Samantha Armytage ushered in the new year with businessman Richard Lavender in an intimate ceremony in the Southern Highlands.
And on Thursday night, the former Sunrise host shared an exciting announcement, just shy of the couple celebrating a year of marital bliss.
“Meet the newest family member,” Sam, 45, gushed proudly alongside a photo of a newborn foal shared on Instagram.
Something to laugh about: Former Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage (pictured) shared an exciting family announcement with her legion of fans on Thursday night
“A beautiful little filly born this morning out of Doncella (& Capitalist),” she continued.
Sam stamped the image “hello gorgeous” before sharing another photo of her handsome husband staring tenderly at the newborn.
“It’s really tiring to be born,” she captioned the cute frame, adding an emoji with crying and love hearts.
Sam’s welcome addition to the family follows the announcement that she will return to television screens in 2022 as a guest judge on Farmer Wants A Wife.
Giddy-up: ‘Meet the newest family member,’ Sam, 45, proudly gushed next to a photo of a newborn foal and shared the image on Instagram
Love at first sight: Sam proudly stamped the image ‘hello gorgeous’ before sharing another photo of her businessman staring tenderly at the newborn
The veteran journalist, along with host Natalie Gruzlewski, will assist in the matchmaking process.
“I’ve always been a big fan of the show and of country folk, and I know firsthand that falling in love with a farmer is just about the most beautiful thing you can do,” Sam said in a media statement.
Her guest role will consist of hosting a segment called Sam’s Choice where she introduces the farmers to a “new lady based on her own expertise and experience.”
Career Step: Sam’s welcome addition to her family follows the announcement that she will be returning to television screens in the New Year as a guest judge on Channel Seven’s ratings hit Farmer Wants A Wife. Pictured with husband Richard Lavender
Seven’s program director, Angus Ross, said the network was “elated to welcome Sam back to our screens.”
“Farmer Wants a Wife is such a hit with the public because of his heart and Natalie’s sincere mission to help farmers find the love of their lives,” said Mr. Ross.
“Given Sam’s new life on the farm, she’s in the perfect position to share a snapshot of what farm life could be like for the ladies.”
Partnership: Sam, who married wealthy farmer Richard late last year, will help with the matchmaking process along with host Natalie Gruzlewski (pictured)
Expertise: A trailer for next year’s season of FWAW introduces Sam as someone who ‘knows a thing or two’ about finding love with a farmer
A trailer for next year’s season of FWAW introduces Sam as someone who “knows a thing or two” about finding love with a farmer.
“I’m really eager to help find the right woman for each of our farmers,” she says, standing in a paddock wearing a cowboy hat.
‘I won’t hold back, because this is love. This is for the rest of their lives. I really want to help a farmer find a wife. Have you all met Rich?’
Richard then walks up to the screen and says, “Every farmer needs love,” to which Sam responds dizzy, “That’s lovely, honey!”
Nice to see you here! ‘I really want to help a farmer find a wife. Have you all met Rich?’ she says as her husband walks across the screen
Their story: Sam married equestrian businessman Richard, 60, on New Year’s Eve at his estate in the NSW Southern Highlands
Sam married the equestrian businessman, 60, on New Year’s Eve at his estate in the NSW Southern Highlands.
They announced their engagement in June last year.
Sam left Sunrise in March and has now moved from Sydney to live with Richard on his 40-acre rural estate.
The new season of Farmer Wants a Wife will premiere on Seven in 2022
Quiet life: Sam quit Sunrise in March and now lives with Richard at his Bowral estate