Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen SPLITS from husband Clive after 21 years of marriage | The Sun

OUR Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen has revealed she's split from her husband Clive.

The couple have been married for 21 years and share nine children.

In a statement on Instagram, Amanda said: "Clive and I are sad to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to separate."

She continued: "This hasn't been easy, but we both believe it's the right choice for the future of our family.

"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.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and would that the media please respect our privacy as we work through this difficult time.

"Amanda and Clive Owen."

The Sun first revealed their relationship had hit the rocks in October last year.

Family friends revealed the couple were battling to save their marriage – but mum-of-nine Amanda was spending nights away from the family home.

It was at the same time as she was promoting her new book hailing the virtues of domestic life.

The 47-year-old's husband, 66, was said to be “desperate” to repair their relationship.

Meanwhile millions who watch their weekly rural dramas on Channel 5’s hit docuseries Our Yorkshire Farm will have had no idea about their secret marital pain.

The Sun first approached Amanda’s publicist on October 12, enquiring about a possible split — with her living away from the family home in Swaledale.

We were told: “Amanda and Clive have not parted ways and Amanda has not moved out of the family home.”

Friends at the time said: “It’s incredibly sad. Amanda and Clive are two hugely popular figures here in the Dales, and no one saw this coming.

“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.

“He reckons the image of them playing happy families is a load of rubbish. He thinks this will be the last series they film together, and now it’s about looking after the kids and putting them first.

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“He wants them to stay together for Christmas and then, unfortunately for him, the decision is very much in Amanda’s hands. He will do as he’s told.”

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