“She thanks everyone involved on the show for their ongoing support and love, especially her ‘Rafter’s family’, and sends them her very best wishes for the production.”
The announcement comes after Jess' former cast mate, and TV mum, Rebecca Gibney took to Instagram to share two sweet photos of the two of them together, along with the caption: "Reunited".
Rebecca and Jess appeared as mother and daughter in the popular Channel Seven series for five seasons, and the snaps show that their bond is still strong, as they cosy up next to each other.
The news of Jess' stepping down will no doubt come as a shock to her fans, given that she's pulled out of several other projects in recent years.
While fans were thrilled to hear she was reportedly making a comeback with the drama Halifax: Retribution, they were disappointed to hear that she had pulled out of filming in 2019.
At the time, a Nine spokesperson said: “Unfortunately the shooting time-frame just did not work with Jessica’s schedule and personal commitments.”
Prior to that, Jess also pulled out of Nine’s Bad Mothers just one month before it began filming in October, 2018, “to focus on her health and spend time with her family”.