Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen has discussed her recent marriage struggles with husband Clive in a new interview.
The 47-year-old opened up about her personal life amid reports of marital issues while appearing on Lorraine Monday morning.
For weeks it has been rumoured that Amanda and her 66-year-old spouse are not in the best place after The Sun reported claims that she had moved out of the family home and into a rented property to spend some time apart.
While the couple has not addressed any of the speculation directly, Amanda did touch on the troubles her marriage has faced in relation to being in the public eye to Lorraine.
“The show is lovely. And people have got this thing of they feel they know you and have got to know the children, the animals,” she said.
“There’s always a down side. Of course, you’ve had that attention on your life. And that’s great. But then when things aren’t going that well, it can be quite difficult."
When asked by the Scottish presenter how she deals with the strain, Amanda replied: “You have your difficult moments. But you have to take the rough with the smooth.
“That’s all you’ve got to do. You’ve got to remember, the bottom line is, if you are proud of what you’re doing, you kind of sort of have to shoulder it.
“In other words; ‘Get on with it’. Ignore it.”
Amanda has been married to Clive for over twenty years, tying the knot after beginning their relationship in 1995 and the pair share nine children together.
Reports began to surface of possible fragility between the couple, as a source spoke of their alleged current situation living apart.
“It’s incredibly sad. Amanda and Clive are two hugely popular figures here in the Dales, and no one saw this coming,” a family friend told The Sun back in October.
“Clive loves Amanda to bits and adores her, and fears the marriage may be failing even though he desperately doesn’t want it to. He fears they will divorce."
Following talk of their alleged marriage breakdown, Amanda and Clive put on a united front by releasing a joint statement in effort to shut down the rumours.
"With the TV show and the books we've always aimed to show the reality of life on the farm,” it read.
"And just like any marriage we have our stresses and strains, coupled with all the complexities of what we do on the farm and bringing up nine kids.
"We're a normal family and we've never said our marriage is perfect."
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