LUCA Bish has broken his silence after Gemma Owen revealed their shocking split.
Gemma Owen announced he split from Luca Bish, three months after appearing on Love Island and now Luca has spoken out about the breakup.
Luca has broken his silence on the break-up
Luca said the pair will remain friends after the split
Shortly after Gemma made the announcement of the split on her social media, Luca has broken his silence and also made a statement for the fans.
Luca said: “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 breakup.”
He continued: “I would have liked some time to process this privately but as you all already now know sadly Gemma and I made the mutual decision earlier today to go our separate ways.”
Gemma, 19, said it was a ‘difficult decision’ to end her romance with the former fishmonger, 23, who she was last pictured with at the start of the month.
Gemma and Luca were runners up on Love Island over the summer, losing out to Davide and Ekin-Su.
Gemma, who is the daughter of footballer Michael, announced the news on Instagram this evening. Luca did not share the statement.
She wrote: “I wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship. 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 beginning and I want to thank you for your continued support as a new chapter starts.”
The reality TV star told fans that the pair have made “amazing memories” which he will “treasure”, and he thanked everyone for their support since coming out of the Love Island villa.
The Love Island star concluded: “
“We will remain good friends and I wish nothing but the best for her.”
The shock statement comes just two days after Luca told journalists all was well within his relationship as he appeared on the TV Choice Awards red carpet – with Gemma noticeably absent.
Luca said he would’ve liked the time to process the split