Richard Lavender Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Samantha Armytage Husband, Ex-Wife Kate, Daughters, Birthday
Richard Lavender Biography – Richard Lavender Wiki
Richard Lavender is an Australian farmer, horse breeder and equestrian businessman. He is a stakeholder of Lavender Equestrian, which offers a variety of services for horses in the region, including breeding and training.
Richard Lavender Age
Equestrian businessman Richard Lavender was born in September 1960. He is 63 years old as of 2023.
Samantha Armytage Husband
Richard Lavender is married to Sunrise host Sam Armytage. Rich and Sam secretly tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in 2020 in an intimate country wedding attended by a small group of immediate family and friends in Bowral, NSW.
At the small reception lunch, Sam’s father Mac reportedly sat at the head of the table while other guests included Sam’s brother Charlie and Richard’s daughters Sasha and Grace.
Farmer Wants A Wife guest host Samantha Armytage and equestrian businessman Richard met at socialite Skye Leckie’s 60th birthday party in April 2019 in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands.
Sparks flew immediately, with Sam admitting she was struck by Richard’s eyes as she confessed to Who, “there was an [immediate] connection.”
The feeling was mutual. Richard recalled in the same interview that “she had a sparkle in her eye.” He added: “She has a quick wit, a terrific sense of humour.”
“I remember seeing her and I got this really nice sort of feeling and I thought, that’s my girl. It sounds corny, but it was true.”
Intensely private Sam first went public with their relationship in a photoshoot and interview with Who Magazine for Who’s Sexiest People feature and revealed that her big attraction to Richard was the fact that he had “no idea” who she was when they first met.
”I instantly knew Rich was grounded and an earthy type, I liked that he had no idea who I was, and liked his blue eyes,” Sam told TV Week of their first encounter.
The notoriously private couple made a rare appearance together on the debut episode of Farmer Wants a Wife 2022, giving curious fans an adorable insight into their relationship.
Rich and TV host Sam divide their time between Sydney and the Southern Highlands, where Richard owns a 40-hectare property.
Richard Lavender Daughters
Richard Lavender has two adult daughters Grace and Sasha. Sasha is signed to Priscillas Model Management and already has an impressive portfolio. She has posed for several fashion publications, including iMute magazine and Backyard Opera.
Richard Lavender Ex-Wife Kate
Richard Lavender shares his daughters with his ex-wife Kate Lavender. In 2018, Richard and his ex-wife Kate were pictured smiling together at Grace’s university graduation ceremony in Melbourne.
Richard Lavender Net Worth
Richard Lavender’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. According to property records, his 40-hectare farm in Berrima cost $1.95 million when he bought it in 2007.
In March 2021, Sunrise host Sam Armytage hit back at claims her husband Richard Lavender is a ‘millionaire businessman’. Speaking on her podcast Something to Talk About, the TV host dismissed the way Richard Lavender’s wealth had been described in the press.
‘They keep calling Rich a “millionaire businessman”,’ she said. ‘And he’s like, “Where did that come from? I’m going to have a problem with the ATO [Australian Taxation Office]!’
According to the Daily Mail, Samantha’s comment was likely just a reflection of her prickly relationship with the tabloids, rather than her denying Richard is a millionaire.