Serial bride Joan Collins has discovered the secret to maintaining a happy relationship - marry your best friend.

THE STUD star Joan, 70, is now happily married to theatre producer PERCY GIBSON following four divorces and credits their shared passions in life as the secret to their success.

She says, "Just being each other's best friend, sharing everything, and being on the same wavelength.

"My husband and I started off as friends which has been very important for our relationship."

But the glamorous diva says she wouldn't describe herself as an expert on men - despite her active love life.

She adds, "Some of them are wonderful. Some of them are pretty horrible.

"You can't generalise about men just as you can't generalise about people. I'm not a great expert."

09/02/2004 21:39