Vanessa Villante ALIN SUMARWATA
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(2012-13) Sexy Italian chef Vanessa was new to town when she found herself instantly tied to Lucas Fitzgerald by her unexpected pregnancy from their one night of passion. Intent on absolving Lucas of all responsibility to her and the baby, Vanessa found love with Dr Rhys Lawson. She became torn between the two men when Lucas bought a house for them to share with the baby, but the love triangle ended when Rhys blamed Vanessa for sabotaging his medical career.
Vanessa’s mother Francesca railroaded Vanessa and Lucas into getting married but Vanessa fled the wedding, confused by her love for both Rhys and Lucas. While giving birth to Patrick, Vanessa accepted Rhys’ marriage proposal, breaking Lucas’ heart. However, Vanessa and Lucas eventually got together during the baby’s health crisis. Later devastated by Rhys’ death, Vanessa became the subject of a naked photo scandal and, after supporting Lucas through his cancer battle, broke their engagement over Lucas’ attachment to Steph.
After recovering her kidnapped son from the unstable Steph, Vanessa fell pregnant again and reconciled with Lucas, whose mounting financial crisis and gambling addiction threatened to leave them homeless.
The discovery that Vanessa was still legally married to first husband Alek Pocoli provided another obstacle until Alek annulled the marriage and gave Vanessa $100,000 in settlement. After marrying Lucas, Vanessa packed up her family and moved to rural Victoria with her family.
Vanessa (Alin Sumarwata) and Lucas finally got their happy ending.