Love Island star Gemma Owen may have a famous father, but she’s enjoying the limelight after making her debut on the dating series.
It’s been three days since the 19-year-old first appeared on the ITV2 dating program but she’s already got the nation talking about everything from her young age to her sizzling romance with Italian stud Davide Sanclimeti.
Gemma, a Team GB dressage champion, is yet to name her football legend’s father, Michael Owen, at the villa as her fellow islanders appear to be unaware of her famous lineage just yet, but she proudly flies the flag for celebrity spawn.
Her glamorous lifestyle only gets better thanks to her stint on Love Island, which usually opens doors for brand deals and recommendations, but Gemma isn’t the only celebrity’s child enjoying the soft life.
Here are some others who are making names for themselves outside the shadow of their famous parents…
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Tia Lineker is the daughter of club mogul Wayne Lineker, brother of soccer legend Gary Lineker.
She is the youngest of Wayne’s four children, with the Celebs Go Dating star also being a father to sons Duane, Sean and Freddie.
The 22-year-old has worked hard to build her brand as a model and social media influencer over the past few years. She has 521,000 Instagram followers and has modeled for the likes of PrettyLittleThing, I Saw It First, Miss Pap and Motel Rocks.
The fashionista also owns two fashion companies – sportswear brand Sport Luxe and hat company Palm Halt.
Coincidentally, Tia herself was advised to star on Love Island in 2021, but it was revealed she was in a relationship with boyfriend Harry. The couple is still going strong and gave birth to their first child together, a baby boy named Alba Agombar, last November.
Missy Keating is the daughter of Ronan Keating and his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly, who also share 22-year-old son Jack and 15-year-old daughter Ali.
The 21-year-old is a model at the 1St Option modeling agency in Dublin, Ireland and has acted in shoots for brands such as PrettyLittleThing.
Missy arrives for her dad’s spotlight when she appeared on The Voice UK in 2019 and also on Dancing With the Stars earlier this year. The model has some acting credits including Dark Touch, indie flick The Sea and short film The Library.
Her Instagram feed will attract major travel buffs, as Missy has shared photos of Coachella and Paris, as well as beach and ski resorts, to name a few glamorous travel destinations.
Alicia Scholes is the daughter of soccer icon Paul Scholes, who played for Manchester United and England.
With over 119,000 followers on Instagram, Alicia is following her father’s love of sports while pursuing a netball career.
The 21-year-old started her career at netball club Manchester Thunder and played in her first international tournament in 2018. She has toured Australia twice as part of the U17 and U19 teams and currently plays for the England netball team.
Alicia’s Instagram feed is mostly about fitness with regular posts from her workouts at the gym, but she also finds time to hang out with her friends on glamorous evenings.
She is very close to her father Paul and the two went viral last year when he was seen chewing her toenails in an Instagram video.
Hollie Shearer is the daughter of former Newcastle United and England footballer Alan Shearer.
The 26-year-old is the second child of Alan and his wife Lainya, who also share daughter Chloe, 31, and son Will, 21.
At first glance on her social media, it might seem like Hollie is just a social media influencer, but she’s actually an aspiring musician with a passion for country music.
She currently has 15,000 Spotify listeners – and 52,000 Instagram followers – and has released songs like Love You Better, Unlucky in Love, the latest release Thank You and Sauvignon Blanc.
Hollie can also play the piano and has shared videos showing off her talents.
The musician is madly in love and is currently dating rugby star Joe Marchant, with Hollie often sharing love photos of them on beach holidays.
Jade Lebeouf is the daughter of former Chelsea footballer Frank Leboeuf, who was instrumental in helping his native France win the 1998 World Cup.
The 31-year-old is from Frank’s first marriage to his wife Beatrice and she has a brother, Hugo.
Jade, an aspiring actress, starred in the 2016 film Everlasting and also appeared in the French cooking show Tous en cuisine with Cyril Lignac in 2020.
Jade has a happy love life with partner Stéphane Rodrigues, whom she married in 2018. They welcomed a son named Elon James in 2020.
Proving relatable to her 151,000 Instagram followers, the actress admitted to having breast augmentation surgery after giving birth last year.
Her husband Steph is famous for appearing in the eighth season of French reality TV series Secret Story but is now a model.
Iris Law is the daughter of British actor Jude Law.
The 21-year-old has already risen in the fashion world after signing with IMG Models and has starred in campaigns for Vogue, Burberry and Miu Miu.
However, her star will shine even brighter thanks to her role in Danny Boyle’s upcoming controversial series Pistol, based on the British punk band Sex Pistols.
Iris is believed to be single after splitting from fellow model Jyrrel Roberts in April.
Actress Thandiwe Newton and ex-husband Ol Parker have a star in the making in their daughter Nico Parker who promises to steal the spotlight.
The 17-year-old made her film debut as Milly Farrier in Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo in 2019, directed by Tim Burton. She has since appeared in the miniseries The Third Day and is currently filming The Last of Us, an action drama starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
In 2019, she graced the cover of Teen Vogue with actress and producer Marsai Martin and also appeared solo on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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