Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda and Clive Owen shocked fans this week when they announced they had split after 22 years together. Sources close to the couple have now claimed they have been living apart for 18 months
Amanda Owen secretly split from husband Clive 18 months ago, it has been claimed, with the source saying the mother had become the ‘lightweight’ of their fame before the marriage fell apart.
The beloved Our Yorkshire Farm stunned fans this week with the announcement they had split after 22 years of marriage.
The pair rose to prominence on ITV then their Channel 5 reality series, which shows the highs and lows of raising a family and tending to a working farm in the average Yorkshire Dales. Weird but tiring.
As well as starring in her own TV show, Amanda has gone on to release a number of best-selling books, appear as panelists on daytime talk shows, and make television appearances. Has a huge following on Instagram.
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When she announced her split from Clive on social media this week, Amanda assured fans that they would ‘continue to work on the farm and raise their children together.’
According to a source, the pair have been working together since the moment they ‘really broke up’ which they claim happened around a year and a half ago.
‘Obviously this has just come out but it’s been going on for years behind closed doors,’ the source told Mail Online.
“They separated 18 months ago. It was not Clive’s choice but I think it’s time for him to accept the separation. They are sharing the care of the children so they still see each other often. He works as a maid. ran out of work on the farm and, I think, now he’s faced with separation he just wants to get on with his life.”
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The couple met in 1996, after Clive split from wife of 13 years Greta Watson, with whom he has two children.
Clive previously said of his first meeting with Amanda: “I remember this six-foot-tall woman knocking on the door. I liked her so much. You couldn’t help it.”
While Amanda says their flirting was a ‘slow burn’ she knew farmer Clive would be the ‘perfect husband’.
After their first appearance on the ITV series The Dales, Amanda and Clive proved a hit with viewers and landed their own reality show.
The couple and their nine-year-old child are nicknamed the ‘Kardashians of the countryside’ because of the warts and all of their series.
When their shocking split was revealed this week, a neighbor allegedly showed Amanda had become ‘attracting attention and attention.’
“Every time I see her on television, I think who’s taking care of all those kids and animals. I guess it’s Clive,” they told. Online email.
“They’ve been apart for months. Most people here know it’s been a few months,” they added.
While another source said Sun: “Clive loves Amanda and obviously admires her.”
The source says that the decision to split ‘is very much in Amanda’s hands.’
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Amanda said she has no regrets airing her family life on their reality show.
“Life is going on whether someone is filming or not and that’s what keeps people grounded,” she said.
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