On Saturday, Disney presenter and Seven News weather presenter Sara Groen will return to the Gold Coast
She was a co-host on Channel Seven’s Saturday Disney in the early 2000s, before becoming a weather presenter for the network’s evening news.
And after nearly a decade away from the limelight, Sara Groen – now Sara Kirby – has finally re-emerged.
Last month, the 39-year-old appeared with her husband Clark Kirby, the Village Roadshow CEO, to announce the reopening of their Gold Coast theme parks after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.
Do you remember her ?! Former Seven News weather presenter and Saturday Disney presenter Sara Groen returned to the Gold Coast last month (pictured left on Saturday Disney and right, last month)
In a recent video in which customers return to the theme parks, the 39-year-old seemed to be barely a day old.
Sara, who chopped off her long locks, looked radiant as she beamed with her husband and their three young daughters – Estelle, Eloise and their youngest, whose names they did not share.
Although she didn’t speak in the clip, the brunette beauty seemed very happy living away from the limelight and being a devoted mom and wife.
Family: In a recent video welcoming patrons to the theme parks, 39-year-old Sara appeared to be barely a day old. The radiant brunette looked radiant next to her husband and their three young daughters – Estelle, Eloise and their youngest, whose names they did not share
Back in the days! Fans will remember Sara as one of the hosts of the defunct children’s program, Saturday Disney (photo)
Fans will remember Sara as one of the hosts of the defunct children’s show, Saturday Disney.
She presented the show from 2002 to 2006 alongside Mel Symons and Daniel Widdowson.
Sara then went on to host a science and technology show, Beyond Tomorrow, presenting Channel Seven’s weather forecast.
During her time with the network, she also tried to sing on the short-lived celebrity contest It Takes Two in 2008, where she finished fifth.
TV presentation: She then went on to host a science and technology show, Beyond Tomorrow (photo)
Behind the scenes, she was dating Clark, whom she met while studying journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, she was 19 and he was 21.
The long distance turned out to be too much for the relationship at the time, while she lived in Sydney. They quit for a short time before reuniting in 2009.
The same year, her younger brother Stuart died tragically when he was electrocuted by a damaged cable while working at a café in Sydney.
Bring you the forecast: Sara also presented the Seven News weather forecast from 2007 to 2009
Give it a try! During her time with the network, she also tried singing on the short-lived celebrity contest It Takes Two in 2008, where she finished fifth (Pictured L – R: Ricki-Lee Coulter, Dannii Minogue, Candice Warner and Sara)
She revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald Stuart’s death played a part in her decision to move to Melbourne: “Such a loss will change you forever.”
Clark asked Sarah the question on a trip to Paris in 2010, and they got married in January 2011.
That same year, they welcomed their first daughter, Estelle, followed by Eloise in 2013.
In 2011, she joined Seven News Melbourne as a filling weather presenter.
Happily married: Clark asked Sarah the question on a trip to Paris in 2010, and they got married in January 2011
Sara completed part-time weather presentations at Channel Seven in Melbourne, but soon realized her priority was her family.
She told the publication, “I think, having had that solid 10 years on TV, I was ready to go.”
“It is not a quick decision, especially in terms of career and family, but for me after I came to that conclusion – and I recognize that it is a very privileged position to be in – it was a very satisfying point. I have never regretted my choice. ‘
Since leaving TV, Sara has lived a quiet life as a stay-at-home mother and raised her three young daughters with Clark.
‘I never regretted my choice’: Sara completed part-time weather presentations at Channel Seven in Melbourne, but soon realized her family was her priority and chose to stay at home (photo: Sara in 2011)