Gemma Owen and Luca Bish split

Luca Bish and Gemma Owen have split credit:Bang Showbiz
Luca Bish and Gemma Owen have split credit:Bang Showbiz

Gemma Owen has split from Luca Bish.

The 'Love Island' runners up have called time on their romance after three months together but admitted it "wasn't an easy decision" for them to go their separate ways as she thanked fans for their support.

She wrote on Instagram: "To all my followers, I wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship. It wasn't an easy decision but ultimately this is what is best for us both right now.

"Many of you have been on this journey with us from the beginning, and I wanted to thank you for your continued support as we start our new chapters."

Meanwhile, Luca suggested he hadn't wanted the news to be made public yet.

He wrote on his own Instagram Story on Wednesday (16.11.22) evening: “Switched my phone back on after taking some time out to clear my head after an emotional afternoon to thousands of messages and news articles about my breakup.

“I would have liked some time to process this privately but as you all already now know, sadly Gemma and I made the mutual decision earlier today to go our separate ways.

“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.”

Last month, Gemma, 19, admitted she and 23-year-old Luca were making no plans to move in together and were happy with their long-distance romance.

She said: "We don't have any plans to move into together just yet.

"I'm a home girl - it's where everything is, I'm family orientated and I'm still young.

"In the immediate future I'm happy with where I am, and the setup Luca and I have.

"We are everywhere right now, when I'm down in London working, we spend time with each other and when we have a free weekend, he'll join me in Cheshire and be with the horses. We're making it work around our busy schedules.

"We're seeing how it goes, we'll go on a few nice holidays – no pressure."