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Strictly’s Gemma Atkinson tackles speculation of ‘rough patch’ in relationship with Gorka Márquez-Sabrina Barr-Entertainment – Metro

The couple have two children together.

Strictly’s Gemma Atkinson tackles speculation of ‘rough patch’ in relationship with Gorka Márquez-Sabrina Barr-Entertainment – Metro

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Gemma Atkinson has addressed the rumour that she and Gorka Márquez were going through a ‘rough patch’, shutting down the speculation brilliantly.

In a post shared on her Instagram Story, the former Strictly Come Dancing star revealed a screenshot of a private message that she’d received asking if she’d seen the reported claim that the couple were facing struggles in their relationship.

Gemma, 39, had the best response, nonchalantly lounging on her sofa while opening up about how she and Gorka, 33, are really faring while the Strictly pro is away working a few days a week.

Tackling the ‘rough patch’ claim head on, she said in a video posted on her Story: ‘Yes we did see them stories. There was a few floating around, weren’t there? Which is news to us.’

The actress shrugged before continuing, saying: ‘It is what it is. Happens all the time, doesn’t it? It’s not true, hence the “a rep for Gemma and Gorka declined to comment”, ‘cause she’s got better things to do with her time.’

Gemma explained that her agent had asked her if she was ok with her simply ignoring any questions about her relationship with Gorka, who she became engaged to in 2021 and with whom she shares two children.

The couple have two children toether (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

‘I was like, “Yeah, just ignore it,”’ she stated.

‘But yeah. I think it’s ‘cause it was made out he’s working away a lot. He goes away Friday afternoon, comes back Sunday mornings. He’s hardly bloomin’ overseas, is he? Crikey!’

Gemma added: ‘He’s less than 48 hours. If anything, it gives me a bit of peace at weekends. No offence Gorks,’ as she smiled at the camera.

In July last year, the couple announced the birth of their son Thiago, a younger brother to their daughter Mia, who was born in 2019.

Gemma and Gorka said their family was ‘complete’ after Thiago was born (Picture: Instagram/@glouiseatkinson)

As they shared the news of his birth on social media, they wrote: ‘Our family is complete.’

In November last year, Gemma uploaded an adorable black-and-white photo of their children, writing in her caption: ‘I never want Mia and Tio growing up making their mistakes and thinking “Mum & Papa are gonna kill me”.

‘When they make mistakes I hope they think “ring mum and Papa, they’ll know what to do” ♥️♥️.’

While celebrating her 39th birthday that month, she wrote that she was ‘feeling very loved’ as she looked forward to her next chapter.

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