Farmer Andrew and Clare

The real reason FWAW golden couple Andrew and Claire cancelled their wedding


Farmer Wants a Wife‘s Claire Saunders recently announced that her wedding to Farmer Andrew Coleman is cancelled, and now we know why.

The FWAW 2023 contestant informed her followers in early July that their nuptials were off and hinted that their relationship could be on the rocks.

“My dogs and I have headed north to Darwin to work for the dry season. Andrew and I have had to cancel our wedding due to reasons out of our control, but we are both okay,” she began.

“I’m not sure what else to say other than, sometimes life is hard and we all just need a little breathing space. There will be no farming content from me for the foreseeable future,” she cryptically added.

Claire’s post. Image: Instagram.

To add even more fuel to the fire, both reality stars deleted their engagement posts from their Instagram grids.

However, there was still a glimmer of hope for the couple. They both still follow each other on Instagram and Andrew has a yellow heart emoji next to Claire’s name in his bio.

Why did Farmer Andrew and Claire cancel their wedding?

While neither party has publicly revealed exactly why they called their wedding off, a former Farmer Wants a Wife 2023 contestant has spilled the tea.

She told Yahoo! Lifestyle Australia that Andrew and Claire are still together but things are dicey.

“Last I heard, they’re technically still together but taking time apart and having a break,” the unnamed co-star said. She added that the choice to cancel was “led by Andrew” and said that Claire was “pretty upset”.

Furthermore, Claire reposted a cryptic quote to her Instagram story on July 16, which could be referencing her marriage cancellation.

“Effort matters,” the text simply read.

The post on Claire’s Instagram story. Image: Instagram.

Claire and Andrew’s engagement

Andrew popped the question to Claire in March 2024.

At the time, the pair shared the exciting engagement news on Instagram by posting a boomerang video of a pair of champagne flutes, their horses and an emerald ring adorning Claire’s finger.

“I said YES to the love of my life 💍❤️,” Claire captioned the now-deleted video.

“So absolutely grateful that I wake up to this life everyday. You are my best friend @farmerandrewau and my safe place, ILYSM Xx #engaged #ourbestlife.”

Claire and Andrew’s Farmer Wants a Wife journey

Claire and Andrew met on FWAW but their story didn’t follow the typical script. Andrew almost immediately recognised Claire as the one for him and he decided to let the other contestants go before the finale.

“There was a note on my bed when I arrived at the farm. It read, ‘Meet me outside, we need to chat.’ I was convinced I was about to be sent home, so it came as a pleasant surprise.”

“I got to the farm and there was a letter on the bed, and it said, ‘Meet me out the front, we need to talk.’ I thought I was going home, so I didn’t expect that, it was nice,” FWAW‘s Claire told Woman’s Day at the time.

After Andrew confessed his love to Claire, the couple left the show together and moved to his farm shortly after.

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