Gemma Collins to make millions from stripping off

Move over, Cardi B – The GC’s about to bare all

Gemma Collins

by Charlotte Oliver |
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She’s never been a wallflower, but Gemma Collins has been showing her sultrier side over the past few months – and giving ex-boyfriend James “Arg” Argent a glimpse of what he’s missing in the process. Now, according to insiders, Gem’s decided it’s time to up the ante and show the world just how sexy she can be – for a premium price, that is.

We’re told she’s been closely watching the growing success of OnlyFans (the subscription-based platform where users can post risqué content for paying fans) and has decided it’s time to cash-in on her candy. And that means joining the site, with a “tasteful” nude photo shoot to kick things off.

Gemma Collins and James Argent
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“Gemma is really impressed with how far she’s come on her weight-loss journey and how good she looks,” says an insider close to the reality star, who hasn’t let her bitter split from Arg – after he shockingly called her a “hippo” and a “fat f--k” via text – hold her back or hamper her health kick.

“But she’s also annoyed that she still worries about what Arg is getting up to, or who he’s going to be pictured with. She wants to keep the attention on her and maybe make him a bit jealous, too, by doing some kind of pin-up shoot. She wants to prove to him that she’s a sex symbol and that he’s an idiot for constantly trying to put her down and call her names.”

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Rami Hawash, 2011 - 20142 of 13
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Rami Hawash, 2011 - 2014 & 2017

Gemma dated Rami Hawash on and off for three years between 2011 and 2014. The owner of a mechanical repairs company in Essex briefly appeared in TOWIE, and the couple were even rumoured to be engaged at one point before they called it off for good in 2014. Gemma sparked rumours that she'd got back together with Rami in March 2017 when she was spotted wearing the engagement ring he'd bought her, but they split for good later in 2017.

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Charlie King, c. 2012

Gemma was romantically linked to her TOWIE co-star Charlie King, and was pictured holding hands with him in London in April 2012. Although nothing was ever confirmed, Gemma did admitted that they kissed on an episode of TOWIE in March 2017, telling him, "Unbelievable... I'm so glad I shared a kiss with you once." Charlie came out as gay live on This Morning in 2014.

James 'Arg' Argent, 20124 of 13
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James 'Arg' Argent, 2012

Gemma's on/off relationship with TOWIE co-star James 'Arg' Argent is thought to have began back in 2012, just months after he split up with long-term girlfriend Lydia Bright. They were pictured here in London in 2012.

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Summer 2012

Sadly, Gemma caught wind that Arg had been bad-mouthing her weight behind her back, and confronted him in Marbella in the summer of 2012, "You've been going around discussing what happened between us. Well let me tell you something now, you don't ever disrespect a girl like that again. Take a good look at this, you ain't ever gonna get this candy!"

Alexander Moss, 20146 of 13
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Alexander Moss, 2014

Gemma dated Alexander Moss in May 2014, but he reportedly assaulted her in her home and handed himself into the police just days before she flew out to Australia to star in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.

Sebastian Marc Graham7 of 13
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Sebastian Marc Graham, 2015

Gemma was set up with Sebastian Marc Graham by her friend Jake Hall whilst on holiday in Marbella, but things seemed to fizzle out quite quickly.

Gemma Collins8 of 13
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Stephen Mortimer, 2015

Gem dated jailbird Stephen Mortimer in 2015, but split in October 2016 shortly before he was jailed for stealing jewellery in a home raid, having previously spent two years inside for GBH.

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Summer 2016

Although Arg got back together with Lydia Bright, they split up yet again in summer 2016 - but slept with both her and Gemma on the same day, leaving the GC understandably livid.

JJ Goodman, 201610 of 13
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JJ Goodman, 2016

Gemma met bartender JJ Goodman at the Cannes Lions festival in July 2016 and the pair hit it off, with Gem revealing that she thought he could even be The One, "He's a proper gentleman. Any man who can take treat me like a princess and then share a Club Sandwich with me is definitely "The One" in my books." However, nothing seemed to come of it.

December 201711 of 13
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December 2017

At Arg's 30th birthday party, he stood up and practically declared his love for Gemma, telling the congregation, "Gemma you're so lovely to me, you're always there whenever I need you. You treat me with such respect, you're kind to me and you make me laugh so much." They then had a lovely kiss.

Laurence Hearn, January 201812 of 13
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Laurence Hearn, January 2018

Although things seemed to be going well for the pair, fans were left confused when the GC met Laurence whilst taking part in the January 2018 series of Celebs Go Dating, and it seemed to be successful for her as she got on well with car expert Laurence Hearn, but things fizzled out in March when she dumped him LIVE on Loose Women, and she got back with Arg.

James Argent, April 201813 of 13
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James Argent, April 2018

Arg officially asked Gemma to be his girlfriend on TOWIE in April 2018, and the pair don't seem to have looked back since! He's been supporting her during her stint on Dancing On Ice and they've even been talking about having children together.HOWEVER - in March 2019, Arg and Gem briefly split after Arg was found to have sent Gemma some VILE texts. Reports suggested that Gemma 'kicked Arg out of the house' after he shared a video of her snoring, before things escalated and he reportedly told her she has 'more rolls than Greggs'.There were also reports that when Gemma asked Arg to leave her home, the TOWIE star added, 'You fat horrible lump. Nasty mean woman. Who the f--- do you think you are? You've got more rolls than Greggs.' [sic]Thankfully, they're back on track as of March 2019!

Meanwhile, it’s not just a boost in confidence that’s made Gem, 39, consider baring all. Over the past few months, OnlyFans has rocketed in success, with A-list names such as Bella Thorne and Cardi B raking it in with their pay-per-view content – while homegrown stars like Kerry Katona and Lauren Goodger are also making big bucks. Last month, it was estimated that former Love Islander Megan Barton-Hanson is earning up to £800k per month with her members-only photos and videos on the site.

According to our insider, savvy businesswoman Gemma is always looking for lucrative ways to stay relevant – and OnlyFans is the obvious next step.

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“She loves how all these big celebs are now doing OnlyFans, and thinks it could really boost her sex appeal,” we’re told. “Stars like Bella and Cardi B have taken away the stigma surrounding it. Gemma has been thinking up some really creative ideas for the kind of content she wants to put on there, and she just thinks she’d be a positive role model for bigger girls who aren’t afraid to show off their curves.”

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