Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew reveals Sam Armytage's wedding details

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Sunrise reporter Edwina Bartholomew has shared details of Samantha Armytage's upcoming wedding to fiancé Richard Lavender, revealing the event will be kept quite private.

Speaking with the Daily Telegraph, Edwina said, "[Sam] lives a lot of her life in the spotlight and I know she wants a really private, peaceful event and I really hope she gets that."

Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew has revealed details of colleague Sam Armytage's upcoming wedding to Richard Lavender. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew
Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew has revealed details of colleague Sam Armytage's upcoming wedding to Richard Lavender. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew

She also seemingly confirmed the wedding will take place soon, "We are very excited for Sam and Rich. It's going to be a wonderful few months!"

Edwina also revealed how happy she is that Sam and Richard found each other, "I'm so excited for her. Rich is such a wonderful man. They are so alike in so many ways. Over the last year and a bit to see how happy he's made her. I'm sure all the viewers at home can see it too."

Sam announced her engagement on Instagram last month with a photo of herself and Richard cuddled up in front of a bonfire.

The Sunrise presenter spoke to The Kyle and Jackie O Show about the engagement and revealed they'd waited a few weeks to announce the exciting news as they were waiting for the engagement ring to arrive.

She added that she had helped design the ring, "He [Richard] choose the diamond, and I gave him a little bit of help with the design - because, you know Jackie, a girl wants what a girl wants!"

Sam Armytage announced her engagement to Richard Lavender last month. Photo: Instagram/Sam Armytage
Sam Armytage announced her engagement to Richard Lavender last month. Photo: Instagram/Sam Armytage

On Sunrise, Sam told her co-host David 'Kochie' Koch how Richard had popped the question.

“We’d been picking weeds in the paddock and he said ‘darling, do you want to marry me?” she said.

“It was very sweet, very romantic.”

“He’s just a very, charming, lovely fellow. He is totally the opposite of the showbiz world and TV.”

She added that Richard asked her dad Mac for permission before proposing, with Sam saying he's a total "gentleman".

“My parents love him, both our families get on very well, it’s a it’s a very happy union,” she said.

“We’re all thrilled, our families are the happiest, they’re so excited. Mum burst into tears.”

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