Jessica Marais is pictured with her daughter Scout for the first time since May 2020.
The former Packed to the Rafters star, 37, cuddled up to Scout, 10, in a photo shared to Instagram last Tuesday as they attended a family gathering with Jessica’s ex-fiancée and Scout’s father James Stewart, 47, and his wife Sarah Roberts , 38.
Proving all is well between the blended family, Jessica beamed as she wrapped her arms around Scout and Sarah, her ex-partner’s new flame.
Troubled actress Jessica Marais, 37, was pictured for the first time in nearly three years with daughter Scout, 10, when she attended a mixed family gathering last Tuesday with her ex James Stewart, 47, and his new wife Sarah Roberts, 38 (all pictured)
Also spotted in the crowd was Jessica’s sister Clara Marais, as well as Clara’s partner and young children.
“Family,” James captioned the sweet image simply.
Fans were ecstatic to see James and Jessica’s amicable relationship, commenting, “I love it when both parents make it work for their kids.” Wonderful to see Jess with everyone.”
Proving all is well between the blended family, Jessica beamed as she posed with her arms wrapped around Scout and Sarah, her ex-partner’s new flame. Pictured side by side LR: James, Sarah, Jessica, Scout
They were last photographed together in May 2020 during an emotional reunion, a week after the troubled actress was hospitalized after being called to her home for a well-being check. In the photo: the emotional reunion
“I wonder how Jess is. How wonderful to see everyone together. A beautiful, big family!’ added another.
The heartwarming photo marks the first time in nearly three years that Jessica has been publicly photographed with Scout.
They were last photographed in May 2020 during an emotional reunion, a week after the troubled actress was hospitalized after being called to her home for a welfare check.
James dated Jessica from 2010 to 2015 and they welcomed Scout in May 2012. Pictured together on December 15, 2010 in Sydney
James married fellow Home And Away star Sarah in 2019. The pair were pictured together earlier this month
Photos show the Wrong Girl star wrapping her arms around Scout, who had brought her a colorful handmade card as a Mother’s Day gift.
The emotional moment took place outside Jessica’s home in Coogee, Sydney.
She smiled as she looked at the card, which read “I [heart] you’ with ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ in the heart.
Just a week earlier, emergency services had been called to Jessica’s eastern suburban home for a welfare check. Pictured: Jessica at the 2018 Logie Awards
A timeline of Jessica Marais’ personal struggles
1994: Watches her father, university dean Tony Marais, die of a heart attack at the age of nine
2014: Speaks about her struggle with bipolar disorder for the first time in an interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly
2015: Jessica divorces partner James Stewart after six tumultuous years together
June 2018: Withdraws from the Logie Awards because she is being treated for ‘urgent’ issues at The Health Clinic, a mental health facility in Bronte
September 2018: Withdraws from Channel Nine show Bad Mothers a month before shooting starts
2019: Withdraws from Halifax: Retribution, a reboot of 90s Halifax fp
February 2020: Announces she’s stepping away from Back to the Rafters for “personal reasons.”
May 2020: Raises concern when emergency services are called to her home in eastern Sydney for a welfare check
August 2020: Jessica’s mother Karen passed away
James, who dated Jessica from 2010 to 2015, meanwhile, watched from a distance.
Just a week earlier, emergency services had been called to Jessica’s eastern suburban home for a welfare check.
Around noon, three officers were seen ringing Jessica’s door before two male paramedics entered the building.
Minutes later, Jessica emerged wearing black leggings and a gray vest as she slowly made her way down the stairs with the help of the paramedics.
She was taken to an ambulance where she was placed on a stretcher and taken to Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.
A witness told the Daily Mail Australia that she was not wearing shoes, her hair was a “messy mess” and she was “visibly distressed”.
Jessica and James, who met on the set of Packed to the Rafters in 2007, have been co-parenting Scout since their split in 2015.
James married fellow Home And Away star Sarah in 2019.
Jessica has had a rough few years.
The mother of one child, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was unable to attend the Logie Awards in July 2018 because she was being treated for “urgent” issues at The Health Clinic, a mental health facility in Bronte.
While in treatment, she attended daily counseling sessions and had access to nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists.
Jessica reportedly followed a detox and inner health program, with inpatient programs averaging $25,000 for a month.
In September 2018, the South African-born star announced she was pulling out of the Channel Nine show Bad Mothers, a month before shooting was due to begin.
“Jessica has decided to retire from acting for the rest of 2018 to focus on her health and spend time with her family,” her manager said at the time.
The mother of one child, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was unable to attend the Logie Awards in July 2018 because she was being treated for “urgent” issues at The Health Clinic, a mental health facility in Bronte. Pictured: Jessica poses with her Best Actor award at the 2016 Logie Awards
In July 2019, it was announced that Jessica would return to the screens in Halifax: Retribution, a reboot of the 1990s drama Halifax fp, starring Rebecca Gibney and Anthony LaPaglia.
However, two months later, reports claimed that she had withdrawn from the series.
Then, in February 2020, Jessica shocked fans by announcing that she would be stepping away from the highly anticipated Back to the Rafters for “personal reasons.”
Jessica now works as a waitress in a cafe in Sydney.
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in February 2020, Jessica shocked fans by announcing that she would be quitting the long-awaited Back to the Rafters for ‘personal reasons’