, whom he met when they were both 19-year-old students, the 49-year-old designer, who recently launched international home accessories collection The House of Laurence in Mexico and Asia, told HELLO!: "We've got a 30-year friendship that gets better and better. I worship the ground on which her knuckles drag."Asked whether they could forgive one another if either were ever unfaithful, Laurence replies that he would, but Jackie is less sure.
"We're surrounded by [temptation]," says Laurence. "It's whether you give in to it. If you've got a strong sense of who you are and what you've got, you tend not to be tempted.""The whole celebrity thing can work for or against you," says Jackie. "On the one hand you have more opportunity because everyone's drawn to you, buton the other you can't have a quiet affair because someone will find out about it."For the full interview and photo shoot see this week's HELLO!
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