HINT: It might be said that this woman, born Peggy Hookham, left a garden to live on a ranch.
The answer is after the JUMP.
By their retirement years, her love for Arias was put to the test. He had become a paraplegic, the result of a dispute that erupted in gunfire. Though born into a prominent Panamanian family, he was near destitute due to onerous medical bills and physical rehabilitation fees. Aside from the money she made writing books about her career in ballet, she was similarly lacking in income.
However, it was not as tragic for her as it sounds, because Fonteyn understood it was Arias who "rescued [her] human heart trapped inside a ballerina." Her "need to love far outweighed [her] need to be loved" by adoring fans. Per Fonteyn's friend Colette Clark: “People said it was such a tragedy, his being shot. Of course it wasn't a tragedy, because she got what she wanted. Someone to look after and love and lavish with all the devotion and strength of her marvelous character."
Arias died in November 1989, prompting Fonteyn to conclude, "It's not death I'm afraid of. It's living too long." She had little to fear. Lord Snowdon photographed Fonteyn not long after Arias passed away, and just in time. Fonteyn died in early 1991, surviving her husband by one year and a few months.