It’s all been coming out over the past week about Gemma Oaten’s recent split and a new man on the scene.
And despite ending things with her ex-boyfriend Scott Walker, as well as rumours floating that her new beau cheated on his fiancee with Gemma, the Emmerdale star put on s cheery display as she attended the Asian Awards in London on Friday night.
The blonde, 33, looked svelte in a lace gown, in violet, that clung to her frame in all the right places and fell gracefully to the ground in a slight mermaid design.
Taking a stand: Gemma Oaten put on a defiant display as she attended a London event solo in a lacy violet dress… after splitting from boyfriend and rumours of a ‘cheating’ new beau
The neckline of the dress featured a semi-sheer lattice to it, teasing her honeyed shoulders.
She wore her golden locks in bouncy waves around her smiling features.
Gemma grinned, displaying a glowing complexion as she posed for snaps.
She was seen leaving the event – which honours excellence and talents from business to the arts, technology to politics, sports to public service – and hugged what appeared to be a by-standing fan, with gusto.
Making a statement: The blonde, 33, looked svelte in a lace gown, in violet, that clung to her frame in all the right places and fell gracefully to the ground in a slight mermaid design
Intricate: The neckline of the dress featured a semi-sheer lattice to it, teasing her honeyed shoulders
It’s all in the detail: She wore her golden locks in bouncy waves around her smiling features
Gemma looked delighted as she left the event, clearly having had a fun night.
It was revealed this week that Gemma is now dating her pantomime co-star Stuart Earp.
But it has now been claimed the Emmerdale star’s new man was cheating on his fiancee and partner of three years with the actress.
Kerryann Clive, 23, has told The Sun Online that she only dumped Stuart on Sunday, after pictures emerged of Gemma with her boyfriend.
Had a good night? Gemma grinned, displaying a glowing complexion as she posed for snaps
Hugging it out: She was seen leaving the event and hugged what appeared to be a by-standing fan, with gusto
Claims: It was revealed this week that Gemma has split with her beau of one year Scott and has been dating her pantomime co-star Stuart Earp (pictured)
Calling her ex ‘a liar’ Kerryann says she messaged Gemma when she suspected the actress and Stuart were getting close when they starred in panto together.
A week ago, when she insists they were still together, hairdresser Kerryann said her worst fears were realised when photos emerged of Gemma and Stuart on a night out together.
‘At that point we were still together. I ended it with him on Sunday because of how he has been and stuff. I had a feeling because he wasn’t texting me that much and was always saying he was busy and so, I just thought it was best if we finished because his head was obviously somewhere else,’ she said.
‘It’s over’: The Emmerdale actress dumped boyfriend of one year Scott, with her new beau’s ex fiancee claiming she only dumped Stuart at the weekend
The hairdresser added that she thinks her ex is ‘using’ Gemma to further his acting career, claiming that he told her he was still in love with her when she dumped him.
Kerryann said she messaged Gemma on Facebook after Stuart denied he was seeing the actress despite being photographed together.
‘He just said they were mates and she took him to the event which I thought was a bit strange.’
According to Kerryann, Gemma blocked her on Facebook: ‘I tried messaging her on Facebook. I just asked her straight if she was having a thing with Stuart behind my back. I didn’t get any reply from her.
New romance: KerryAnn claims her ex is ‘using’ Gemma to further his acting career, claiming that he told her he was still in love with her when she dumped him
‘She had commented on one of his pictures saying ‘Stuart, you are my favourite’, so I commented on it with a laughing face and tagged her saying ‘I bet you are’, that just says it all. All I wanted her to do was to tell me the truth.’
A source close to Gemma told MailOnline: ‘Gemma was aware of Stuart’s engagement up until December and he told her that he was single; if he not been single, Gemma would have categorically steered very clear.
‘Understandably, Gemma is incredibly hurt and hugely upset by the situation. She’s got such a big heart and treats everyone with nothing but respect and warmth. She doesn’t deserve to be at the receiving end of this.’
A friend close to Stuart insisted they split up in December and ‘have stayed in contact since as friends’.
The Mirror claims that the former Emmerdale actress dumped boyfriend of one year Scott and then met Stuart from panto, with the two ‘getting on like a house on fire’ and going on a couple of dates.
A source told the publication: ‘It’s very early days but she is very happy. They have been on a couple of dates.
‘All her friends are delighted that she is no longer with Scott. They never took to him. Stuart is very charming and they are getting on like a house on fire.’
‘Loved-up’: A source has told the Mirror of Gemma’s new romance: ‘It’s very early days but she is very happy. They have been on a couple of dates’
The reports come after Gemma previously spoke about being in love with film producer Scott and the two even moving in together after just three months of dating.
She told OK! Magazine in June last year: ‘It’s weird as I’ve never lived with anybody before, except at drama school. I thought it was going to be a massive thing because I’m used to coming and going as I please. But now it feels like the most natural thing in the world.’
‘Scott makes me realise I’ve actually never been in love before,’ she added. ‘He’s made me realise what unconditional love is, and I don’t think I’d ever understood what that it.’
Over?: The reports come after Gemma previously spoke about being in love with film producer Scott and the two even moving in together after just three months of dating
The couple’s reportedly former relationship comes after Gemma embarked on a short lived romance with Nick Knowles, who she met at the TV Choice Awards in September 2016.
Nick immediately whisked her off for a romantic dinner after the glitzy award ceremony and they began dating, eight months after Nick’s separation from wife Jessica Knowles.
But when pictures emerged of the pair enjoying a romantic getaway in Edinburgh, the 54-year-old star abruptly broke up with Gemma.
Nick returned to Jessica, 28, and supported her as she battled cervical cancer.
By January 2017, they decided to separate but remained on good terms for the sake of their son, Eddie.
Ex: Gemma previously embarked on a short lived romance with Nick Knowles, who she met at the TV Choice Awards in September 2016, (pictured in 2013 with former wife Jessica)