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Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie scored the role of a lifetime as mum to daughter Mae

''She's the greatest achievement I've ever had.''

By Alex Lilly
At just eight-years-old, Kate Ritchie rose to fame as Sally Fletcher on iconic Aussie soap Home and Away and became an instant fan favourite.
Though Sally had many an adventure in Summer Bay, in reality the 41-year-old actress admits that her greatest achievement in life is her beloved daughter, Mae Katherine Webb.
Mae was born to Kate and her estranged husband Stuart Webb back in August 2014 and shortly after giving birth, Kate confessed to The Australian Women's Weekly how much she loved motherhood.
"My only fear is that I will become a complete hermit and never leave the house because I adore being with her. I want to spend every minute with her and talk to her," she said at the time.
As the years went on, Kate's love for Mae only grew and in a candid chat with The Morning Show's Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies in 2015, the former Home and Away star said, "I think she's divine, she's the greatest achievement I've ever had and she's wonderful."
WATCH BELOW: Kate Ritchie talks about Mae on The Morning Show. Post continues after video...
In a heartfelt open letter penned in 2018, Kate shared her love for Mae and opened up about how much her life changed when her daughter came into the picture.
"I thought the love of my life was Home and Away... Then I met this perfect being," Kate wrote.
"It's been a long road but I am so proud and so happy that I gave myself the chance to realise my greatest life achievements didn't all have to be thanks to Sally Fletcher."
In fact Mae has taught Kate things that she didn't even expect, including how her relationship with her body is rubbing off on her little one.
"[Children] really do pick up on every single thing that you do. It's been a very good learning curve that we need to be kinder to ourselves. I find myself every day censoring what I would normally say about what I am wearing or how I feel about my body, and I think in turn that's teaching me to love myself a little bit more," she told Good Health in 2018.
Keep scrolling to see Kate and Mae's sweetest moments together through the years.

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