Sarah Roberts had no idea that straddling the lap of fellow actor James Stewart would be the start of a wonderful love tale when she walked into her final Home & Away audition.
Sarah, 37, previously revealed how she met her now-husband, James Stewart, at her last audition for the role of Willow in Home & Away earlier this year.
James, 45, summoned the actress back for a chemistry test (who plays Justin on the soap). Needless to say, she acquitted herself admirably.
“The director, Geoffrey, came out and said, ‘Look, I’m not going to bring you in first.’ Sarah said in a video posted to the official H&A Instagram account, “I simply want you to walk directly into the audition room and go straight into the scenario.”
“I was like, ‘You know what? This is my third audition for Home & Away, I’m just gonna go for it.’ Jimmy was tied up on the chair and I just strutted in, straddled him, and started the scene. I guess the rest is history.”
Sarah and James went on to fall head over heels in love behind the scenes, and the rest is history. And, despite the fact that they no longer share a screen, Sarah’s romantic life has flourished since her departure from Home & Away earlier this year.
Two wedding ceremonies later, the couple is devoted co-parents to James’ nine-year-old daughter, Scout – whom he shares with his ex, Jess Marais.
We’ve rounded up every time James, Sarah, and Scout was the sweetest family unit. Take a look.
Remember when Sarah made a cameo (no pun intended) at Scout’s Michael Jackson-themed birthday party in May 2018?
James chronicled the antics on Instagram, including a photo of himself and Sarah holding hands while the guest of honor dressed up in Michael Jackson garb.
“Scouts ‘Michael Jackson’ party for her 6th birthday 🕺🏾🎂… Thanks to all the little smooth criminals for coming!” the actor captioned the photo.
Also pictured was James’ former partner and Scout’s mother, Jessica Marais, who similarly dressed up in MJ gear for the occasion.
In 2015, James and Jess announced their amicable split in a joint statement. It’s no wonder that the exes were all smiles at their daughter’s party because Scout is their top priority.
When the sun’s out, the fun’s out for the Stewart family. The three musketeers hit the beach this October to soak up those summer rays, sun safely of course.
James documented the family outing on Instagram, sharing a cute photo of him and his girls on the sand, one with Scout wearing his hat (like we said, sun safe).
“Dads hat.. ☀️✨,” the 45-year-old simply wrote.
The trio certainly celebrated the 2021 spooky season in style. James rocked a pair of Vampire teeth with a black hat while Scout had patches of fake blood on her face. Meanwhile, Sarah donned a bold red lip and matching scrunchy, along with thick black eyeliner and running mascara.
“👻👻 Happy Halloween 👻👻,” Sarah wrote alongside the photo.
From Halloween to Christmas, James shared a sweet snap of the tight-knit trio in December while enjoying their time off, penning: “Happy Holidays ✨🎄🧸.”
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