Home and Away star James Stewart has already seen plenty of drama as Justin Morgan on the Aussie soap – but his life away from the screen could be a show in its own right.
The hunky actor, 46, has played troublesome mechanic Justin on the beloved Seven Network soap ever since he joined the cast back in 2016.
His character has already lived through tons of tense TV moments, which include clashing with Martin Ashford (George Mason), saving the life of Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher), and being shot at by corrupt cop Ranae Turner (Sacha Horler).
Known as a "trouble magnet", Justin is highly protective of his Morgan family members, who have endured countless traumas such as the death of their parents, being held hostage and even a place crash.
However, spoiler for the show reveal Justin is about to be in serious danger, because he's left hospitalised with seizures after Dimitri (Salvatore Coco) beats him up.
With Justin's life on the line, Daily Star have taken a look into the real life of soap star James.
Co-star romances – Jessica Marais
Falling for your co-stars is a rather common phenomenon in soapland, and such was the case for James and his co-star Jessica Marais.
James and Jessica fell in love on the set of Packed To The Rafters, where they played on-screen lovers Jake Barton and Rachel Rafter.
They announced their engagement in October 2010 and went on to welcome their daughter Scout Edie Stewart in May 2012.
Sadly, their soap spark wasn't to be and they announce they had "amicably separated" in 2015.
James told Sunday Life: "Our relationship didn't work out because I think hearts go in different directions eventually."
James shares his lookalike daughter Scout with his ex-fiancée Jessica.
The actor's occasionally shares a rare photo of his little girl on social media such as from a family day out in Melbourne.
The father-daughter duo look incredibly alike, and it seems they enjoy eachother's company too.
James has spoken out about what it's like to co-parent his daughter with Jessica.
He told New Idea: "It's called parenting couple, that's the professional name for it."
The actor added: "It takes a little bit of time and it takes a really big heart. But once you realise it's about Scout, everything's easy."
The Home and Away star also explained he and Jessica have kept their dignity during their public split for Scout's sake.
Co-star romances – Isabella Giovinazzo
James reportedly dated his Home and Away co-star Isabella Giovinazzo between 2016 and 2017.
They met whilst starring together on the Aussie soap and found chemistry as their characters became involved with one another.
The pair were spotted looking smitten in supermarkets, but they are understood to have split in October 2017.
Finding love and luxury weddings
James was already a familiar face on Home and Away when his future wife Sarah Roberts joined the cast as Willow in 2017.
Sarah's first encounter with James came during a chemistry test as part of her audition for the part.
It was a rather steamy first meeting as it involved Sarah straddling her soon-to-be-hubby on a chair.
She said: "Jimmy was tied up on the chair and I just strutted in, straddled him and started the scene. I guess the rest is history,"
The couple said "I do" in July 2019 in a fairytale castle wedding – surrounded by their nearest and dearest.
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Sarah told Now To Love that her special day was a "dream come true".
"It was really special. We got married in a castle, I think that's a dream come true,
"And we had all of our close friends and relatives around so I don't think I could've wished for anything more."
James added that his daughter Scout enjoyed the wedding as much as they did.
He said: "She loved it. She met her new cousins, she got makeup on, she put on a pretty dress. Some of the photos I've seen of her are pretty special."
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