Labour party leader Gordon Brown took a chance to express his gratitude to wife Sarah when the pair appeared on GMTV on Wednesday morning.
Mr Brown said he was hugely grateful for Sarah "coming round with me, working with me, supporting me".
He added: "I just love her."
Presenter Loraine Kelly asked Sarah if she got angry when her husband was portrayed as a bully.
Sarah replied: "The person that I know is the person I have always known.
"Gordon is passionate and engaged with everything. Whenever something comes up where it really needs that extra focus, then he's incredibly calm."