Gemma’s reflected on her year after her break-up with Luca (Picture: Instagram/@gemowen_1)
Gemma, 19, and Luca, 23, called it quits after losing out to Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti on the reality series.
Following their break-up, Gemma spoke about things being ‘challenging’ but confirmed she’s been ‘doing ok’.
And she’s now reflected on this year, claiming that, despite the short-lived romance and memorable year, she doesn’t have ‘any regrets’.
She said: ‘It’s been a really good year that I definitely won’t forget.
‘I don’t have any regrets, which is important.’
The pair’s romance came to an end after three months (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Luca and Gemma came runners-up to Ekin-Su and Davide (Picture: Jonathan Hordle/Shutterstock)
The daughter of footballing legend Michael Owen added to Tatler, about her relationship being in the spotlight as soon as they left the villa: ‘Your life’s under a little bit of a microscope.
‘People question decisions or think they know what’s going on in your life when they perhaps don’t know the full story.’
Elsewhere Gemma added that she was unsure about going into the villa ‘until the last minute’.
Gemma said she decided to go into the villa at the ‘last minute’ (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
‘I wasn’t sure if I was even going to participate until the very last minute,’ she added to the publication.
‘But I had such an amazing time and met incredible people, incredible friends, and had a really lovely summer.’
In a statement posted on his Instagram Story about the break-up, fishmonger Luca said that he’d an ‘emotional’ time coping with ‘thousands’ of messages about the split.
‘I would have liked some time to process this privately but as you all now know sadly Gemma and I made the mutual decision earlier today to go our separate ways,’ he wrote.
‘We have been on such a journey together and have made some amazing memories which I will treasure.
‘I can’t thank everyone enough for their support for us as a couple during and after Love Island.
‘We will remain good friends and I wish nothing but the best for her.’
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‘It’s been a really good year that I definitely won’t forget.’