Emma Willis reveals secret to nine year marriage

The presenter went through a life-threatening illness recently

Emma Willis has opened up about how she and rocker husband Matt keep their relationship fresh after nine years.

As the Big Brother presenter comes close to celebrating her ten year anniversary with the Busted rocker, the stunning brunette says Matt is her “absolute favourite person” on the planet.

The 41-year-old also revealed what she loves most about presenting new talent show The Voice Kids.

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When asked in an interview with MailOnline how the showbiz couple have lasted so long, she said: “We are just two people who still love each other very much. That’s it really.

“He’s still my absolute favourite person to be around and hang out with.”


Emma and Matt, 34, tied the knot in July 2008, and have three children together; Isabelle, seven, son Ace, five, and toddler Trixie, 13 months.

It was recently revealed that Emma had a life-threatening illness when she had bad stomach aches, only to find out it was appendicitis.

She told This Morning hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: “I was about to get on a plane and take my husband away for his birthday and I had a tummy ache.

“I thought ‘I don’t know what’s going on. I’d better get myself checked out’. So I went into A&E and they said: ‘You need surgery’.”

She added: “It was really weird. It was appendicitis.”

How does she juggle parenting, being a wife, working constantly, AND recovering from her illness?

Well, she works out.

Emma revealed that to keep her energy up, she exercises three times a week with a personal trainer.

“I’m really enjoying boxing at the moment, but really it’s not about losing weight – it’s about strengthening and getting fit so I can run around after three kids. I want to make the best of myself as I am now”, she said.

Having three little ones has also helped her with her new role on The Voice Kids. “We were always so conscious to really take care of the kids and their families throughout the process”, she said.

Adding: “But to be honest the kids took it more in their stride than some of the grown-ups do on the main show!

“I guess because for most of the kids they have so long to develop so this isn’t their last shot at a career like it is for some of the grown-ups. That takes the pressure off.”

She added: “The best thing about working with kids is that they are so open and honest that you sort of know where they stand and can act accordingly.

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“To be honest, I always want to be a friendly face that they can have a good natter with or can ask questions to or of course to be a shoulder to cry on.”

The Voice Kids airs this Saturday on ITV at 7.30pm.

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