Samantha Armytage reveals why she’d NEVER return to Sunrise 


Samantha Armytage reveals she relishes her private life in the country with husband Richard Lavender – and why she’d NEVER return to Sunrise

Samantha Armytage has revealed she intends to keep her private life with husband Richard Lavender all to herself. 

The former Sunrise star, 45, explained in a new interview that the pair prefer a quiet life in the country these days.

She also took a thinly veiled swipe at some of her ex-partners. 

Samantha Armytage has revealed that she intends to keep her private life with husband Richard Lavender to herself. Pictured in Stellar Magazine 

‘I always felt that until I was married or really sure about someone, then I’m not going to talk about them publicly, and I’m really pleased I didn’t because boy, oh boy, there were a few who didn’t deserve to be spoken about’ she told Stellar magazine.

‘Even with Rich, [fame] isn’t his world. He’s a very private person, so I feel like I give enough of him without having to share too much’.

Elsewhere, Sam said that she will never return to breakfast television program Sunrise and is concerned that journalism is too woke these days. 

‘I’d never go back. You don’t go backwards in life. You’ve got to keep going forward’ she said. 

'I always felt that until I was married or really sure about someone, then I'm not going to talk about them publicly, and I'm really pleased I didn't because boy, oh boy, there were a few who didn't deserve to be spoken about' she said. Pictured with Richard

 ‘I always felt that until I was married or really sure about someone, then I’m not going to talk about them publicly, and I’m really pleased I didn’t because boy, oh boy, there were a few who didn’t deserve to be spoken about’ she said. Pictured with Richard

'Even with Rich, [fame] isn't his world. He's a very private person, so I feel like I give enough of him without having to share too much' she added

 ‘Even with Rich, [fame] isn’t his world. He’s a very private person, so I feel like I give enough of him without having to share too much’ she added 

‘When I do listen to radio and TV, no-one’s actually saying what they mean. Everybody’s walking this tightrope because they fear they’ll say the wrong thing and the mob will descend on them, and that’s not journalism’. 

Samantha wed her doting partner Richard, 60, on New Years’ Eve in 2020 at his home in Bowral in the Southern Highlands.

After signing off on Sunrise in March last year, she was replaced by newsreader Natalie Barr, and has been enjoying a quieter life in the countryside.

Elsewhere in the interview, Sam said that she will never return to breakfast television program Sunrise and is concerned that journalism is too woke these days. 'I'd never go back. You don't go backwards in life. You've got to keep going forward' she said

Elsewhere in the interview, Sam said that she will never return to breakfast television program Sunrise and is concerned that journalism is too woke these days. ‘I’d never go back. You don’t go backwards in life. You’ve got to keep going forward’ she said

'When I do listen to radio and TV, no-one's actually saying what they mean. Everybody's walking this tightrope because they fear they'll say the wrong thing and the mob will descend on them, and that's not journalism' she added

‘When I do listen to radio and TV, no-one’s actually saying what they mean. Everybody’s walking this tightrope because they fear they’ll say the wrong thing and the mob will descend on them, and that’s not journalism’ she added

In July 2020, Samantha sold her North Bondi home in Sydney for $2.8million, which suggested she was planning to move to the country full time. 

Richard owns a 40-hectare property in Bowral, while Samantha sold her Southern Highlands cottage for $3.1million in September 2020.

In April last year, Samantha told The Daily Telegraph that she hasn’t turned her back on television and is looking for the ‘right’ job at the ‘right time’.

‘I don’t think I am done with TV. I am for now but I may some day get back in but it has to be the right role and it has to be at the right time,’ she said

After signing off on Sunrise in March last year, she was replaced by newsreader Natalie Barr (left), and has been enjoying a quieter life in the countryside

 After signing off on Sunrise in March last year, she was replaced by newsreader Natalie Barr (left), and has been enjoying a quieter life in the countryside

Read more in this week's issue of Stellar Magazine with Sam Armytage on the cover

Read more in this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine with Sam Armytage on the cover 

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