‘Gem, don’t forget to keep it classy’
Michael Owen is supportive of his daughter Gemma Owen’s decision to go to Love Island, but trusts her to do nothing to embarrass the family – like having sex on the show.
The 19-year-old international dressage rider and business owner told the Mirror that her father – a former England footballer – was unimpressed with her decision to appear on the ITV show, but was “quite cold” at the end.
“I still wouldn’t say he was buzzing about it, but he’s very supportive of me in whatever I decide to do, so he didn’t have a massive tantrum or anything like that. He was pretty cold “, said the teenager of her. go on the show which starts at 9 p.m. Monday.
Also speaking about her mum Louise’s thoughts, she added: “They trust me not to do anything to embarrass them so I don’t think I would have sex in the villa.”
Gemma went on to say, “[My dad] said, “You know how to behave. Go ahead and do it”. My mom’s little advice was, ‘Gem, remember to keep it classy’.”
The teenager said her famous father gave her advice on how to deal with the instant boost the show usually generates for its participants.
Owen is said to have previously warned his daughter to stay away from footballers, and although Gemma said it made her “wary” about dating them, she thinks her father would secretly be “very happy because he would have something in common with them”.
Gemma told the publication that she wouldn’t hide her famous family from fellow Love Islanders, but she wouldn’t brag about it either.