Gemma Atkinson, the former Emmerdale star and long-serving Strictly Come Dancing professional, has once again found herself at the centre of relationship rumours with her fiancé Gorka Márquez. However, Gemma wasted no time in setting the record straight and putting an end to the speculation.
The couple, who met during the 17th series of the BBC reality show Strictly Come Dancing, have been together for several years and are proud parents to two beautiful children, four-year-old Mia and six-month-old Thiago.
Recently, tabloid reports suggested that Gemma and Gorka were going through a “rough patch” due to Gorka’s commitments in Spain as a judge on the Spanish version of Strictly, Bailando Con Las Estrellas. However, Gemma appeared on Wednesday’s edition of Lorraine to address these rumours head-on.
With her trademark wit and charm, Gemma made it clear that there was no truth to the speculation. She explained, “I get that people find it strange that we are apart a lot, but that’s how it’s always been since we met. Every year, between August and Christmas, Gorka knows, he doesn’t know where he is going to be.”
Gemma Atkinson continued, “Because I have done Strictly and I know that side of it, it’s not a shock to me. Army wives, their partners are away for six or seven months, and they make out that I’ve been moaning that I’ve been on my own for three weeks – but I am having the best time.”
It’s clear that Gemma has a positive outlook on their situation and understands the demands of Gorka’s career. She added, “I think that’s what’s great about me and Gorka is that on his own he’s great, on my own I’m great, but together it’s, like, unstoppable.”
This isn’t the first time the couple has faced relationship rumors, and they have always managed to laugh them off. In an Instagram post last month, they playfully dismissed the speculation. Gemma also shared with her followers, “[Rumours like these] happen all the time. It’s not true. I think it’s because it was made out he’s working away a lot.”
Gemma further clarified, “He goes away Friday afternoon and comes back Sunday mornings. He’s hardly bloomin’ overseas, is he? Crikey, it’s less than 48 hours. If anything, it gives me a bit of peace at weekends. No offense, Gorks. Well, he is overseas, but you know what I mean.”
It’s refreshing to see a couple who can handle relationship rumours with humour and grace. Gemma and Gorka’s strong bond and understanding of each other’s careers are evident in their ability to navigate these rumours with ease.
As fans and admirers of Gemma and Gorka, we can take inspiration from their unwavering support for one another, even in the face of tabloid speculation. They remind us that a strong relationship is built on trust, communication, and a shared sense of humor.
So, let’s put these relationship rumours to rest and celebrate Gemma and Gorka’s love, resilience, and their ability to rise above the noise.