Gemma Oaten has shared a cryptic quote hours after her ex Nick Knowles entered the I’m A Celebrity jungle on Sunday night.
The former Emmerdale actress posted a message to Instagram earlier this week about how self love is the “greatest middle finger of all time”.
The quote read: “Self love is the greatest middle finger of all time,” followed by a caption written by Gemma.
Alongside the quote, Gemma wrote: “#mondaymotivation Not much else to add. You do you. Be kind to YOU and it will have the ripple effect needed #kindness #selflove #selfrespect.”
Fans rushed to comment on the post, with many agreeing with the message.
One person said: “Love this, going to pinch it, it sums up my day,” while another wrote: “You are a beautiful lady and person.”
A third added: “Much love to you and in the words of Shakespeare, above all else to thine own self be true.”
Her quote comes after her ex Nick entered the Aussie jungle for this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
Gemma, 34, and DIY SOS host Nick, 56, dated in 2016, after meeting at a TV awards ceremony.
The dad-of-four was separated from his wife Jessica when he sparked up a romance with Gemma
Nick apparently went on to invite Gemma for dinner and swept her off her feet with a romantic weekend in Edinburgh, where she poured her heart out to him.
But when pictures of the couple cuddling outside a restaurant emerged and a friend shared the news with Nick, Gemma claimed he turned cold and “dropped her like a tonne of bricks”.
And in an interview with The Mirror at the time, Gemma admitted the rejection hit her self-esteem hard.
“I’ve learned to keep my guard up since meeting him,” she said. “From an upsetting ordeal I’ve learned a positive lesson. It was upsetting and hurtful, but it hasn’t put me off men. It’s been nearly six months, but my confidence is finally back. In a way I’m kind of grateful.”
After their split, Nick went back to his estranged wife Jessica and stood by her side as she battled cervical cancer.
Sadly the couple went on to split permanently in January last year, but remain good friends for the sake of their son Eddie.
Nick entered the jungle on November 18 alongside a string of famous faces including, The Chase’s Anne Hegerty, former EastEnders actress Rita Simons, football manager Harry Redknapp and X Factor star Fleur East.
— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) 20 November 2018
And it seems he’s already winning over fans after his incredibly sweet gesture to Anne on Tuesday night.
Some of the campmates had won their luxury items and Nick’s was a white pillow.
But he was keen to give it to his fellow campmate Anne following her recent struggles adapting to jungle life.
He explained to the camp: “Do you know why I chose the pillow? So I could give it to anyone who was struggling sleeping.”
Throwing the pillow over to Anne, Nick added: “So, this is for you.”
Anne gushed: “Aw Nick, thank you.”
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