The start of Emma and Matt's relationship wasn't easy
‘He went to rehab when I’d known him for three months. We hadn’t known each other for very long and I was kind of in this whirlwind with him,’ says Emma.
‘You don’t really think about it, then more time goes along and he went in again. This isn’t a kid that needs a couple of weeks’ break, it’s someone who genuinely has a problem.’
Matt spent three weeks in London’s The Priory for alcoholism in 2005 and was readmitted in 2006 for a cannabis addiction.
Despite the rocky start to their romance, Emma – who married Matt in 2008 and has kids Isabelle and Ace with him – has always been dedicated to her man.
‘I’m not going to leave him because he has a problem. You have to stick together and get through it,’ Emma tells Fearne Cotton on her show Fearne And McBusted.
‘He’s [now] very boring. I’ll take boring over the alternative. I’ll take the tattoos and the motorbikes over all the other stuff.’
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