Matt Willis has opened up about his battle with addiction, admitting that even though he has been to rehab numerous times in the past, he won’t be banning his three children from taking drugs when they’re older.
The star has three children with wife Emma Willis, seven-year-old Isabelle, five-year-old Ace and nine-month-old Trixie, and he has spoken candidly about them in relation to his drug battle in a new interview.
Asked if he was worried about his kids taking drugs when they’re bigger, Matt shared: “I’ve thought about that quite a lot. I don’t think there’s anything I can do.
“If they’re going to take drugs, they’re going to take drugs.
“I can tell them why I think certain things are dangerous, but do I want them not to smoke weed at college and go to parties and have great times with their friends? I don’t know if I want to be that guy.
“I want them to live their lives and find out s**t for themselves.”
The Busted star also revealed just how much his addiction affected his relationship with Emma in the early days, praising the TV presenter for sticking by him.
He explained to Fabulous magazine: “She met me when I was a bit of a f***ing tearaway. We went snowboarding in 2005 and I think that was the first time she was like, ‘F***ing hell, this guy is out of control!’ Then by March I was in rehab.
“She’s f**king amazing and stuck with me the whole time. I don’t know why.
“Of course, it was testing. There were times when we thought we couldn’t carry on any more. Unfortunately it was always down to me as it was always my s**t f***ing it up.
“I’m so thankful to her because she really helped me through that, and now life is great.”
We certainly couldn’t be happier for the couple, after all, Matt and Emma Willis are arguably the most adorable celebrity pairing around.