February 3, 2023

Gemma Owen, Luca Bish, Laura Whitmore, Love Island 2022 final

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Love Island star Gemma Owen has opened up about her recent break up.

The influencer announced her divorce from Luca Bish last month, just three months after she got married Love Island villa. The news came as a shock to fans, who saw them fall in love with the ITV2 show.

Speaking exclusively Goss.ieGemma admitted that the breakup “was a challenge”.

“These past few weeks, as we go through a breakup, it’s not fun. It’s not a fun time,” she revealed.

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“Dealing with the press and other people’s opinions, and people who think they know what’s going on when they don’t, that’s been a challenge. But overall I’m fine. I’m getting through it and keep busy.”

Gemma continued by revealing that she Love Island co-stars are gathering around her ever since she broke up with her ex.

She said, “The girls have been nice. Each one of them has messaged me saying they’re there and telling me if I ever need a phone call they’ll be there. So that’s really nice and makes it a little easier .”

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Gemma first confirmed her divorce from Luca in a statement posted to her Instagram story last month.

She wrote: “To all my followers, I just wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship. It wasn’t an easy decision, but at the end of the day, this is what’s best for both of us right now. Many of you have been with us on this journey from the very beginning and I want to thank you for your continued support as we embark on new chapters.

Luca shared his reaction to their hours after, saying, “Turn my phone back on after taking some time to clear my head after an emotional afternoon of thousands of messages and news articles about my breakup. I would have loved to have had some time to are processing this privately, but as you all know by now, Gemma and I made a mutual decision earlier today to go our separate ways.”

Meanwhile, Gemma recently weighed in on ITV’s decision to hire Maya Jama to replace Laura Whitmore as the new host of Love Island.

Love Island airs on ITV2 and is available via catch-up on ITVX and BritBox.

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