Gemma Atkinson has revealed details of her first date with Cristiano Ronaldo. The former couple briefly dated back in 2007, when Cristiano was at Manchester United and Gemma had just left Hollyoaks – but their first romantic encounter was far from glamorous.
"We just went to my house and drank cups of tea and watched Only Fools and Horses. Genuinely," the star revealed to Manchester radio station Key 103. "I don't know if he's into it now, but it was on the telly.
Gemma Atkinson and Cristiano Ronaldo dated briefly in 2007
"Only Fools and Horses and cups of tea... he seemed to enjoy it, but I am going back about six or seven years."
After dating Cristiano, Gemma was engaged to former football striker Marcus Bent. She is now in a relationship with rugby player and personal trainer Olly Foster.
The 31-year-old – who plays Carly Hope on Emmerdale - has been working hard to hone her physique in recent years, and often shares photos from her workouts with fans.
Gemma, 31, describes herself as a 'health and fitness fanatic'
Speaking recently to the Mirror, Gemma said: "I am very happy now. I still get insecure like most girls. My legs will always be my problem area, that's where we hold weight in our family.
"I have kind of learned to love them in a way. They have been with me for 31 years carrying 11 stone around, so they are doing something right."
She added: "I remember telling someone and they couldn't believe I was that weight. But I am 5ft 9in tall, have big thighs and I'm broad – from 'good stock' as my grandad would say."