Sam Armytage announces engagement to Richard Lavender

Jun 21, 2020
The couple shared their happy news on Instagram. Source: Instagram/Sam Armytage.

Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage is engaged to boyfriend Richard Lavender. The 43-year-old shared the happy news on social media on Sunday afternoon as she posted two photographs of herself cuddling up to her businessman beau.

The journalist captioned the post, “What a year…”, as she uploaded two photos of herself showing off a dazzling diamond ring. Sam’s delight was clear to see as she smiled widely at the camera with her hand placed on Richard’s chest.

Sam and Richard began dating last year. Source: Instagram/Sam Armytage.

Many people, including some famous faces, congratulated the couple on their happy news. Sam’s co-star David ‘Kochie’ Koch wrote: “Wow that’s such wonderful news. Congratulations to you and Rich from Libby and I.”

Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac said: “Sam!!! Richard!!! Well bloody done. So great to see some happy news! @banjoarmytage for ring bearer duties, calling it early.”

While reporter Edwina Bartholomew commented: “Well, this is hands down the best thing to happen this year.”

Sam showed off her diamond ring on social media. Source: Instagram/Sam Armytage.

Sam and Richard, 60, are believed to have met at Skye Leckie’s 60th birthday party in April last year, and they confirmed their romance in November.

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