Love Island’s Gemma FINALLY references her famous dad Michael Owen
Gemma Owen finally referenced her famous footballer father Michael Owen on Wednesday night’s Love Island after weeks of build-up.
After staying tight-lipped about her well-known relative, the dressage rider, 19, spoke about the former England player, 42, while she also shared that she went to nursery with David Beckham’s sons.
Taking to Twitter, viewers delighted in the fact that Gemma finally dropped the dad bomb and joked she’s been ‘itching’ to mention him, while others accused Luca Bish of only being interested in her so he could meet the ex Liverpool striker.
It’s about time! Gemma Owen finally referenced her famous footballer father Michael Owen on Wednesday night’s Love Island after weeks of build-up
As Gemma got ready for the night, Antigoni Buxton asked her: ‘Sorry, excuse me if I’m being ignorant, but is your dad like very very well-known? He played for England, right?’, to which Gemma replied: ‘Yeah.’
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, who was also doing her make-up, then piped up: ‘Do you like David Beckham’s sons?’, with Gemma then responding: ‘Well, I went to nursery with his sons, yeah.’
The girls appeared impressed by Gemma’s revelation, though it was previously revealed by Ikenna Ekwonna that the villa residents were already aware of Gemma’s famous dad.
Famous father: After staying tight-lipped about her well-known relative, the dressage rider, 19, spoke about the former England player, 42
However, fans were quick to react to Gemma speaking about Michael for the first time, with one person tweeting: ‘Gemma must feel so happy she finally got asked about her dad.’
While another shared: ‘Oh wow first time they actually aired something about Gemma’s dad.’
‘the weight that must be lifted off gemma’s underage shoulders, she’s been itching to mention her dad’ tweeted a third watcher.
Finally! Taking to Twitter, viewers delighted in the fact that Gemma finally dropped the dad bomb and joked she’s been ‘itching’ to mention him
Name drop: Gemma also revealed she went to nursery with David Beckham’s sons (David and Michael pictured together playing for England in 2004)
With another excited person adding: ‘SHE DROPPED THE DAD BOMB???>’
Meanwhile, some viewers think that Luca’s intense like for Gemma could be stemmed by him being keen to meet the football ace and get his feet firmly under the Owen family’s table.
One person shared: ‘If they all seem to know who Gemma’s dad is then I feel like Luca got wind of this a while ago and that’s why he’s going in heavy!’
Reaction: Fans were quick to react to Gemma speaking about Michael for the first time, with one person tweeting: ‘Gemma must feel so happy she finally got asked about her dad’
‘I think luca is just desperate to meet Gemma’s dad. Like nothing else explains it5’ shared a second.
With another agreeing: ‘Now that I know Luca knows who Gemma’s dad is…. It’s clear why he’s forcing this relationship no matter what. Secure the bag Luca.’
It comes after Michael broken his Love Island silence, commenting on his daughter Gemma’s latest villa antics during Tuesday night’s show.
Suspicious minds: Some viewers think that Luca’s intense like for Gemma could be stemmed by him being keen to meet the football ace and get his feet firmly under the Owen family’s table
Michael tweeted a single emoji to sum up his reaction as international dressage rider Gemma broke out a whip during her routine for the show’s infamous heart rate challenge.
The ex footballer turned pundit shared an emoji of a a face covering their eyes with their hands, leading to some hilarious reactions from his followers.
The former footballer has done his best to avoid talking about 19-year-old Gemma’s appearance on the ITV2 dating show over the past three weeks, but he couldn’t avoid her raunchiest moment yet.
Turn off the TV! It comes after Michael broke his Love Island silence, commenting on his daughter Gemma’s latest villa antics during Tuesday night’s show
Racy: The former footballer has done his best to avoid talking about 19-year-old Gemma’s appearance on the ITV2 dating show but he couldn’t avoid her raunchiest moment yet
No: Michael tweeted a single emoji summing up his reaction as international dressage rider Gemma broke out a whip during her routine for the show’s infamous heart rate challenge
The official account for opticians Specsavers tweeted in reply: ‘Want some blackout sunglasses?’
Phone company O2 joined in the fun, replying: ‘We’ll deactivate her number for you, Michael. Just to help a brother out #LoveIsland.’
Love Island continues Friday at 9pm on ITV2 and the ITV Hub.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Antigoni Buxton
Why Love Island? I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.
‘I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’
Name: Charlie Radnedge
Occupation: Real estate developer
Why do you think you’re a catch? ‘I am probably slightly more mature than some other people in the Villa. I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically.’
It’s likely that Gemma and the Beckham children crossed paths at nursery when her father played for Real Madrid between 2004 to 2005, David was also at the club between 2003 to 2007.