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"I admire you enormously": Home and Away stars pay tribute to Emily Symons on her 52nd birthday

Georgie Parker kicks off the celebrations!

By Tina Burke
She's known as the charismatic and beloved Marilyn on Home and Away, but today, on August 10, Emily Symons is one of many Sydneysiders celebrating their birthday in lockdown.
Preparing to celebrate her big day in self-isolation, Emily will surely be feeling the love as her Home and Away co-stars line up to share heartfelt tributes on her 52nd birthday.
First up was Emily's long-time friend and co-star, Georgie Parker, who plays Roo Stewart on the hit Channel Seven series.
Georgie celebrates Emily's birthday with a sweet tribute. Image: Instagram
Sharing a series of photos with her friend, Georgie dedicated an Instagram post to "the funniest, strongest, smartest, kindest, and most beautiful woman I've been lucky enough to have known for decades."
Georgie's post continued, "we've been keeping each other amused and coffeeeeed up for 11 years now on H&A. You're the BEST, I admire you enormously Em. Thanks for sharing your friendship and love. Happy Birthday beautiful."
The birthday tribute included behind-the-scenes snaps of the cast hanging out in 'Summer Bay' together, alongside co-stars like Ada Nicodemou and Lynne McGranger.
Clearly touched by the tribute, Emily commented on the post to say "thank you my darling, what a wonderful true friend you are."
Georgie, Ada and Lynne with Emily on-set. Image: Instagram
Emily and Georgie smile for a selfie. Image: Instagram
But Georgie wasn't the only one to share their love for Emily, with Paddy O'Connor (Dean Thompson) posting a photo with his two co-stars on Instagram, joking in his caption: "this could be one of our family photos together."
Meanwhile, Emily Weir (Mackenzie Booth) shared her own cast photo with the caption: "Happy Birthday Emily, our stunning icon."
Paddy shares a sweet on-set photo with Georgie and Emily. Image: Instagram
Emily poses with Ada, Lynne and Emily Weir. Image: Instagram
As the birthday love continues to roll in for Emily, the actress is no doubt enjoying the day with her son Henry.
Emily's birthday celebrations come just a few days after she threw a sweet soccer-themed party at home for her six-year-old son.
Given the impressive size of their lockdown celebration cake, the pair may even be sharing in a few leftover slices today.
"Happy 6th birthday my beautiful boy. Look at his amazing cake (that has smarties inside!)" she captioned her post, thanking his school, friends and loved ones for making the day special with video chats and phone calls.
Here's hoping their celebrations today bring just as much joy to the beloved actress!
Emily celebrates her son's sixth birthday. Image: Instagram

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