Actress and presenter Gemma Atkinson has been known for her super fit physique since her Hollyoaks days.
However, boyfriend Gorka Marquez insists he doesn’t care if his girlfriend puts on weight, admitting he loves curvy women.
The former soap star, 34, and Spanish dancer, 28, gave fans at insight to their home life as they invited the Lorraine cameras to film them for a segment on Thursday morning.
Gemma revealed: "My nickname at school was thunder thighs. We’ve all got big legs in our family."
Despite the blonde’s disparaging comments about her legs, Gorka admits it was Gemma’s figure which attracted his attention in the first place when they met on set of Strictly Come Dancing .
He said: "Maybe because I’m Spanish I just want a curvy woman."
Gemma and Gorka recently moved in together in December after dating for 11 months.
Although they were enjoying a flirtation during the Strictly Come Dancing series in 2017, it wasn’t until the live tour in January 2018 that they finally started dating.
At the time, Gorka was paired with Alexandra Burke, while Gemma was dancing with Aljaž Škorjanec.
The couple finally confirmed their romance in an Instagram post on Valentine’s Day with a romantic photo of the pair on holiday together.
In an interview last year, Gemma recalled the start of their romance: "During the show we only saw each other at weekends. Everyone was saying, ‘Oh they’re together’ but we genuinely weren’t.
"We just went for coffee and stuff on Sundays, not every Sunday, you can’t get to know someone just by seeing them at weekends.
"It was only when the tour started that we saw each other all the time and we thought, ‘Oh ok, this could work.’ And it did, and it does so far!"
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