MAFS Australia’s Richard Sauerman: his age, iconic scarves and his ex-wife

The Married at First Sight Australia star is on season 11

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by Lily Aiken |
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Married at First Sight allows contestants of all ages and personality types to walk down the aisle to a complete stranger. Richard Sauerman rode onto MAFS Australia on a motorbike and proved that his age is just a number.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Richard and why he wears those scarves all the time...

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richard's on this series of mafs australia ©E4

Who is Richard Sauerman?

Richard was a contestant in the series 11 of Married at First Sight Australia.

How old is Richard Sauerman?

He is 62 years old and is the oldest contestant to appear on the show.

Where is Richard Sauerman from?

Richard was raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He has lived in Bangkok and London, but now lives in Sydney.

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Andrea and Richard on confessions week ©E4

What is Richard Sauerman's job?

He's a motivational speaker but before that, he worked as a brand consultant and his success led to him being nicknamed ‘The Brand Guy’. Fancy.

Who was Richard Sauerman matched with on Married at First Sight Australia?

Richard was matched with 51-year-old photographer Andrea Thompson and the two hit it off straight away.

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Andrea and Richard's wedding day ©Channel 4

What happened with Richard Sauerman and Andrea Thompson?

The couple seemed to have some issues that had initially been glossed over.

When Richard took part in the brutal photo-ranking task, he went into cringeworthy detail when rating the attractiveness of the MAFS Australia women.

Worst of all, he ranked his own wife joint third with Ellie Dix behind Sara Mesa and Cassandra Allen.

Why does Richard Sauerman always wear scarves?

Richard has never been seen without his signature scarves. He told the Daily Mail Australia that he wears the accessory because it's “a comfort thing, and I also cough a lot and use my scarf to cough into.”

You do you, Richard...

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Richard on Intimacy Week ©Channel 4

How many children does Richard Sauerman have?

He has three children. We know that he has a daughter called Roxy who attended Richard and Andrea’s wedding ceremony, but the identities of his other children are not known.

Has Richard Sauerman been married before?

Yes, he has. Richard was married for 27 years. After their divorce, he dated someone 27 years younger than him, but that relationship ended after she wanted to have kids and he didn’t.

What is Richard Sauerman’s Instagram?

Yes, it’s @richard_sauerman.

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