Saturday Disney host and Seven News weather presenter Sara Groen reemerges on the Gold Coast

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Saturday Disney host and Seven News weather presenter Sara Groen reemerges on the Gold Coast

She was a co-host on Channel Seven's Saturday Disney in the early 2000s, before going on to become a weather presenter for the network's evening ne

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She was a co-host on Channel Seven’s Saturday Disney in the early 2000s, before going on to become a weather presenter for the network’s evening news.

And after almost a decade away from the spotlight, Sara Groen – now Sara Kirby – has finally reemerged.

Last month, the 39-year-old appeared alongside her husband Clark Kirby, the CEO of Village Roadshow, to announce the reopening of their Gold Coast theme parks after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

Remember her?! Former Seven News weather presenter and Saturday Disney host Sara Groen reemerged on the Gold Coast last month (pictured on Saturday Disney)

Remember her?! Former Seven News weather presenter and Saturday Disney host Sara Groen reemerged on the Gold Coast last month (pictured)

Remember her?! Former Seven News weather presenter and Saturday Disney host Sara Groen reemerged on the Gold Coast last month (pictured left on Saturday Disney and right, last month)

In a recent video welcoming back patrons to the theme parks, the 39-year-old appeared to have barely aged a day.

Sara, who has chopped off her long locks, looked radiant as she beamed alongside her husband and their three young daughters – Estelle, Eloise and their youngest, whose named they have not shared. 

Though she didn’t speak in the clip, the brunette beauty appeared to be very happy living away from the spotlight and being a devoted mother and wife.  

Family: In a recent video welcoming back patrons to the theme parks, Sara, 39, appeared to have barely aged a day. The beaming brunette looked radiant alongside her husband and their three young daughters - Estelle, Eloise and their youngest, whose named they have not shared

Family: In a recent video welcoming back patrons to the theme parks, Sara, 39, appeared to have barely aged a day. The beaming brunette looked radiant alongside her husband and their three young daughters – Estelle, Eloise and their youngest, whose named they have not shared

Back in the day! Fans will remember Sara as one of the hosts of the defunct children's program, Saturday Disney (pictured)

Back in the day! Fans will remember Sara as one of the hosts of the defunct children’s program, Saturday Disney (pictured)

Fans will remember Sara as one of the hosts of the defunct children’s program, Saturday Disney. 

She presented the show from 2002 until 2006 alongside Mel Symons and Daniel Widdowson. 

Sara then moved on to hosting science and technology show, Beyond Tomorrow, as well as present the Channel Seven’s weather report.

During her time at the network she also tried her hand at singing on the short-lived celebrity contest, It Takes Two in 2008, where she placed fifth. 

TV presenting: She then moved on to hosting science and technology show, Beyond Tomorrow (pictured)

TV presenting: She then moved on to hosting science and technology show, Beyond Tomorrow (pictured) 

Behind-the-scenes, she was dating Clark, who she met while studying journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, she was 19 and he was 21.

The long-distance proved to be too much for the relationship, at the time, while she was based in Sydney. They called it quits for a short time, before reuniting in 2009. 

In that same year her younger brother Stuart tragically died when he was electrocuted by a damaged cable while working at a Sydney cafe. 

Bringing you the forecast: Sara also presented Seven News' weather report from 2007 to 2009

Bringing you the forecast: Sara also presented Seven News’ weather report from 2007 to 2009

Giving it a go! During her time at the network she also tried her hand at singing on the short-lived celebrity contest, It Takes Two in 2008, where she placed fifth (Pictured L - R: Ricki-Lee Coulter, Dannii Minogue, Candice Warner and Sara)

Giving it a go! During her time at the network she also tried her hand at singing on the short-lived celebrity contest, It Takes Two in 2008, where she placed fifth (Pictured L – R: Ricki-Lee Coulter, Dannii Minogue, Candice Warner and Sara)

She revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald in that Stuart’s death played a part in her decision to move to Melbourne: ‘A loss like that does change you forever.’ 

Clark popped the question to Sarah during a trip to Paris in 2010, and they tied knot on January 2011.

They welcomed their first daughter, Estelle, that same year, followed by Eloise in 2013. 

In 2011, she joined Seven News Melbourne as a fill-in weather presenter. 

Happily wedded: Clark popped the question to Sarah during a trip to Paris in 2010, and they tied knot on January 2011

Happily wedded: Clark popped the question to Sarah during a trip to Paris in 2010, and they tied knot on January 2011 

Sara did fill-in weather presenting on a part-time basis at Channel Seven in Melbourne, but soon realised her priority was her family.

She told the publication: ‘I think because I’d had that solid 10 years in TV, I was ready to step away.’

‘No decision is made quickly, especially in terms of career and family, but for me after I had come to that conclusion – and I acknowledge it is a very privileged position to be in – it was a very satisfying point. I’ve never regretted my choice.’

Since leaving TV, Sara has gone on to live a quiet-life as a stay-at-home mother, raising her three young daughters with Clark.

'I've never regretted my choice': Sara did fill-in weather presenting on a part-time basis at Channel Seven in Melbourne, but soon realised her priority was her family and chose to be a stay-at-home mother (Pictured: Sara in 2011)

‘I’ve never regretted my choice’: Sara did fill-in weather presenting on a part-time basis at Channel Seven in Melbourne, but soon realised her priority was her family and chose to be a stay-at-home mother (Pictured: Sara in 2011)

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