Gemma Clare Collins (born 31 January 1981) is an English media personality and businesswoman. In 2011, she began appearing on the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex. Following a brief appearance on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2014), Collins has appeared in various television programmes including Celebrity Big Brother (2016), Celebs Go Dating (2018), and Dancing on Ice (2019). In 2019, she began starring in her own reality series and hosting a podcast on BBC Sounds.
her fiancé, Rami Hawash. In one particularly difficult moment though, Gemma sat her mother Jean down in an attempt to talk about why she didn’t come to her aid, despite hurting herself in front of her parents at 13. ‘I obviously needed some sort of help or support at that time,’ the television personality admitted. ‘Which you would have got if you just spoke about it,’ Joan replied. ‘When you done it, we didn’t want to bring attention to it. ’‘You seemed okay,’ she continued. ‘You were always supported.
The problem is obviously with you, it wouldn’t have been from home life or… you had everything. You was happy. ‘I don’t even know why you did do it.
I just thought at the time were you copying someone off the TV. ’Elsewhere, Gemma had a heart-to-heart with her husband-to-be Rami about her self-harm. ‘It was never about you, it was never about any of that,’ she assured him. ‘It was to do with me, obviously, I was going through something and the only way I could relieve the pressure was to cut myself. ‘I never wanted to kill myself, that never went through my head. ’Viewers were moved by Gemma’s frankness and applauded her for speaking about self-harm on such a huge platform.