Our Yorkshire Farms’ Amanda Owen says she ‘doesn’t regret’ reality fame – after reports her marriage to husband Clive was left on the rocks when she got ‘caught up in the spotlight’
- Our Yorkshire Farms’ Amanda Owen has said she ‘doesn’t regret’ reality fame
- She has been married to Yorkshire farmer Clive Owen, 66, for past 21 years
- Has reportedly been living apart from her husband Clive in Yorkshire for months
- Neighbours said she had been ‘caught up in the spotlight’ of the programme
- Last month, couple said: ‘Like any marriage we have our stresses and strains’
Amanda Owen has said that she ‘doesn’t regret’ inviting the public into her life through Our Yorkshire Farm – despite reports her fame left her marriage on the rocks.
Neighbours of the mother-of-nine, 47, claimed earlier this autumn she and husband Clive Owen, 66, had been ‘living apart for months’ because she was ‘caught up in the spotlight.’
At the time, she remained tight-lipped, apart from releasing a joint statement with Clive in which they said they had ‘stresses and strains’ like any other marriage.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Amanda said she doesn’t regret taking part in the show, saying: ‘We are just a normal family dealing with everything life throws at us and the programme is life as it’s happening, whether there’s someone filming it or not and that’s what keeps everybody grounded.’
Amanda Owen has said that she ‘doesn’t regret’ inviting the public into her life through Our Yorkshire Farm – despite reports her fame left her marriage on the rocks
She continued: ‘It is hard work being a farmer and I will do everything it takes to provide for my family and that means having a lot of fingers in a lot of pies in order to make a living – you are damned if you do and you are damned if you don’t.’
Amanda and her husband of 21 years Clive, released a joint statement in October saying ‘like any marriage we have our stresses and strains’ but added they always wanted to ‘show the reality of life on the farm’ through their TV shows and book deals.
Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda revealed that she and Clive are not the romantic types in an interview shortly before the couple confirmed they are going through a ‘rocky patch.’
Amanda spoke candidly on how ‘romance’ is not in her and Clive’s ‘make-up.’
Neighbours of the mother-of-nine, 47, claimed earlier this autumn she and husband Clive Owen, 66, had been ‘living apart for months’ because she was ‘caught up in the spotlight’
When asked if she and her husband are romantic, the shepherdess told OK! magazine: ‘I don’t think either of us are! I don’t think it’s in our make-up.’
The shepherdess went on to reveal what she believes to be the secret to her 21-year marriage.
‘Everything we do is interchangeable,’ she said. ‘Clive will serve afternoon tea and change nappies, I’ll shear sheep and shovel s**t. It doesn’t matter who does what, we’re all on the same side.’
Amanda praised Clive for being a ‘hands-on’ dad, adding that ‘at certain times of year, it’s all hands on deck and all tasks on the farm are interchangeable.
Amid the rumours, Amanda shared a picture of her brood with Clive, pictured, in early November, saying they are her number one
There’s no one hat for any one person and I think that’s a great life lesson.’
In November, the 47-year-old shared a photo of husband Owen and their nine children, aged seven to 20, on Instagram to mark the success of her new book, Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess.
The snap showed Amanda and Owen, who have been married for 21 years, standing on a windswept hill, flanked by their brood.
It is not known when the photo was taken but their clothing – Amanda was wearing a crop top and short skirt – suggested it was taken earlier this year, before rumours of marital troubles first emerged.
Full house! The writer, 46, and her husband Clive, 67, share Raven, 20, Reuben, 17, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, ten, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clementine, five, and four-year-old Nancy
The caption read: ‘They’re my number 1. We’ve had plenty of number 2’s to deal with & now we have a number 3 !!!!!! Absolutely stunned to learn that my book is at number 3 in the @thetimes @thetimesbooks bestseller charts.’
The post came after she was seen wearing her wedding ring as she stepped out in Manchester last Thursday in her first public outing since the reports.
It emerged in the autumn that Amanda moved into their rental property down the road from Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale, where Clive has been staying in the farmhouse, villagers said.
The couple, known as the ‘Kardashians of the Countryside’, are said to be ‘battling to save their marriage’ after more than 21 years.
Clive, who was married to another woman for 13 years, is understood to be ‘desperate’ to repair their relationship and ‘fears’ their marriage will end in divorce.
It was feared they had recently started living apart but their neighbours claim it was common knowledge months ago. This is despite the Yorkshire Shepherdess still plugging her new book about family life on TV shows.
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