James Stewart & Sarah Roberts’ unbreakable bond with Scout

This trio are the sweetest family unit.
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When Sarah Roberts strode into her final Home & Away audition with the task to straddle the lap of fellow actor James Stewart, she had no idea that this would be the beginning of a beautiful love story.

WATCH: Sarah Roberts reflects on the first time she met husband James Stewart on Home & Away

Sarah and James met during the former’s final audition to play Willow in Home & Away.

The actress was called back to do a chemistry test with James (who plays Justin on the soap). Needless to say, she passed with flying colours.

“Geoffrey the director came out and said: ‘Look I’m not going to bring you into the room first. I just want you to walk straight into the audition room and go straight into the scene’,” Sarah recalled in a video shared to the official H&A Instagram account.

“I was like, ‘You know what? This is my third audition for Home & Away, I’m just gonna go for it.’ Jimmy was tied up on the chair and I just strutted in, straddled him and started the scene. I guess the rest is history.”

History, indeed, as Sarah and James went on to fall head over heels in love with each other behind the scenes. And even though they may no longer share a screen, with Sarah calling time on her Home & Away stint, their romantic life has done nothing but flourish.

Two wedding ceremonies later, the couple are devoted co-parents to James’ 10-year-old daughter, Scout – whom he shares with his ex, Jess Marais.

We’ve rounded up every time James, Sarah and Scout were the sweetest family unit. Take a look.

Scout’s sixth birthday party. (Credit: Instagram)

Remember the time (no pun intended) that Sarah made an appearance at Scout’s Michael Jackson themed birthday party in May 2018?

James documented the shenanigans to his Instagram, sharing a photo of himself and Sarah locking hands as the guest of honour donned some MJ get-up.

“Scouts ‘Michael Jackson’ party for her 6th birthday 🕺🏾🎂… Thanks to all the little smooth criminals for coming!” the actor captioned the photo.

Also pictured was James’ former partner and Scout’s mother, Jessica Marais, who similarly dressed up in MJ gear for the occasion.

James and Jess released a joint statement in 2015 that they had amicably separated. With their priority being Scout, it’s no surprise the exes were all smiles at their daughter’s party.

Families who Bootcamp together, stay together. (Credit: Instagram)

Later that year, Sarah and James took Scout on a family outing. No, not to the zoo… to Bootcamp.

“Super Saturday Session with the kids!! Boom💥Original Bootcamp👊🏽 Shot by @emiliebrabonhames on iPhone XS Max,” James wrote on Instagram.

Well, a family who exercises together, stays together.

Sarah, Scout and James at James’ sister’s wedding. (Credit: Instagram)

The trio looked as glamorous as ever at James’ sister’s wedding in April of 2019.

Sarah donned a stunning blue dress, which complemented James’ dapper navy suit, while Scout looked darling in a white number.

“My girls💙,” the Home & Away star captioned the post.

Sarah and James with Scout at their Australian wedding ceremony. (Credit: Instagram)
Sarah and James with Scout at their Irish wedding ceremony. (Credit: Photographed by THE FENNELLS PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO)

Two months later and it was James and Sarah’s turn to head down the aisle.

The pair had two ceremonies. The first was on July 6th in Coogee in Sydney for the official signing of the papers. The second, on July 23rd, was much more lavish at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. They chose this as their special spot as Sarah’s brother and family live in Dublin.

Scout was in attendance for both, donning a white dress each time, and acting as a flower girl in the latter ceremony.

“It was the best day of our lives,” the newlyweds told New Idea shortly after their Irish nuptials.

James shared a photo of himself and Scout and Sarah on Father’s Day, 2020. (Credit: Instagram)

These three are always smiling around each other. During Father’s Day of 2020, James shared a black-and-white shot of the family all cuddled up on a lounge.

“Happy Father’s Day fella’s👍🏽,” the actor accompanied the post.

Sarah, James and Scout on Valentine’s Day, 2021. (Credit: Instagram)

While many couples choose to ditch the kids on Valentine’s Day, this year, James and Sarah embraced the day as a family.

“Rose between the thorns🌹 #myfunnyvalentine #luckyman,” James wrote on Insta alongside of photo of him and his girls, all donning black.

Sarah’s attempt at cooking for the family was a success! (Credit: Instagram)

A day after Valentine’s Day, Sarah warmed her family’s bellies with her cooking attempt. The H&A alum shared a photo of the end result, along with her hubby and young Scout ready to eat at the dinner table.

Ummm you guys! I’ve become a master chef!!!” Sarah captioned the sweet photo.

Sarah shared this polaroid of the family on Father’s Day, 2021. (Credit: Instagram)

To commemorate this Father’s Day, Sarah posted a sweet polaroid of herself with James and Scout, beaming at the camera.

“You’re the centre of our family’s happiness. Happy Father’s Day @__jamesstewart__ , the 37-year-old penned alongside the memory.

The trio enjoyed a beach day in October, 2021. (Credit: Instagram)

When the sun’s out, the fun’s out for the Stewart family. The three musketeers hit the beach this October to soak up those summer rays, sun safely of course.

James documented the family outing on Instagram, sharing a cute photo of him and his girls on the sand, one with Scout wearing his hat (like we said, sun safe).

Dads hat.. ☀️✨,” the 45-year-old simply wrote.  

They got into the Halloween spirit. (Credit: Instagram)

The trio certainly celebrated the 2021 spooky season in style. James rocked a pair of Vampire teeth with a black hat while Scout had patches of fake blood on her face. Meanwhile, Sarah donned a bold red lip and matching scrunchy, along with thick black eyeliner and running mascara.

“👻👻 Happy Halloween 👻👻,” Sarah wrote alongside the photo.

From Halloween to Christmas. (Credit: Instagram)

From Halloween to Christmas, James shared a sweet snap of the tight-knit trio in December while enjoying their time off, penning: “Happy Holidays ✨🎄🧸.”

ANZAC Day. (Credit: Instagram)

On ANZAC Day 2022, James shared a commemorative photo of the trio with the caption: “Lest we forget🇦🇺🇳🇿.”

Scout turns 10. (Credit: Instagram)

Both James and Sarah shared touching tributes to Scout to mark her 10th birthday in May 2022.

“Happy 10th Birthday darling Scout!! ..you’ll always be my little girl. I love you 3000! ❤️🎂,” James wrote on Instagram.

“Can’t believe my little best friend is 10! Here’s to another decade of dreams coming true… 🌈🍭🪩💃🏻🥳🎂🎈🕺🏽👸🏻🐰🐼🔮🌻🥋🛼🏄🏻‍♀️✨,” Sarah penned on her own account.

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