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A model and a rising tennis star: The lives of Bec and Lleyton Hewitt's three kids.

During his 18-year career in professional tennis, Lleyton Hewitt won 30 career titles earning him a spot in Aussie hearts as one of our most loved sportsmen.

Being in the spotlight for so long, the public often saw the two-time Grand Slam champion with his children, Mia, Cruz and Ava Hewitt, who he shares with wife Bec Hewitt.

Former Home and Away star Bec and Lleyton met at a charity tennis tournament in 1999. Talking to Stellar Magazine in 2018, Bec recalled the beginning of her relationship with the tennis star.

“It was such a whirlwind, which I think was part of the reason why we ended up with such a lot of attention — because it was after only six weeks that we got engaged,” she said.

The couple moved to the Bahamas for seven years for Lleyton’s work, however they have since returned to their Melbourne home. 




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Newcombe Medal 2017

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Great night! Congrats Sam & Britt. It was fantastic celebrating your special day! ???? @samgrothtennis @brittanyboys

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Since Lleyton retired from singles tennis, we haven’t seen their kids on our screens for a while. Remember these moments when the tennis star would bring his kids onto the court?

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Lleyton Hewitt with his daughter Mia in 2008. Image via Getty.
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Lleyton Hewitt with his son Cruz in 2011. Image via Getty.
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Hewitt with Cruz and Ava in 2013. Image via Getty.

Now, in 2021, Bec Hewitt is the one appearing on our TV screens as she returns to Dancing with the Stars, after winning season one of the reality show.

"After 17 years I am getting back on the DWTS dance floor," she wrote on Instagram this week.

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Plus, the couple's kids are all grown up and each have their own emerging passions. Here's what their lives look like now:

Mia Hewitt, 15. 

Mia Hewitt has shown an interest in modelling, with her mum often posting headshots of her daughter to her Instagram.

Celebrating her 15th birthday in November 2020, Bec Hewitt shared a photo to her Instagram wishing her daughter a happy birthday.

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Lleyton Hewitt also wished Mia a 'Happy Birthday' on Instagram, saying they were "proud parents". 

Over the years, her parents have proudly shared a number of pictures of Mia and her achievements. 

 




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In July 2019, Bec posted these photos from Paris Fashion Week.

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@dior Thank you for the most magical two days!! So inspired! #dior #fashion #paris #hautecouture #30montaigne

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@dior ???????????? #miarebecca

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Cruz Hewitt, 12. 

Cruz Hewitt has followed in his father's footsteps, showing a keen interest in tennis. The 12-year-old frequently posts photos of himself playing the sport on Instagram, where he has over 15,000 followers.

On Sunday, he represented Victoria in the Australian under 12 boys clay court championship in Canberra, and won both the national singles and doubles.

"So proud to take home the title in the Claycourt Nationals. Had a great week in Canberra. #claydog," Cruz wrote on his Instagram after the win.

Cruz is often seen in Alex De Minaur's box with his dad, who is the young Aussie's mentor.

 




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Happy B’day to my best mate @cruzhewitt Can’t believe you’re 1️⃣1️⃣ now! #Dooza ????

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Lucky enough to hit some next to one of the greats @rafaelnadal #Vamos #BrisbaneInternational

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Soaking it all up with my big brother of tennis @alexdeminaur #NewkMedalist2018 #WellDoneChamp ????

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Ava Hewitt, 10. 

Their youngest child, Ava, is an avid dancer and is more flexible than seems normal, but hey this is a family of extreme athleticism. According to her Instagram bio, Ava has also moved into TV, film and modelling.

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Welcome to my official Instagram page!!! ????

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Victorian Championships 2018 #gymnastics #avasydney #ash

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Easy right? ???????????? @avasydneyofficial #ash

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In October 2020, Hewitt shared a video full of photos of Ava to celebrate her 10th birthday.

"Happy 10th B'day Princess... We're so proud of you sweetheart!" the former tennis player captioned the video accompanied by Stevie Wonder's 'Isn't She Lovely' on Instagram.

Bec also shared the video on Instagram, writing "Happy 10th Birthday Ava! Keep shining your bright light wherever you go!"

Ava also shared a post over on her Instagram, thanking everyone for the birthday wishes. 

"I can’t believe I’m 10! Thanks for all the birthday wishes!" she wrote.

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All the kids have evidently grown up a lot, but we'll never forget their utterly adorable moments with their dad on court.

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