Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen and Clive first met at Ravenseat in 1995 and have nine children together. However, after 22 years of marriage, the Channel 5 star announced her separation
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Our Yorkshire Farm followed the story and life of the Owen family on Channel 5.
Despite their seemingly strong love, Amanda Owen, 47, and her husband Clive, 68, are separating after 22 years of marriage.
Yorkshire Shepherd’s made the announcement on Instagram to her 517,000 followers.
The host regularly updates his fans on every happening on the farm during and between seasons of their popular show.
She provides insights into what the family is doing in keeping their farm running, with their nine children often at the center.
However, Clive has always been absent from social media, choosing to stay relatively private despite the camera being shot on the farm.
Why are Amanda Owen and Clive split?
Amanda and Clive’s split may have come as a shock to longtime followers of the show, but Ravenseat Shepherds announced their decision on social media.
Amanda wrote: “Clive and I are saddened to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to part ways.
“It hasn’t been easy, but we both believe it’s the right choice for our family’s future.
“Although we are no longer a couple, we continue to work on the farm and co-parent, with the number one priority being the happiness and well-being of our children.
“We want to thank everyone for their support and ask the media to please respect our privacy as we work through this difficult time.”
In a statement, a Channel 5 spokesperson said: “We respect the privacy of Amanda and Clive Owen at this time.
“They are very much part of the Channel 5 family and we will continue to work with them in the future.”
How did Amanda Owen and Clive meet?
The couple first met in 1995 when Clive was blown away by Amanda as they crossed the street.
Clive ran Ravenseat Farm in North Yorkshire, with Amanda doing various jobs to completion at the time.
He was running his farm alone after his divorce from his first wife when Amanda stepped foot on the farm for the first time.
She was 21 years old then, while Clive was 42 years old.
In Our Yorkshire Farm, Clive recalls the first time he laid eyes on her, he said: “I remember this six-foot-tall woman knocking on the door – I liked her so much. You can’t be. “
For Amanda, attraction is a much slower process, explaining: “It was a slow thing. We got to know each other. We made friends first then hung out together for a bit.
“With both of us from non-farm backgrounds, we really were like beans in a pod but we didn’t know it at the time.”
Amanda Owen and Clive’s nine children
The couple certainly enjoyed their time together, as they now have nine children running around the farm.
The six children were actually born on the farm itself, simply because it was too far from the hospital to get there in time.
Their child is Raven, 21 years old; Reuben, 18 years old; Miles, 16 years old; Edith, 13 years old; Violet, 11 years old; Sidney, 10 years old; Anna, eight years old; Clemmie, six, and Nancy, five.
Raven is now in college, while Reuben is studying to become a mechanic.
All the kids have helped or continue to help on the farm, making Ravenseat truly a family business.
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