Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen has been accused of ‘living a lie’ by the jilted wife of her ‘businessman lover’ Robert Davies.
The TV star and mum-of nine, 48, is believed to have been having the affair for five years with the 71-year-old despite portraying the image of a devoted wife to now estranged husband Clive, 68, on screen.
Speaking to The Sun a devastated Yasumi Davies, 56, revealed she uncovered the affair when she found a love note in her husband’s car last March.
The scribbled message from Amanda read: ‘Robert, life is too short & happiness is too rare. I love you.’
The investment banker from Toyko said she confronted her husband after recognising the handwriting from a signed copy of Amanda’s book.
Jilted: Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen has been accused of ‘living a lie’ by the jilted wife of her ‘businessman lover’ Robert Davies, Yasumi Davies (pictured earlier this week)
Living a lie? The TV star and mum-of nine, 48, is believed to have been having the affair for five years with the 71-year-old (pictured together earlier this week)
Living a lie? Yasumi claimed the affair began even when Amanda was portraying the role of a devoted wife on screen
She told the publication: ‘[Robert] said they’d been having an affair for a few years. But instead of acknowledging the pain I was suffering, he was more concerned about protecting [Amanda’s] TV career’.
She went on to say: ‘[Amanda has] portrayed herself as a wife and a mother, devoted to family, hard-working and an inspiration to others.
‘But it is all a lie. I never imagined she was someone else behind the cameras and the truth has broken my heart and ended my marriage. There is another side to her’.
MailOnline have contacted representatives for Amanda for comment.
Despite reportedly ending the relationship on the telephone months later he rekindled the romance.
Earlier this week MailOnline reported friends of Yusami, had spoken of their shock after the businessman walked out of the family home and ended their 12-year marriage after confessing to an having the affair.
A source close to Yusami said: ‘She is absolutely heartbroken by what’s happened. She can’t believe it. She gave up a career in banking after meeting Rob in Tokyo and he persuaded her to leave all of her family and friends in Japan to start a new life with him in the UK.
‘Now he has left her on her own to start a new relationship with Amanda. She is so upset and lonely.’
Amanda and web designer Mr Davies, who has been married four times, were pictured together this weekend and are said to be ‘inseparable’, despite their 23-year age gap.
Happier times: The investment banker from Toyko said she confronted her husband after recognising the handwriting from a signed copy of Amanda’s book
Heartbreak: Despite reportedly ending the relationship on the telephone months later he rekindled the romance
Lashing out: She went on to say: ‘[Amanda has] portrayed herself as a wife and a mother, devoted to family, hard-working and an inspiration to others – but it’s all a lie’ (Amanda pictured with estranges husband Clive in 2020)
The star and former model announced her separation from Clive, 68, in July, with whom she has nine children, shortly after they said their marriage had hit a ‘rocky patch’.
Amanda and Mr Davies have known each other for at least five years since she and Clive recruited him to update her personal website in 2018. Their friendship is believed to have blossomed through working closely together.
The source close to Mrs Davies said: ‘Yasumi suspected for some time that Robert was up to something. She felt as if he wasn’t really present around her and that his head was somewhere else.
‘She was cleaning out the car and she found a handwritten note. There was no name but it was pretty clear who it was from.
‘Yasumi asked Rob for an explanation and he said he had fallen in love with Amanda and that they had been seeing each other for five years.
Sad: Earlier this week MailOnline reported friends of Yusami, had spoken of their shock after the businessman walked out of the family home and ended their 12-year marriage after confessing to an having the affair
Upset: A source close to Yusami said: ‘She is absolutely heartbroken by what’s happened. She can’t believe it’
Yusami’s friend said: ‘Now he has left her on her own to start a new relationship with Amanda’
‘It was a bolt from the blue for Yasumi. She left Japan to move to the UK for Robert and he’s just walked out on her.’
The source added: ‘Yasumi thought she was in a happy marriage. She’s got lots of fond memories.
‘She met Rob in Japan and they married in Tokyo. She left everything behind to follow him to the UK.
‘She knew he had a friendship with Amanda but thought it was nothing more. They went on a clay pigeon shoot together in 2021 and he went with her on her theatre tours, but insisted there was nothing more to it.
‘It was only when she found the letter that she realised what had been going on.’
It is understood that Mr Davies, who has three children from three earlier marriages, ended the relationship with Amanda in March 2022 after being issued an ultimatum by his wife.
But he moved out two months later after rekindling the romance with the Our Yorkshire Farm star.
Life goes on: Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda is ‘inseparable’ with a new man – businessman Robert (pictured right), ten months after she split from husband Clive
Split: Amanda confirmed she had separated from her husband of 21 years Clive, 68, last summer, they share nine children together (pictured in 2020)
Neighbours at the Davies’ marital home in Malton, North Yorkshire, told how Mr Davies occasionally pops around to mow the lawn or carry out home renovations.
They said: ‘He’ll stop by every two weeks or so. If Yasumi is in he will say hello. He still cares for her – and she does in return – but he has clearly moved on. They are still married but are living separate lives.’
Mr Davies and Amanda were pictured together this weekend in Folkestone, Kent, where she was speaking at Leas Cliff Hall as part of her ‘Evening with’ tour.
The Owen family, nicknamed the ‘Kardashians of the countryside’, documented their life on the Channel 5 show, which ran from 2018 to 2022.
The friend said: ‘Everyone is so surprised by it. Yasumi has told us that she feels fine, and that’s she is strong. But you can tell she is still in shock.
‘She gave up her job at an investment bank to come to Yorkshire. It’s just her – she has no family here to turn to.
‘We feel so sorry for her. She thinks Amanda has been selfish and wrapped her fingers around her husband. She’s put herself first.
‘There’s nothing secret about the relationship.’
Mr Davies, runs It’seeze Web Design Scarborough, the company behind Amanda’s website.
The celebrity shepherdess revealed she had made the ‘difficult decision to separate’ from Clive in a joint statement last summer.
‘This hasn’t been easy, but we both believe it’s the right choice for the future of our family,’ it read.
And in a statement published in October 2021 the couple said that there were ‘stresses and strains’ on their marriage.