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Julie Andrews on the secret to being happily married for over 40 years

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Actress Julie Andrews

Actress Julie Andrews

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Actress Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews was happily married for 41 years and her take on how she achieved it could rival Mary Poppins for its optimism.

"Success in our marriage was to take it one day at a time," the actress told Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain, "and so, lo and behold, 41 years later, there we still were."

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Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews on vacation in Monte Carlo
Monaco, Monte Carlo - 1972

Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews on vacation in Monte Carlo Monaco, Monte Carlo - 1972

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Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews on vacation in Monte Carlo Monaco, Monte Carlo - 1972

Andrews' Breakfast at Tiffany's-director husband Blake Edwards died in 2010 at the age of 88 after suffering complications with pneumonia.

"I'm still dealing with it," she told Garraway as part of an interview to talk about The Sound of Music's 50th anniversary.

"There are days when it's perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it's suddenly - sock you in the middle of your gut and you think: 'Ah God I wish he were here'. But he is in a way, I think one carries that love always."

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Director Blake Edwards (L) and his wife actress Julie Andrews arrive at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences 23rd Annual Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California

Director Blake Edwards (L) and his wife actress Julie Andrews arrive at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences 23rd Annual Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California

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Director Blake Edwards (L) and his wife actress Julie Andrews arrive at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences 23rd Annual Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California

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