Published: 06:31 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 08:37 BST, 15 September 2020
Nikki Webster stole the hearts of the world when she performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics at the tender age of 13.
And the former child star still looked remarkably youthful on Tuesday as she marked the 20th anniversary of the games on Nine’s Today show.
Where is she now? Former child star Nikki Webster (pictured in 2000) reflects on her rise to fame and future career moves 20 years after performing at the Sydney Olympics
Nikki appeared to have barely aged a day in her video cross with host Karl Stefanovic and fill-in co-host Deborah Knight.
Reflecting on her stardom as a teenager, she said: ‘There was no written book on how to do it right. We just kind of went with it. Took the experience for what it was and that.’
‘I got to be immersed with so many different people from around the world, I got to make music and clothing ranges and do so much,’ she added.
Nikki released the chart-topping single Strawberry Kisses in 2001, and in 2005 had her own range of clothing sold at Kmart.
She hasn’t changed a bit: Nikki looked remarkably youthful on Tuesday as she marked the 20th anniversary of the 2020 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony on Nine’s Today show
Remember that? Nikki released the chart-topping single Strawberry Kisses in 2001, and in 2005 had her own range of clothing sold at Kmart
This week to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics, Nikki posed with the pink floral dress she wore on stage at the opening ceremony.
She joked that while she no longer fits the frock, her young daughter Skylah, five, now does.
Following in the footsteps of her famous mother, Skylah is regularly seen on Instagram singing and dancing.
Two decades on: This week to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics, Nikki posed with the pink floral dress she wore on stage at the opening ceremony
Just like Mum! Nikki joked that while she no longer fits the dress worn during the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony, her young daughter Skylah, five, (pictured) does
Last year, news came to light that Nikki’s former partner, Matthew McMah, had been charged with assaulting her.
McMah was convicted of common assault domestic violence and fined $800 in July, The Daily Telegraph reported on November 2, 2019.
The pair had been together for seven years, but it was revealed Nikki had quietly split with McMah earlier in the year.
McMah, who is understood to work in the aviation industry, proposed to Webster after two-and-a-half years of dating during a romantic holiday to Fiji in 2010.
Family ties: Nikki is a proud single mother to Skylah, and son Malachi, two. She has separated from her ex-husband Matthew McMah (right). McMah was convicted of common assault domestic violence in 2019
Return to the spotlight: Nikki was unveiled as the Alien on the inaugural season of The Masked Singer Australia in 2019
While Nikki’s rise to fame was fast, she also faded quickly from the spotlight in the early 2000s, before re-emerging as a dance teacher a decade later.
The singer now owns three New South Wales dance studios – in Leichardt, Minchinbury, and Erina on the Central Coast.
Most recently, Nikki was unveiled as the Alien on the inaugural season of The Masked Singer Australia in 2019.
Groovy! The singer now owns three New South Wales dance studios – in Leichardt, Minchinbury, and Erina on the Central Coast. Pictured with daughter Skylah
The mother-of-two released her last single in 2009, but mentioned this week that there is a new album in the works.
Speaking to Nova’s The Babble, Nikki said: ‘I have recorded music, I’ve recorded a whole album that I love and it’s great fun, but I just haven’t released it yet.’
Coming soon: Nikki revealed fans can expect to be hearing more of her music soon as she’s recorded a whole album set for release
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