Cameron Daddo reveals the REAL reason family returned to Australia after 25 years in Los Angeles

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Cameron Daddo and Alison Brahe returned to Australia in 2017, after chasing the Hollywood dream for 25 years.

And the former Australian ‘golden couple’ have revealed why they decided to leave Los Angeles three years ago.

Cameron, 55, told TV Week that while he and Alison, 50, struggled to make ends meet at times, the decision to relocate their family was more personal.

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Cameron Daddo (pictured in 2020) and Alison Brahe have revealed the REAL reason they returned to Australia in 2017 after 25 years chasing the Hollywood dream in Los Angeles

Cameron Daddo (pictured in 2020) and Alison Brahe have revealed the REAL reason they returned to Australia in 2017 after 25 years chasing the Hollywood dream in Los Angeles

Cameron and Alison, who marred in 1991, share three children: daughters Lotus, 24, and Bodhi Faith, 14, and son River, 20. 

The couple had moved to Los Angeles in 1992, where Cameron landed small roles in shows such as Models Inc., The Mentalist and NCIS.

However, while a stable Hollywood career was always Cameron’s end goal, he realised his desire to be around family was more strong.

‘Over the years, we’d had our moments [of wanting to come home],’ Cameron said, adding that they missed out on the joy of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, but experienced the devastation surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attack on The World Trade Centre in 2001. 

Cameron and Alison Brahe, who wed in 1991, moved to Los Angeles in 1992, where Cameron landed small roles in shows such as Models Inc., The Mentalist and NCIS . Pictured in 2014

Cameron and Alison Brahe, who wed in 1991, moved to Los Angeles in 1992, where Cameron landed small roles in shows such as Models Inc., The Mentalist and NCIS . Pictured in 2014

Family: Cameron and Alison share three children: : daughters Lotus, 24, and Bodhi Faith, 14, and son River, 20

Family: Cameron and Alison share three children: : daughters Lotus, 24, and Bodhi Faith, 14, and son River, 20

'It just felt like the right time to come home': Cameron and Alison were homesick for family ties, and wanted their children to know and bond with their grandparents. Pictured in 2019

‘It just felt like the right time to come home’: Cameron and Alison were homesick for family ties, and wanted their children to know and bond with their grandparents. Pictured in 2019

‘What we didn’t have were our parents and my siblings and their families. We wanted our kids to know them – and particularly our parents in their later years. So it just felt like the right time to come home,’ Cameron said of the family’s reason for relocating.

Cameron is the eldest of five siblings, with brothers Andrew and Lochie Daddo both prominent Australian actors and presenters.

Earlier this year, Cameron reflected on moving back to Australia three years ago with his wife, Alison Brahe, and their three children.

Sharing a black and white photo of his family to Instagram, the actor said that he finds ‘the deepest feelings of love’ when he steps outside of his comfort zone.

Trip down memory lane: Earlier this year, Cameron reflected on moving back to Australia three years ago with his wife, Alison Brahe, and their three children (all pictured)

Trip down memory lane: Earlier this year, Cameron reflected on moving back to Australia three years ago with his wife, Alison Brahe, and their three children (all pictured)

New lease: Cameron said that embracing change has made him a kinder person and filled him with gratitude

New lease: Cameron said that embracing change has made him a kinder person and filled him with gratitude

‘Three years ago on this day, we’d recovered from saying goodbye to our family and friends in the USA,’ Cameron wrote in the caption.

‘We’d had an eventful stop-gap in Fiji that included hospital drips, tsunami warnings and food poisoning. We’d picked up Dobby [their dog] from quarantine, loaded the car and trailer and set off on our new life in Oz.’ 

He added that embracing change has made him a kinder person and filled him with gratitude.    

Comeback! Cameron joined Seven's Home And Away in 2020, and has three other productions in the works according to his IMDb account. Pictured in 2018

Comeback! Cameron joined Seven’s Home And Away in 2020, and has three other productions in the works according to his IMDb account. Pictured in 2018

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