Marni Little, the ex-wife of Home and Away star Dan Ewing, has breast cancer.
The comedy writer and mother of two, 37, shared the heartbreaking news on her blog, More Than A Little, on December 10.
In a follow-up post on Instagram last week, Marni revealed she’d undergone a double mastectomy two days before Christmas.
Breaking the news: Marni Little has revealed she is battling breast cancer, five months after suffering a miscarriage with her husband David Robertshaw
‘As a comedy writer and a lover of pushing feelings deep inside and masking them with sarcasm, a breast cancer diagnosis three weeks ago proved extremely overwhelming for me,’ she wrote on her blog.
Marni only welcomed her second child, son Charlie, in May last year with her husband, David Robertshaw. She also shares a six-year-old son, Archie, with Dan.
Marni explained in her blog how she had fallen pregnant and moved with David to the Gold Coast at the start of 2020.
But shortly after their move, she suffered a miscarriage, and her cancer diagnosis came just a few months later.
‘Five months after we lost the baby I am here, in the Gold Coast, researching hospitals for breast clinics and booking MRIs,’ she wrote.
‘At least we lived in close proximity #silverlinings.’
Speaking out: After saying she pondered the right way to announce the news, Marni – who welcomed her second child, baby Charlie, in May 2019 (pictured) – decided: ‘So I guess this is me telling everyone – I have breast cancer’
New chapter: Marni began dating Dave (pictured) sometime after splitting with her husband-of-three-years, former Home and Away star Dan Ewing
Marni said she was trying her best to ‘make light’ of something so devastating and felt ‘extremely blessed’ to be surrounded by her loved ones.
She had joked before her mastectomy last week: ‘I’ll have a boob job done in the GC [Gold Coast] which isn’t something I anticipated at 37 but hey, I am going to have excellent breasts when I am 85, lemme tell you.’
She thanked her fans for their support through the difficult time, and promised to keep them updated with ‘more enjoyable blog content’ in the future.
Update: Before getting her mastectomy, Marni joked on Instagram: ‘I’ll have a boob job done in the GC which isn’t something I anticipated at 37 but hey, I am going to have excellent breasts when I am 85, lemme tell you’
Festive fun: She then posted a heartwarming snap celebrating Christmas with her loved ones, saying her family were ‘making the best of whatever happens’
Last week, Marni posted photos from her hospital bed after the procedure.
‘My beautiful family and friends have really come through this week,’ she wrote. ‘For every boob lost I gained a wonderful memory… wait… that’s only two… for every boob lost I gained 52 memories. The memory to mammary scale, 1:52.’
She then shared a heartwarming picture from her Christmas celebrations, saying her family was ‘making the best of whatever happens’.
Tying the knot: Marni married David in October 2018, surrounded by friends and family at Strath Creek in Victoria
Baby joy! Marni and David welcomed their first child, baby Charlie, in May last year
Marni married Dan, who plays Heath Braxton in Home and Away, in 2012 and they welcomed a son, Archie Grason, in 2014. They split in 2016.
She wed David in October 2018 at an intimate ceremony in Strath Creek, Victoria. They went on to have a child together, son Charlie, in May last year.
Dan has been in a relationship with dancer Katrina Risteska since December 2016.
Over: Marni began dating David after splitting with her first husband Dan Ewing (left) in 2016, after three years of marriage. Pictured with Archie as an infant