Emma Willis shares rare photos of son Ace along with beautiful tribute on his ninth birthday

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Mum-of-three Emma Willis has shared a rare glimpse into her family life, posting several heartwarming photos of her son Ace in order to mark his ninth birthday.

The host of The Voice shared an adorable snap of her snuggling with her second oldest child on the sofa.

She captioned the post: “Happy birthday baby boy. Nine years gone in a blink of an eye, it really does fly by doesn’t it…”

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Emma continued, providing fans with some telling details of the kind of boy Ace is, writing: “He’s the kindest kid with the sweetest of souls,” she gushed, admitting that she’s “constantly in awe of him.”

Emma shares two more children with her husband, Busted bassist Matt Willis. The 37-year-old married Emma back in 2008 after three years of dating.

As well as Ace, the pair are parents to Isabelle, 11, and Trixie, four.

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Sharing the special family moment with her followers, Emma painted a beautiful picture of her blonde baby baby boy, writing that Ace is “pure and true in everything he does.”

“Open-minded”, “thoughtful”, “inquisitive” and “creative” were the words she used to describe Ace’s mentality, revealing that he “melts” her heart on a daily basis.

Followers got a look at that creativity as Emma revealed the nine-year-old actually designed his own birthday cake this year.

Sharing Ace’s original drawing, Emma revealed that with a few “technical tweaks”, they were able to create the cake he wanted.

Made of four layers and covered in stripes of neon frosting, the sprinkle-topped sugar bomb was cut open to reveal a surprise centre filled with jelly sweets.

With her boy growing up, Emma admitted that she hopes Ace “kisses [her] like this forever,” referring to the sweet snap of the pair cuddling.

The 44-year-old also revealed her adorable nickname for Ace: “Keep being you Squidge…”

The celebration continued with more family snaps, which are normally few and far between.

“Nine years ago today, this little gem entered the world and stole my heart,” Emma wrote across another picture of her and Ace sharing a touching cuddle.

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“He’ll never be too big for a cuddle on my lap,” she insisted.

And it turns out that Ace is quite the athlete. Emma posted a picture of her son playing with his new gym equipment with a flurry of colourful birthday balloons in the background.

Emma captioned the post: “Our happy little gymnast,” tagging Matt in the photo.


Speaking on Good Morning Britain last month, Emma admitted she was “overwhelmed” by how positive the public’s reaction was to an earlier post of Ace in which he was wearing a pink crop top.

“It's just my son in a pink top. And for me that's kind of normality,” she said explaining that he “loves colour” and is a “free and open-minded boy.”

"He's kind of always been that way,” she added. “We, I think, are trying to raise him as a very open-minded and inclusive individual."

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