‘The most stressful 24 hours’: Teresa Palmer is forced to decorate hotel room for Christmas after ‘unforeseen visa issues’ complicate holiday plans
Australian actress Teresa Palmer was forced to spend Christmas in a hotel with her family this year.
The Hacksaw Ridge star intended to fly to Los Angeles ahead of the festive season, but said ‘unforeseen visa issues’ complicated their holiday plans.
On Christmas Eve, Teresa shared an Instagram post documenting her frantic search for a Christmas tree and decorations to keep the magic alive for her children.
‘How-to-not-ruin-xmas’: Teresa Palmer (above) was forced to decorate a hotel room for Christmas after ‘unforeseen visa issues’ complicate family holiday plans
Teresa shares three children – sons Forest Sage, 3, Bodhi Rain, 5, and eight-month-old daughter Poet Lake – with husband Mark Webber, and is the step-mother to his 11-year-old son Isaac Love from a previous relationship.
‘This is me yesterday, on the way to a supermarket to buy a Christmas tree and decorations to put up in our hotel room,’ she captioned a photo wearing a Santa hat.
Teresa, Mark and their three children appeared to be unable to make their flight to Los Angeles from Cardiff, Wales – where the actress has been filming A Discovery Of Witches.
‘Due to unforeseen visa issues our Christmas plans suddenly changed at the airport and we were thrust in to a mad dash of how-to-not-ruin-xmas utter chaos,’ Teresa announced to fans.
Doing it for the kids: On Christmas Eve, Teresa shared an Instagram post documenting her frantic search for a Christmas tree and decorations to keep the magic alive for her children
‘We are all together and feel very fortunate’: In a ‘reflective state’, Teresa said she was just happy to be with her loved ones for Christmas (Pictured with husband Mark Webber)
She said it was ‘the most stressful 24 hours’ she’d ever had, admitting to having ‘tears, disappointments and road blocks’ amid the festive crisis.
‘We are all together and feel very fortunate. It’s humbling and honestly I’m feeling a tad silly that these issues felt SO big at the time,’ Teresa added.
In a ‘reflective state’, she put her problems in perspective to others struggling during the holiday season.
‘I am so sorry’: Teresa, who owns a family house in Adelaide, said she was sorry to anyone facing a Christmas without a home after the raging bushfires in her native Australia
‘To anyone facing Christmas in my country Australia without a home after the fires, I am so sorry,’ Teresa said amid the raging bushfires across her native home.
She also said ‘sorry’ to anyone who is suffering at Christmas, struggling to afford presents, or are entering the festive season without loved ones.
‘My wish this Christmas is that all sentiment beings of this world can find more comfort,’ Teresa added.
Last Christmas: Teresa decorated the tree with her children while pregnant with her third child, daughter Poet Lake