One of Summer Bay's favourite daughters, Leah arrived in town after leaving a fiancée, who was hand-picked for her and wasn’t the love of her life, jilted at the altar!
Ever the romantic, Leah has a confidence about her that makes her shine. Coming from a traditional Greek background, she’s passionate about life and will cry at the smallest injustice and boy, can she talk! But she is also a good listener and she will always provide a shoulder to lean on.
Upon arriving in the Bay, it didn’t take long for Leah to fall for her housemate Vinnie Patterson. Soulmates from the beginning, the pair married and had a son together, VJ. But after Vinnie’s dad Ralph got his son caught up in a scam, Vinnie was sent to jail for fraud. Dying in a prison fire, Leah was left a single mum, however she later learnt that he was alive and in witness protection. But Leah had already moved on with Dan Baker.
Turning over a new leaf, Leah remarried, selling her share of the Diner to Roman Harris so that she could join her husband Dan in America. Tragically, he died in a climbing accident trying to help one of his students. She tried to create a place for the kids to hang out called The Den. Sadly, it was not financially viable, so she joined forces with Irene in the Diner. On the rebound, she and Roman were briefly together before their car accident and he was sent to jail.
Leah fell in love with Reverend Elijah Johnson, but soon realised he couldn't abandon his passion to help those suffering in developing countries in order to commit to being apart of a family, causing the couple to split.
After a romance with Miles Copeland - which saw a devastated Leah lose their baby - the unlucky-in-love mum then met younger man Jamie Sharpe. During their courting, he showered Leah with expensive gifts, which she soon began to resent as it all became too much. Jamie became obsessed with Leah and even when she told him that she didn’t want to see him again, he started creeping around her house and reaching out unnecessarily to VJ. The obsession reached fever pitch when Jamie physically threatened VJ, causing Leah and her son to leave Summer Bay.
They returned months later and, with a sense of entitlement, Leah decided that she wanted more out of life than working at the Diner and being a mum. Her choice of action - studying youth work and helping out at Summer Bay High.
Photo memories of Leah Patterson Baker played by Ada Nicodemou
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