Love Island’s Jacques ONeill insists he’s ‘over’ ex Gemma Owen

Love Island’s Jacques ONeill insists he’s ‘over’ ex Gemma Owen

Love Island contestant Jacques O'Neill has insisted he is over ex Gemma Owens.

The rugby player entered the villa on Sunday 12 June in a shock twist.

And in Monday night’s episode, he claimed to fellow islander Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu that is he over Gemma, 19.

The pair dated for eight months before splitting a year and a half ago.

"Are you over Gemma?" Ekin-Su asked as the pair sat by the fire pit.

"Yeah, course I am," Jacques replied.

"You want her to be happy, yeah?" Ekin-su added, as Jacques proceed to say he still "cares" for the 19 year old daughter Michael Owen.

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"I said to her before, 'I still care about you.' We were together at the end of the day, and if I see her upset in here, I'll give her a hug and be like, 'I'm here for you'," he said.

Viewers were quick to comment on the exchange.

“If Jacques was over Gemma, he wouldn’t be in the villa,” one wrote.

Another agreed: “Jacques is not over Gemma btw.”

“Jacques… don’t lie…” wrote a third. “You know you’re gonna couple up with Gemma stop giving false hope.”

One viewer thought the feeling was mutual between the two stars, writing: “You can clearly see Gemma and Jacques still have feelings for each other.”

“Gemma and Jacques to get back together,” chimed in another. “Calling it. That’s what happens Luca.”

Luca Bish is currently coupled up with Gemma, after he picked her in a recoupling on Friday night’s episode.

“Luca is super duper over obsessed [with Gemma],” commented one fan. “Little does he know Gemma (deep down) is still feeling Jacques and something will kick off between them before the end of the series.”

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“Someone is leaving hurt!” they added.

During Monday night’s show, Jacques took Paige for a chat, and viewers spotted that it left Gemma reeling.

One fan wrote: “Gemma deffo IS bothered about Jacques talking to the other girls and the thought of him being with one of them… She keeps saying she’s cool but you can see she HATES IT!!”

Another agreed: “Gemma wants Jacques back so bad.”

For some fans, the fact that Jacques is Gemma’s ex has started to grate.

“Jacques can’t even be his own person without Gemma being mentioned,” one commented.

Another wrote: “NOOOOO ONE cares that Jacques is Gemma’s ex. NO ONE. Not the public, not the contestants, not her horses, no one.”

Jacques isn't the only ex of Gemma's to enter the villa this year, with another ex, footballer Cameron Green waiting in the wings.

Love Island continues every night but Saturdays at 9pm on ITV2.

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