Gemma Owen 'romantically linked to Bugzy Malone'

Gemma Owen has been romantically linked to Bugzy Malone credit:Bang Showbiz
Gemma Owen has been romantically linked to Bugzy Malone credit:Bang Showbiz

Gemma Owen has been romantically linked to Bugzy Malone.

The former 'Love Island' star - who confirmed in November that she and Luca Bish, who she found love with on the ITV2 dating show, had split - is said to have grown close to the 32-year-old rapper, whose real name is Aaron Davies, in recent weeks.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Gemma and Aaron have enjoyed a few dates over the past few weeks.

"They have told their closest friends they are dating and seem really happy together."

The pair are said to be taking their budding romance "slowly".

The source added: "Gemma and Aaron are keeping their relationship out of the public eye for now because it is early days.

"He is really into her and has made it clear how he feels.

"It is all very new and exciting for both of them but they are taking it slowly."

Gemma, 19 - whose father is former England footballer Michael Owen - took to Instagram in November to confirm she and 23-year-old fishmonger Luca had gone their separate ways.

She wrote at the time: "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."

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

He wrote on his own Instagram Story at the time: “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."