LOVE her or hate her, Gemma Collins, aka The GC, knows how to make headlines (and money), thanks to her on-off romance with James ‘Arg’ Argent as well as her countless television appearances.
But is the star of Gemma Collins: Diva Forever back together with James? We have the lowdown on that, plus loads more on the bright and colourful life of the reality star…
What is Gemma Collins’ background and what is her net worth?
Reality star Gemma Collins, 38, grew up in Romford and attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where the likes of Amy Winehouse and Rita Ora studied.
She shot to fame in 2011 after landing a major role on The Only Way Is Essex in the second series.
Despite starting out as a car salesperson, Gemma’s popularity on the show allowed her to launch her own clothing line and boutique shop in Brentwood.
The GC’s range specialises in plus size fashion and is also available to buy online from her website.
The star has also made numerous TV appearances, including her short stint on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2014.
Gemma has a reported net worth of £2.7million and landed her own show Gemma Collins: Diva Forever.
You can stay up to date with everything The GC is getting up to by following her on Instagram.
Her account handle name is gemmacollins1.
Is Gemma Collins still dating James Argent?
Gemma famously dated her TOWIE co-star James “Arg” Argent on and off throughout 2012 before he ditched her for his ex Lydia Bright.
The Sun revealed that Gemma and Arg enjoyed secret sex romps in 2016 on the very same week he reunited with Lydia who he had spent six months trying to woo back.
She has also dated car mechanic Rami Hawash, who made several appearances on the Essex show.
The pair announced their engagement on December 27, 2013, although this was broken off several weeks later.
Gemma and Arg got back together in 2018, although they reportedly split up again in July.
They got back together towards the end of 2018 and then split up in April 2019 when she claimed he was an “embarrassment”.
However, by May 2019 The Sun exclusively revealed they had got back together.
Though scenes from her current show Gemma Collins: Diva Forever indicate that their relationship continues to be rocky and very much on-off from episode to episode.
But they are thought to have recently reconciled, as James posted a sweet photo of them on social media in August, 2019.
Via Instagram, the singer shared a snap of the pair with the caption: “Making memories @brightonmet. Love you @gemmacollins1.”
In June, 2019 the twosome enjoyed a romantic break in the remote island of Isola Bella in Sicily together.
When is Gemma Collins: Diva Forever on?
Diva Forever arrived on our screens on Wednesday, 7 August, 2019 at 9pm on ITVBe.
It continues TONIGHT (Wednesday, September 4, 2019) at the same time and place.
The reality series consists of a whopping five episodes, all airing on the same channel.
The show comes fresh after the bubbly blonde’s appearance on Dancing on Ice this year and the release of her latest book – The GC: How To Be A Diva.
Is Gemma Collins set to star on Celebrity X Factor?
Gemma and Arg could be set for a public showdown as they battle to see who is the best singer on the celebrity version of The X Factor.
The Essex power couple have caught the eye of producers and bosses are apparently desperate to sign the pair up to compete against one another later this year.
A TV insider told the Daily Star: “Talks are ongoing and nothing has been agreed just yet, but execs think there’s a good chance they’ll get them to sign up.”
And as it’s no secret the couple have a fiery on-off relationship, producers think it could make for unmissable viewing.
The larger than life duo both love to sing with James regularly singing at gigs up and down the country and in Europe.
Why was Gemma Collins feuding with Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner?
Gemma Collins clashed many times with judge Jason Gardiner during her time on Dancing On Ice 2019.
The star had a row on air with the critic after he branded her performance on January 20 as “lazy” and “mediocre”.
She responded by accusing him of selling stories about her and Jason retaliated by calling her a “brat.”
DOI presenter Holly Willoughby also accused Gemma of being a diva which almost led to the TOWIE star quitting the show.
In what was destined to be her final week on the show Jason again slammed her performance calling it “lame”.
Gemma was in the skate-off for the first time against cricketer Ryan Sidebottom.
The judge took great delight in getting in a last jibe saying: “Based on the skate-off tonight, it is very easy for me to say this, and it gives me great pleasure to say that I will be saving Ryan and Brandee.”
Did Gemma Collins lose weight through Dancing On Ice?
Why yes she did – a fair bit actually.
In February 2019, the GC revealed she had lost 2.5 stone in weight during her time on Dancing On Ice.
The 38-year-old said she regrets her furious spat with Jason in which she repeatedly branded him “boring” after he said in an interview her partner Matt Evers wouldn’t be able to lift her.
Speaking on This Morning, just hours after her exit from the show, Gemma said about Jason: “He’s there to do his job. I was fine with what he was saying about my skating. I didn’t like it when he body-shamed me because that hurt me and I felt embarrassed, that’s why I attacked back.
“We all knew I’d never be able to be lifted. I was just out there doing my thing. I would have loved to have been spun around for a count of eight.”
Before the show even started, Gemma exclusively revealed to The Sun Online how she had dropped two dress sizes, and hoped to lose even more weight through the competition.
Gemma has slimmed down following her stint on Dancing On Ice[/caption]
Why doesn’t Gemma Collins like the Loose Women ladies?
The TOWIE star lashed out at Loose Women in an exclusive interview with The Sun Online after she was invited on to the ITV show in June to discuss her new book.
During her appearance, she was quizzed by the hosts about writing her own book.
She told The Sun Online: “For me, Loose Women is the worst show on earth.
“They invite guests on, they are horrible to them. I personally would never go on the show again.
“They invite you on the show and then they are rude to you. Why invite me on?”
On September 30, 2018, in an exclusive Bizarre TV takeover, show panellists Nadia Sawalha, Sun columnist Jane Moore, Andrea McLean and Chizzy Akudolu hit back at the TOWIE star’s claims.
Jane said: “I’ve done Loose Women two or three times with Gemma Collins. She was good as gold, we’ve had a lovely time.
“So when I read what she’d said, I had no idea what she was talking about. Because one time she came, she brought her mum. We did a thing about her mum not being very well. We’ve always been lovely to her.”
When did Gemma Collins fall down a trap door at the Teen Awards?
Gemma suffered a shock when she fell into a massive hole on the stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards in October 2017.
Love Island stars Amber Davies, Jamie Jewitt and Marcel Somerville ran to help her as she suddenly dropped through an open trapdoor.
The TOWIE star quickly took to social media to confirm she was OK – and later said it was “all worth it” when she posted a selfie with Rita Ora.
In 2014, Gemma took part in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here on ITV[/caption]
What TV shows has Gemma Collins appeared on other than TOWIE?
After she shot to fame on TOWIE, Gemma featured in a host of shows, including Celebrity Big Brother and Splash!
In 2014, she also took part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here on ITV, but pulled out after just 72 hours in the jungle for health reasons.
Gemma – who got people talking in July 2017 after wearing an unusual orange dress with large shoulder pads to a celebrity party – starred in Sugar Free Farm in early 2017 where celebrities completely ditched sugar from their diets for two weeks.
The reality star found herself looking for love on Celebs Go Dating in 2018, however, her stint on the show didn’t go without controversy and she was slammed by former Hollyoaks star Paul Danan for her demanding behaviour.
In August 2018, Gemma joined Celebrity MasterChef 2018 alongside Dolly Parton’s sister Stella, and former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews.
On September 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that Gemma had signed up for Dancing On Ice 2018 after receiving a written offer from ITV to take part in the skating show.
She was partnered up with fan-favourite professional skater Matt Evers.
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Has Gemma Collins got a designer vagina?
In 2017 Gemma made a saucy revelation of her own – that her privates look good enough to be in a movie.
The Towie beauty had an intimate £2,000 procedure on March 2015, and she hasn’t looked back since, joining the likes of Danniella Westbrook and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley who had their own laser treatments.
Speaking shortly after the procedure, Gemma said: “I actually pride myself – I’m mega-confident because I know I’ve got a designer vagina.
“It looks like something you’d see in a movie.”
“Designer vaginas are all the rage in Essex and it’s an important part of my rebranding. I’ve become a virgin again,” she joked.
The star now has “facials” on her privates, which includes steaming, scrubbing and exfoliating.
At the time, Gemma also admitted that she hoped the surgery on her privates would help her bag a new man.