Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen has revealed that it has been ‘very good for us’ to talk about her divorce from husband Clive.
The 48-year-old, who rose to fame on Channel 5 show Our Yorkshire Farm, spoke on The Jeremy Vine Show after she and her ex released a statement in June announcing the end of their 22 years of marriage.
She told the Channel 5 presenter that ‘everything goes on as it has to’ as she continues to work on the 2,000-acre mound Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale, co-parenting their nine children and caring for around 1,000 sheep.
“I mean this morning I’m dealing with a kid with chickenpox. Clem has chickenpox,” she noted, “you can’t have so much work on the farm and with the kids and meet at McDonald’s on the weekend for the transfer.”
Amanda Owen, 48, (pictured) appeared on Channel 5’s The Jeremy Vine Show today. She revealed how she and husband Clive, 67, got on with life after announcing their split
Amanda and Clive Owen pictured with their nine children in front of their holiday home, The Firs, where Amanda is said to have moved in
When asked how she felt after making the statement and seeing the headlines in the paper about her split, she replied that it had been good for her and Clive, 67.
She said, “Coming out and talking about it has been really good for us. It’s been a release of pressure.
“And ultimately everything we’ve ever put on television or in the books was about reality, and you know what, this is as much reality as anything else.”
The segment ended with a hint at some exciting projects she’s currently talking about.
Amanda also quickly understood Jeremy about what her kids are up to, with her oldest daughter Raven, 21, getting a first in her biomedical degree and son Ruben, 18, “on his way to take his driving test as we speak.”
The last time the Yorkshire Shepherdess (pictured) and her husband appeared on our screens together, they waved the youngest of their nine children to school and thought about how their lives would change as the two of them gathered around Ravenseat Farm. rattled.
In June, the star and bestselling author of the peasant reality show made a joint statement with Clive, 67, on social media saying the couple had “made the difficult decision to part ways.”
Amanda and Clive’s breakup came after they released a statement last year admitting they had a “rocky patch” in their marriage and asking for privacy.
Our Yorkshire Farm was first launched in 2018 and Ms Owen published a book last year entitled Celebrating The Seasons With The Yorkshire Shepherdess, which features stories and photos from their rural life alongside seasonal recipes.
In June, the farmer reality show star and bestselling author made a joint statement with Clive, 67, on social media saying the couple had “made the difficult decision to part ways.”
The statement continued: “This has not been easy, but we both believe it is 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 together with our number one priority the happiness and well-being of our children.”
Cameras later filmed the couple (pictured with their children) as they made their own way across the field. “You work this corner and I’m going that way,” 66-year-old Clive said as they walked away in opposite directions.
The couple added that they would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy as they “work through this difficult time.”
It followed months of speculation about the couple’s marriage, which had become the talk of the Swaledale village.
They had issued a statement late last year insisting they had not been divorced, but described a “rocky place.”
The couple admitted they went through a “rocky stretch” in October, saying “we never said our marriage is perfect” after locals revealed they had been living separately for months.
In October 2021, the couple took steps to address intense speculation with a joint statement that read: “With the TV show and books, we’ve always tried to show the realities of life on the farm, and like any marriage.” we have our stresses and strains, coupled with all the complexities of what we do on the farm and raising nine children.
“We’re a normal family and we never said our marriage is perfect. Unfortunately, the media’s constant meddling in our lives has reinforced a rocky place we go through. We ask the media to respect our privacy as we process this.”
The couple shares nine children and tied the knot in 2000 after meeting five years earlier.