‘Took a divorce to sort it’ How Monty Don had to fight for wife Sarah ‘She was the one’

Monty Don reads the introduction to his book 'Down to Earth'

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Presenter of Gardeners’ World, Monty Don, 65, has revealed that he knew wife Sarah was “the one” the first time he saw her, in their book The Jewel Garden. The presenter of BBC Two’s Monty Don’s American Gardens’ now-spouse was married at the time and it took a divorce “to sort things out”. The pair have been married for nearly 40 years.

It took a little time and a divorce to sort things out, but I was right

Monty Don

Gardening expert Monty has opened up about how his relationship started with his wife.

In their book, he explained how he “knew that she [Sarah] was the one”.

However, at the time, Sarah was married to another man.

Monty continued: “It took a little time and a divorce to sort things out, but I was right.”

The gardener’s admission comes after looking back at his time at his house The Hanburies.

Monty describes the two years he spent there as: “The story of an obsession, a broken heart, a broken spirit, a broken business but not, thank God, a broken marriage.”

Upon seeing the property, Monty recalls: “I loved it there.

“From the first I knew that I could happily spend the rest of my life there and, ideally, be buried on the hillside.”

He said the feeling was not unfamiliar – as it was the same as when he first met his future wife.

“This instant infatuation did not seem odd,” he remembered.

He continued: “I had had exactly the same sensation when I first met Sarah despite her being married to someone else.”

Monty and Sarah met at Magdalene College, Cambridge and the couple tied the knot in 1983.

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Together Monty and Sarah have three children, sons Adam and Tom, and daughter Freya.

Sarah is an author and has previously written a couple of cookbooks tailored to using homegrown crops.

Monty opened up about his marriage to The Telegraph in 2004.

He said: “Some of our happiest times together are when we’re working outside, doing different jobs in different parts of the garden, hardly speaking, but bound by a common purpose.”

Four years later Monty spoke to the Daily Mail on how Sarah was by his side when he suddenly fell ill.

Monty said: “As I walked it felt as if I was tipping over, so I’d lean the other way and find myself tipping into a hedge instead.

“I said to my wife Sarah: ‘Hold me because I think I’m dying and, if I am, I want to die in your arms.'”

Monty later found out he had suffered a mini-stroke.

He said: “Sarah and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary on the 29th of this month, and our marriage has never been stronger.”

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