Michael Owen says daughter Gemma ‘turns into a HORROR’ and warns Love Island stars to ‘stay out of her way’ | The Sun

FOOTBALL legend Michael Owen warned his daughter Gemma is a "horror" when competitive and her Love Islanders should watch out.

Gemma, 19, seems to have taken after her the Three Lions star dad and gets her "game face on" when she wants to win.

Michael said people – Love Islanders included – need 'stay out of her way' when she has her eyes on the prize.

"Match day or if it’s a big competition, going into that ring, she turns into a horror. It’s like that’s it – you get your game face on and you can’t control it," he said.

"I didn’t want anyone talking to me on match day. In fact, or the day before. Just stay out of my way and let me do my business."

Michael added: "She’s the same, she’s horrible. Stay out of her way when a big competition’s coming round.

"That’s how much it means to you. Start focusing on the job in hand."

Gemma is herself a professional sportswoman competing as a Team GB dressage rider.

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She has also previously opened up on wanting to be a billionaire and businesswoman like Kylie Jenner after she launched her own swimming-stuff company called OG Beachwear.

Michael's competitiveness was not limited to the football pitch and revealed he was driven into counselling to save his marriage over jealousy surrounding his daughter.

He admitted that his mental state on retiring from the game was so precarious, he became enraged over everything — including his wife Louise’s close relationship with their eldest.

Writing in his 2020 autobiography Reboot, the dad-of-four said: “To my surprise, I found myself standing at a figurative cliff edge in 2014.

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“A lifetime of that certain type of mentality, of behaviour, had led me to a point where I had to seek professional help . . .

“For years, because of my own inner demons, I was intentionally really hard on Louise about subjects that I knew would push her buttons most — not least her close relationship with our daughter Gemma.”

Michael continued: “Let me be very clear and say that none of this was in any way a reflection on how I felt about either Gemma or Louise. I love them both with all of me.

“I’d take everything out on Louise, though. I’d accuse her of spending all her time with her eldest and ignoring the other kids.

“It wasn’t even true.”

Finally, with help from a doctor from Michael’s Manchester United days, he and Louise went to a counsellor together and then he continued alone.

He added: “I stared into an abyss called divorce, panicking . . . 

“The whole process was a revelation.”

Back at the villa Gemma was split from Luca after bombshell Danica stole him in the latest recoupling.

Cheeky Luca was devastated by the change, particularly as it prompted Gemma to reunite with ex Davide.




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