Everything you need to know about Gemma Owen’s rumoured boyfriend

Gemma split from her Love Island boyfriend Luca Bish last year

Gemma Owen

by Ben Pulsford |
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We may have had two series of Love Island since season 8 graced our screens but the class of Love Island 2022 will always have a special place in our hearts.

Potentially one of the most quoted series of all time, the eighth season of the dating show made stars out of regular folks. Indiyah Polack is now a TV presenter, podcaster and fashion queen, Luca Bish is a jet-setting extradoinaire and Tasha Ghouri has worked with shoe brand Simmi, is an ambassador for Ann Summers and hosts her own podcast Super Powers with Tasha.

One person who was already familiar with life in the limelight before heading into the Spanish villa was Gemma Owen.

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As the daughter of world famous footballer, Michael Owen, Gemma had some experience with being in the public eye, not to mention she is an international dressage rider for Great Britain which conveniently moves us smoothly onto Gemma and her new rumoured beau.

According to The Sun, the former Islander is dating polo player and pal to the ACTUAL Prince William, Tommy Severn. It's all very Gemma Owen isn't it?

An insider told the publication, "Gemma went to Ibiza to watch Tommy play polo in Ibiza this week. They shared a photo from the same polo club and they’re both passionate about horses."

As if that wasn't enough, it turns out Tommy was rocking a piece of jewellery that looks a hell of a lot like one from Gemma's OG Beachwear collection.

During her time in the villa, Gemma was coupled up with Luca, although they had a tumultuous relationship they made it all the way to the final and came in second place behind Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.

Gemma and Luca made a go of it once the show was over but Gem called it a day on their relationship after just three months. Although she claimed that it was a mutual break up, rumours circulated that Luca didn't see the end of their romance coming.

According to previous outlet, Luca was blind sighted by it, "He feels really embarrassed about the whole thing. He was gushing about her at events this week - while she was planning to end it. He begged her to keep trying but she had made up her mind."


Luca and Gemma in the villa together ©©ITV

Gemma's ex (not Jacques O'Neill by the way) previously made a comment about about Luca not being Gemma's usually type. Neil Farrugia, who met Gemma in Dubai – where he currently resides – dated Gemma for four months.

"Luca seems like a very nice guy but he's just not Gemma's type!" He claimed.

Talking about his time with Gemma, Neil told OK!, "We went travelling together and got really close despite it only being for a short period of time. I believe Gemma and I had a lot of potential and I still think we could be a good match if reunited in the future. Who knows?"

Well, now Gem is loved up with somebody who enjoys the company of horses just as much as she does so Tommy may well give you a run for your money, Neil.

Around the time, Luca and Gemma split fans began to notice that ex Neil had started liking Gemma's Instagram photos again.

One commented, "Gemma's nearly 30 year old ex boyfriend, the one she was rumoured to be back together with, liking this post? Interesting timing."

Another commented, "Not the 27 year old @neilfarrugia1 now liking your pics again after saying he could win you back."

Fast forward to 2023 and Gemma has not rekindled her relationship with Neil but is instead being romanced by a friend to the monarchy, we think she is doing alright for herself.

Check out: Gemma Owen's ex boyfriends


Gemma Owen's ex boyfriends

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Luca Bish

Gemma met Luca Bish in the Love Island villa in summer 2022, and all things considered it was love at first sight. Despite a few hurdles along the way, the pair left the show as runners-up and continued their relationship outside of the villa, until deciding to call it quits mid November. The pair announced their break-up to their millions of fans via Instagram Story posts, both calling it a a mutual decision, however some believe Gemma initiated the split.

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Neil Farrugia

Gemma met Neil Farrugia in Dubai (where he currently lives) and the pair dated for four months (from what we can tell they just went on one massive holiday), after her relationship with Jacques came to an end. Fans have spotted that Neil had been liking Gemma's Instagram photos following her split from Luca.

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Jacques O'Neill

Love Island bombshell Jacques was one of Gemma's first major relationships. The pair dated for eight months in 2020 and called it quits at the beginning of 2021. Crafty Love Island producers decided to drop him into the 2022 villa as a bombshell on day 10. The pair managed to iron it out in the villa and Gemma want on to date his mate, Luca.

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