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Farmer Wants A Wife’s Brad and Clare are “happy doing life together”

Plus, “Marriage might be around the corner,” according to Brad!
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Strolling through the paddocks of his property in Cootamundra, NSW, as a herd of curious cows watch on, there’s no question that Farmer Wants a Wife’s Brad Jones has found ‘The One’ in Clare Hockings.

“It’s going amazingly,” Clare gushes as Brad wraps his arms around her.

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Ahead of the show’s reunion special, which airs Monday May 22 on Channel 7 and 7plus, the couple has invited New Idea to Brad’s beautiful crop and cattle farm. They’ve been living together for three months now, and it’s clear Brad, 32, made the right choice in picking Clare, 28.

Having realised “fairly early on” during filming they had genuine feelings for each other, the pair wasted no time getting started on the next chapter of their love story.

Preschool teacher Clare quickly secured a job in a primary school near the farm and moved in – along with her four horses and two dogs!

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“I ride most days. Brad has been riding with me which has been fun,” Clare shares. “It definitely helped me to settle in a bit more, having something that’s familiar.”

With a laugh Brad confesses he doesn’t think he’s ever ridden a horse “so much in my life”, yet whole-heartedly agrees that relocating has proved challenging for Clare.

“She doesn’t really know anyone here, but bringing her horses and dogs has made the move a bit easier,” he explains. “It’s given her something to feel a bit more at home.”

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Although Brad describes their current way of life as “cruising along”, he and Clare confirm they’ve discussed kids but aren’t in a rush to put a “timeline on it”.

“Whenever it happens, it happens,” Brad says. “We’ll start with one and see how we handle that I suppose!”

“I haven’t really thought about the numbers,” Clare interjects with a giggle.

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“We’re on the same page and just happy doing life together,” finishes Brad.

Most afternoons, the couple jump on horseback and unwind with a ride, dogs in tow. Then it’s time for dinner – but Brad’s not the one keeping them fed after a hard day’s work wrangling livestock and students.

“He’s a terrible cook,” Clare states. “I didn’t realise until I’d moved in how bad of a cook he is.”

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As New Idea’s time on the farm comes to an end, we ask when fans can expect Brad to officially make Clare his wife.

“Not anytime in the next five minutes!” Clare swiftly answers.

“If we have one more good season on the farm I might be able to afford a wedding ring!” jokes Brad. “If we don’t have a drought, marriage might be around the corner.”

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“You’re such an idiot,” says Clare.

For more sweet images of Brad and Clare, pick up the latest issue of New Idea!

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