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Samantha Armytage announces her engagement to Richard Lavender: "What a year!"

The Sunrise presenter is set to wed Richard Lavender!

By Bella Brennan
A huge congratulations is in order to Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage, who has announced her engagement to boyfriend Richard Lavender.
The 43-year-old journalist shared the happy news on her Instagram page on Sunday.
Mr and Mrs Lavender! Sam Armytage is set to wed boyfriend Richard Lavender. (Image: @sam_armytage/Instagram)
"What a year..." Sam captioned the announcement post, which was accompanied by two loved-up snaps of the happy couple.
In the photos, which appear to have been captured on Sam's farm in the Southern Highlands of NSW, the television presenter beams with joy as she cuddles up to her husband to-be by the campfire.
The couple are clad in cosy winter clothing - Sam dons a fur-trimmed hooded jacket and beanie, while Richard sports a blue shirt and zip-up jumper.
But it's Sam's classic diamond sparkler that totally steals the show!
The presenter's announcement was quickly inundated with messages of congratulations from her A-list friends and colleagues.
"Sam!!! Richard!!! Well bloody done 👏🏼 So great to see some happy news! @banjoarmytage for ring bearer duties, calling it early 💍🐕 x ," Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac joked about Sam's beloved Labrador Banjo having a role in her bridal party.
"Ahhhhhmazing! Congratulations 🙌🏽," Bec Judd penned.
"Oh HOORAY!!!!!!! So happy for you beautiful girl & that is one very lucky fella!! 💕💕💕," Jessica Rowe wrote.
Sam and former farmer Richard, 60, are said to have met at socialite Skye Leckie's 60th birthday party in April last year.
"What a year," Sam wrote alongside her announcement. (Image: @sam_armytage/Instagram)
Since the pair started dating, their romance has gone from strength to strength.
In September last year, Sam was introduced to Richard's daughters Grace and Sasha over an intimate family lunch for his 60th birthday celebrations.
The pair were also spotted engagement ring shopping recently.
Richard had been dating casually since he split from his wife around two years ago, but Sam is the first serious relationship he's had.
Speaking to Who magazine on her blossoming romance, Sam said one of the things she liked the most about her partner was the fact that he had "no idea" who she was when they first met.
However, after several weeks of getting to know each other, Sam confessed that she finally encouraged Richard to watch Sunrise – just so he could find out what she did for a living.
A huge congratulations to Sam and Richard, wishing you a lifetime of love.
Sam is going to make the most beautiful bride! (Image: Instagram @sevenstyling)

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