Sir Anthony Hopkins has his wife pick what clothes he can wear.

The veteran actor - who married his third spouse Stella Arroyave in 2003 - recently went on a spending spree at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, but after trying on a number of outfits he reportedly told the sales assistant to put them on hold until his partner could come along and vet his choices.

He is quoted by National Enquirer magazine as telling the cashier: "No, don't ring anything up just yet. Could you please hold all of it for 24 hours?

"My wife will be coming by to look at all my clothing choices. Sorry, but I just want buy anything before she gives me her approval."

Last year, Anthony confessed he felt "saved" by his antiques dealer wife because he was suffering with "slight depression" when he met her.

He said: "She met me ten years ago when I was shut down. Shut down for some years. I didn't feel shut down at that time. I felt I was quite happy. But I was dealing with slight depression. Not trusting anyone. Certainly not trusting women.

"Everyday she wakes up happy. She's very positive about everything. I learnt from her just to take life as it comes. So I live my life in non -expectation."