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Jess Marais looks happy and healthy as she lunches with boyfriend

After THOSE engagement rumours.
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Jessica Marais put her career on hold earlier this year to focus on her mental health, and it seems the Love Child star is happier and healthier than ever. 

The 33-year-old actress shared a sweet snap to Instagram, beaming alongside her boyfriend Jake Holly as they enjoyed lunch. 

 

Marais captioned with a quote by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol: “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when it’s mighty founder was a child Himself!” 

Fans were quick to wish the blonde beauty a Merry Christmas. 

Jess and Jake’s lunch comes just weeks after the couple celebrated their one year anniversary.

“One year”, Jake sweetly captioned a sweet snap of the pair soaking up some sunshine. 

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(Credit: Instagram/Jess Marais)

The photo was filled with congratulatory words from friends. 

Many noticed Marais was wearing a gold band on that finger, but the actress has previously told New Idea it was a friendship ring. 

Earlier this year, Marais announced she had quit acting for the remainder of 2018 to focus on her mental health. 

The 33-year-old actress withdrew from Nine’s upcoming drama, Bad Mothers, which was set to start filming in Melbourne in October. 

A statement released by Marais’ management company at the time said, “Jessica has decided to step away from acting for the remainder of 2018 to focus on her health and spend time with her family.” 

“She is disappointed that she will not be a part of the Bad Mothers production with such an incredible cast and team behind it, but knows that it is important to take time out to maintain ongoing balance and wellbeing.”

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The former Packed to the Rafters star has been open about her battle with mental health issues in the past, telling TV Week: “I just think it’s important to talk about depression.

“It’s nothing to be ashamed of. And the more we talk about it as a community, the more we can remove the stigma.”

The Wrong Girl star also shares a six-year-old daughter Scout with ex-fiancé James Stewart. The pair, who met on the set of Packed To The Rafters, dated for five years before splitting in 2015.

On Dec. 16. Stewart announced he was engaged to Sarah Roberts.

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