Nikki Webster Expecting First Child

  • Rate this Story
  • 0
  • 0

By Jesselle Maminta | December 17, 2013 12:17 PM EST

Nikki Webster, the wide-eyed teenager who flew high above the Olympic Stadium during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, is all grown up and is now seven months pregnant. 

The "Strawberry Kisses" singer tells Woman's Day that she is expecting her first child to her husband Matthew McMah. But she also says that they did not plan to have their baby so soon. 

'We weren't trying,' says the former child star to the magazine. 'So it was a beautiful surprise.'

'I felt a bit strange so I went to the doctor and the first thing she did was hand me a pregnancy test. I said 'what are you talking about?' But it was positive.'

But don't get her wrong though -- she says they are now looking forward to become parents to their first born. 

'It's what everybody dreams of,' says a smiling Webster, who is almost seven months pregnant. 'We feel very lucky and can't wait to be parents.'

After her memorable performance in the Sydney Olympics, Webster released a string of albums and tracks, including "Strawberry Kisses," "Follow Your Heart" and "Bliss."

In 2006, she briefly relocated to the United States, supposedly to collaborate with songwriters and develop a more mature sound. But she dishes to an earlier issue of Woman's Day that she battled deep depression and body issues alone in Los Angeles

'When I went to LA by myself I would call my parents constantly, sitting in a little apartment by myself sobbing and thinking I couldn't go on any more," recalls Webster. 'I had so many low moments. It still gives me shivers when I think about it.'

She also 'learned to distrust people' after a person whom she trusted with her career and finances destroyed her. 

'I was ripped off financially - to an extreme degree - but money is money, and what you remember isn't the money you lose, but what happened to you. People who were very close to me completely destroyed my faith in who I was...'

Webster has since moved on from that emotional phase, and after a few attempts to revive her show business career in the recent years, she now owns two dance studios and a talent and modeling agency for kids. 

Webster married McMah November last year, wearing a princess-inspired gown she designed herself. Mamamia reports that she was supposed to arrive at the church in a horse carriage, but a road problem forced her to ride a bronze-colored Rolls-Royce instead.  

To contact the editor, e-mail:

  • Rate this Story
  • 0
  • 0
This article is copyrighted by IBTimes.com.au, the business news leader

Join the Conversation

IBTimes TV
E-Newsletters

We value your privacy. Your email address will not be shared.