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Loved up! All the Farmer Wants A Wife couples still together

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It was the feel good show that helped isolated Aussie farmers find a wife.

Hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski, the show ran on and off for nine seasons between 2007 and 2016 and boasts some of the best success stories known to local reality TV!

In 2020, we finally got the reboot we’d all been waiting for – Channel Seven revived the show with five hopeful farmers looking for love.

The season wasn’t um, quite as successful as we’d hoped in the love department, but it sure did make some good television.

Then came 2021’s brand new season, giving us one happy couple, and a bub for a second farmer. 

2022 brought two more happily-ever-afters, 2023 saw four of the five couples end the show together and now 2024 promises even more love

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2023 stars Farmer Brad and Clare have also announced they are expecting their first child. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

But all this new Farmer goss has us wondering: Where exactly did all the old farmers and city girls end up?

Well, we have good news – the show has enjoyed a much better strike rate than rival Married At First Sight.

Throughout the course of the series, Farmer Wants A Wife has resulted in nine marriages, an additional five couples living together and a staggering 25 farmer babies!

We check in with your favourite key players and see what they’re up to now…

Season 1 (2007) – Chris Newsome and Kim Tierney

True love was found right from the very beginning of Farmer Wants A Wife in 2007. Chris Newsome and Kim Tierney met on the show and were the first couple to marry, with their wedding being filmed for season two. The couple now have a son and daughter together.

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Chris Newsome and Kim Tierney (Credit: Supplied) (Credit: Supplied)

Season 2 (2008) – Rob Hodges and Jo Fincham

Beef and sheep farmer Rob Hodges, from Mount Gambier, stole the heart of city girl Jo Fincham in season two, and the couple has since tied the knot. The married couple have three kids – two girls and a boy.

‘”We we very lucky,” Jo told Adelaide Now in 2022 interview of the ”instant chemistry” the pair shared on a speed date.

”We could have chatted for ages and (our relationship) unravelled very naturally.”

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Rob Hodges and Jo Fincham (Credit: Supplied) (Credit: Supplied)

Season 3 (2009) Damian Atkins and Rachael Peynenborg

In 2009, season three’s Damian Atkins and Rachael Peynenborg hit it off immediately and have been going strong ever since. A fairytale ending ensued after meeting on the show and they’re now married with three kids.

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Damian Atkins and Rachael Peynenborg (Credit: Supplied) (Credit: Supplied)

Season 4 (2009) – Scott Warby & Clare Spark

After filming wrapped, farmer Scott Warby and Clare Spark continued to date long distance. The Brisbane girl and sheep and crop farmer met up every other weekend and Scott proposed to Clare nine months later. Nowadays, the married couple live at their Mungindi property and have two children.

Speaking to TV WEEK in 2020, Clare, now 36, revealed: “Appearing on Farmer Wants A Wife worked out very well for us.” But although they’ve been married for a decade and have two children – Elsie and Fraser – romance still blooms.

“Scott is very romantic,” Claire revealed. “He always brings me wildflowers from the paddock and takes me on little getaways.” Meanwhile, Scott, now 40, said Clare doesn’t skimp on romantic gestures either.

“She surprised me with a new golf buggy recently,” he told TV WEEK.

As for the children, Clare says Elsie is aware of how her mum and dad met. “She’s watched the show and was a little confused as to why we were on TV,” Clare said. “She thinks it’s hilarious though too.”

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Scott Warby & Clare Spark (Credit: Supplied) (Credit: Supplied)

Season 4 (2009) – Brad Crane & Stacie Marmion

Season four proved to be quite successful in the love department! Lithgow cattle farmer Brad Crane admits he only went on the show for a bit of fun – and couldn’t believe he ended up meeting his now wife Stacie Marmion! Brad proposed to Stacie after six months of dating. The married couple now have three gorgeous girls – Darcie, Bobbie, and Frankie.

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Brad Crane & Stacie Marmion (Credit: Supplied) (Credit: Supplied)

Season 5 (2010) – Nathan McClymont and Amanda Ecker 

Talk about a whirlwind romance! Farmer Nathan McClymont met Amanda Ecker in season five in 2010 – and proposed in the finale! She said yes and they now have three children together, Mason, Benjamin and Oscar. 

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Nathan McClymont and Amanda Ecker (Credit: Suplied) (Credit: Suplied)

Season 7 (2011) – Frank Atherton & Tenille Jolly

It all started with a five-minute speed date for farmer Frank Atherton and Perth office girl Tenille Jolly. From that moment on, sparks flew between the pair, who ended up becoming a love match on the show. Fast forward two years on Valentine’s Day, when grazier Frank proposed on his Hughenden property, and the pair are now married with one child, Oliver.

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Frank Atherton & Tenille Jolly (Credit: Supplied) (Credit: Supplied)

Season 8 (2012) – Sam Alford & Jodie Byrne

Season eight of Farmer Wants A Wife certainly had a happy ending. Cattleman and musterer Farmer Sam Alford won over Sydney-based travel agent Jodie Byrne on the show. Just three months after the show ended, Jodie made the decision to relocate to Sam’s WA property and he proposed over the 2012 Christmas break. The couple married at the beginning of 2015 and welcomed baby River in 2018.

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Sam Alford & Jodie Byrne (Credit: Supplied) (Credit: Supplied)

Season 11 (2021) – Andrew Guthrie & Jess Nathan

Over the course of season 11, Jess and Andrew declared their love for each other in the finale.

In November 2021, Jess announced the pair were finally moving in together after doing long distance for 11 months.

“After exactly 11 months of long-distance and a million lockdowns later, today has finally arrived. So excited to start this next chapter with my love, starting with a big ol’ house reno on our brand spankin’ new property! (Well, new to us),” she wrote on Instagram.

In August 2023, the pair took to Instagram to share the news of their engagement.

Farmer Wants A Wife,” they captioned the adorable picture.

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Farmer Andrew and Jess (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

Season 11 (2021) – Hayley Love

Thus far, the show had been a wholesome affair, but in 2021 it saw its first MAFS-worthy scandal. Hayley was one of Farmer Matt Terwin’s girls before she was sent home and began a relationship with Farmer Will Dwyer. Fans were shocked when Hayley later announced she was 22 weeks pregnant with Will’s child.

In a statement to News.com.au, she clarified, “I started my relationship with Farmer Will in December before the reunion episode was filmed a few weeks later in January. He told me he wasn’t with Jaimee, and Jaimee was in contact with me before the reunion.”

Soon after her genuinely shocking reveal, Farmer Will responded to the claims with a statement speculating if the baby was his by sharing on Instagram, “If this is in fact my child, I’ll be there whenever the child needs me. Even if, as parents, we can’t be a couple, our family will be filled with love for our child.” On December 7 at 10:03 pm, the blonde beauty gave birth to a sweet girl named Daisy.

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Will and Hayley. (Credit: Seven/Instagram) (Credit: Seven/Instagram)

Season 12 (2022) – Will Simpson and Jess Cova

After declaring his love for Jess in the finale episode, Farmer Will revealed during the finale that he and Jess ”haven’t spent a day apart.”

”Since the final decision, we’ve really ran with it,” he said, revealing that Jess moved to the farm in Berriwillock, Victoria and ”hasn’t left yet.”

”I think our relationship is just blossoming as each day goes by,” Jess said. The former city girl has even joined the local netball team, taken up a nursing job AND bar job at the local pub, in addition to her studies and is loving country life.

In March 2024, the couple celebrated their two-year anniversary – and they’re still going strong! 

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Farmer Will and Jess (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

Season 12 (2022) – Harry and Tess

Another couple who found love on the 2022 season, Farmer Harry and Tess are still going strong almost two years later! 

The couple initially relocated to Airlie Beach while Tess finished off her psychology degree and have now made the big move back to the country. 

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Farmer Harry and Tess (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

Season 12 (2022) – Benjamin and Hannah

Farmer Benjamin surprised everyone when he confirmed his relationship with Hannah back in June 2023. 

The farmer, who left the show early amidst family health concerns took to Instagram to share a picture of the cute couple. 

Hannah, who was one of the women competing for Benjamin’s heart on the show, looked every bit loved up as she posed for the picture alongside the farmer. 

Despite keeping their love life out of the public eye, they do occasionally share birthday or anniversary tributes to each other! 

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Farmer Benjamin and Hannah (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

Season 12 (2023) – Claire and Andrew

It’s clear Farmer Andrew and Claire have found something special together. The couple, who found each other on the 2023 season of Farmer Wants a Wife Australia were so sure of their strong connection, they left the show early. 

In the months that have followed, the pair kept fans up to date on life after the show, with Claire settling into farm life and even showing Andrew around her own old stomping grounds – and now the couple have announced their engagement

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Farmer Andrew and Claire (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

Season 12 (2023) – David and Emily

Almost one year after filming concluded for the 2023 season, Farmer Wants A Wife stars David and Emily announced their engagement

The couple marked the occasion with a sentimental nod to their time on Farmer Wants A Wife, with David popping the question in Mudgee’s Evamor Valley; the location of their first 24-hour solo date of the series. 

In July 2024, Claire announced the couple had cancelled their upcoming wedding – but held off on confirming where their current relationship now stood. Read more on their latest chapter, here.

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Farmer David and Emily (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

Season 12 (2023) – Brad and Clare

After moving in together on Brad’s Cootamundra farm shortly after the finale, the pair kept their new romance relatively low profile. 

In June 2023, the couple shared the exciting update that they were expecting their first child together and in December 2023, Brad and Clare took to Instagram to celebrate the arrival of their son, Roy Grahame. 

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Farmer Brad and Clare. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

Season 13 (2024) – Joe and Sarah

by the end of the season, Farmer Joe had fallen for Sarah, a livestock administrator and New South Wales native who grew up on a farm. 

“I had a feeling that Sarah would make it pretty far on the show from when [we] very first met. We’ve lived a very similar life,” he told  WHO. 

Whilst the couple may have had their hiccups in their early days, the reunion episode saw the couple confirm that they were still together. 

Although Sarah hasn’t moved to the farm yet, it’s a plan they are working on. “[She’s] exactly what I’ve been looking for,” Joe confirmed.

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(Credit: Seven)

Season 13 (2024) – Todd and Daisy

It came as no surprise to audiences when Farmer Todd chose Daisy

“Finding love is a big risk,” he admitted during the emotional episode. “I’m willing to take the risk with you, Daisy. I can finally give you the reassurance that I am definitely falling in love with you.”  

And although Farmer Todd hasn’t gotten on one knee yet – the couple have already begun planning their wedding, future family plans and more. 

Farmer Todd and Daisy
(Credit: Seven)

Season 13 (2024) – Dustin and Sophie

In the season’s final episodes the Farmer acknowledged he “felt like they had known each other forever” and declared his love for Sophie.

“As soon as I saw you, I thought, you’re absolutely gorgeous. I really wanted you to be the first one to come home and be on the farm and see all the special places that mean so much to me.” 

Shortly after the reunion aired, the couple spoke with our sister site Woman’s Day, confirming they were still together. 

“We’ve just slotted back into normal life. It’s been so lovely to witness how our relationship is outside of the show,” Dustin told the publication.

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(Credit: Seven)

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