Meet Michael Owen's Daughter Gemma Owen On Love Island 2022

Gemma Owen

Gemma Rose Owen is the eldest daughter of former professional football player Michael Owen and is a popular British international dressage rider, fashion model, social media influencer, and entrepreneur.

Love Island 2022 has arrived, and with it comes a fresh new cast of hot singletons on the lookout for true love. During the show's eighth season, fans can look forward to a new Love Island mansion and more sustainable fashion sponsors.

After weeks of rumors and speculations, Gemma Owen was revealed as one of the candidates for this year's version of Love Island on Monday, May 30, 2022. Gemma Owen is a "fun, flirtatious, and fiery" business owner among this year's cast. Here's all you need to know about her from Love Island.

Gemma Owen Wiki, Age

On May 1, 2003, Gemma Owen was born in Chester, England. Owen's age is 19 years as of 2022. Owen's nationality is British, and she belongs to mixed ethnicity. Her father, Michael Owen, is a retired professional football player, sports pundit and commentator and her mother, Louise Bonsall, is a homemaker. Owen's parents married in 2005.


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Owen is the youngest of three siblings, one brother and two sisters. Her brother is James Michael Owen, and her sisters are May Owen and Jessica Owen. She enrolled at a reputed university for her higher studies.

Who Is Gemma Owen's Father, Michael Owen?

Michael James Owen is a former English football player. He played for Real Madrid, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City, and the England national team during his professional football career. Michael has been a racehorse breeder and owner since retiring from football in 2013. He is also a regular sports pundit and commentator.

Gemma Owen In Love Island

Gemma, who is only 19 years old, is more than ready to find her identity. Even though Owen is the youngest contender in the upcoming season, she isn't going to let that stop her. The dressage rider appears poised to deliver some entertaining moments when she enters the iconic villa for a long, hot summer. According to Owen, some of the challenges on the reality program are "quite out there," which could be a problem for her.

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Gemma In Love Island (Source: IG)

In truth, the show has produced several successful young contestants. Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, one of the show's most memorable couples, were 20 years old when they first debuted on Love Island, just one year older than Gemma.

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What Qualities Does Gemma Owen Seek In A Partner?

Owen has remained quiet about her boyfriend's information in public for the time being. In her interview before entering the villa, Owen gave a shout-out to her father, Michael, as she revealed how she'd approach the dating scene. Due to the success of her parents' relationship, Owen may be searching for love as a teenager. 


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Owen stated:

"I will always go for what I want," "But at the same time, I’m not going to mess up something for someone who is in a proper relationship or get in the way of a couple if they have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t do anything to another girl that I wouldn’t be happy with them doing to me."

During her interview, she also told the outlet:

"I'm not sure I would be able to kiss 10 boys in a row but I do think it's a great show,"  "Boys aren't on the cards right now."

Michael Owen Not Supporting Gemma Owen Joining 'Love Island'

Michael, Gemma's famous father, was 'not happy about his daughter joining Love Island, but he believed her not to 'embarrass' him. 

Owen stated:

'I still wouldn't say that my dad is buzzing about me doing Love Island. 'He's very supportive in whatever I decide to do. He didn't have a massive tantrum or anything like that. He was pretty chilled, he trusts me not to do anything to embarrass him. He took it quite well.'

'He didn't say I couldn't do this or give me any dos or don'ts. He said I'm not going to tell you what to do, I trust you, you have never given us a reason not to trust you, go for it but I will always have my family's thoughts and opinions in the forefront of my mind because we are all super close and they are the most important people to me.'

Gemma Owen Job

The 19-year-old islander, who lives in Chester, is an international dressage rider and the founder of her own clothing business, OG BEACHWEAR. According to sources, she launched her swimwear line, OG BEACHWEAR, in February 2022.

Owen is a world-class dressage rider who competes on a professional level. Owen is a multi-award-winning dressage rider who has represented Great Britain in several competitions. Since Owen was 11, Gemma has competed in professional dressage events for her nation. Owen has also competed for the United Kingdom in European Championships. Aside from that, Gemma works as a model. She's also walked the runway for her swimwear line.

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Net Worth

Owen's net worth Is reported to be approximately $1 million. Followers may expect to see Gemma horseback riding, dining with friends, and vacationing in Dubai and elsewhere. Owen also promotes several products on social media. Owen has had a significant fortune thanks to her collaborations with several fashion brands and swimsuit lines. Not only that, but she also makes money from her equestrian activities.

Social Media

Gemma Owen's social media includes her Instagram page with more than followers. Owen also created a separate Instagram account for her dressage images and videos.