What a whirlwind 18 months it has been for Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez! The couple, who met when Gemma competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, have not only moved in together but are also preparing to welcome their first child this summer.
The Strictly stars regularly share glimpses into their life together in Manchester, and while Gorka often spends time on tour, he returns home as much as possible to spend time with Gemma and her pet dogs Norman and Ollie. Take a look through the gallery to see where they love together…
Gemma and Gorka recently got a new sofa for their living room – a large grey corner sofa from Arighi Bianci along with a matching footstool that will provide plenty of space when they have visitors over to meet their new baby! Velvet cushions and a fluffy rug add pops of colour to the room, which has cream walls and wooden flooring.
Another addition to the living room is this red textured armchair, a comfy spot for Gemma's dog Norman to lay out.
The kitchen is modern and minimalistic, with cream cabinets with stone worktops, a breakfast bar and tiled flooring. A wall-mounted television means they can catch up on their favourite TV shows while cooking and dining together.
Gemma has placed a black-and-white photo of herself and Gorka, as well as a snap of her dogs on a mirror, so she can reflect on happy memories while she gets ready.
The couple often share photos as they relax at home on social media, and just like any loved-up pair they enjoy cuddling up on the sofa watching movies, cooking together, and spending time with her pet dogs Norman and Ollie.
Gemma gave fans a glimpse at the entrance to her home when she headed to an event in 2018. The former Hollyoaks actress has painted her front door a shade of chestnut brown and added a Buddha statue and basket of flowers on either side of the path.
The actress dotes on her pet dogs Ollie and Norman, and they often star in her social media posts from her home. This snap gives a glimpse inside her hallway, which has stone tiled flooring and cream walls.
Gemma and Gorka have shared several photos as they relax on the sofa together – a grey three-seater that has been topped with lime green cushions. The actress has hung a piece of artwork on the walls in an ornate silver frame, and has a green accent wall that contrasts against the otherwise neutral décor.
The living room has wooden flooring and neutral walls with lime green accents. Gemma has added a decorative Buddha ornament on the fireplace, and has a TV unit placed in the corner of the room.
Other decorative touches Gemma has added to the living room include a silver pug ornament and a clock on the wall. Blinds hang at the windows, while a green textured rug sits at the middle of the wooden floor.
Gemma has created the perfect home for her pet dogs with a caged bed covered with fleecy blankets. The dogs' toys sit in a gingham bag embroidered 'Norman and Ollie's toys' alongside the bed.
The kitchen has an open plan layout with a dining room and separate seating area. The cabinets are cream and a monochrome wall art quote hangs alongside them.
Gemma has a wooden dining table with leather seats. The room has wooden flooring and a rug on the floor, with a separate sofa and second TV, and patio doors that lead out into the back garden.
The bedroom has a plush upholstered bed with a velvet headboard and bedside tables on either side. Gemma has chosen a pale grey jacquard pattern duvet, but doesn't stop her beloved pet dogs from sharing the bed with herself and Gorka.
Gemma's garden has a patio area with an outdoor dining table, and steps that lead down onto the lawn. The fitness-mad couple have even been known to do joint workouts out here from time to time.