Emma Willis, Matt Willis and children – family facts

Bio and birth dates for BRITs presenter Emma, Busted star Matt and their 3 children

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Emma and Matt’s vital stats:

Emma Louise Willis (nee Griffiths), born 18 March 1976
Matthew James ‘Matt’ Willis, born 8 May 1983

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Emma and Matt’s children:

Isabelle Willis, born 20 June 2009
Ace Willis, born 26 November 2011
Trixie Willis, born May 2016

How did Emma Willis meet Matt Willis?

Emma met Matt while he was in Busted and she was working as a TV presenter for MTV in 2004.

“I met Matt when he was in Busted. I was working at MTV and I’d see him wearing baggy jeans, waddling around like a duck so they didn’t fall down,” Emma told Cosmopolitan.

“He used to wear makeup and have weird hairstyles. But I remember thinking underneath all that was a really cute guy…

“Nine years on, that fun has turned into a marriage and two kids, which is amazing because I never expected it for a second, and I don’t think he did.”

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Matt Willis’ proposal

Matt popped the question to Emma in Venice, in March 2007, according to The Mirror. The proposal took place on the Ponte Vecchio – and Emma said she didn’t see it coming.

Though she did reveal that her engagement ring was a smaller (her words) version of a ring seen in the movie The Princess Diaries.

Emma and Matt’s wedding

On 5 July 2008, Emma and Matt married in Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire.

Isabelle, Ace and Trixie Willis

Emma and Matt are famously very private about their kids (as is their right), so not much is known about their 3 little ones. Here’s what we do know…

In June 2009, Emma and Matt welcomed their 1st child, a girl, named Isabelle.

In November 2011, Emma and Matt welcomed their 2nd child, their 1st son, a baby boy named Ace. They also chose the middle name Billy, which is admittedly more traditional. Matt revealed they’d picked the name in case ‘he wants to be a f****** banker or something’ ?

In Feb 2012, Emma was spotted pushing Ace around in a Bugaboo buggy – with a Maxi-Cosi car seat attachment. 

In Jan 2016, in the early stages of her 3rd pregnancy, Emma revealed she had NO plans to take any official maternity leave

Though she did find time for a cheeky holiday (as you do), and in Feb 2016, took to social media to share a genius discovery – a lilo you can use on holiday that has a big hole for your bump

In May 2016, Emma welcomed her 3rd baby, a little girl named Trixie Grace.

In June 2016, 5 weeks after welcoming baby Trixie, Emma returned to the small screen as the host of Big Brother… but we were left unsure about some of the comments on her post-baby body

In October 2016, Emma spoke candidly about her post-baby body, saying her babies were worth the ’sagging, lumps and bumps.’ 

Emma recently shared this photo of little Trixie ‘walking all over her father’ on the cover of Wonderland magazine… how cute, right? ?

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Images: Instagram/Emma Willis/Matt Willis

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