Dressage rider Gemma Owen and rugby league star Jacques O’Neill dated for eight months when she was 17. Gemma and Jacques spent a lot of time together during the lockdown and regarded him as a proper boyfriend. So, it came as a shock when The Sunrevealed that the hunk starred in a lurid sex tape before making an entrance into the villa.
Graphic sex tape
Reportedly, the incident happened when Jacques bedded a girl during a wild house party in his hometown. The video of the explicit act ended up being posted online and was viewed by dozens of people. A source said:
It’s certainly not the sort of act you’d ever see happening in the villa. As soon as he appeared on the show it was the talk of the town again.
Jacques will be embarrassed to have been involved in it. It was clearly something that happened in the heat of the moment. It’s definitely something he wouldn’t find himself involved in again.
Even his family members shared their views on the tape and added:
We have no reason to believe such a video exists and are furious at the suggestion being made when Jacques has no way of defending himself.
Love Island journey
The rugby player was pretty excited about his Love Island journey. His injury had given him the time to appear on the show. Evening Standardreported Jacques falls pretty quickly in love and would know in a week if a girl would be his girlfriend. In an interview released by the show, Jacques said:
I’ll bring laughs. I’m very straight up. I don’t beat around the bush. Just good vibes
I’m a cheeky chappy, does what he wants, gets what he wants, normally. I want to be on Love Island to find a Mrs.