Say It Isn't So! Jessica Marais and James Stewart Split
After five years together, actors Jessica Marais and James Stewart have gone their separate ways. The pair announced the news via a representative today:
"Jessica Marais and James Stewart have amicably separated. Their main focus at this time is the co-parenting of their daughter and they ask that media respect their privacy."
Jessica and James got engaged in 2010 after meeting on the set of Packed to the Rafters, and welcomed daughter Scout in 2012. They've always been very vocal about their love and support for each other during their child's early years, which makes their sudden split a bit of a shock. When Jessica had to relocate to LA to star in Magic City, James and Scout followed, with James happily taking on the role of stay-at-home dad. Last year, the couple were the talk of the town after their PDA-filled appearance at the Logie Awards, but sightings since then have been scarce.
This time last year, Jessica gave a revealing interview to The Australian Women's Weekly, where she opened up about her secret battle with bipolar disorder. The split explains Jessica and James' noticeable absence at this year's Logie Awards, which were held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on May 3.