Naomi Watts shares emotional surprise reunion with her mum after being separated for more than a year

Naomi Watts has shared a heartwarming Mother’s Day surprise.

On Sunday, the 52-year-old actress shared a sweet video of her and her family surprising her mum, Myfanwy — aka Miv — whom she had not been able to see for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Penguin Bloom star also revealed that her mother had spent most of lockdown by herself.

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“This is a little more personal than what I’d normally share but it feels like something we can all relate to,” she wrote in the caption. “Like for so many, the last year has been a time filled with anxiety and loneliness. My mum spent most of it alone.

“With the help of her neighbours (our dear friends), we managed to pull off a surprise reunion. I hadn’t seen her for over a year. Happy Mother’s Day to all…I love you Mum.”

In the video, Miv is heard yelling, “Oh my God! It’s my family!” before giving Watts a huge embrace along with the star’s two children, Sasha, 13, and Kai, 12 — whose father is actor Liev Schreiber.

In a recent interview with 9Honey Celebrity, Watts admitted she misses the close contact and looser restrictions Australians are benefiting from during the pandemic. She currently resides in New York City with her two sons.

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“I’ve definitely got COVID fatigue at this point,” she joked at the time. “You guys are doing much better. I know I’m like, if I get one more picture of friends at the beach without masks on, I’m like… So yeah, it’s been a long road.

“I look forward to those days again. And I look forward to many, many simple things, like just eating with your friends and just meeting for fun. No reason. You know? We’ve definitely had it tough over here.”

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