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Love Island’s Gemma Owen reportedly ‘dating’ Manchester rapper Bugzy Malone
The 32-year-old grime star is said to be "really into" the 19-year-old former Love Islander.
The 19-year-old international dressage rider, fashion business owner, and influencer – who is the eldest of four children to former Manchester United and England star Michael Owen – and 23-year-old former fishmonger Luca Bish famously met on last summer’s series of the hit ITV2 reality show Love Island, but announced they had made the decision to split up last November.
Fans will remember Gemma and Luca were not initially ‘coupled up’ when the show first started, but hit it off after the first week or so and remained together for the majority of the series, despite several ups and downs over the eight weeks.
The pair did not become an official couple until the show had ended.
After leaving the villa, Luca asked Gemma to be his girlfriend in, what can only be described as, an extravagant and lavish proposal back in August 2022, and the couple shared the news they had made it official on Instagram.
After a three-month whirlwind romance, Gemma and Luca announced they had “made the mutual decision to go separate ways”.
Now, less than two months after Gemma split from Luca, it’s being reported that the 19-year-old is currently “dating” 32-year-old Bugzy Malone – with the pair’s romance reported to have had the blessing of their family and friends.
According to reports doing the rounds, the Manchester grime star – whose real name is Aaron Davies, and hails from Crumpsall – is said to be is “really into” the former Love Island contest after the pair have been said to have enjoyed “a few dates”.
A source reportedly close to the pair told The Sun: “Gemma and Aaron have enjoyed a few dates over the past few weeks. They have told their closest friends they are dating and seem really happy together [but] they’re keeping their relationship out of the public eye for now because it is early days.
“He is really into her and has made it clear how he feels.
“It is all very new and exciting for both of them but they are taking it slowly.”
Bugzy Malone has previously kept his love life out of the public eye, and only revealed the identity of his previous partner of nine years when they got engaged back in December 2019, but if these reports and romantic links to Owen, the rapper and his former fiancée have seemingly called it quits.
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Is there actually any truth to the rumours though? Well, while there has been no official confirmation of a romance, fans will no doubt be keeping their eyes peeled from now on.
Featured Image – Gemma Owen & Bugzy Malone (via Instagram)