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Jessica Marais’ heartfelt tribute to her late mother

“I feel you everywhere”
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Actress Jessica Marais has shared a touching tribute to her late mother Karen, less than year after her death.

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Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, The Wrong Girl star shared a photo of a sunset in honour of her mum.

“Mum, I feel you everywhere and I miss you everyday,” she captioned the post.

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“Mum, I feel you everywhere and I miss you everyday,” Jessica Marais has paid tribute to her late mother with a touching Instagram post. (Credit: Instagram)

In August last year, Jess’ Packed To The Rafters co-star Hugh Sheridan, 35, confirmed the news of Karen’s death as he publicly supported his close friend with an Instagram tribute.

Alongside a series of photos of the pair together, Hugh reflected on his friendship with the 35-year-old actress as he revealed he was “grieving for my dearest and sweetest friend.”

“We’ve helped each other through our lives changing in so many ways. Our wins and highs met extreme lows sometimes, but we always made it through,” Hugh penned at the time.

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Hugh Sheridan confirmed the news of Karen’s death in August as he publicly supported his close friend. (Credit: Instagram)

“I can’t tell you how sh*t I feel knowing I can’t hug you right now. To have distance between us when I want to be with you. I know we’ve spoken since and we’re pretty private usually but I really wanted to let everyone know how much I’m grieving for my dearest and sweetest friend who’s now lost both of her parents far too young.”

Hugh added: “I have the best memories of us and Karen… remember we would make her laugh till she was going to wee. She was so proud of you and so am I.”

Jess was raised by her mother after moving to Australia from South Africa at nine years old and losing her father to a heart attack six months later.

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The Love Child actress with her mum in happier times. (Credit: Getty)

Over on Jess’ Instagram account at the time, she had three days earlier shared a throwback photo of herself and her sister Clara with their mother during their childhood.

While Jess didn’t caption the photo, her followers appeared to show their support by commenting love heart emojis, including Rafters co-star Zoe Ventoura and Love Child co-star Sophie Hensser Bloom.

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Jessica as a child with her mother Karen and sister Clara. (Credit: Instagram)

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