Young Scout has met the new partners of her parents James Stewart and Jessica Marais for the very first time, in a cosy family get-together in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
During an outing with her dad James and his new love Sarah Roberts, five-yearold Scout was introduced to her mum Jessica’s new boyfriend, Jake Holly.
The group shared some friendly family time on Coogee Beach, before doing their regular swap of their daughter.
The foursome shared a few jokes as they sipped on coffee and played with Scout, tossing her in the air while she happily did the same with her toy doll.
Jessica looked refreshed and radiant while she sat close to her beau Jake, who was dressed casually in sportswear.
The curly-haired photographer met Jessica this year and the couple are said to be ‘head over heels’ with one another, with rumours the pair are already engaged.
The lovebirds appeared happy and relaxed as James cuddled his daughter and lovingly kissed her cheek, while his lover Sarah looked on.
Dressed in a pretty floral skirt and casual tee, the tanned brunette appeared to gel well with Scout.
The actress met James on set filming Home And Away and the couple confirmed their relationship in January, after they were pictured walking hand-in-hand in Byron Bay.
The meeting was the perfect example of the new blended family Scout has to experience these days with her parent’s new blossoming relationships.
Jessica and James share custody of their daughter since their split in 2015, and remain amicable in their co-parenting.
Recently, James shared a picture of himself taking Scout to school with Jessica. ‘I can’t believe Jess and I are already those parents standing at the school gate,’ the Packed To The Rafters star told TV Week.
As a proud father, James spoke of how he and Jessica parent their daughter through positive affirmations.
‘Just like in the movie The Help, we tell Scout: “You’re kind, you’re smart, you’re important,”’
James told the publication. ‘I just love that – that’s how Jess and I want our daughter to feel.
‘Kindness is the big one we talk about. If you think about it, everything stems from that. Honesty stems from that, friendship stems from that, being good to others stems from that – and being good to yourself too.’
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