Remember Home & Away’s favourite ‘copper’ Charlie Buckton? Life after the soap and expecting her second child

    The star was one of our favourite Summer Bay residents when she arrived in 2008, and we cried when she was killed off a few years later – but the actress has been busy since!

    Home & Away has consistently ranked as the #1 Australian soap opera in Irish homes during the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. One of the most explosive long-running soap operas ever, Home & Away features many of our all-time favorite fictional characters in its world.

    Thanks to her character’s tumultuous affair with Summer Bay bad boy Darryl “Brax” Braxton, Home & Away’s favorite “copper” Charlie Buckton dominated the series from 2008 to 2012.

    As their characters were on different sides of the law in the production, the couple danced around their affections for one another. At the time, there were several tabloid rumors that the characters’ performers, Steve Peacocke and Esther Anderson, had an extramarital affair.

    These rumors, however, are unfounded, and Esther has refuted them.

    She remarked, “I guess it’s a compliment to my acting, which is good,” to New Idea magazine in 2011. You obviously want it, but we are just friends. One of the most gifted actors I’ve ever worked with, Steve is utterly modest about his abilities. My acting has improved as a result of him.

    “I’m a lone. However, I’m content right where I am. There doesn’t seem to be anything missing, and I suppose I even feel a little enthusiastic about the prospect of the relationship side of things at some point in the future.

    The celebrity was not alone for very long, though. In the show’s 2011 season finale, her character left the soap opera, and she pursued other endeavors.

    We all likely recall the heartbreaking scenario in which she was fatally shot by the vengeful Jake Pirovic (Fletcher Humphries) on her last day in uniform as a Summer Bay police officer, and her daughter Ruby and husband Brax were forced to switch off her life support system.

    She first met her future spouse Howard Moggs in the early part of 2015, and the two became engaged in February 2016.

    They were engaged on Valentine’s Day at the couple’s then-new Los Angeles home, where they now reside. Esther, who was seated in the backyard garden, previously stated that she believed Howard wanted to toast the purchase of their house.

    He took out the champagne, lit some tea lights in the lawn, and got down on one knee. Esther, who is from Victoria’s Geelong, and the pair were wed in a private and intimate ceremony back home in Australia.

    Happy Anniversary, my love, Esther said on Instagram as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary this year.

    Even though 2 of the 5 years has been during a pandemic..we have still had some pretty amazing adventures together…looking forward to all the ones to come.”

    The couple welcomed their first child, a boy named Forrest, in 2018. She announced her second pregnancy in April of this year, and is soon to be a mum-of-two.

    Revealing her pregnancy online, she said:”The 3 of us….soon to be 4!!!”

    “We are anticipating the arrival of a second mini-moggs. From September, Forry will be acting as big brother!”

    On her social media accounts, the celebrity is frequently compared to actress and supermodel Elizabeth Hurley.

    She appeared in a variety of TV productions after leaving Home & Away, including Siberia and Broken Contract. She recently spent a brief period of time on Neighbours, a rival Australian soap opera that has recently been cancelled and will air its final episodes later this year.


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