Gold Logie nominee Jessica Marais pulls out of ceremony due to 'health reasons'

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Love Child star Jessica Marais has pulled out of the 2018 TV Week Logie Awards.

The 33-year-old actress has been nominated for the highest honour of the night, the Gold Logie, however her management said she will not be attending for health reasons.

Gold Logie nominee Jessica Marais has pulled out of the Logies ceremony due to health reasons. Source: Getty Images

“Jess is naturally disappointed, is grateful to TV Week and all the viewers who have nominated her for the Awards this year and wishes all the nominees and her friends a great celebration on Sunday night,” read a statement released to the The FIX. 

It added that she had requested privacy at this time.

Jessica (pictured with fellow Gold Logie nominees, Grant Denyer, Tracy Grimshaw, Amanda Keller, Roger Corser) is also nominated for Most Popular Female Talent. Source: Getty Images

The mother-of-one is nominated for the coveted Gold Logie as well as Most Popular actress for her performance in Channel Nine drama Love Child.

Jessica has a six-year-old daughter, Scout, with her former husband, Home and Away actor James Stewart.


Back in 2014, the actress opened up about her battle with bipolar disorder.

At the time she said she wanted to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues and allow for people to have an open conversation about different conditions, including bipolar.

Jessica’s management has not specified what health condition has contributed to her decision to miss the Logies this year.


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