Samantha Armytage’s husband Richard Lavender reveals it was love at first sight


Samantha Armytage’s husband Richard Lavender reveals it was love at first sight when he met the TV host – as the private couple give rare interview on Farmer Wants A Wife

Samantha Armytage’s husband Richard Lavender has revealed that his first meeting with the former Sunrise host left him swooning. 

In a very rare appearance together on Channel Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife on Sunday night, the extremely private couple shared insights into their romance. 

‘The moment I first saw Sammy, I thought, “There’s my girl”‘ a smitten Richard, 60, said. 

Samantha Armytage ‘s husband Richard Lavender has revealed that his first meeting with the former Sunrise host left him swooning. Both pictured 

‘We were very lucky, weren’t we, to ever find each other?’ Sam, 45, chimed in. 

Discussing her move to the country after quitting the city and her role on Sunrise, Sam highly recommended the tree change. 

‘In my experience, it’s really nice when you move to the country, which I did last year for love,’ she said. 

In a very rare appearance together on Channel Seven's Farmer Wants A Wife, the extremely private couple shared insights into their romance

In a very rare appearance together on Channel Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife, the extremely private couple shared insights into their romance

'The moment I first saw Sammy, I thought, "There's my girl"' a smitten Richard, 60, said. 'We were very lucky, weren't we, to ever find each other?' Sam, 45, chimed in

‘The moment I first saw Sammy, I thought, “There’s my girl”‘ a smitten Richard, 60, said. ‘We were very lucky, weren’t we, to ever find each other?’ Sam, 45, chimed in

‘You’ve really got to be a team with a farmer. Like, it’s more than just an average job in the city – it’s a lifestyle.’

It comes after Sam has revealed she intends to keep her private life with Richard all to herself. 

‘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.

Samantha wed her doting partner Richard on New Years' Eve in 2020 at his home in Bowral in the Southern Highlands

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

‘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’.

Samantha wed her doting partner Richard 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.

'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 said

‘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 said  

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’.

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

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