PUBLISHED: 09:24, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:25, Fri, Sep 4, 2020
Gemma Atkinson, 35, first met Gorka Marquez, 30, on the set of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. The former Emmerdale star has today taken to Instagram to share a lengthy message about the Spanish-born dancer, as he marked his 30th birthday without her.
Gemma shared a series of photos of the couple together as she admitted they would not be spending his big day together.
In view of her 1.5 million followers, the former Hollyoaks star penned a heartfelt birthday message.
She penned: "Happiest of Birthdays to you Gorks! Sending you all the love and happiness you deserve.
"Sorry we can’t be together today or fly in your family and friends and celebrate with a mammoth 30th party as we planned."
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Gemma Atkinson apologises to Gorka 'Sorry we can’t be together' (Image: WENN)
Gemma Atkinson offered birthday wishes to boyfriend Gorka Marquez (Image: GETTY)
Gemma continued: "Once all of this is over, it’s the first thing we’re doing.
"Enjoy your special day my love. I’ve told Giovanni to give you 30 kisses and Aljaz to buy you 30 shots. We love you so much! Feliz cumpleaños @gorka_marquez."
In the first snap, Gemma could be seen beaming at the camera with Gorka's arms wrapped around her.
Another picture showed the Strictly star with the couple's one-year-old daughter Mia.
Gemma Atkinson and Strictly's Gorka Marquez welcomed their daughter Mia in 2019 (Image: GETTY)
Gemma later took to her Instagram stories and offered some more well-wishes to her boyfriend.