We have to admit, we’re pretty upset that Claire Holt isn’t gracing our TV screens every Tuesday night anymore. However, the Originals star seems to be enjoying her time off from the show, much of which she’s been spending with her family from Australia.
On Friday, April 4, Claire took to Instagram to share a photo of her brother, David, arriving at the airport. “My favorite reason to go to LAX,” Claire wrote, while wrapping him in a monster hug.
Claire and David seem to have a really close relationship, as the actress posted another adorable photo of the duo dining at a restaurant. A few days after his arrival, the paparazzi also caught the two leaving a workout in West Hollywood.
David isn’t the only member of Claire’s family who took a trip around the world. The 25-year-old actress was also treated to a visit by her father, John, and her sisters Madeline and Rachael.
The bonding time has definitely been a long time coming for the actress, who cited her family as her primary reason for leaving the show. “[The Originals] has been so amazing for my career, and I’ve had such unbelievable material, but it was just never my intention to be away from home this long,” she revealed to Buzzfeed. “Three seasons later, I realized I hadn’t been home to Australia in years, I hadn’t seen my family, and I hadn’t spent time with the people I loved. I am simply looking at this as a temporary absence. [...] I made a life choice, not a career choice.”
Executive producer Julie Plec seems to agree with Claire’s “temporary” outlook, adding that it’s highly likely she’ll return to the show. “The likelihood is very, very, very, very good,” she dished to The Hollywood Reporter. “We definitely have good plans in the works for her, so I hope that we’ll see her soon enough.”
We certainly hope so too, but until then, we’re just glad that Claire’s getting all the family time she needs!