Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen has broken her social media silence after it emerged she had a five-year affair.
The television personality, 48, who shot to fame in 2018 on Channel 5 fly-on-the-wall documentary Our Yorkshire Farm, hinted at ‘trials and tribulations’ as she took to Instagram on Sunday.
Amanda was recently discovered to have been having a five-year affair with married businessman Robert Davies, 71, and living apart from husband Clive, 68, after they announced their split in June.
But fans were delighted to see Amanda back on social media this weekend as she shared some pictures of her children on the rural farm.
The screen star, who shares nine children with ex Clive, showed some of her offspring as they helped out during spring lambing season.
Comeback: Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen, 48, broke her social media silence after it emerged she had a five-year affair, sharing snaps of her children on Instagram on Sunday
Split: Amanda was recently discovered to have been having a five-year affair with married businessman Robert Davies, 71, and living apart from husband Clive, 68
She captioned her post: ‘Trials and tribulations,’ along with a number of sheep emojis.
Welcoming her back online, her fans took to the comments section to share some warm words.
One person wrote: ‘One thing we’re all certain of in life is trials and tribulations, glad you’re back I’ve missed your posts Amanda.’
While someone else shared: ‘Lovely family Amanda ,glad to see you back xxx.’
‘Your family is amazing, glad you’re posting again, take it easy,’ commented another person.
And someone else posted: ‘Lovely to see you back Amanda, you have been missed.’
One other person wrote: ‘Missed your beautiful photos of your gorgeous farm and even more gorgeous family. Keep sharing such joy with us, we love you Amanda.’
While someone else shared: ‘Welcome back missed the joy you gave me seeing and hearing about your adventures and hard work.’
Farm work: The screen star, who shares nine children with ex Clive, showed some of her offspring as they helped out during spring lambing season
Fame game: The television personality and her family shot to fame in 2018 on Channel 5 fly-on-the-wall documentary Our Yorkshire Farm
Devotees: Welcoming her back online, her fans took to the comments section of her Instagram post to share some warm words
However, things were different earlier this month after Robert’s wife Yasumi, 56, accused Amanda of living a ‘TV lie’ after she rumbled the affair, as fans also criticised her for not keeping them up to date with her personal life.
Prior to today, her most recent Instagram post included a gallery of her nine children playing outside on the farm.
She wrote: ‘Budding naturalists, botanists, ecologists, ornithologists, hydrologists, geologists. And farmers. #yorkshire #countryside #outdoors #nature #farm #learning.’
Her image of a devoted farmer’s wife and mother has been blown apart by the news that she was leading a double life, having an affair while married to her husband of 22 years, who appears on the show with her.
Yasumi claimed she ‘lost everything’ after learning of Amanda’s relationship with Robert who she married 12 years ago.
The clandestine fling between the star and Mr Davies began as she rose to fame on the TV hit Our Yorkshire Farm.
She enlisted the web developer to work on her website.
The affair came to light after Yasumi found a note from the Yorkshire Shepherdess in Robert’s car and a box of Amanda’s possession hidden in her bedroom.
Space: Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda took some time off from social media after she was slammed for ‘living a double life’ amid her affair scandal
More pain: Yasumi, (pictured with Robert), discovered some of Amanda’s jewellery hidden in a box in their bedroom, including a necklace which read: ‘Together forever’
Her findings followed the breakdown of Amanda’s 22-year marriage to husband Clive in June – with whom she shares nine children.
The note had been concealed in a bag in the boot of the car by Robert.
Heartbreakingly, the contents showed the depth of feelings between the two and the note read: ‘Life is too short & happiness is too rare. I love you.’
Investment banker Yasumi, who hails from Tokyo recognised the handwriting from a signed copy of Owen’s new book as Robert had been working with Amanda on her personal website.
Yasumi said the businessman was ‘really kind’ until 2018 when she noticed a sudden change in his behaviour towards her after he started working with Amanda on her farming website.
After finding the note, Yasumi set about looking for more clues and she told The Sun that she then discovered some of Owen’s jewellery hidden in a box in their bedroom, including a necklace she had worn on TV which read: ‘Together forever.’
Yasumi, who married Mr Davies on Christmas Day in 2011 following a whirlwind romance, later uncovered a key chain which said: ‘Unbridled love. R & A.’
Mr Davies, whose eldest daughter is the same age as Amanda, instantly confessed to the affair when Yasumi confronted her husband, who has had five wives.
Former flames: Amanda confirmed she had separated from her husband of 21 years Clive, 68, last summer, and they share nine children together (Pictured: The couple in 2020)
He had said he would put a stop to the affair but he and Amanda soon resumed their relationship.
Yasumi claimed that Robert seemed more concerned about the damage the affair could do to Amanda’s TV career rather than her own feelings.
Amanda has known her new love Robert for at least five years since she recruited him to update her personal website in 2018.
Their friendship is believed to have blossomed through working closely together.
A source close to Yasumi said: ‘She knew he had a friendship with Amanda but thought it was nothing more.
‘They went on a clay pigeon shoot together in 2021 and he went with her on her theatre tours, but insisted there was nothing more to it.’
Over: They shared a joint statement on their social media platforms confirming they had split in June last year
Yasumi said: ‘I wonder if she has ever thought about my feelings?
‘I didn’t know anything and I was alone. I had no suspicions about them. I thought it was purely about business.’
It is understood that Robert, who has three children from three earlier marriages, ended the relationship with Amanda in March 2022 after being issued an ultimatum by his wife.
But he moved out two months later after rekindling the romance with the Our Yorkshire Farm star.
Amanda and husband Clive attracted thousands of adoring fans as the series documented her farming life – earning her more than £1million.
But details of Amanda’s shocking affair came out almost a year after she and her co-star husband Clive announced their unanticipated split in June.
However, the TV star was keen to downplay the separation, saying it was ‘not a big story.’
Family: The former couple have nine children together; Raven, Reuben, Miles, Edith, Violet, Sidney, Annas, Clemmie, and Nancy
Appearing on Lorraine in January, Amanda insisted the collapse of her marriage was ‘a reality she has to get on with’ while juggling the responsibility of farm management with parenthood.
The couple maintain an amicable relationship while managing their Ravenseat Farm in rural Swaledale, and Amanda said their duties overshadow their estrangement.
She said: ‘It’s not a big story. I feel like there are so many people in similar situations, and it’s the reality. We talk about reality television but that is the reality.
‘We all have to get on. You know, there’s a lot to do. There’s the land to manage, there’s the animals to manage, obviously childcare and everything else. So we have to get on with it.’
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