Estella Wilkins-Dinnigan: Meet Richard Wilkins’ daughter and designer Collette Dinnigan

Richard Wilkins shares a glimpse of his colorful family life as he wishes his rarely seen daughter, Estella a happy 18th birthday.

And while her half-sister Christian, 26, is no stranger to tabloid headlines, Estella prefers not to be seen by the public.

Estella is the only daughter Richard and his ex-girlfriend, fashion and interior designer Collette Dinnigan, have together.

Inside the life of entertainment teacher Richard Wilkins (right) and fashion designer Collette Dinnigan's 18-year-old daughter, Estella

Inside the life of entertainment teacher Richard Wilkins (right) and fashion designer Collette Dinnigan’s 18-year-old daughter, Estella

The teenager, who goes by the double last name Wilkins-Dinnigan, grew up in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and attended a prestigious private girls’ school in the area.

He was known for his love of horses, having won several awards in show-jumping competitions over the years.

This Year 12 student is also the Vice-Captain of Riding at his school.

Estella is the only daughter Richard and his ex-girlfriend, fashion and interior designer Collette Dinnigan, have together.  This couple took a picture together in 2003

Estella is the only daughter Richard and his ex-girlfriend, fashion and interior designer Collette Dinnigan, have together. This couple took a picture together in 2003

The teenager, who goes by the two-barrel last name Wilkins-Dinnigan, grew up in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and attended a prestigious private girls' school in the area.

The teenager, who goes by the two-barrel last name Wilkins-Dinnigan, grew up in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and attended a prestigious private girls’ school in the area.

Although Estella has never given an interview, her social media pages show that she is a popular student with close ties to her half-siblings.

He has four paternal half-siblings (Adam, Christian, Nick and Rebecca) and a maternal half-brother named Hunter.

Richard shares his five children with four different mothers, while Collette shares Hunter with her current husband, Bradley Cooks.

While her half-brother Christian, 26, (left, with Richard) is no stranger to tabloid headlines, Estella prefers not to be seen by the public.

While her half-brother Christian, 26, (left, with Richard) is no stranger to tabloid headlines, Estella prefers not to be seen by the public.

He is known for his love of horses, having won several awards in show-jumping competitions over the years.  He is depicted competing in equestrian shows

He is known for his love of horses, having won several awards in show-jumping competitions over the years. He is depicted competing in equestrian shows

Although Estella has never given an interview, her social media pages show that she is a popular student with close ties to her half-siblings.

Although Estella has never given an interview, her social media pages show that she is a popular student with close ties to her half-siblings.

Estelle made a brief appearance in the headlines in 2020, when Sydney Confidential reported many of her fellow students had signed a petition calling for her not to change schools.

Collette has reportedly decided to transfer her daughter to the New England Girls’ School (NEGS), a private school in Armidale that offers a unique equestrian center where students can take their horses.

Estella’s school friends apparently supported her by signing a petition campaigning for the young man, then in Grade 9, to stay at the school.

Richard has five children from four different mothers: sons Adam, Christian and Nick, and daughters Rebecca and Estella.  He is pictured here with his sons

Richard has five children from four different mothers: sons Adam, Christian and Nick, and daughters Rebecca and Estella. He is pictured here with his sons

Estella (far right) poses at a star-studded party with Martin Walsh, his wife Michelle Walsh, Julie Bishop and then-partner David Panton, Christian Wilkins, Richard Wilkins and girlfriend Richard eDale

Estella (far right) was photographed earlier this year at a star-studded party. LR: Modeling agency Martin Walsh, wife of MasterChef star Michelle Walsh, politician Julie Bishop and ex-partners David Panton, Christian Wilkins, Richard Wilkins and Richard’s girlfriend Nicola Dale

‘If she goes to the NEGS, Collette won’t have to worry about kicking Estelle out of school to see her horse, which she has to do (at the moment)’ an insider said at the time.

It is believed that Collette decided not to transfer Estelle to the NEGS.

Richard and Collette began dating in the early 2000s before breaking up in 2004 – just months before Collette was due to give birth to Estelle.

Richard and Collette (pictured) started dating in the early 2000s before breaking up in 2004 - just months before Collette was due to give birth to Estelle

Richard and Collette (pictured) started dating in the early 2000s before breaking up in 2004 – just months before Collette was due to give birth to Estelle

In 2015, Collette spoke about co-parenting with Richard, Telling Daily Mail Australia: 'I think for all children the most important thing is knowing that they are loved by both parents and that they are a priority in each of our lives, and that is the case. '.  Collette pictured at Celebrity MasterChef 2021

In 2015, Collette spoke about co-parenting with Richard, Telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘I think for all children the most important thing is knowing that they are loved by both parents and that they are a priority in each of our lives, and that is the case. ‘. Collette pictured at Celebrity MasterChef 2021

Collette and Richard’s breakup made headlines in 2004 when the Sydney Morning Herald reported that after “an increasingly irreconcilable relationship”, the couple’s $4.1 million Paddington home was signed to Dinnigan.

Richard is now in a relationship with Nicola Dale.

In 2015, Collette spoke about co-parenting with Richard, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘I think for all children the most important thing is knowing that they are loved by both parents and that they are a priority in each of our lives, and that case.

‘There is no right or wrong way, as long as your priorities are right.’

Richard shared this rare childhood photo of Estella on Tuesday wishing her a happy 18th birthday

Richard shared this rare childhood photo of Estella on Tuesday wishing her a happy 18th birthday

On Tuesday, Richard shared a series of rarely seen photos of Estella on Instagram, writing: ‘Quite a milestone today as my wonderful daughter Estella turns 18!’

‘Happy birthday my dear. So proud to be your father and so excited for your future.”

Referring to his love of horses, he completed: ‘The stirrups of the world are at your feet!! All my love xx.’

'Happy birthday my dear.  So proud to be your dad and so excited for your future' he added in his sweet message

‘Happy birthday my dear. So proud to be your dad and so excited for your future’ he added in his sweet message

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