We love these two!

Gorka Marquez has paid a heartfelt tribute to girlfriend Gemma Atkinson after she revealed she suffered a major haemorrhage following the birth of their daughter Mia.

Gorka Marquez

The Strictly pro dancer shared a sweet image of Gemma cradling little Mia in her lap as she sat on a hospital bed.

Captioning the image, he said: ‘PROUD of YOU♥️ My hero, my life… @glouiseatkinson

‘After everything you went through to bring our little princess into this world and seeing you in one of the most heartbreaking situations of my life, to how you are now, taking care of Mia and giving her all the love and attention while I’m away from you both.

‘I thought it wasn’t possible to love someone even more… WELL IT IS!! And times two!!♥️♥️’

Touched by his emotional message, Gemma replied: ‘You in your scrubs before surgery is an image I’ll never forget 😂 I love you Gorks ❤️’


Gemma revealed the details of Mia’s traumatic birth on Saturday, revealing she needed to have an emergency C-section when the tot was born on July 4.

Alongside the same photo shared by Gorka, Gemma revealed that because Mia was so tiny, just 4lb 10, the midwife had concerns that she ‘wouldn’t be strong to open my cervix’.

Gemma added: ‘The decision was made to induce me to help her along but she disliked that even more. With every contraction her heart rate dropped. On the 3rd one midwife Katie who was taking care of me at the time pressed the panic alarm & within 15 mins I was rushed out, prepped & delivered Mia via an emergency C-section.’

View this post on Instagram

𝚃𝙷𝙴 𝙻𝙰𝚂𝚃 𝙿𝙸𝙲 𝙱𝙴𝙵𝙾𝚁𝙴 𝚆𝙴 𝙱𝙴𝙲𝙰𝙼𝙴 𝟹🥰 Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gem couldn’t be happier 💗💗💗 She's incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times. @glouiseatkinson my absolute HERO! After seeing you go through all you did to bring our little girl to life has made me love and respect you even more. What a trooper you are. I couldn't be more proud of you!! ♥️ Thank you SO much to the nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of gem and our baby. 🙏 Back home now for family time 🥰🤱🏼🐶🐶 #blessed

A post shared by 𝗚𝗢𝗥𝗞𝗔 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗭 (@gorka_marquez) on

MORE: Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez share first pictures of adorable baby girl and reveal her name

But just a few hours later, Gemma ‘felt extremely unwell’ and started to haemorrhage.

She explained: ‘I lost a lot of blood. I don’t remember much other than having around 9 doctors in the room, some injecting me, hooking me to drips, physically pulling clots out of me & one comforting Gorks who was beside himself in the corner.’

She concluded: ‘The odds were against her from the start, but she’s been a little fighter from day 1. feeds perfectly & is gaining weight like I do on an all inclusive holiday! We’re SO proud of her, she’s our little soldier & I’m so Grateful.’