Jessica Marais has returned home to Australia with an added glow, thanks to her pregnancy with her first child. The former Packed to the Rafters actress is here as part of her duties as an ambassador for Linney jewellers, the company that also designed her engagement ring. Jess, who is loved-up and engaged to James Stewart, sat down with the Daily Telegraph to talk about life as a new expectant mother, and admitted that falling pregnant wasn’t ideal time-wise, as it coincided with her plans to launch a Hollywood career.
Jessica said, “When we found out, that was an issue. But I found that just about every other actress who has had a child and works tells you it can be done and that there is never the perfect time. So we are embracing what we have and looking towards the future with bright eyes.” Jess recently wrapped the first season of her US show Magic City, and said she’ll go back to America to work on a second season if it’s picked up. For now, she and James will stay here until their baby is born.