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Zoë Ventoura reflects upon coping with single motherhood following split from Dan MacPherson 

Zoë Ventoura reflects upon coping with single motherhood during the pandemic following her shock split from Dan MacPherson

Zoë Ventoura welcomed her first child, son Austin with her actor ex Dan MacPherson in December 2019.

And on Sunday, the 40-year-old actress revealed that sharing her first year of motherhood with a global pandemic has been some ways beneficial.

‘COVID hit and I was parenting a very small child, so it kind of just felt like an extension of new parenthood anyway,’ the Home And Away star told The Sydney Morning Herald.

‘COVID hit and I was parenting a very small child’: Actress Zoë Ventoura, 40, (pictured) has reflected upon coping with single motherhood during the pandemic – following her shock split from Dan MacPherson

‘You think, ‘I just need to stay in bed all day’ but it’s not really an option any more,” she told the publication. 

‘But, I’m lucky that I have a really great support network around, so I’ve been able to rest when I can,’ she said.

Daniel and Zoë surprised fans after they announced their separation in December last year after five years together. 

Reality: 'COVID hit and I was parenting a very small child, so it kind of just felt like an extension of new parenthood anyway,' she told The Sydney Morning Herald this week. Pictured with her son

Reality: ‘COVID hit and I was parenting a very small child, so it kind of just felt like an extension of new parenthood anyway,’ she told The Sydney Morning Herald this week. Pictured with her son

Exhausted: 'You think, 'I just need to stay in bed all day' but it's not really an option any more,'' she told the publication, but noted that she's 'lucky' to have a good support network

Exhausted: ‘You think, ‘I just need to stay in bed all day’ but it’s not really an option any more,” she told the publication, but noted that she’s ‘lucky’ to have a good support network 

The couple shared almost identically worded posts to Instagram, revealing they had mutually decided to separate.

Alongside a photo of the pair with their backs turned to the camera at sunset, Zoë 40, wrote: ‘With the greatest respect for each other, Dan and I have separated.’

‘Together, we will continue wholeheartedly to raise our beautiful boy Austin. He is, and will forever be, our greatest priority.

Over: Zoe and actor Dan (left) announced their shock split after five years of marriage in December

Over: Zoe and actor Dan (left) announced their shock split after five years of marriage in December

‘We ask for your respect and will be making no further comment.’ 

Earlier last year, Daniel revealed how he had to make the difficult decision to leave his pregnant wife to work in Ireland shortly before she gave birth due to a job offer. 

Speaking on the Samantha Gash Podcast, the actor said he landed a major role in a yet-to-be-announced project and was lucky his wife is so supportive.

‘That was even a harder conversation to have,’ Dan explained.   

Glimpse: The couple share a son, Austin Xavier, now one, who they welcomed in December 2019. They have proven to be notoriously private about their only child, keeping him out of the public eye, and keeping the pregnancy and birth a secret

Glimpse: The couple share a son, Austin Xavier, now one, who they welcomed in December 2019. They have proven to be notoriously private about their only child, keeping him out of the public eye, and keeping the pregnancy and birth a secret 

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