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Devastated Gemma Collins forced to miss parents’ 40th wedding anniversary amid coronavirus lockdown


A DEVASTATED Gemma Collins has been forced to wish her parents a happy 40th wedding anniversary from afar amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The TOWIE star posted a loving message to her social media as she had no choice but to spend the day away from them.

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Gemma Collins has been forced to miss her parents’ 40th wedding anniversary
They can’t be together due to the coronavirus lockdown

She wrote: “42 YEARS MARRIED today HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the best parents anyone could ever ask for

“you have given us the best life and showed us what love and marriage is about and that is RESPECT

“for richer for poorer in sickness and in health

“we love you so much and THANK YOU for teaching us everything you have in life and that’s to WORK HARD and APPRECIATE everything …. in recent events re the media please spend more time with your family’s (sic)”.

She posted a sweet message on her Instagram stories
Her parents have been together for 40 years
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She described how they’d shown her what marriage is all about

The 39-year-old‘s words were accompanied by two pictures – one of the happy couple kissing and another of them with their famous daughter.

She added in another post: “see you once all this blows over”.

Gemma recently revealed her 65-year-old mum Joan was in recovery after battling pneumonia in hospital.

Last week the reality show favourite shared a photo of her mum’s hand tied up to a drip in the hospital.

Gemma recently revealed mum Joan had been in hospital
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Gemma has become a coronavirus lockdown meme queen

Gemma wrote: “Thank you to all the nurses who helped my mum she’s had pneumonia and on the mend NHS thank you thank you so over stretched right now my mum has rheumatoid arthritis and is high risk to infection.”

The condition has Joan in and out of the hospital, and she also has to use a wheelchair to get around.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Gemma has become a lockdown icon as her well known diva meltdowns are being shared.

Fans around the country have made hilarious videos channelling the sassy star’s best moments from her Celebrity Big Brother meltdowns to her I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! nightmare.

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