Gemma Atkinson opens up about marriage and kids with Gorka Marquez

Actress is loved-up with her Strictly beau.

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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have constantly been sharing loved-up snaps and gushing of their feelings for one another on Instagram since making their romance public.

The former Emmerdale actress has even referred to her Strictly dancer beau as “The One” – so does that mean we could be hearing wedding bells and the pitter patter of tiny feet soon?

Sadly it’s a “no” from the 33-year-old, who said the couple intend to have some more fun together before they settle down.

“We want to go on holidays and have a few Christmases together, we want to be a bit selfish,” she told The Mirror.

Although she said she’d love to have kids one day, Gemma added: “I’m not fussed about marriage. I’d go away, do it and say ‘mum I’ve got married’. To wear a diamond ring and a dress doesn’t appeal.”

Gemma also opened up about how her romance with Gorka blossomed when she appeared on Strictly last year.

She revealed on Instagram this week that they first swapped numbers after the launch party, where the 27-year-old dancer made sure the slightly tipsy actress had got back to her hotel room safely.

She wrote alongside a picture of them from the night in question: “I’m so glad that on that evening you asked for my phone number, and I’m thankful you got me that much needed 2am pizza, got me back to my hotel and handed me over to the girls safely and rang me in the morning checking I’d made my train back to Manchester! (I hadn’t).

“But hey! It was fun, and it lead to our friendship which months later, lead to our partnership. The rest they say is history and I cannot wait to see what the future holds with you Gorks!”

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final
Both Gemma and Gorka made it to the Strictly final with their respective partners (Credit: BBC)

Gemma told The Mirror that while many couples suffer from the so-called “Strictly curse” and break-up with their partners as a result of going on the show, for her it was a “Strictly blessing” as she got to meet the love of her life.

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She said they became close friends as she danced with Aljaž Skorjanec, while he was paired with Alexandra Burke, with both couples making it to the final.

They then made their relationship official on New Year’s Eve, confirming the news to the public on Valentine’s Day via a snap of them on holiday together posted on Instagram.

By then, rumours had been circulating for weeks that they were an item, but Gemma said neither wanted to “jinx it” by speaking out about their romance too soon.

Now the couple spend as much time as they can together around Gorka’s dancing commitments and Gemma’s role as a breakfast DJ for the newly launched Hits Radio.

She previously did the job for Manchester Key 103 and on the new show for the revamped station she’ll be joined by Gethin Jones and “Comedy” Dave Vitty.

The exercise fan has also been busy launching her own fitness clothing range – GA by Gemma Atkinson.

Meanwhile, Gorka has been confirmed to return as a professional dancer on the next series of Strictly.

“SUPER EXCITED!!! To announce that I’ll be back for my 3rd series of @bbcstrictly. Can not wait to be back on the dance floor every weekend with the rest of the amazing pros!” he said on Instagram when the news was announced last week.

So is Gemma worried he could fall for his next partner? Absolutely not!

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She said people are only tempted to stray if they aren’t satisfied, and she and Gorka are “happy and content”.

Their Instagram feeds are certainly testament to that!

On Saturday, Gorka shared an image of them holding hands on the sofa with the caption: “Movie, cuddles & a cup of Tea… Best way to start the weekend @glouiseatkinson.”

Ahhh! Love’s young dream!

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