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Jessica Gibb

Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen 'still works' with Clive and it's 'easier' since split

Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen has revealed she still works with her ex-husband Clive and it's "easier" since their split.

The 48-year-old shepherdess and her husband, 68, announced their separatio n in June after 22 years of marriage.

Despite their differences, Amanda explained that they still work together on Ravenseat Farm in the Yorkshire Dales, and look after their nine children.

"People assume that because I’m separated from my husband, Clive, things are harder, but in fact it’s the opposite," she says in a new interview.

The hardworking farmer went on to explain that they are "making it happen" despite their personal struggles.

Amanda says it's 'easier' working with her ex after their split (AmandaOwen8/Twitter)

"We have two farms that are basically next door to each other, so it’s close enough for it to be useful, but far enough for us to have space," she told The Times.

"Whatever our personal situation, there’s a farm to run and nine children to look after so we’re just working together, making it happen."

She also hinted at her growing fame revealed that interacting with her fans on social media, including 533k followers on Instagram, is a lucrative revenue stream.

"I’d like to do more social media posts but there’s no mobile signal and I only have internet access from the farmhouse so I can’t livestream," she said.

"It’s pretty hard keeping all the balls in the air, but the reality is that talking about shovelling sh** pays more than shovelling sh**. It’s ridiculous, but that’s how it is."

Amanda with three of her nine children (Twitter)

The Our Yorkshire Farm stars share nine children together ranging in age from 21 to 6 and they have been married since 2000, tying-the-knot five years after they met in 1995.

They announced their split in a post on her Instagram Story in June.

She wrote, in a joint statement: "Clive and I have are sad to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to separate.

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

Amanda and her family work hard to keep Ravenseat Farm going (yorkshireshepherdess/Instagram)

The statement continued: "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."

Amanda and Clive thanked everyone for their support and asked for privacy during this "difficult time".

There had been rumours that the couple were having a rocky time in their marriage for most of this year and Channel 5 star Amanda has appeared on ITV morning show Lorraine to address the speculation in December 2021.

At that time there had been reports for weeks which suggested that the couple were on the rocks and that Amanda has been living away from Ravenseat Farm in a separate rented property as they review their future together.

Amanda and Clive Owen with their children Annas, Clemmy, Raven, Sidney, Nancy, Miles, Edith, Violet and Reuben outside Ravenseat Farm (Renegade Pictures)

Talking to Lorraine last year, Amanda said: "You have your difficult moments. But you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“We’ve just talked about how you weather a storm [as Amanda and Lorraine had earlier discussed battling Storm Arwen]. So we are pretty resilient in the hills.

"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.”

She added: “In other words; ‘Get on with it’. Ignore it”

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