Sam Wood’s family confession: ‘It’s been tough’

The former Bachelor on life in isolation with his family in Melbourne.
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He achieved his lifelong dreams of starting his own personal training and online nutrition program, 28 by Sam Wood, and having a beautiful family – but even the ultra-successful ex-Bachelor isn’t immune to the struggles of life in lockdown.

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The 40-year-old, who found love on the third season of the show with Snezana Markoski, is juggling life with three kids and a fitness empire, and admits the Melbourne COVID restrictions have been tough.

“I’m not going to lie, some days are definitely tough,” Sam exclusively tells New Idea. “But I feel incredibly grateful to have a job when so many people are doing it so tough. When it’s just me at home with my girls, things are always great.”

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“I’m not going to lie, some days are definitely tough,” Sam Wood admits of being lockdown in Melbourne with wife Snezana and kids Eve, 15, Willow, two and one-year-old Charlie. (Credit: Instagram)

Sam also reveals there was even a scary moment he was forced to get a COVID-19 test after feeling sick during the early days of the pandemic.

“A few months back, I was feeling a little under the weather so I did the right thing and got tested, but it came back negative. I feel really lucky that it hasn’t affected me or my family directly,” he says.

After welcoming their third daughter Charlie in July last year, the fitness fanatic confesses life at home has been a little hectic.

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Despite meeting wife Snezana on The Bachelor, Sam admits he hasn’t watched “one minute” of Locky Gilbert’s season. (Credit: Network Ten)

Despite describing his 12-month-old as a “handful”, it seems Sam and Snez adore parenthood and aren’t quite finished with their little family.

Since meeting his now-wife on The Bachelor and becoming a dad to Willow, 2, Charlie, and stepdaughter 15-year-old Eve, Sam gushes that his life has changed unequivocally for the better.

“I’m married with kids, a new business and I’ve never been this happy in my life. It all started with Snez,” he says.

But as for watching the new Bachie season with Locky Gilbert, Sam says he just isn’t interested. “To be honest, I literally haven’t watched one minute.”

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