December 19th, 2008
Gemma Atkinson: Exiting the Club
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Well, we never saw this coming.
No, seriously – we had put our money on Gemma Atkinson’s relationship with Marcus Bent (a story we exclusively broke in 2007) being the real thing and going the distance.
Or, at least making it through Christmas and New Years – because everybody knows you hang on in there until after you’ve collected all of the pressies, and grin and bear it all the way to the New Year’s Eve party where you’re hell bent on finding someone newer, richer and cuter to kiss at midnight, but relieved to at least have the old annoying one booked as backup lips. The next morning is when you change the locks and book a shagtastic trip to Ibiza.
Or maybe that’s just us.
Anyhoo, reports have it that Gemma was the one to instigate the breakup; apparently the pair have been drifting apart since their engagement two months ago.
‘She’s obviously upset by what has happened, but she just wants to move on,’ said an insider. ‘She’s determined to concentrate on her career now.’
When will those pesky “insiders” realise that serial-dating footballers is a full-time career? In the meantime, Gemma can be found performing panto at the Opera House in Manchester through to January 4.
Link: Gemma Splits with Fiance