Peter Robinson invited four journalists to his home to make his statement

"At one stage when we were dating, Peter broke it off. I couldn't sleep or eat. I lost a stone in a fortnight. I was too proud to phone him but every morning I'd wait on the road and secretly watch him going to work on his scooter. My mother said, 'There's plenty more fish in the sea.' I said, 'I don't want fish, I want Peter.' And I got my man. One day after work, he turned up on his Vespa scooter. We rode off into the sunset."

"I am blessed with my husband. We have the occasional tiff, but never let the sun go down without making up. We complement each other as a couple. As a Virgo, I'm a perfectionist. Peter is a typical Capricorn – solid, reliable and hard-working."

"I used to take a glass of wine but I stopped. It set a bad example to others. Now, I sit with my pineapple juice and Peter with his Diet Coke."

"I would love to have Moses, Jacob and Christ around a [dinner] table to hear what they have to say. To see them face-to-face would be awesome. Some day I will."

"No woman would put up with what Hillary Clinton tolerated from Bill when he was US president. She was thinking only of her future political career. It's all about power and not principle."

"Peter has borne the brunt of some vicious rumours in a bid to damage him politically. It hasn't worked. It never ceases to amaze me what imagination can conjure up. I've heard my husband accused of everything from infidelity to domestic abuse and even murder!"

"With God, I don't pretend to be anything other than myself. He knows me for what I am and loves me regardless."

"Peter has over 1,000 ties and I have as many bras."

"I realised the importance of looking stylish when Peter was on trial in Drogheda in 1986 [for leading a loyalist invasion into Clontibret, Co Monaghan]. I wore a big purple ski suit one day and an emerald green tartan skirt and sweater another day to show the Republic didn't have a monopoly on that colour. On the last day, I wore a black dress with a white blouse and bows tied in front like a judge's gown."

"I have no hang-ups about age. I've a very youthful outlook. Sixty is the new 40!"

"I love babies. Even now, I'd have one if I could."

"Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness are on my prayer list. I'd like to see them redeemed by Christ."

"I was told that George Best heard God's word and was saved before he died. I was overjoyed."

"For decades, Peter has been a prisoner in his own home, working on the computer, drawing up documents or planning election strategy to 4am or 5am."

"I realise I'm not the brightest light in the chandelier when it comes to debating constitutional issues."

"I was disappointed when Dr Paisley didn't offer me a Stormont ministry. He favoured Arlene Foster. She was the golden girl who got the job. I was delighted for Arlene, despite the fact she'd only joined the party."

"I have just started horse-riding lessons at 60. I thought I'd better do it while I can still climb on a horse."

"Instead of the London Underground, [Peter and I] take our bikes. It's a great way to build up stamina and it keeps the weight down. I noticed Peter getting a bit too cuddly so I thought we could burn up some calories and enjoy being a twosome again!"