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Hey Dad! star Sarah Monahan arrives back in Sydney after living life in Texas

Hello Dad! star Sarah Monahan has returned to Sydney after revealing that she now lives on a sprawling ranch in Texas.

The star, 45, who bravely helped put pedophile co-star Robert Hughes behind bars, had a family reunion with his brother Mark at the airport.

Sarah seemed relaxed as she pushed a cart alongside her husband Matt after catching an overnight flight from the United States.

Homecoming: Hi Dad!  star Sarah Monahan, 46, (pictured) returned to Sydney on Sunday after revealing she lives on a sprawling Texas ranch

Homecoming: Hi Dad! star Sarah Monahan, 46, (pictured) returned to Sydney on Sunday after revealing she lives on a sprawling Texas ranch

Sarah wore a black t-shirt and matching sweatpants for the long-haul flight.

Despite the hours on the air, the couple seemed to be in good spirits.

Sarah revealed to new idea magazine in April, now lives on a sprawling ranch in Texas.

Tireless: Sarah has gone from actress to tireless campaigner for child protection, after helping put her pedophile co-star Robert Hughes behind bars.

Tireless: Sarah has gone from actress to tireless campaigner for child protection, after helping put her pedophile co-star Robert Hughes behind bars.

Home: Sarah seemed relaxed as she pushed a cart with her husband after catching an overnight flight from the United States.  The star was received by her brother.

Home: Sarah seemed relaxed as she pushed a cart with her husband after catching an overnight flight from the United States. The star was received by her brother.

He has set up camp in an old Winnebago and a 1972 Airstream trailer on a 100-acre property.

The star previously resided on a boat moored in Florida.

In the same interview, Sarah said she refused to reveal the exact location of her peaceful haven, fearing her ex Hey Dad! her co-star and convicted pedophile, Robert Hughes, could track her down.

New life: Sarah revealed to New Idea magazine that she now lives on a sprawling ranch in Texas, having set up camp in an old Winnebago and a 1972 Airstream camper on a 100-acre ranch

New life: Sarah revealed to New Idea magazine that she now lives on a sprawling ranch in Texas, having set up camp in an old Winnebago and a 1972 Airstream camper on a 100-acre ranch

Fears: In the same interview, Sarah said she refused to reveal the exact location of her haven of peace, fearing her ex Hey Dad!  her co-star Robert Hughes could track her down

Fears: In the same interview, Sarah said she refused to reveal the exact location of her haven of peace, fearing her ex Hey Dad! her co-star Robert Hughes could track her down

Journey: Hughes played Sarah's on-screen father on the show from 1987 to 1994. He was six years old when he joined the cast.

Journey: Hughes played Sarah’s on-screen father on the show from 1987 to 1994. He was six years old when he joined the cast.

“He may be out soon, I don’t want him to know where I live,” she said of Hughes, now 73, who abused her behind the scenes of the sitcom.

Hughes played Sarah’s on-screen father on the show from 1987 to 1994.

He was six years old when he joined the cast.

Guilty: Hughes was jailed for a maximum of 10 years and nine months in 2014 after a jury found him guilty on 10 counts related to sexual and indecent acts against four girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

Conviction: Hughes was sentenced in 2014 for the crimes against Sarah and the other girls.

Guilty: Hughes was jailed for a maximum of 10 years and nine months in 2014 after a jury found him guilty on 10 counts related to sexual and indecent acts against four girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

No parole: It was reported in February 2022 that he will remain in prison for sex crimes against minors after a decision on his parole was delayed.

No parole: It was reported in February 2022 that he will remain in prison for sex crimes against minors after a decision on his parole was delayed.

Hughes was jailed for a maximum of 10 years and nine months in 2014 after a jury found him guilty on 10 counts related to sexual and indecent acts against four girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

The actor, who renounced his Australian citizenship and faces immediate deportation to his native UK upon release, was denied parole in 2020 and 2021.

In February 2022 it was reported that he will remain in prison for sexual offenses against minors after a decision on his parole was delayed.

Convicted: His six-year non-parole period ended in 2020 and his sentence is due on January 6, 2025. Hughes has continually maintained his innocence, insisting he is the victim of false accusations.

Convicted: His six-year non-parole period ended in 2020 and his sentence is due on January 6, 2025. Hughes has continually maintained his innocence, insisting he is the victim of false accusations.

Hughes has continually maintained his innocence, insisting that he is the victim of false accusations.

His six-year non-parole period ended in 2020 and his sentence is due on January 6, 2025.

Sarah revealed that she will return to Australia later this year to attend her parole hearing as she and her other victims fear he may be released.

Brave: 'I want him to see that I'm not really afraid of him.  I'm not nervous about doing it.  I think I used to be, but now I'm not

Brave: ‘I want him to see that I’m not really afraid of him. I’m not nervous about doing it. I think I used to be, but now I’m not,” Sarah said.

“We’ve never done it… The other girls and I are going to do it because we think they’re going to let it out this time,” she said.

I want him to see that I’m not really afraid of him. I’m not nervous about doing it. I think I used to be, but I’m not anymore.

Elsewhere in the interview, Sarah revealed that she misses her home country of Australia and would love to return home in the future if she could “get a job and afford to live in Sydney”.

If you or someone you know is affected by sexual assault or family violence, call 1800RESPECT or visit www.1800respect.org.au

Brave: Elsewhere in the interview, Sarah revealed that she misses her home country of Australia and would love to return home in the future if she could

Courageous: Elsewhere in the interview, Sarah revealed that she misses her home country of Australia and would love to return home in the future if she could “get a job and afford to live in Sydney.” Photographed on set with Hughes

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