Gemma Owen's mum and dad praise her for 'doing us proud' as she comes in second place | The Sun

GEMMA Owen's famous parents gushed over their daughter's appearance on Love Island.

Proud dad and former footballer, Michael Owen, told his fans "she's done us proud", while mum Louise said Gemma, "kept it classy."

Gemma came in second place with partner Luca Bish after it was announced Ekin-Su and Davide had won the show.

Even though she didn't take out the top prize, Michael and Louise were very happy with how their daughter went on the show.

Posting a photo to Twitter with him and Gemma at a restaurant, Michael wrote: "She’s done us proud."

And before the finale aired, Louise shared a photo of Gemma on her final date with Luca to her Instagram.

"Whatever happens tonight is irrelevant. I am beyond proud of you @gemowen_1 you have kept it classy throughout ❤️" she wrote.

The dressage rider, 19, and fish seller, 23, had divided viewers throughout the series, with many questioning the authenticity of their relationship.

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At time fans felt Luca was too controlling and only in it to meet Michael Owen, while some felt Gemma wasn't really interested him in.

Tonight's final saw Ekin-Su and Davide win the £50,000 prize money.

The Turkish actress from Essex, 27, and Italian business owner, also 27, won over viewers with their fiery but passionate relationship that spanned most of the series.

Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope came in third and Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page placed fourth.

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Both Ekin-Su and Davide arrived in the Love Island villa early on in the series as bombshell contestants and despite an initial attraction suffered a rocky relationship at first, with Davide once branding her a "liar".

However, they later became inseparable and dubbed themselves the "Italian snack" and "Turkish delight", eventually professing their love for each other.



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