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Thursday 23rd May 2019

Gemma Atkinson voices sadness that her late father won't meet her child

The actress lost her dad when she was a teen

Pregnant Gemma Atkinson has shared her upset that her late father won't be able to meet her baby.

The former Emmerdale actress has been feeling emotional at the thought of her dad not being around to see her child grow up.

Gemma sadly lost her father David to a heart attack when she was just 17.

Gemma shared her thoughts with fans (Credit: @glouiseatkinson Instagram)

The 34-year-old shared a message on Instagram, which read: "My dad taught me everything, except how to live without him."

Gemma captioned her post with: "It dawned on me today the wonderful relationship I had with my grandparents when I was growing up, and then it hit me my dad won’t get to meet his Grandchild."

She added that she blamed her pregnancy hormones for making her feel so emotional.

"Seems crazy... I blame the pregnancy hormones but today has been a bloody rollercoaster. Fits of laughter to sobbing. Thankfully, I had cookies," she continued.

It dawned on me today the wonderful relationship I had with my grandparents when I was growing up, and then it hit me my dad won’t get to meet his Grandchild.
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It dawned on me today the wonderful relationship I had with my grandparents when I was growing up, and then it hit me my dad won’t get to meet his Grandchild. Seems crazy... I blame the pregnancy hormones but today has been a bloody rollercoaster. Fits of laughter to sobbing. Thankfully, I had cookies 😂 🤦🏼‍♀️🎢

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Friends and fans sent Gemma some words of support.

Her former Emmerdale co-star Amy Walsh commented: "Love you 💖."

One follower added: "Love you. He’s watching down on you super proud ❤️."

Another wrote: "💔 Sending you love Gem. Genes are amazing - you will see your dad in your baby and it is so comforting. Biggest hug ❤️."

Gemma is expecting her first child with Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez.

Gemma and Gorka will become parents later this year (Credit: @glouiseatkinson Instagram)

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The couple announced their exciting news in February and Gemma has been documenting her pregnancy journey with fans ever since.

Earlier this week, the star gushed about the amazing dad that 29-year-old Gorka will be.

She thanked him for all the support he has given her throughout her pregnancy.

She says Gorka will make a brilliant dad (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

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She wrote on Instagram: "A post for my fella @gorka_marquez Because I’ve had a lot of lovely praise in pregnancy but you dads play a huge part in keeping us feeling safe and looked after."

After listing all the back rubs, late night support and encouragement he has given her, she added: "I feel so lucky to have you in my corner and I’m grateful to have you in my life Gorks. Mini Marquez is so lucky having you as papa."

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