THE Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen and her husband Clive have split up after 22 years of marriage and nine children.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess released a statement on her Instagram page today confirming the split.

It read: "Clive and I are sad to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to separate.

"This hasn't been easy, but we both believe it's the right choice for the future of our family.

"We continue to work on the farm and co-parent together, with our number one priority the happiness and wellbeing of our children.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and would ask that the media respect our privacy as we work through this difficult time."

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The Yorkshire Shepherdess lives and farms on a remote farm, Ravenseat Farm, in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales with her husband Clive and their nine children: Raven, Reuben, Miles, Edith, Violet, Sidney, Annas, Clementine and Nancy.

Initially she is best known through her Twitter feed as "The Yorkshire Shepherdess" and she has written five books.


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