Gemma Collins has shared the heartbreaking news that she’s attending her friend’s funeral today (May 21).
Rhys Alan Smith – who appeared in TOWIE and dated Harry Derbidge – died in Tenerife in April.
An inquest that opened last week revealed he had taken his own life.
And, in her post today, Gemma revealed that she spoke to Rhys – who she said was like a “little brother” – on the night he died.
Gemma Collins news: What did she say about Rhys Alan Smith?
Reality TV diva Gemma revealed she was “heartbroken” as she prepared to say goodbye to her friend.
She shared numerous videos – including one of Rhys singing to her – and pictures to Instagram.
Posting to her grid, she said it was going to be a “tough day”.
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Gemma said: “My one in a million, @rhysalan you was a little brother to me.
“We all loved you like our own and today is going to be incredibly tough because it still doesn’t seem real.
I have been heartbroken recently, you were like a little brother to me.
“I would give anything to bring you back. You was nothing but sunshine, love and laughs.
“I hope you find peace where you are and I will see you again one day.”
Gemma Collins ‘can’t get over’ last conversation
Gemma added: “I think of you all the time and I loved you so much.
“What I can’t get over is I spoke to you the same night you passed away.
“Always in my heart. Forever and ever #mygucci.”
Gemma also posted a video of Rhys with her parents.
She captioned it: “We all loved you so much.”
‘I’d give anything to magically bring you back’
On her Instagram Stories she also revealed her heartbreak as she shared a video of Rhys’ funeral flowers.
Gemma also admitted she would do “anything” to bring Rhys back.
Posting alongside a picture of the pair on holiday, Gemma said: “I have been heartbroken recently, you were like a little brother to me.
“I love you so much and I would give anything I have to magically bring you back.
“I just can’t believe you are gone,” she concluded.
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