She tearfully announced her resignation from Channel Seven’s Sunrise after eight years at the helm in March.
But fast-forward less than two months after her final episode, and it appears Sam Armytage is living the relaxed Southern Highlands life she always dreamed of with her husband, Richard Lavender.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph over the weekend, Sam, 44, admitted she’s enjoying ‘not knowing what to do’ with herself in the sleepy country region, and is finally getting used to lay-ins after years of 3am alarms.
Praise: Sam Armytage admitted she’s enjoying ‘not knowing what to do’ with herself as she candidly reveals what her Southern Highlands life is like after quitting Sunrise. Pictured over the weekend
‘It is a different sort of busy but that is so nice,’ she said. ‘We’ve been in the garden having a lovely time.
‘It is quite nice to not know what to do with yourself. Rich says he is waking up at three o’clock in the morning now and I am still asleep so I am adjusting to normal life beautifully.’
Her resignation announcement followed months of rumours she was preparing to spend more time with Richard and her dog Banjo at his country estate.
Gone: Sam tearfully announced her resignation from Channel Seven’s Sunrise after eight years at the helm in March
Sam started dating Richard, 61, in April 2019, and announced their engagement in June last year.
She tied the knot with the millionaire businessman on New Year’s Eve, in a quaint ceremony at his Southern Highlands home.
Their intimate wedding ceremony featured only a small number of guests due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with Richard’s daughters, Sasha and Grace, believed to be in attendance.
Cute: Last month, Sam posted an image on Instagram of herself and Richard inside a car, rugged up against the cold weather
Last month, Sam posted an image on Instagram of herself and Richard inside a car, rugged up against the cold weather.
A beaming Sam wore a bucket hat and blue turtleneck jumper, while Richard looked relaxed in a black windbreaker.
In the caption, Sam quoted some advice her late mother, Libby, had given her, and said she was embarking on a ‘new chapter’ of her life.
She wrote: ”Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.’ My mum. And I did. And this is what the next chapter looks like… ‘
Love is love: Their intimate wedding ceremony featured only a small number of guests due to the Covid-19 pandemic