Samantha Armytage dressed to the nines for a gorgeous day out with her fiance at the races this weekend- and they looked every bit the happy couple.
The 44-year-old and her soon-to-be husband Richard Lavender sported their best attire at Royal Randwick in Sydney for Everest Day on Saturday. Wearing a colourful floral dress in shades of red, yellow, purple and black the Sunrise presenter seemed to leave all the chaos of the week behind as she posed next to her partner.
Sam paired the outfit with a thick black belt around her waist to show off her gorgeous figure, and stood tall in a pair of strappy black heels. She kept to the same colour theme with a black clutch and wore a black wide brimmed hat to shade her from the sun.
Meanwhile, the journalist accessorised with a pair of beautiful gold dangly earrings. As for Richard, he looked dapper in a tailored black suit, crisp white shirt and orange polka-dot tie to add a bit of colour.
And fans were impressed with their choice of attire for the day, with many taking to social media to compliment the gorgeous couple.
“Love Sam Armytage’s outfit at the races today,” @jennybarnes86 commented. “The hat was stunning. Nice looking couple.”
“Looking smashing @sam_armytage. Ooh Richie scrubs up well too,” @waymouthracing said. While @booharvey1 added: “Looking the goods you pair.”
Meanwhile, Sam also took to Instagram with another photo of the day, showing herself looking lovingly into her future hubby’s eyes. The pair looked completely in love and clearly very happy to be spending the day out together.
Sam’s appearance at the event comes days after she sparked an online debate after seemingly agreeing with controversial comments made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison about what constitutes being wealthy. Morrison was discussing FIFO workers on Wednesday, during a tour of north Queensland, when he defended his tax cuts for high income earners.
“I don’t think they should be penalised and treated like they’re some merchant banker in Sydney. They’re not,” the PM said at the time. “They’re hard-working people, working out on mines and difficult parts of the country. I think they deserve a tax cut.”
Sam was joined by Channel Seven political editor Mark Riley and social commentator Jane Caro to debate the topic on Thursday morning’s program. “It depends where you live in Australia as to whether or not you are wealthy on that, in Sydney probably not,” Sam, who has a property in Bondi, said, before asking: “Does the prime minister have a point here?”
Riley disagreed and said the PM was simply repeating his “class warfare debate” from his last election campaign.
Armytage went on to say: “$180,000 sounds like a lot but these FIFO workers make huge sacrifices. They are often the sole income earners, [have] a couple of kids, a mortgage.” However Caro responded by agreeing that rich is “a relative term”, saying: “It very much depends where you’re standing when you look at that salary.”
“For the many women over 60 who’ve been surviving on $40 a day on the old Newstart rate, which they may be put back down to under this government, then that’s Everest beyond greatest dreams, $180,000 a year. So it’s all relative.”
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