Gemma Atkinson has opened up about the passion that very much still burns between the sheets with professional dancer star Gorka Márquez.
The 35-year-old former soap actress fell head over heels for Gorka when they first met on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2018.
Last summer, the pair welcomed their first child together and as they embrace parenthood, it seems that baby sick stained t-shirts haven’t prevented the pair from getting frisky.
The Hollyoaks star insisted that their sex life was still full of “passion”, with the pair often enjoying the odd roll in the hay – whether it be sexy undies or regurgitated milk to fire up their love, it still happens.
Sharing intimate details about her sex life with Gorka, she explained that they don’t just jump into bed at any given moment, it has to be special.
She explained: “Some people try to force the fact that they’ve got a night free so have to be intimate… but if that’s forced, it’s not worthwhile anyway.
“We’re at such a comfortable stage whereby I can do the whole sexy underwear thing and it’ll be great, but equally I can also come in with baby sick on a baggy T-shirt and greasy hair and it’ll still be fine.”
Gemma and Gorka managed to form a special bond, despite not actually being partnered together on the BBC favourite.
After becoming parents in July last year, with the arrival of baby daughter Mia, the young mum wanted to set the record straight about having a healthy sex, following child birth.
The former Channel 4 star spilled her secrets in a tell-all interview with The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous magazine.
Speaking to the publication, she said: “People have said to us that after having a baby the passion goes, but I don’t think the passion for him could ever go.
“It’s still there, just sometimes it’s not a priority because you’re tired and you’ve got a baby.
“If we’ve got a night free and Real Madrid are playing, Gorka goes into the spare room and speaks to his Spanish mates on FaceTime while the game’s on, and I love that because I can put some Epsom salts in a bath and relax.”
For the time being Gemma and baby Mia have been forced to live separately from Gorka as he competes in this year’s ultimate ballroom dancing competition for a chance at bagging the famous Glitterball winners’ trophy.
It seems the professional could be in with good odds this year after being paired with the current bookies’ favourite, Eastenders star Maisie Smith, 19.
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to surge throughout the UK, the Strictly stars and pro dancers are all isolating together at a hotel closely situated to the studio to prevent the spread of the virus effecting the show.