Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda and Clive Owen admit 21-year marriage has 'hit rocky patch'

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Our Yorkshire Farm (Renegade Pictures)
Clive and Amanda Owen, the stars of Our Yorkshire Farm on C5 (Renegade Pictures)

Our Yorkshire Farm stars Amanda and Clive Owen have spoken out following reports that their marriage is on the rocks.

The couple have been married for 21 years, but it’s been claimed over the past few months they have been struggling to keep their relationship afloat, with Amanda, 47, moving out of the familial home.

It’s believed that Amanda and Clive, 66, have decided to make a decision after Christmas regarding their future.

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In a joint statement released to OK! Online, the Owens have confirmed this to be true, citing the increased popularity in their lives as putting a strain on the relationship.

Contributors Amanda and Clive Owen with their children Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles, and Sidney outside on Ravenseat Farm.
Contributors Amanda and Clive Owen with their children Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles, and Sidney outside on Ravenseat Farm. (PA)

They wrote: "With the TV show and the books we've always aimed to show the reality of life on the farm, 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. Unfortunately, the constant intrusion into our lives from the media has amplified a rocky patch that we're going through.”

Our Yorkshire Farm (Renegade Pictures)
Our Yorkshire Farm (Renegade Pictures)

The couple are parents to nine children: Raven, 20, Reuben, 17, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, ten, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clemmie, five, and Nancy, four.

They pair have become famed for their TV series, as well as Amanda’s collection of books under The Yorkshire Shephardess.

KIRKBY STEPHEN, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 15: Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen (second from right) checks on new calves that are about to be allowed outside for the first time on April 15, 2014 near Kirkby Stephen, England. Amanda Owen runs a 2,000 acre working hill farm in Swaledale which is one of the remotest areas on the North Yorkshire Moors. Working to the rhythm of the seasons the farm has over 900 Swaledale sheep that are now entering the lambing season as well as cattle and horses.  (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
The Owen family pictured at work on Ravenseat fARM (Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Together with Owen, she runs the 2000-acre Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales.

In 2011, they made their first appearance on The Dales with Adrian Edmondson, and since then have been used in a number of programmes including Ben Fogle’s New Lives In The Wild.

Our Yorkshire Farm was launched in 2018, and follows their day-to-day lives looking after the farm and the responsibilities that entails.

Our Yorkshire Farm airs on Channel 5.

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