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Home And Away’s James Stewart shares moving tribute to daughter Scout on her special day

Growing up so fast!

By Maddison Hockey
While everyone was celebrating their wonderful mums yesterday, Home And Away actor James Stewart had another reason to rejoice – his daughter Scout turned nine.
We almost can't believe it's been nine (!!!) years since the Summer Bay star welcomed his gorgeous daughter with former partner and Packed To The Rafters star Jessica Marais.
James shared a stunning new portrait of the nine-year-old that really hammered home the fact she's growing up before our eyes.

Taking to Instagram, the actor penned a beautiful birthday message to his only child.
"Happy Birthday Scout! 9 years old!! Woah, where did the time go?! ❤️ You'll always be my little bubba'... xoxo Love Dad," he wrote.
The post was also flooded with birthday wishes from his fellow Home And Away co-stars.
"Happy birthday beautiful Scout❤️❤️," Georgie Parker, who plays Roo on the show, commented.
Penny McNamee, James' on-screen sister, also sent her well-wishes, writing: "Happy 9th Birthday beautiful Scout! I'll play Dolly Parton's 9-5 in your honour today😜xxx."
James shares Scout with ex Jess. (Instagram)
James welcomed daughter Scout Edie Stewart in May 2012 and has been regularly sharing gorgeous updates since.
Scout is also incredibly lucky to have a beautiful bond with step-mum and fellow Home And Away star, Sarah Roberts.
Sarah recently spoke to Now To Love about her special bond with her stepdaughter.
"Scout and I are both very lucky to have each other. She looks up to me as I look up to her. I teach her things and at the same time, she schools me. It's a very special bond that we will never get anywhere else in our lives and we are both very grateful to be sharing this journey together," she revealed.
"Scout and I are both very lucky to have each other. She looks up to me as I look up to her. " (Instagram)
From the very beginning of her romance with James, Scout was Sarah's number one priority.
"We didn't want Scout having some girl whizzing in and out of her life," Sarah told Nova podcast How To… Life.
"I wanted to be a stable adult in her life and we didn't want to bring that up or make it public unless it was going to be a safe environment for Scout.
"That always came first to us and work came second to that."

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