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Aaron's city move

AFTER experiencing a year that would top any episode of McLeod's Daughters in the high drama stakes, Drovers Run regular Aaron Jeffery is quitting Adelaide and moving to Sydney to be closer to his daughter Ella-Blu.

On top of facing possible court charges for allegedly assaulting his wife Melinda Medich, suing a stunt company for cosmetic damages after an on-set accident and entering into a romance with his McLeod's co-star Michelle Langstone, Jeffery has suffered being apart from his two-year-old daughter.

Medich took Ella-Blu with her to Sydney in the tense aftermath of the couple's messy break-up last year.

"It's been hell being away from my daughter," Jeffery said.

"It's been the hardest time of my life.

"I would fly to Sydney from Adelaide every weekend to see her - for a while I wasn't allowed to see her more often.

"But now I can see her any time so I'm moving to Sydney. I want her to know that daddy's just around the corner."

The 35-year-old actor, who has finally come clean on his romance with New Zealand actress Langstone, is packing up at his beloved 130-year-old stone cottage near Gawler, South Australia, where the series is filmed.

The on-screen and off-screen couple have been reluctant to confirm their relationship until now.

"We have preferred not to talk about it because there were complications in my life," Jeffery said.

But it may soon be a case of life imitating art for the pair, with their characters Alex and Fiona set to tie the knot on the Channel 9 series.

from Sydney Confidential
July 03, 2006
The Daily Telegraph