Strictly’s Gorka Márquez and Gemma Atkinson Address ‘On The Rocks’ Claims

Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Márquez and actor Gemma Atkinson have shut down reports that their relationship is “on the edge”.

The couple met when the former Emmerdale star competed in the 15th series of Strictly in 2017, and have since welcomed two children, four-year-old Mia and six-month-old Thiago.

Earlier this week, The Mirror published a story citing an undisclosed “source” who claimed the couple were going through a “difficult time” due to Gorka’s current work commitments.

Many other outlets then ran this quote while referring to the couple being considered “on the rocks,” which Gorka laughed about in a post on her Instagram story.

In a video posted on Tuesday afternoon, he said he was “chilling at home” with his sons Thiago and Gemma, who were eating bagels across the room.

“Gemma, how are you enjoying your bagel? On the Rocks?” he joked. “I’m on the sofa, and Gemma is on the rocks!”

The soap star later shared the same clip, commenting: “On the rocks? Or hard times? Which one was that?”

Gemma dismissed reports about her relationship on InstagramGemma dismissed reports about her relationship on Instagram

Earlier this week, Gemma told her Instagram followers: “We did see their story. There’s some floating around, right? That was news to us.

“That’s how it is, isn’t it? Happens all the time. That is not true.”

Gemma added: “I think it’s because he works a lot. He left on Friday afternoon and returned on Sunday morning.

“He barely developed abroad, right? Crikey, less than 48 hours. If anything, it gives me a little peace on the weekend. No offense, Gorks. Yes, he’s overseas, but you know what I mean.

Gorka is currently a judge on the Spanish version of Strictly, Bailando Con Las Estrellas, which is filmed at the weekend.

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