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Jessica Marais Admits To Feeling Overwhelmed When It Comes To Being A Mum To Scout!

Its been 18 months since Aussie actress Jessica Marais split from her former fiancee James Stewart. Since then the two actors have been co-parenting their four year old daughter Scout. 

The talented actress says she has not always handled motherhood perfectly as she sometimes struggles to keep up with her busy work schedule. In a recent interview with InStyle magazine the 31-year-old said: ‘I’ve been growing as a mother from day one.’


‘I haven’t been perfect at it and there are lots of times I have absolutely thought “I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m really overwhelmed, I’m really scared”’, said the The Wrong Girl star.

She continued: ‘And then there are times when intuitively I’ve thought I can make really good decisions around my daughter whether or not other people agree.’

The ‘other people’ Jessica seems to be talking about is her ex James, who recently said Jessica was too busy to look after her daughter despite the co-parenting arrangement.


The actor claimed: ‘I am the full-time carer for Scout as Jess is busy working and travelling a lot.’

The harsh and hurtful comments took Jessica by surprise and she says she was ‘completely blindsided and hurt’ by James’s comments.
‘Jess was shocked when the story came out,’ a source said. ‘She was more than surprised that James put her down in such a public way.’


The pair were engaged in October 2010 and welcomed their daughter Scout in May 2012.

Photos: Getty Images


Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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