Romantic PAUL BETTANY starts every year broke because his wife Jennifer Connelly has expensive tastes.

Connelly's birthday falls just before Christmas (12DEC) and the couple celebrate their wedding anniversary on New Year's Day (01JAN), so the WIMBLEDON star has to save up his cash for an expensive shopping spree at the end of each year.

He says, "It's crazy what I do for love every year. I've got myself into this situation where I got married on New Year's Day and my wife's birthday is on December 12th, so I have Christmas, her birthday and our anniversary in one fell swoop.

"Every year I go to Fred Leighton's (exclusive jeweller) in New York and I come out a poor man."