How did Richard and Sam first meet?
Sam and Richard were introduced by a mutual friend around Easter time this year in the Southern Highlands.
"His eyes were the first thing I saw," Armytage says of their first meeting, adding "there was a [immediate] connection."
Speaking with WHO, Sam revealed that her big attraction to Richard was the fact that he had "no idea" who she was when they first met.
However, a few weeks into their blossoming romance Armytage decided enough was enough and asked Lavender, "Can you watch this show once so you know what I actually do for a living?"
What does Richard Lavender do?
Not much is known of Richard's professional life, however the 60-year-old lives on a 40-hectare property in Bowral.
Do Sam and Richard live together?
Speaking with WHO, Sam and Richard revealed they divide their time between Sydney and the Southern Highlands. During the week while Armytage is filming Sunrise, Lavender will come and stay at her home in Bondi.
Meanwhile on the weekends the couple will retreat South to Bowral, where they will spend time riding the horses on Richard's property.
"Richard is a fabulous rider. I rode as a kid and did pony club and didn’t get on a horse for about 20 years," Sam revealed.
"I’m getting back into it. I’m a little bit more nervous than I used to be. When you’re a kid, you don’t think about hurting yourself. I’m a bit more wary than I used to be."
What is the next step for Sam and Richard?
Right now, they’re "happy and having fun", Armytage reveals.
Whatever happens, the couple are determined to keep their relationship private.
"He doesn’t care what people think of him," Sam says, "Which I admire greatly. He’s very decent,very honest.I love that he’s so modest."
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