It wasn't his nature to be infirm in any way.' She says she'd never fall for someone so much older now. 'I think people have to be very young to fall in love like that. 'He was 46 and that's a great age for a man, so the age thing wasn't there yet.
I thought, "I'll deal with the future when it comes. " I was young, I was in love, and it was so exciting and wonderful. I think I managed to say hello and that was about it. My mother was very concerned and wanted me to go back to the US. I decided I wanted to stay with him, so I did.' Today, all of Derek's wives are said to be close.
I'd taken a part on this really fun TV series, Wind On Water. He never let me know if he was jealous, but other people have said he was when I went off on films. If I'd stayed at home, it might have been different.
He knew what went on with leading men and ladies on set. I think I avoided a lot of pain and grief.' Bo admits that their three-decade age gap was beginning to make itself felt and acknowledges for the first time the difficulties that existed between them.
Few believed the relationship would last, but they married in Las Vegas when Bo was 20 and stayed together until Derek's death from heart failure in 1998.