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Jesinta Franklin reveals how going back to work is ‘very important’ to her mental health

Jesinta Franklin will return to work on Sunday with her ambassador role for Crown.

And the model, who shares daughter Tullulah, one, and 10-month-old son Rocky with her AFL star husband Lance “Buddy” Frankin, revealed to The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar on Saturday how important her career is to her mental health.

“It’s so nice to go back to work and see the different elements of my career because as a mother you sacrifice so much for your children,” said the 30-year-old.

'It's very important for my mental health': Jesinta Franklin (pictured), 30, revealed in an interview with The Daily Telegraph's Stellar this weekend that she was thrilled when she returned to work after welcoming two young children

‘It’s very important for my mental health’: Jesinta Franklin (pictured), 30, revealed in an interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar this weekend that she was thrilled when she returned to work after welcoming two young children

“You put your needs at the very bottom of the to-do list, so it’s nice to come back to it. It’s also very important for my mental health to have something to aspire to outside of motherhood,” the former Miss Universe Australia continued.

Jesinta and Buddy, 34, who are both Crown ambassadors, will attend the Crown IMG Tennis Party in Melbourne on Sunday ahead of the 2022 Australian Open.

A nanny looks after their two young children in the Victorian town so the couple can enjoy their first child-free party in months.

Juggling act:

Juggling act: “It’s so nice to go back to work and see the different elements of my career because as a mother you sacrifice so much for your children,” said the former Miss Universe Australia. Pictured with daughter Tullulah, who turns two next month

Mental health:

Mental health: “It’s also very important to my mental health to have something to strive for outside of motherhood,” she continued. Jesinta shares Tullulah and 10-month-old son Rocky with her AFL star husband Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin

Jesinta and Sydney Swans star Buddy married in an intimate ceremony in 2016.

Buddy got candid early last year when he discussed their marriage and fatherhood in an interview with Daily Mail Australia.

Discussing what he likes most about fatherhood, he said, “I like everything about being a father. But the evolution in my relationship with Jes from a couple to a family is also very special and worthwhile.’

Power pair: Jesinta and Buddy, both Crown ambassadors, will be attending the Crown IMG Tennis Party in Melbourne on Sunday ahead of the 2022 Australian Open.  A nanny takes care of their two young children in the Victorian town.  Together in the picture in May 2018

Power pair: Jesinta and Buddy, both Crown ambassadors, will be attending the Crown IMG Tennis Party in Melbourne on Sunday ahead of the 2022 Australian Open. A nanny takes care of their two young children in the Victorian town. Together in the picture in May 2018

'I'm lucky': Earlier this year, Buddy, 34, got candid when he discussed the couple's marriage and paternity of their two children in an interview with Daily Mail Australia

‘I’m lucky’: Earlier this year, Buddy, 34, got candid when he discussed the couple’s marriage and paternity of their two children in an interview with Daily Mail Australia

While praising Jesinta as an “incredible mother” to Tullulah and Rocky, he went on to say, “Jes is one of the most loving and caring people I know.

“I’m lucky to have such a wonderful partner to share this journey with.”

Meanwhile, when questioned about the secret of a happy marriage, the athlete replied with a refreshingly honest answer.

Perfect match!  Buddy praised his wife Jesinta as an

Perfect match! Buddy praised his wife Jesinta as an “incredible mother” to their two children and said enthusiastically, “Jes is one of the most loving and caring people I know.” Together in the picture in November 2017

“I’m not sure if there’s a secret… every relationship has its hurdles, and we all react differently to situations, so it’s important to talk things through and keep an open mind,” he said.

“With such busy schedules, it’s also important for us to make time as a couple and as a family.”

And while Buddy may not have any plans to have children in the near future, he’s still keeping his options open.

Grateful: 'I am lucky to have such a wonderful partner to share this journey with,' said Buddy of his wife Jesinta

Grateful: ‘I am lucky to have such a wonderful partner to share this journey with,’ said Buddy of his wife Jesinta

“We’ve got our hands full right now with two under two… but who knows what the future will bring,” he said.

Buddy also said he hopes to pass on his love for AFL to his children, but will not pressure them to follow in his footsteps by becoming athletes.

“I just want them to enjoy the game,” he said.

“Being able to bond over something I love and share that with them is enough.”

“Who knows what the future will bring?” While Buddy may not plan on having more children in the near future, he’s still keeping his options wide open. Pictured: Buddy and his daughter Tullulah

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