Home and Away star Ethan Browne wishes a happy birthday to the teenage daughter he welcomed when he was just 16 years old
He welcomed daughter Aaylah to the world when he was just 16 years old.
And Home and Away star Ethan Browne wished his little girl a happy 13th birthday on Sunday, in a sweet Instagram post.
‘My Angel is now a teen,’ began the 29-year-old soap heartthrob.
His girl: Home and Away star Ethan Browne wished his little girl Aaylah (pictured with Ethan) a happy 13th birthday on Sunday, in a sweet Instagram post
‘Happiest of birthdays my young lady. Everything I do is for you, and I will forever love you and protect you,’ continued Ethan.
His co-star Georgie Parker added her own sentiments: ‘Happy Father’s Day Ethan, and happy birthday to your gorgeous girl’.
The actor, who plays Tane Parata on the Aussie soap, surprised Aaylah last year when he travelled back to to his native New Zealand for the Christmas period.
Throwback! ‘My Angel is now a teen,’ began the 29-year-old soap heartthrob
Lovely: ‘Happiest of birthdays my young lady. Everything I do is for you, and I will forever love you and protect you,’ continued Ethan
In a video he posted on Instagram, the emotional star was seen hugging his little girl tightly during their reunion.
‘Surprising my daughter after almost a year apart. A moment I have dreamed and fantasized about for so long,’ Ethan wrote alongside the clip.
‘I can’t articulate how tough this stretch has been. It’s indescribable and incomprehensible. COVID has taken away our ability to travel freely, and physically be with our loved ones.’
Grab the tissues! Last year, Browne shared a video of his emotional reunion with his daughter after they were separated for almost one year during the Covid pandemic
‘But love transcends the physical, and the distance and lost time has only strengthened our bond. We’re here and now, and our hearts are full again,’ he added.
‘To the parents who have been separated from their children because of this year’s events, and to those who can’t see their loved ones at Christmas, I send you all my love and strength. To my daughter, you are my entire heart.’
Ethan’s heartfelt post struck a chord with fellow Home and Away co-stars, including Emily Symons who wrote: ‘How wonderful, this is just so special! So happy for you.’
In character: The actor plays Tane Parata on the Aussie soap
Sam Frost also commented: ‘Aww so beautiful E, lots of love to you and Aaylah.’
Meanwhile, former soap star Jake Ryan, who previously played Robbo Shaw on the Channel 7 series, added, ‘Ahh beautiful mate. Made me have a tear ya Bastard. Happy hols to you and your clan.’
Ethan grew up in a small town called Wairoa in New Zealand.
Home away from home: Ethan (R) on the set of Home and Away with co-star Rob Kipa-Williams
After welcoming his daughter at age 16, he became serious about his career in acting and within a few years he moved to Australia.
Following a brief stint in Brisbane, he enrolled at Sydney’s National Institute Of Dramatic Arts (Nida) and soon after graduation scored a three-year contract on the hit long-running series.
Ethan made his acting debut as Tane on Home and Away.
TV Debut: After welcoming his daughter at age 16, Ethan became serious about his career in acting and within a few years he moved to Australia and eventually scored a role on Home and Away