Gemma Collins’ ‘brave’ move as she reveals infertility struggles

Gemma ‘The GC’ Collins has revealed that she’s exploring the possibility of IVF after struggling to conceive naturally with her boyfriend Rami Hawash.

Gemma has made no secret of the fact that she wants to be a mum but admits that she’s not finding it easy to fall pregnant at 40.

Speaking on The Gemma Collins podcast, she said, “I really want a baby now, I’ve not been using any contraception.

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“I can’t get pregnant so I’m gonna have to be brave now and look into this myself.

“It feels like sometimes – when’s it gonna happen? Why me?”

Speaking to a listener in the same position, she said, “IVF is not a bad thing, honey. Don’t worry. You can get it and lots of people conceive on IVF.

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  • Rami Hawash, 2011 - 2014


    Rami Hawash, 2011 – 2014 & 2017

    Gemma dated Rami Hawash on and off for three years between 2011 and 2014. The owner of a mechanical repairs company in Essex briefly appeared in TOWIE, and the couple were even rumoured to be engaged at one point before they called it off for good in 2014. Gemma sparked rumours that she’d got back together with Rami in March 2017 when she was spotted wearing the engagement ring he’d bought her, but they split for good later in 2017.

  • Charlie King, c. 2012

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    Charlie King, c. 2012

    Gemma was romantically linked to her TOWIE co-star Charlie King, and was pictured holding hands with him in London in April 2012. Although nothing was ever confirmed, Gemma did admitted that they kissed on an episode of TOWIE in March 2017, telling him, “Unbelievable… I’m so glad I shared a kiss with you once.” Charlie came out as gay live on This Morning in 2014.

  • James 'Arg' Argent, 2012

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    James ‘Arg’ Argent, 2012

    Gemma’s on/off relationship with TOWIE co-star James ‘Arg’ Argent is thought to have began back in 2012, just months after he split up with long-term girlfriend Lydia Bright. They were pictured here in London in 2012.

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    Summer 2012

    Sadly, Gemma caught wind that Arg had been bad-mouthing her weight behind her back, and confronted him in Marbella in the summer of 2012, “You’ve been going around discussing what happened between us. Well let me tell you something now, you don’t ever disrespect a girl like that again. Take a good look at this, you ain’t ever gonna get this candy!”

  • Alexander Moss, 2014

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    Alexander Moss, 2014

    Gemma dated Alexander Moss in May 2014, but he reportedly assaulted her in her home and handed himself into the police just days before she flew out to Australia to star in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

  • Sebastian Marc Graham

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    Sebastian Marc Graham, 2015

    Gemma was set up with Sebastian Marc Graham by her friend Jake Hall whilst on holiday in Marbella, but things seemed to fizzle out quite quickly.

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    Stephen Mortimer, 2015

    Gem dated jailbird Stephen Mortimer in 2015, but split in October 2016 shortly before he was jailed for stealing jewellery in a home raid, having previously spent two years inside for GBH.

  • Summer 2016


    Summer 2016

    Although Arg got back together with Lydia Bright, they split up yet again in summer 2016 – but slept with both her and Gemma on the same day, leaving the GC understandably livid.

  • JJ Goodman, 2016

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    JJ Goodman, 2016

    Gemma met bartender JJ Goodman at the Cannes Lions festival in July 2016 and the pair hit it off, with Gem revealing that she thought he could even be The One, “He’s a proper gentleman. Any man who can take treat me like a princess and then share a Club Sandwich with me is definitely “The One” in my books.” However, nothing seemed to come of it.

  • December 2017

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    December 2017

    At Arg’s 30th birthday party, he stood up and practically declared his love for Gemma, telling the congregation, “Gemma you’re so lovely to me, you’re always there whenever I need you. You treat me with such respect, you’re kind to me and you make me laugh so much.” They then had a lovely kiss.

  • Laurence Hearn, January 2018


    Laurence Hearn, January 2018

    Although things seemed to be going well for the pair, fans were left confused when the GC met Laurence whilst taking part in the January 2018 series of Celebs Go Dating, and it seemed to be successful for her as she got on well with car expert Laurence Hearn, but things fizzled out in March when she dumped him LIVE on Loose Women, and she got back with Arg.

  • James Argent, April 2018

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    James Argent, April 2018

    Arg officially asked Gemma to be his girlfriend on TOWIE in April 2018, and the pair don’t seem to have looked back since! He’s been supporting her during her stint on Dancing On Ice and they’ve even been talking about having children together.

    HOWEVER – in March 2019, Arg and Gem briefly split after Arg was found to have sent Gemma some VILE texts. Reports suggested that Gemma ‘kicked Arg out of the house’ after he shared a video of her snoring, before things escalated and he reportedly told her she has ‘more rolls than Greggs’.

    There were also reports that when Gemma asked Arg to leave her home, the TOWIE star added, ‘You fat horrible lump. Nasty mean woman. Who the f— do you think you are? You’ve got more rolls than Greggs.’ [sic]

    Thankfully, they’re back on track as of March 2019!

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“There’s always someone out there with a bigger, worse situation than you. Just go with the flow of life.”

Gemma has been dating businessman Rami since last year after they reignited their 2012 romance. Despite getting engaged in 2013, they split the following year and Gemma spent the intervening time in a tumultuous on-off relationship with her TOWIE co star James Argent.


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Speaking to Closer last year – before she went public with Rami – Gemma said, “I am still positive that I will become a mum and I do hold on to this dream that I’ll be able to conceive naturally, and to be that mum with all the love that I’ve got to give.

“I’m never going to give up. So many amazing things have happened to me and I don’t think this is the end of the road.

“Everything is in working order. I’ve got a great fertility doctor on Harley Street. I’m at Harley Street every day of the week. He thinks everything is going to be fine; it will all fall into place.”