GEMMA Collins pulled out all the stops for a lavish Easter celebration rounding off a tough few months which saw both her parents battle Covid-19.
The Only Way Is Essex star, 40, understandably wanted to make the four-day Bank Holiday a long weekend to remember as coronavirus lockdown rules eased slightly in England – with an outdoor bash like no other.
Gem enlisted the help of her PR pal Steph Ledigo to help source a mouth-watering selection of grub, from a meaty Sunday roast with perfectly-crisp Yorkshire Puddings to cauliflower cheese.
She catered for al-fresco dining in her lush garden with meat and fruit platters from celebrity favourite, Grape and Fig, while a host of Cadbury Easter Eggs awaited her guests as treats.
Not forgetting the decor, the GC hailed herself a "horse mummy" as she showed off her two new ponies joining in the fun at the sprawling five-bedroom barn conversion in the countryside.
She installed a huge pastel-coloured balloon arch next to a white horse figure, taking centre stage in the garden.
Later, the GC shared snaps of her family finally reunited for the special day.
One snap saw her mum Joan, 65, posing in a floral print top with a bunny ear filter added onto the image while father Alan was content to sit in a garden chair and soak up the spring sunshine.
The pair recently fell ill with coronavirus and, following their Covid-19 diagnosis, Gemma pleaded with her fans to stay at home and keep adhering to the rules as her dad "fought for his life."
Earlier in the weekend, James Argent's on-off lover showed fans how she got ready to devour a Big Mac but ditched the bun as she stuck to her 'insane' weight loss diet.
She said: "I'm so lucky the plan I'm on allows you to have this.
"It's insane, only once a week though. "
She teased: "All will be revealed."
Gemma has been working out everyday up until the weekend and has already lost an incredible three stone.
She has rebranded herself as the "fitness queen", revealed she's traded in her high heels for workout gear and trainers as she undergoes a "massive health overhaul".
The self-confessed diva said that she's "obsessed" with natural ways of losing weight including healthy eating and exercise and regrets promoting SkinnyJabs.
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