Love Island’s Gemma breaks silence on Luca split saying ‘it’s not been nice’

LOVE Island star Gemma Owen has finally spoken out over her “challenging” break-up with villa boyfriend Luca Bish.

The 19-year-old, who is Michael Owen‘s daughter, opened up about the pain of the split at a party.

Gemma Owen spoke about her split from Luca Bish at a party last night

Gemma Owen spoke about her split from Luca Bish at a party last nightCredit: Brian McEvoy
The pair, seen here on a break to Dubai, broke up last month

The pair, seen here on a break to Dubai, broke up last monthCredit: Instagram

However, she insisted the Love Island girls she spent the summer with have all been “lovely” in the wake of the break-up.

Gemma was speaking in Ireland at a Christmas party for PrettyLittleThing, the fast-fashion brand she works for.

She told Goss.ie: “These last few weeks, as going through any break-up, it’s not nice. It’s not a nice time.

“Having to deal with the press and other people’s opinions, and people thinking that they know what’s going on when they don’t, that’s been challenging.”

The star added: “But overall, I’m doing OK. I’m getting through it and keeping busy.”

Gemma also praised her Love Island co-stars, saying: “The girls have been lovely.

“Every single one of them has sent me a message, being there, telling me if I never need a call they’ll be there. So that’s really lovely and makes it a bit easier.”

The reality star announced that she and Luca, 23, had split in a message posted on Instagram last month.

It read: “I wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship. It wasn’t an easy decision but ultimately this is what is best for both of us right now.

“Many of you have been on this journey with us from the beginning and I want to thank you for your continued support as a new chapter starts.”

Luca later released his own statement in which he told fans he’d turned his phone off to make sense of the situation privately.

He added: “We will remain good friends and I wish nothing but the best for her.”

However, an insider insisted he had been “blindsided” by the announcement, saying: “Luca had no idea that Gemma was going to end things.”

In a sign that things may not be entirely amicable, he has now unfollowed Gemma on Instagram – though she still follows him.

His Love Island co-star Davide Sanclimenti has spoken about how hard Luca found the break-up.

The Italian star said last month: “He was not really OK but he is now – and he is getting better.”

Luca and Gemma together at the races a month before they split

Luca and Gemma together at the races a month before they splitCredit: Instagram
Gemma Owen at the PrettyLittleThing Christmas Party at Dublin's Grafton Hotel

Gemma Owen at the PrettyLittleThing Christmas Party at Dublin’s Grafton HotelCredit: Brian McEvoy

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