How we stay together: ‘Don’t follow the rules’

After 44 years together, Tutti and Paul Bennett have faced their challenges, but kindness and a ‘cosmic connection’ has kept them together

Names: Tutti and Paul Bennett
Years together: 44
Occupations: artist/musician and fashionista

When Paul Bennett arrived for his second date with his now wife Tutti on a Sunday morning, she opened her door wearing just a nightie and with a face covered in cold cream. Standing on the doorstep, dressed in his houndstooth suit, Paul was surprised. “I was so shocked. That was that thing about it – she was so different.” Tutti says it was a test for their promising relationship, “Because I thought he needs to see me ugly.”

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