Bree Amer was one of the most memorable contestants from the 2004 season of Big Brother, using her newfound fame to become a radio host and TV producer.
And now the 38-year-old has launched a surprising new career as a marriage celebrant, having wed her first couple in December.
Bree, who studied for 18 months to receive her marriage celebrant certificate while on maternity leave with her second child, told The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Monday that ‘it is so joyful in a time where there is a lot of negativity’.
‘It’s a big commitment!’ Former Big Brother star Bree Amer, 38, has revealed her surprising new career. Pictured on the 2004 season of Big Brother Australia
The mother-of-two added: ‘It is full on, like a full on course of 750 hours of study. It is a big commitment.’
Bree, who has launched her own business page on Instagram, documented her first day as a marriage celebrant in a post on December 13.
She wrote: ‘Yesterday I married my very first couple as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant! They were my good friends, which made the day even more special.
New path: Bree has become a marriage celebrant and wed her first couple in December. The blonde, who studied for 18 months, told The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Monday that it is ‘so joyful in a time where there is a lot of negativity’
Flashback! Bree was one of the most memorable contestants from the 2004 season of Big Brother Australia. Pictured with host Gretel Killeen (left) and winner Trevor Butler (right)
‘Thank you so much @samueljohncrane & @merikenurmsalu for the privilege of telling your amazing love story and being your celebrant.
‘What a buzz! I loved it even more than I thought I would, and can not wait for the next one. How good is love?’
Since debuting on the 2004 season of Big Brother Australia, Bree has worked as a casting director and producer for reality shows including The Bachelor and My Kitchen Rules.
Her husband, Evan Wilkes, whom she shares son Hunter and daughter Harlow with, recently produced Channel Seven’s Bride and Prejudice.
Branching out: She has since worked as a casting director and producer for reality shows including The Bachelor and My Kitchen Rules
Concerns: In an interview with Daily Mail Australia in June last year, Bree said that too many people are being cast on reality shows these days even though they aren’t mentally strong enough for it. Pictured: The Bachelor 2020 cast
In an interview with Daily Mail Australia in June last year, Bree said that too many people are being cast on shows these days even though they aren’t mentally strong enough for it.
‘I think some people who are cast on shows these days are just too fragile, and trust me, a lot of frank conversations are had with people before they go on TV,’ she said.
‘People can go through psychological evaluations and be warned about the aftermath and how mean people can be, but sometimes you don’t know how fragile stars are until they’re actually [on the show].’
‘I do worry about people, but everyone makes their own decisions and you can only do so much to warn people,’ she added.
Family life: Bree and her husband, fellow TV producer Evan Wilkes, are proud parents to son Hunter and daughter Harlow (all pictured)