The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins has opened up on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, speaking in detail about her career and personal life.
There has been a lot of speculation in the press around Gemma's relationship with James Argent, and the reality star explained the complexities of their time together due to James's drug use.
Gemma revealed that during the breakdown of their romance, she struggled with her mental health and said that James's drug addiction was the reason why they couldn't stay together.
"I was really happy with James, and we did get on, but the drugs changed him as a person, and I fought every day for three years to get him well," she told Piers.
Gemma confirmed that James was the father of the baby she miscarried last year, saying that he would have stepped up if they ended up having their child. When Piers asked if James was the love of her life, Gemma said yes.
She continued: "The truth is it was only ever chaotic, not because we didn't love each other, not because there was good times. James became an addict."
Gemma revealed that she'd like to settle down with someone and have children in the next stage of her life, while still having a fulfilling career.
"I'm grown and I'm more confident and my past is my past, and it's all about the future for me. I feel something good in my bones about my 40s," she said.
Viewers enjoyed seeing Gemma open up about her life and commended her honesty, while many were pleasantly surprised by her personality.
Seriously crying at @missgemcollins interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Story’s😢 what a woman💗
— jade💓 (@jadedurnallx) February 11, 2021
— Chloe Penny (@chloexpennyx) February 11, 2021
Watched Gemma Collins on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. It was actually emotional tbh! She has been through a heck of a lot.
— James (@jamesverige) February 11, 2021
Sometimes people who do life stories with @piersmorgan can do themselves a lot of good. I've never been a hater of Gemma Collins at all, I've simply just never been a fan of TOWIE so haven't been a follower. But what a lovely, kind hearted girl ❤ #LifeStories
— Natasha 💝 (@Natasha93518) February 11, 2021
Loved Piers Morgan’s life stories tonight, what a lovely woman Gemma Collins is I love her👸🏼
— 𝐈 𝐙 𝐙 𝐈 𝐄 🥥 (@izziesmailes) February 11, 2021
Watching the @piersmorgan life stories with @missgemcollins should be an opener to people who judge and drag people down. Words do hurt and they do have an impact!!!
This actually made me love @missgemcollins more than ever!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— S O P H I E (@SophieLouSmyth) February 11, 2021
The Only Way Is Essex airs on ITVBe.
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