When Did Love Island’s Gemma Owen Date Jacques O’Neill & Why Did They Split?
27 June 2022, 16:08
Love Island’s Gemma Owen and Jacques O’Neill previously dated before entering the villa but split a while ago - here’s when they dated and the reason behind their break-up.
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The 23-year-old rugby player, who is now coupled up with Paige Thorne, even opened up about his relationship with Gemma whilst on a date with Afia Tonkmor, who has since been dumped from the villa.
So, when did Gemma date Jacques? How long were they together and why did they split?
Here’s what we know about their break-up…
When did Love Island’s Gemma Owen and Jacques O’Neill break up and how long were they together?
Gemma revealed to Afia in the villa that she and Jacques broke up a year and a half ago, adding that they were together for 8 months.
This means that Gemma and Jacques began dating roughly around summertime 2020, before splitting at the beginning of 2021.
Why did Love Island’s Gemma Owen and Jacques O’Neill split?
Speaking ahead of joining the new Majorcan villa, Jacques revealed that the reason behind his split from Gemma was due to him concentrating too much on Rugby.
The Castleford Tigers player said: “I split up with my ex and then I was seeing someone else. I was concentrating so much on my rugby and then I had that injury.
"I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time."
Afia asked Jacques during their date if his relationship with Gemma had ended on good terms, asking: “Did it end amicably?” to which he replied, “ I wouldn’t say so, maybe not, I am not sure but we will have to find out won’t we?”
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.