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Love Island Fans Are Losing It After Gemma Owen 'Went To Nursery' With Beckhams

Emma Guinness

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Love Island Fans Are Losing It After Gemma Owen 'Went To Nursery' With Beckhams

Featured Image Credit: ITV/@gemowen_1/Instagram

Love Island contestant Gemma Owen has finally addressed the elephant in the room – that her dad is former England player Michael Owen.

In last night's episode, 30 June, she opened up about her childhood and explained that she went to nursery with none other than David Beckham's children. Watch below:


The 19-year-old made the revelation while getting ready in the villa's dressing room.

Antigoni asked Gemma if her dad was a well-known football player who played for England, and she said yes.

Ekin-Su then chimed in: "Do you like David Beckham's sons?" to which Gemma replied: "Well, I went to nursery with his sons. Yeah."

The clip was later posted to TikTok where fans were stunned at the revelation.

One praised the way Gemma addressed the subject, writing: "I love the way she not bragging about it she just answering the questions [sic]."

A second joked: "not her and romeo kickin it back in the days [sic]," while a third remarked: "i love that antigoni didn't have a clue honestly bc same [sic]."

"I mean Cheshire is literally footballer country," added a fourth viewer, "not that surprising that they decided on the same nursery."

Meanwhile, a fifth simply took the opportunity to joke about their own dad: "yh my dad is quite well known to.......down his local hahahha [sic]."

Gemma and Michael Owen in 2005. Credit: Alamy
Gemma and Michael Owen in 2005. Credit: Alamy

But while Gemma has finally opened up about life with her famous dad on the show, he has commented on his daughter's stint too.

He described Gemma as his 'pride and joy' to the Daily Mail, before explaining that the last thing in the world he wanted to watch was her in bed with Davide, who is eight years older than her.

The former England footballer also said the criticism that some fans have levelled at his daughter has been hard for his other children to read.

He explained: "It's hard because I have three other kids [James, 16, Emily, 14, and Jessica, 12] and this is their sister and they are reading this stuff. 

"I know she's been used to that sort of thing with me – I've had it all my life; to look at my social media feeds you'd think 70 percent of the world hates me, but it's different when it's your daughter."

He said the hardest critiques he's had to read about Gemma have been of her personality and explained that she is 'clever and funny and kind'.

"She's loyal, a decent person," he said.

Topics: Love Island

Emma Guinness
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