“That’s when it hit me as her father that I have to step back and let Scout find her first steps of independence,” says Sydney-based Stewart, 42.
“I couldn’t help but fret for her … I’ve done nothing but help her all her life. Now it’s her turn. As she walked off, I slid the sunnies down over my tears.”
The proud parents, who met as co-stars on Packed to the Rafters, split in 2015 after a five-year engagement, when Scout was 3. Now their little girl is 5, Stewart and Love Child favourite Marais, 33, remain committed co-parents.
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