Through first looks, first kisses, romantic dates and life-changing moments, 23-year-old sheep and cattle breeder Matt managed to find true love.
On Sunday night’s episode of “Farmer Wants a Wife,” Matt had a big decision to make – whether he would choose 24-year-old administrative officer Olivia or 22-year-old hospitality worker Annabelle for a lasting relationship.
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Before that, Matt had met Olivia and Annabelle’s families in their hometowns.
While meeting Annabelle’s family went relatively smoothly, meeting Olivia’s family caused problems.
Matt had previously revealed he had accepted a job with the Department of Agriculture in Canberra, so whoever he chose would not return directly to his farm in Bookham, New South Wales.
Annabelle said she was ready to relocate as her work in hospitality could take her anywhere.
But Olivia was reluctant, saying at the family reunion that she would most likely initially commute three days a week from her home base of Wollongong to Canberra.
That “threw a spanner in the works,” Matt said later, because he wasn’t sure how a long-distance relationship would work.
But in the end he “followed his gut” and his heart won out over the logistics – he chose Olivia.
“I’m just really sorry,” he told Annabelle, “but I’ve fallen in love with someone else.”
A smitten looking Matt shared his feelings with Olivia, telling her how much he loved her “ocean blue eyes” and infectious laugh.
“I wanted to find someone I could see myself marrying, having kids with someday, and growing old with,” he said.
“Olivia, I’ve fallen in love with you and I want to share my future with you.”
A delighted Olivia told Matt she feels the same way, revealing that she’s “trying not to cry” and that she’s “never been happier.”
“Gosh, I love so many things about Matt,” Olivia said in an interview.
“I love how genuinely caring he is. I love how the world stops for a minute when we’re together.”
But not everything had gone smoothly.
After Matt met Olivia’s family, they met again to chat about what a long-distance relationship might look like.
“I guess my big insecurity is that I’m really worried about being able to run long distances,” Matt admitted.
“I’m worried that I’ll just stuff it up or just struggle with the long distance.”
Olivia said she couldn’t commit to an exact timeframe as to when she could leave Wollongong to be with Matt full-time.
Matt then conceded that the move to Canberra could take up to five years but he could return to the farm over the weekend.
“I don’t want you to feel like you have to move immediately,” he said.
“I really want to make sure this relationship works.”
“Yeah, I don’t want to do long distances too long,” Olivia said.
“I like being around you too much.”
Despite the potential obstacles and the possibility that they might not be together all the time initially, Matt chose the person he cared about most and chose Olivia.
“I think Olivia and I definitely have a few hurdles to overcome,” he said.
“I think we need to go long-distance for a while and indefinitely for now.”
Farmer Wants a Wife continues next Sunday at 7pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.