Love Island UK 2022: Gemma Owen and Luca Bish announce split three months after leaving the Villa

Love Island UK 2022: Gemma Owen and Luca Bish announce split three months after leaving the Villa

Updated: 13 days, 5 hours, 1 minute, 13 seconds ago

Love Island UK stars Gemma Owen and Luca Bish have confirmed their split online, just three months after coming in second place on the match-making series.

Gemma, who is the daughter of British soccer star Michael Owen, took to Instagram on Tuesday night to confirm the news to her thousands of fans.

"To all my followers, I wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship," the 19-year-old reality star wrote.

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"It wasn't an easy decision but ultimately this is what is best for both of us right now.

"Many of you have been on this journey with us from the very beginning, and I wanted to thank you for your continued support as we start new chapters."

Luca Bish and Gemma Owen from Love Island UKLuca Bish and Gemma Owen have announced their shock split. (Instagram)

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Fishmonger Luca, 23, also shared a statement to his own page, stating the couple had made the decision to split hours earlier on Tuesday.

"Switched my phone back on after taking some time out to clear my head after an emotional afternoon to thousands of messages and news articles about my break-up," he wrote.

"I would liked some time to process this privately but as you all already now know sadly Gemma and I made the decision earlier today to go our separate ways.

"We have been on such a journey together and have made some amazing memories which I will treasure.

Gemma Owen Luca Bish Love Island UKGemma confirmed the relationship was over in a statement shared to Instagram. (Instagram)

"I can't thank everyone enough for their support for us as a couple during and after Love Island. We will remain good friends and I wish nothing but the best for her."

Luca had appeared alone on the TV Choice Awards red carpet in London two days ago, yet told journalists that their relationship was still going strong.

No exact reason has been given for the split so far.

Luca Bish Love Island UK Gemma Owen splitLuca later took to his own page to share this message. (Instagram)

It comes just weeks after the pair's Love Island co-star Paige Thorne cryptically hinted that one of the final four couples had ended their romance, but didn't say who it was.

"All I'm going to say on this right, is... there are how many couples left, three? Really, there's only two... but that's a secret I'll never tell," she said on the Saving Grace podcast in October.

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At the time, there were actually four couples still together from Love Island UK 2022; Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti, Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope, Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page and Luca and Gemma.

It's not known if Paige was referring to Luca and Gemma at the time.

Luca asked Gemma to be his girlfriend at the end of August, sharing a video as he walked her out to a display of red roses and a romantic candlelit scene that many compared to a marriage proposal.

The couple had met during the 2022 season of Love Island UK, and came runners-up behind Ekin-Su and Davide.

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