Inside Emma & Matt Willis' 12th birthday party for oldest child Isabelle with rollerskating, ice cream, and Friends cake
EMMA and Matt Willis' oldest child Isabelle turned 12 years old today, and her proud mum documented the day on social media.
The 45-year-old TV presenter has shared a glimpse into their family day with her 1.8 million Instagram followers, and it looked like a whole lot of fun.
Busted star Matt seemed more than happy to sacrifice his Father's Day for his little girl's celebration, which included rollerskating, a visit from an ice cream van, and a stunning custom cake.
Posting first thing this morning, Emma shared a look at the birthday display Isabelle woke up to, including a banner, rainbow-coloured 12 balloon, and plenty of presents.
She wrote alongside the snap: "Here we go! Happy birthday Wizz" and two heart emojis.
The star then shared a picture of Isabelle excitedly waiting for an ice cream from a van they'd called out, with her other two children also patiently queuing up.
Emma and Matt also share nine-year-old Ace, and five-year-old Trixie.
She explained that Isabelle was unable to have a birthday party this year, likely due to the ongoing Covid regulations that limit the amount of people allowed indoors.
But Emma jubilantly wrote: "She can't have a party but she can have ice cream."
The dedicated parents then cleared a room in their home for rollerskating, covering the entrance with a stunning balloon arch as Matt tested out his blades.
And Emma reckons she landed herself "major mum points" by organising a personalised birthday cake based on Isabelle's favourite show, Friends.
Complete with the iconic yellow door frame, a lobster, turkey, the Central Perk sofa, and even a smelly cat, the purple treat was adorned with iconic quotes from the series – with "The one where Wizz turns 12" written along the rim.
Wrapping up the day, Emma wrote: "My favourite view" as she shared a photo of her family, with Matt kneeling on the floor, seemingly fixing a toy, while the three children gathered around.
Emma embraced her little girl for a sweet snap posted to her main Instagram grid, gushing in the caption: "Happy birthday to our gorgeous first born. 12 years old today, how on earth…!
"From the moment she arrived she has captivated us, entertained us but more than anything, she has made us proud every single day.
"We love you so much Wizz, you brilliantly funny, kind, little lady. I’ll hold onto her like this for as long as she’ll let me ❤️ Stay brave my baby… ❤️"
In an exclusive interview with The Sun's Fabulous magazine, released today, Matt credited Isabelle for changing his life for the better, adding: "Suddenly everything became about this little thing who needed us so badly and I was filled with fear and dread and anxiety, and I actually felt very inadequate."
The 12-year sober star, who previously checked into rehab for alcohol addiction, also told us that he's "very open" with all three children about why he doesn't drink.
He bravely explained: "I quit alcohol a few months into Isabelle’s life and I just hope she wasn’t impacted by [me drinking] at all.
"They’ve never known me to drink, but they’ve noticed I don’t do it and I’ve been very open about why I don’t, so it’s not really a big deal to them.
“We’ve talked about it and they know what I’m about and why I don’t do these things.
"They understand the words, although I try not to use them because they’re quite scary – words like ‘alcoholic’ and ‘addict’. So I say: ‘It doesn’t work for me, I can’t do that’, and that’s enough.”
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