Gorka Marquez has been a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing since 2016. Gorka, 30, and his financée, Gemma Atkinson, 36 now have two children together.
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The pair first met through Strictly Come Dancing, but it wasn’t due to the ‘Strictly curse’ because the two weren’t paired together for the 15th season of the show. However, rumours of their relationship began in 2017, when Gemma was on the BBC dance show.
Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson met on Strictly
As mentioned above, Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson met in 2017, on the 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The two weren’t paired together, Gemma was paired with Aljaž Škorjanec while Gorka was paired with Alexandra Burke.
According to OK! The two hit it off during a group rehearsal. The rumours of their relationship began when Gorka and Gemma shared photos of each other on their Instagram pages.
They then confirmed their romance in February 2018 after denying the relationship for a few months.
Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson are engaged
In 2019, Gorka and Gemma confirmed they were expecting their first child together through their Instagram.
Myself and Gem are beyond thrilled to be welcoming our new family member later this year! Baby Marquez! Norm and ollie can’t wait to start their big brother duties
Gemma then gave birth to a baby girl on July, 4, 2019 and they named her Mia. Now Mia has become a big sister as the couple announced recently as they have welcomed a baby boy named Thiago.
In 2021, Gemma revealed that Gorka had proposed to her with an Instagram post on Valentine’s Day with the caption:
Valentine’s forever…Of course I said yes
Gorka and Gemma haven’t announced when they plan on getting married, but Gorka will soon be touring with Strictly.
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