Samantha Armytage is one of the most recognisable faces in Australia, but that doesn’t mean she wants a famous partner.
The Sunrise host said she needs someone who understands her country roots.
“Recently it has sort of dawned on me I am really looking for someone who is into nature and country, going right back to where I came from,” Sam told The Daily Telegraph.
“I’ve realised at this point that I need someone away from this industry.
“It has to be someone that is very genuine and not into my career at all and who appreciates nature and horses and rural things.”
Born in the Snowy Mountains township of Adaminaby near Cooma, it’s no surprise the television presenter appreciates the slower pace, recently purchasing a country house in the Southern Highlands with adorable Labrador pup Banjo.
Sam recently opened up on her single status.
“I meet lots of interesting men. In the past I haven’t been the greatest judge of character," she confessed.
"But I think I’ve done a lot of growing up in the last couple of years and I’m more definite about what I won’t put up with.”
WATCH: Sam's hilarious take on her taste in men.
Although the 40-year-old has often spoken about wanting children, she’s not sure motherhood will be in her future.
“Well yes [I want kids], I've never made any secret of it but I don't know whether that is my path,” she explained to The Daily Telegraph.
“It would be nice but if it doesn’t happen then c’est la vie and if it does, it would be lovely. I don’t like talking about it because you don’t know what is going to happen.”
But either way, Armytage has had a phenomenal career.
Starting in regional television, Armytage quickly soared through the ranks via Sky News in Canberra and on to Channel Seven.
However, her role as media queen at the crack of dawn has proved to be isolating.
“Look, I didn’t [cope] for years and had a tough time of it. Then something came over me this year particularly, where I just went ... I sat myself down and my self-talk is quite strong,” she told The Herald Sun.
“I was like, ‘enough! This is my life now and you’ve only got one and you need to enjoy it. Work with it, rather than against it.
“You need to count who is on your team, who your friends are and who loves you and just stick with that.’ I can’t tell you why, because I don’t know, but it just happened that way and I haven’t looked back.
“It’s been an awakening at the ripe old age of 40,” she laughed.
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