Gaz Beadle’s wife Emma has proudly revealed her scar after undergoing life-saving open heart surgery.
The model, 30, who married Georgie Shore star Gaz in 2021, took to Instagram on Monday one month after an operation to fix three holes in her heart and a valve.
Bravely displaying the incision mark in a selection of shots, she wore a black jumpsuit, which she had zipped down to expose her chest.
In her caption, Emma wrote: ‘Never be ashamed of a scar, your scars tell a story.
‘They’re a reminder of when life tried to break you but failed. @nakedapparel_ sculpted jumpsuit.’
‘Never be ashamed, it tells a story’: Gaz Beadle’s wife Emma has proudly revealed her scar after undergoing life-saving open heart surgery
Strong: The model, 30, who married Georgie Shore star Gaz in 2021, took to Instagram on Monday one month after an operation to fix three holes in her heart and a valve
Back in February, Emma thanked medics in an Instagram post following the procedure.
Emma, who has had a defect from birth, said she was grateful to the doctors because they had given her a new life to enjoy with her children Chester, five, and Primrose, three.
The mother-of-two shared a photo of herself in hospital and wrote: ‘#HeartMonth came into this month with a healthy heart, I’ll never be able to thank my surgeon, doctors, nurses and everyone else involved.
‘I had 2 small holes, 1 large hole and my triscupid valve repaired. They’ve given me a new life to enjoy with my babies and really don’t get the credit they deserve.
‘I’ve come so far since this photo 2 weeks ago, right after this was taken I was crying and throwing up all over myself unable to move, my brother and mum just swapping buckets under my chin.
She continued: ‘Day 2 I cried from the pain trying to take a deep breath in and cough, day 3 asking how I’ll ever be able to get myself out of bed. Here I am now, I left the house yesterday and watched the kids play outside on their bikes and I’ve never been happier.
‘Don’t get me wrong, I’m yo-yoing like you wouldn’t believe, my emotions are so up and down, it’s gonna be a slow recovery but I am so excited to see where I am in just a few months time.’
It comes after Gary revealed in January that one of Emma’s lungs had collapsed after the surgery.
Inspirational: Bravely displaying the incision mark in a selection of shots, she wore a black jumpsuit, which she had zipped down to expose her chest
Grateful: Back in February, Emma thanked medics in an Instagram post following the procedure
Brave: In her caption, Emma wrote: ‘Never be ashamed of a scar, your scars tell a story’
Describing the terrifying health scare, Gary explained Emma was told by doctors her lung had collapsed after the surgery had initially gone well.
Sharing a photo from hospital, Gary told his followers Emma was on oxygen to ‘try bring it back over the weekend’.
In his caption, he wrote: ‘Emma, even with today [sic] the news 1 of her lungs has collapsed…hasn’t stopped her one bit.’
‘When I went in [to see her] she was up and walking to the toilet herself…which is just amazing’.
He added:'[S]he is just smashing it and we are so proud’.
Emma and Gary married in 2021 in Cheshire with 90 people in attendance.
They revealed at the time that the event was overwhelming for their children, who had spent much of their lives in the coronavirus lockdown.
Emma told OK! magazine at the time: ‘The whole event was a bit overwhelming for Chester and Primrose. They’ve not been in an environment with so many adults before, especially with lockdown and everything.
Love: Emma (pictured with Gary) said she was grateful to the doctors because they had given her a new life to enjoy with her children Chester, five, and Primrose, three
‘They were supposed to walk down the aisle with my man of honour, Joe, but they were struggling with it, so in the end Prim was carried by my dad, who gave her to Gary, and I carried Chester, who was a little upset, up the aisle.’
Gary asserted that they wouldn’t have wanted a wedding any other way.
He said: ‘We had to. Remember, because of the last 18 months, they’ve only ever known our house and their nurseries, so it’s not normal for them.
‘And we’re not the sort of people who would leave them with others if they’re crying.
‘If they want us for comfort, we’ll be there no matter what. Even if we are in the middle of getting married! I always knew Emma would look amazing.
‘I always thought I’d cry when I first saw her walking down the aisle – and I would’ve if she’d been on her own – but actually I kept wondering if Chester was OK!’
The couple have been together for five years and became engaged in 2019.
Emma celebrated her hen night in Manchester, seen in a bejewelled sailor’s hat stamped with the word ‘bride’.
Gaz previously told his followers when the couple expected to get married.
Tough: It comes after Gary revealed in January that one of Emma’s lungs had collapsed after the surgery (pictured together in hospital)
When asked, he told his Instagram followers: ‘July is looking ok for restrictions etc.’
The nuptials came after Emma first revealed she was undergoing a surgical procedure after finding out she had a heart condition.
Taking to Instagram in April 2021, Emma revealed the condition when she was asked by a follower how she manages to stay thin while eating chocolate.
Emma responded: ‘I’m actually trying to gain weight but it’s pretty impossible.
‘I have a heart condition that we recently found out about that has a lot to do with it. I wouldn’t choose to be this thin I would love a bum and some curves!’
Later, Emma said she was set to have an angiogram but did not have a date yet.
She wrote: ‘I am. My next appointment is a dye into my arteries. Just googled it’s called an angiogram.
‘Honestly my head is baffled at the moment with it all. But I will update when I have a date etc’.
An angiogram is an X-ray procedure that evaluates blockages in the arterial system.
Overwhelming: Gary and Emma revealed at the time that the event was overwhelming for their children, (pictured) who had spent much of their lives in the coronavirus lockdown