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Australian actress Melissa George, who made her name here as Angel on Home & Away and has since starred in Alias, Grey’s Anatomy, The Slap and the Amityville Horror remake, is expecting her first child.

The actress, who turned 37 on Aug. 6, has been seeing French tech entrepreneur Jean-David Blanc for eighteen months and “This baby is very wanted and very much what we’ve been waiting for,” she told OK!

She was married to Chilean furniture importer turned director Claudio Dabed for 11 years and was stepmother to his daughter, Martina; the marriage ended in 2011. A relationship with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons ended in 2012.

George, who is not revealing the baby’s gender, copped a bucketing in November for her reaction when The Morning Show (on the Seven Network) referenced her Home and Away work.

“I don’t need credibility from my country any more, I just need them all to be quiet,” she railed. “If they have nothing intelligent to say, please don’t speak to me any more. I’d rather be having a croissant and an espresso in Paris or walking my French bulldog in New York City.

“I’ve never spoken out about it because I have to be the loyal good Aussie, who goes away and comes home. But I’m a really hard-working woman and people have to respect me for what I’ve done … my next call will be to Home And Away to ask them to pay me because nobody does more promotion for that f–king show than me.”

Nine months on, the actress tells OK!, “I was very misquoted… I just don’t know why we were so fixated on the past when it was 21 years ago and the present was so exciting. That just threw me. It wasn’t because I needed the credibility; I’m just not that girl. All I said was, ‘Why come home when I feel so disliked?’ There was no disrespect to the show and I never said that I don’t like where I’ve come from.”

  • yeah she doesn’t like being asked about home and away but i get that she has done so much stuff since then, just not any good stuff though

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  • I don’t remember her in Home and Away, quite liked her in Alias, but don’t think she was badly misquoted, she got her point across and it wasn’t that nicely done. But, exciting times ahead for her and big congratulations for her next role, a Mum.

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  • Great and very underated actress here in Australia.

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  • I like her as an actress, she’s probably fed up with everyone bringing up her past ‘projects’, but where she is now is because of her past, why be ashamed of it?

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  • I also get annoyed if people started reminding me of crazy stuff I did twenty years ago! It’s not funny, just boring. I don’t think she is disliked though, she was great in the Slap.

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  • Care factor zero, I don’t remember her in Home and Away.

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  • I’d rather be having a croissant in Paris than having to rehash work I did as a teenager as well. What were they thinking in taking that line of questioning? She’s made a great career and got away from a place that, realistically, has very little to offer those in creative industries both financially and in terms of respecting their work or privacy. Yes, the beaches are good for inspiration but the arts funding is lousy. Pay your buskers people. She’s done well. Congratulations Melissa! … and touché.

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  • She said, they said, who really cares?

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  • I hope she wasn’t misquoted. That is a great speech.

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  • Hopefully when she had the baby, and settles down a bit, she’ll be able to look a little more fondly on where she came from, and the people who helped her get where she is today. It doesn’t pay to forget your origins.

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  • All the best to them!

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  • Well, la de dah, I hope being a parent brings you back down to earth. Never forget where you came from Miss George, you might have to come back someday.

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  • hanks for sharing was a great read

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  • congrats to both of them

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  • the year to have babies seemed to of been in this year

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