Matilda’s Emily Gielnik Opens Up About Her 10 Year Secret

“I Was Lying To My Friends And Family And Those Closest To Me For 10 Years”

Last night was the opening night for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Australia got the win 1-0 against Ireland with a phenomenal start for the Tilly’s. SeaFM’s Bianca, Ben and Lakey are joined by Matilda player Emily Gielnik who is still on a high but more importantly so proud to have nearly 76,000 people in attendance “that was something astronomical”.

Emily was a spectator in last night’s game as she is recovering from a calf injury however she says “being a spectator was just a totally different point of view, so it was a very interesting opportunity for me, but I enjoyed it and I embraced it and I am just so happy for the girls”.

Recently Disney Plus released a documentary of the Matildas called ‘Matildas The World At Our Feet’ and Emily opens up in the documentary about her sexuality and how she was “lying” to her friends and family for 10 years. Emily says, “I did it as a message to anyone else out there who is kind of struggling with that kind of not identity crisis but just being open and vulnerable and just accepting who they are”.

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