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Jess Marais’ family joy!

2023 off to a great start
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Life hasn’t always been easy for Jessica Marais, but the ex Packed to the Rafters star has always had one very good reason to soldier on – her 10-year-old daughter, Scout. 

And 2023 seems to have gotten off to a great start for the former actress-turned-cafe worker, as she’s been spending quality time with her baby girl! 

WATCH: Jessica Marais pulls out on Logies 

Jess, 37, beamed with pride as she cuddled Scout during a recent family gathering. Also in attendance were Scout’s dad, James Stewart, and his wife, Sarah Roberts, 38.

“Family”, James, 47, simply captioned the shot when he shared it to social media. 

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The happy snap marked the first time Jess has been photographed in public with Scout since their emotional May 2020 reunion following her hospitalisation. 

Jess, who struggles with depression and bipolar disorder, stepped away from the spotlight to care for her mental health. 

“It’s nothing to be ashamed of and the more we talk about it as a community, the more we remove the stigma,” she has said. 

Spending time with her daughter has also helped. “[Scout’s] taught me patience and how to let go of the things you can’t change,” Jess explained. 

WATCH: Hugh Sheridan and Jess Marais enjoy night out together! 

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Jessica Marais wrote an emotional open letter to “speak her truth” following her hospitalisation, sharing her poignant words with her fans and followers on Instagram.

The former Packed To The Rafters star, 35, shared screenshots of her handwritten notes to her Instagram account, with the first photo captioned, “Morning prayer.”

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