Gemma Collins revealed she was avenged by a fashion brand who told her she was “too fat” by signing their £ 120,000 deal before ditching them.
The 40-year-old former TOWIE star said the anonymous apparel company caught her in a meeting where they told her to “lose weight” right after she joined the reality show.
Gemma told the Times: ‘[The clothing brand] sitting there telling me I was too fat, go, lose weight, go back to them. ‘
Revenge: Gemma Collins revealed she was avenged by a fashion brand who told her she was “too fat” by signing their £ 120,000 deal before abandoning them.
but Gemma she said she recently retaliated, claiming the brand contacted her last year and offered her a £ 120,000 deal, which she said she took before abandoning them.
He continued: “I thought, ‘I’ll take the money, fuck it in the end’, and that’s what I did. Now I work with Valentino.”
In the same interview, Gemma admitted that she used to compare herself to her TOWIE co-stars, saying she “wasn’t beautiful” like them.
Gemma also revealed that she saved her ex-boyfriend James Argent from death “three times” while battling a cocaine addiction.
Shame: The 40-year-old reality TV star said the unnamed clothing brand caught her in a meeting where they told her to “lose weight” right after she joined TOWIE (pictured on the show)
Sweet Revenge: Gemma said, ‘I thought,’ I’ll get the money, fuck it in the end, ‘and that’s what I did. Now I work with Valentino ‘
The reality star said she broke off her intermittent relationship with the TV personality, 34, last year after saving him from the overdose and “never got a thank you.”
The couple ended their relationship last year and since then Gemma has been reunited and re-engaged to her ex-partner Rami Hawash.
Speaking of James’ cocaine addiction, he told the Sunday Times: “I saved him from death three times, never got a thank you.”
Gemma said that on one occasion while filming Dancing on Ice, she got a call because no one was able to get in touch with James.
She said she knew “instinctively” to call an ambulance and went to visit him at Whipps Cross Hospital in London, where he was “in a state”, before discharging the next day.
Last year, James revealed that he has struggled with a cocaine addiction and used the drug heavily for the past seven years.
He began his recovery in 2020 after spending ten weeks at a training camp in Thailand, after calling his best friend and former TOWIE co-star Mark Wright for help when he hit bottom in Christmas 2019.
MailOnline has reached out to James reps for comment.
Her comments come after her confirmed her engagement after accepting a second marriage proposal from longtime boyfriend Rami Hawash.
The 40-year-old TV personality reunited with ex-boyfriend Hawash during the lockdown, seven years after they broke up their original engagement.
But he admits that they are now looking forward to their marriage after he proposes for the second time, but is reluctant to make final marriage plans with the businessman until his divorce from his first wife is finalized.
Confirming her engagement to The Times, she said, “Yes, but we can’t say anything yet because Ram was already married and his paperwork hasn’t arrived, so until it’s officially signed, we haven’t said anything.
Ex: Gemma also said she broke off her intermittent relationship with James Argent last year after saving him from an overdose and “never got a thank you” (pictured 2018)
“They haven’t been together for two years. I know her, she has a partner, she is as good as gold. There is a child involved, he is only three years old, obviously I love him to death.
“But until those papers are signed, I can’t get out.”
The reality star had previously worn a diamond ring on her engagement finger in December while starring in a new campaign for supermarket chain Sainsburys.
Her relationship with Hawash rekindled last Christmas as Britain gears up for a third national bloc, months after her six-year romance with James Argent ended.
The businessman, who runs an auto repair company in Romford, dated Gemma for two years before making the proposal in December 2013 by hiding an engagement ring in a Christmas pudding.
However, the engagement was short-lived, with the couple confirming their separation the following year.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline in December, Gemma reflected on trying to have a baby with Hawash and admitted that they often “report” to the couple’s mother-of-two Amy Childs, a close friend of the couple.
She explained: “I was with Amy Childs over the weekend and we had a friend’s wedding and she’s like a guru on how to get pregnant.
Together again: Her relationship with Rami rekindled last Christmas as Britain prepares for a third national bloc and has said she wants to start a family
“He told me there are certain days of the month when you have to do this. So I basically nominated her in charge of my pregnancy.
“He told Rami what days we have to do it and all. So we’ll report to Amy every time we do! ‘
The TV personality already serves as an unofficial “stepmother” for three-year-old Tristan, Hawesh’s son with his ex-wife.
She added: ‘I have the greatest gift of all my partner has given me. I have a beautiful three year old stepson and I have a great relationship with his mother and it was so beautiful that they allowed me to be a part of their lives.
“Tristan, it’s beautiful. I love him so much. It is the apple of my eye. With Tristan, our family is so obsessed with him. And my nephews Hayden and Kane are so good with him, he’s like the new baby on the scene.
They love him as much as I do and he loves them. It’s just part of our family. ‘
In February, she admitted she was ready to start a family after watching parents Alan and Joan struggle to recover from COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic.
She told The Sun: “I feel very settled in my 40s. I think this is Gemma’s year. I’ve been through a lot. I just feel like I’m ready for a baby.
“I’ve had an amazing career for the past 10 years. I have my own home now. I’m fine, so I’m ready for action!”
Close relationship: TV personality already serves as an unofficial “stepmother” for Tristan (pictured), Rami’s three-year-old son with his ex-wife
Gemma revealed that she had tarot readings with a woman named Emma who seemed to foreshadow her engagement by foreseeing big things in the near future.
“He says I will definitely have a baby this year and that I will definitely have a ring on my finger,” she revealed. “It better be big. I want a yellow diamond. A huge one. A gigantic one!
‘I keep saying,’ Are you kidding, I can’t see this happen! ‘ But let’s see if his predictions come true. I hope so, I really hope so. ‘
The TV personality has already suffered three miscarriages, with the third one to come in July 2020 after becoming pregnant with ex-boyfriend James Argent’s baby.
He revealed the loss shortly after Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle announced that she had lost what would be her second child to Prince Harry.
Gemma told The Sun: I haven’t talked about it before, but it was my third, each a devastating loss on my longed-for journey to motherhood.
“I’ve been trying to have a baby for nearly a decade now, only to see my hopes dashed over and over again by first one miscarriage, then another.”
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Maternity: In February she admitted she was ready to start a family after seeing parents Alan and Joan struggle to recover from Covid-19 at the height of the pandemic