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.
GEMMA Collins has told how she feared her history of self-harming would make her "unfit" to have children. The 41-year-old will take an emotional look into her past to raise awareness of self-harm in her upcoming Channel 4 documentary, Gemma Collins: Self-Harm & Me.
Speaking to new! Magazine, the former Towie star said that since making the one-off she feels she's been given "the green light" to start a family with her fiancé Rami Hawash.
Gemma said: "I always put off having children because I was scared I’d start self-harming again and wouldn’t be a fit mother. "Yes, I can provide financial stability and a lot of love, but what if it came back? "To get the reassurance from the professionals that it wouldn’t is like the full green light." Last year, Gemma's fans were left in tears as the brave star opened up about her self-harm battle on Piers Morgan's Life Stories.