Emma and Matt have been through tough times

Emma Willis might be in demand these days but she’s revealed how a very rough patch in her career led to husband Matt having to financially support her.

The presenter – who married the Busted star in 2008 – has admitted that she struggled to get work during the early days of her working life and came very close to giving up on it all.


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Fortunately Matt was there to help Emma through and it all came good in the end.

‘In 2005, not long after I met Matt, MTV decided not to renew my contract,’ says Emma, 41.

‘It meant that I didn’t have a job or any money. We lived together [in London] and he supported me because I had nothing.

‘At one point I thought I was going to have to move home to Birmingham. I started thinking, “Who do I think I am? This is ridiculous, it’s time to go back home and stop living in a fantasy world.”

‘But then Big Brother’s Little Brother came a long and it was all OK.’

Now Emma is repaying the favour as 34-year-old Matt – with whom she has children Isabelle, Ace and Trixie – isn’t earning as much as her whilst he focuses on building his acting career.

‘Matt and I have always had phases where we support each other,’ the Celebrity Big Brother host tells Cosmopolitan magazine. ‘At the moment, Busted are taking a break and he’s focusing on doing acting classes, so he’s not earning.

‘We have savings and I’m working, so it works. I say, “Go to your acting class and get really f****** good, because one day I won’t have a job and you’re going to have to support me!” That’s marriage and a relationship.

‘I want him to do what makes him happy, and if that means studying for a little while, then great.’

Awww, we do love these two!