Celebrity Families

EXCLUSIVE: Ada Nicodemou reveals her son Johnas wants to follow in her showbiz footsteps

Just like mummy!

By Bella Brennan
She's grown up on our TV screen on shows like Heartbreak High and Home And Away.
And it looks like the showbiz runs strong in Ada Nicodemou's family with the star telling Now To Love her eight-year-old son Johnas Xipolitas is a natural-born performer, too.
"Jonas loves to perform, loves to be in front of the camera and loves to dance," the actress, who has played Leah Patterson on the soapie since 2000, tells us.
While the 43-year-old says she loves watching her son's impromptu skits and performances, she admits she's not too keen on him putting all his eggs in the actor basket.
"I keep telling him that he needs to go off and do something else. He was saying to me just yesterday: 'Well, if I'm not going to be an international soccer payer mum, I think I'm going to be an actor.' And I'm like 'Oh, OK great! So one really hard industry into the other,'" she laughs.
Following in mum's footsteps: She's played Leah Patterson on Home And Away for over 20 years and now, Ada Nicodemou's son Johnas wants to be an actor, too. (Image: Instagram)
Having spent decades in the spotlight, Ada knows all too well just how brutal the industry can be.
"I'm more protective of him in that regard cause he's a very smart boy and he could do whatever he wants in life but I'm always trying to protect him a little bit from that side of the industry.
"The problem is with a lot of kids these days is that want to get into this field because it's about being famous and not about being a true actor," the mum-of-one points out.
"But he is a natural performer, definitely," Ada concedes.
The star says she was cheered on by her partner Adam and Johnas during her time on Dancing With The Stars. (Image: Instagram)
The H&A veteran is currently a firm favourite on the latest season of Dancing With The Stars: All Stars and admits having her partner Adam Rigby and Johnas behind her on her second spin around the ballroom trumps her first experience.
"Johnas had never seen me do anything like this before, so seeing him in the front row was the highlight of the whole thing for me," she explains.
"He made all these different posters for each night, it was so cute. He thought I did an amazing job. I think it's a really nice lesson to show your child, that I put everything into it and gave it my best."
"He made all these different posters for each night, it was so cute." (Image: Channel 7/Instagram)

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