Faces of the day

Oops. The faces on the government’s Wellbeing budget had to move to Australia to make ends meet.

Freeman isn’t such a great choice to be the face promoting today’s Budget – given she no longer lives in this country.
[…] she had worked hard to get into the acting and modelling arena – which eventually led to her moving back to Australia to make ends meet.
Freeman, who features on the Wellbeing Budget with her 9-year-old daughter Ruby-Jean, said she moved to Auckland at the start of 2018 to pursue her dream.

While they both got good work – featuring on Shortland Street, Jono and Ben and advertisements including Harvey Norman – she couldn’t afford the financial sacrifice, a brutal realisation after discovering she was paying her 15-year-old babysitter more than she was earning.
She admitted she had given up on New Zealand.


“Honestly, I’m a single mum, so that photo is true, it’s just me and my girl, that’s us.[…]

Freeman said the high cost of living in Auckland was a major factor in moving overseas.
“We moved to Auckland to do the TV thing but I couldn’t pay the rent […]

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