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Jodi Gordon’s subtle swipe at ex Braith Anasta

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Neighbours alumni Jodi Gordon has announced she’s reverted back to her maiden name, five years after her split with rugby league legend Braith Anasta.

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The model-turned-actress had previously shared her desire to keep the same surname as their six-year-old daughter, Aleeia, following the breakdown of her marriage.

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Braith and Jodi continue to co-parent their six-year-old daughter. (Credit: Getty)

“It is Jodi Gordon,” she told the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday.

The former couple – who wed in 2012 – currently share custody of their daughter, although Jodi admits this agreement isn’t always easy.

“Braith and I, we work together and it’s always been like that, and we make the best out of the situation at hand,” Jodi said in an interview with Nine Honey.

“It can be tough. I’ve spoken to a lot of single mums about it and how it can be really tough at times, but you figure it out. It’s like everything in life. You do the best that you can, be the best mum you can, and as long as you’ve got the support you can make it work.”

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Jodi admits being a single mum can be “tough” at times. (Credit: Instagram)

The 35-year-old returned to Sydney earlier this year after finishing up her stint as Elly Conway on the popular soap.

“For me, 2020 is the year of risk-taking, change, positivity and new directions,” she told Confidential at the time.

“I want to have full-time role with Aleeia, doing the lunch boxes and drops off and storytimes.”

Still, Jodi isn’t dismissing the possibility of returning to TV.

When asked by Now to Love about potentially reprising the role of Martha on Home and Away – who she played between 2005 and 2010 – she explained: 

“If the storyline was there and a discussion took place, then absolutely.

“I’ve always admired Georgie Parker [who plays Martha’s mother Roo Stewart]. She’s incredible and I’ve been a huge fan of hers forever.”

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Jodi played Elly Conway on Neighbours for four years. (Credit: Instagram)

Meanwhile, the ex-NRL star is preparing to tie the knot for the second time, with his personal trainer fiancee Rachael Lee.

The couple announced their engagement via Instagram in 2019, sharing the moment Braith got down on one knee at their stunning waterfront home in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. 

The pair welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Gigi, in January 2018. Rachel also has a four-year-old son named Addison from a previous relationship.

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Braith and Rachael (pictured) with their blended family. (Credit: Instagram)

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