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Meet the TV stars who happily traded in fame and fortune for a regular life

They left the spotlight with no regrets after making it big!

On paper, being a superstar seems wonderful, but the spotlight isn’t all that it’s built up to be.
Many Australian TV stars have made the conscious decision to live a normal life away from the spotlight, and they couldn’t be happier.
These actors have appeared in shows like Heartbreak High, Neighbours, and Home and Away, but after their time in the spotlight, they chose a more common career path!
See which celebrities have opted to forgo the spotlight in favour of a quiet life by scrolling down.

Jeremy Smith

For making us chuckle as the lanky teen Robbie Hunter in the television series Home and Away.
these days: TV production and writing behind the scenes
Jason was one of the most recognisable faces on Australian television between 2003 and 2006 thanks to his scene-stealing performance as Robbie Hunter in Home And Away.
In the early 2000s, Robbie added some humour to the Bay by frequently getting into mischief with his best friend Kim Hyde (played by future A-lister Chris Hemsworth).
We shed adolescent tears of regret when Robbie departed the show since his romance with Tasha (Isabel Lucas) is still one of the greatest Summer Bay romances of all time.
Prior to making the switch to radio in 2016, when he joined Nova FM, Jason, 34, took a break from acting.
After leaving radio, Jason hosted the short-lived official Home and Away podcast in 2019, during which he conducted interviews with various cast members.
Jason stated to New Idea that he was “always open to it” when asked if he would play Robbie again.
All of the skills I picked up from Home and Away have been extremely helpful for everything I’ve been doing since leaving the show, but I am really enjoying the behind-the-scenes work, he said.
Jillian Marais

Joan Millar in Love Child, Lily Woodward in The Wrong Girl, and Rachel Rafter in Packed To The Rafters are all well-known for their respective roles.
working in the hotel industry now.
In 2008, while Jessica was still studying acting, she landed her breakthrough role. She eventually rose to stardom thanks to her part in the enduring and beloved television series Packed To The Rafters.
With Jessica receiving five Logies throughout the course of her career, it not only brought an abundance of roles but also accolades, garnering her the affection of Australian audiences.

Jessica enjoyed some success in the US with a lead role in the drama series Magic City after leaving Packed To The Rafters in 2011.
The 2020 movie Chasing Wonders featured the 37-year-old in his final on-screen appearance. Since then, she has taken a break from acting to concentrate on her mental health.
She reportedly still communicates frequently with her Packed To The Rafters co-stars.
James Stewart, her co-star in Packed to the Rafters, and Scout are co-parents.
Marsh, Kyal
Boyd Hoyland’s heartbreaking performance in Neighbours made him famous.
He now owns and operates his own construction company.
He was a young genius who developed into a bad-boy hunk.
No matter which version you preferred, Boyd will never be forgotten.
Who can forget the time Boyd took steroids? Kyal joined Neighbours in 2002 and spent five years immersed in some very difficult storylines.

In 2007, Kyal left the programme and voiced his displeasure with the way the producers handled his exit.
It’s perhaps not unexpected that he chose to pursue a trade over acting.
At Fitzroy Shopfitting & Building, a construction company in Melbourne, Kyal, 31, is currently the managing director.



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