Esther Anderson, who starred in the TV show Home and Away, has announced that she is expecting her second child.
The actress, who starred in the serial as Charlie Buckton from 2008 to 2013, announced her pregnancy on Instagram over the weekend, sharing a photo of herself, her husband Howard Moggs, and their 3-year-old son Forest hugging in a scenic spot.
She wrote, “The three of us….soon to be four!!!!” “We’re so ecstatic that we’re expecting another mini moggs… Starting in September, Forry will take on the role of big brother!!!”
On the same post, Esther included a small sonogram photo of her and Howard’s kid.
Some of Esther’s previous co-stars expressed their joy at the news, including Roo Stewart actor Georgie Parker, who wrote: “”Brilliant, congrats sweetie,” wrote Ruby Buckton star Rebecca Breeds, and “Yes Mamma!!!” wrote Ruby Buckton star Rebecca Breeds. I’m overjoyed and ecstatic for you!!! But… aren’t you referring to number three?” — humorously alluding to Esther’s on-screen mother in Home and Away.
Christie Hayes, who played Kirsty Sutherland in the film, also expressed her gratitude, writing: “Beautiful, I’m so pleased for you and your guys!!! Fantastic news xxxxx “..
Esther and Howard married in February 2017 and welcomed their first child, Forest, in August 2018. They are expecting another child in September.
Esther previewed her impending mystery role on Neighbours last month by posting a photo of herself wearing a rainbow T-shirt with the words “Everyone is welcome on Ramsay St.”
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She wrote, “Thanks for the wonderful greeting @neighbours.” “I’m thrilled to have a small part in such a renowned show!!”
The nature of Esther’s position on Neighbours is yet unknown, but she won’t be able to pack in as much drama as she did on Home and Away.
Charlie’s character was involved in a number of dramatic Summer Bay stories, including her romances with Joey Collins and Darryl Braxton, as well as the revelation that Ruby, her apparent sister, was actually her daughter.