Neighbours: Daniel MacPherson dishes on co-parenting with Zoe Ventoura
By Jimmy Briggs For Daily Mail Australia
07:49 25 Jun 2023, updated 08:19 25 Jun 2023
Daniel MacPherson has lifted the lid on his co-parenting relationship with ex-wife Zoe Ventoura.
The former Neighbours star, 43, told The Daily telegraph he felt incredibly fortunate to see eye-to-eye with fellow actor Zoe when it came to raising their three-year-old son Austin.
‘I’ve got a wonderful relationship with Austin’s mum. We do a lot of stuff together as well as individually. It’s so special,’ he said.
‘He’s healthy, and he loves his mum and dadda – and his mum and I look at each other and know we’re doing it right.’
Daniel, who recently debuted his new relationship with House Rules star Jessica Dover, also reflected on how far he’s come over the past few years.
He mentioned how he struggled managing his divorce, single parenthood, moving back to Australia after a decade in the USA, Covid lockdowns and having to step up as the eldest sibling in his family.
‘So having been through – I wouldn’t say a baptism of fire, but just being through the blast furnace in many areas of my life for a couple of years – to come out the other side took every ounce of mental strength,’ he admitted.
Daniel is now rehearsing for his role for the upcoming Melbourne production of the West End play 2:22 A Ghost Story.
Daniel went Instagram official with his new girlfriend Jessica in April.
Romance rumours began swirling in March when the Neighbours actor was spotted at the races with the former House Rules star.
Jessica confirmed the news by sharing a series of photos to Instagram to mark Dan’s 43rd birthday. ‘Happy Birthday @danmacpherson. Adore you,’ she wrote in the caption.
Daniel reposted Jessica’s tribute and also shared a picture of the model standing by the ocean alongside the text: ‘Birthday visitor.’
The new romance came two years after Dan split from Zoe in December 2020, following five years of marriage.
The former couple shared almost identically worded posts on Instagram at the time, revealing they had mutually decided to separate.
The couple share a son, Austin Xavier, three, who was born in December 2019. They have chosen to keep their child out of the public eye and did not even announce Zoe was pregnant.