Sarah Michelle Gellar made a heartfelt reveal on Tuesday when she updated fans with a photo of her two children.
The star, 44, took to Instagram with the rare snapshot of her son and daughter who she shares with her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr.
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In the image, Rocky, nine, and Charlotte, eleven, were standing next to one another with chalkboards announcing their return to school following the summer break and what has been a difficult and disruptive 18-months.
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The mum-of-two captioned the photo: "The day I thought would never come." Her children's faces were covered by colourful heart emojis but there was no denying they're both growing up fast.
Sarah and Freddie - just like millions of other parents - were tasked with homeschooling during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rather than sugarcoat the challenging process, the Buffy actress made a tongue-in-cheek jibe about how she was handling it with an Instagram post back in January.
Sarah and Freddie's kids are finally headed back to school
"#mondaymood kids are back in school, and I guess I need to take down the tree now that I am back from my "vacation" on my couch. (Don't worry, I made sure to take in all of the sights of my house) #quarantinelife month 10," she quipped.
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Fortunately, Sarah has also had the support of Freddie who she met in 2000 on the set of their movie, I Know What You Did Last Summer.
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In 2016, she revealed the secret to their successful marriage, telling People: "Take the ten minutes – put the phone down. Have a cup of coffee together. Walk the dog at the end of the night. Read a story with your kids."
She added: "Make the most of the time that you have. We are all pulled in so many directions, so make sure that, whichever one you are focusing on, you're present."
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