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Gemma Collins celebrates parents’ 44th wedding anniversary after father’s Covid recovery

Gemma Collins shared an emotional post as her parents celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary after battling Covid recently.

The TOWIE star, 40, previously revealed her parents had both tested positive for Covid, however her dad, Alan, was left fighting for his life in hospital.

Gemma admitted she was crying as she wrote the post, where she declared she ‘didn’t know if her dad was going to make it’.

Tearful: Gemma Collins shared an emotional post as her parents celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary after battling Covid recently

Sharing her relief that her dad has overcome his battle, Gemma wrote: ‘Tears are streaming down my face as I post this but happy tears.

‘Three months ago we didn’t know if you was going to make it beside ourselves daily scared heartbroken and the truth is we didn’t see much hope!

‘We had everyone there was sending healing love and prayers it was a miracle you pulled through however TODAY 44 years MARRIED to MUM, it’s such an emotional day!! 

Tough times: The TOWIE star, 39, previously revealed her parents had both tested positive for Covid, however her dad, Alan, was left fighting for his life in hospital

Tough times: The TOWIE star, 39, previously revealed her parents had both tested positive for Covid, however her dad, Alan, was left fighting for his life in hospital

‘Mum said she didn’t buy shoes for two years when you said you was setting up your business and then when you was rocking and rolling she definitely made up for it !! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the most wonderful parents I could ever ask for !!!

‘I will treat you to a holiday as soon as we can I love you so much enjoy your special day @joancollins1.’

Gemma also shared an update on Alan’s health after sharing a video of her father wearing an oxygen mask and struggling to speak.

Heartbreaking: Gemma admitted she was crying as she wrote the post, where she declared she 'didn't know if her dad was going to make it'

Heartbreaking: Gemma admitted she was crying as she wrote the post, where she declared she ‘didn’t know if her dad was going to make it’

Old video: Gemma also shared an update on Alan's health after sharing a video of her father wearing an oxygen mask and struggling to speak

Old video: Gemma also shared an update on Alan's health after sharing a video of her father wearing an oxygen mask and struggling to speak

Old video: Gemma also shared an update on Alan’s health after sharing a video of her father wearing an oxygen mask and struggling to speak

The reality star said that while he has left hospital he is showing signs of having developed long Covid. 

She revealed: ‘He has long Covid so every day is a step in the right direction his mental strength is unreal and he’s determined to get back to his best!!

‘I did have to tell him off this week when I found out he sneaked into work!!’ 

Update: The reality star said that while he has left hospital he is showing signs of having developed long Covid

Update: The reality star said that while he has left hospital he is showing signs of having developed long Covid

Today: Gemma also shared a picture of her dad taken at home on Friday, and wrote: 'This is dad today he's at home with mum bless him thank you for all your lovely messages'

Today: Gemma also shared a picture of her dad taken at home on Friday, and wrote: ‘This is dad today he’s at home with mum bless him thank you for all your lovely messages’

Gemma also shared a picture of her dad taken at home on Friday, and wrote: ‘This is dad today he’s at home with mum bless him thank you for all your lovely messages.

‘I’m going to be sending them a nice Chigwell Chinese later.’ 

In January, Gemma revealed her dad’s recovery from COVID-19w as the ‘biggest gift of all’ as she prepared to mark her 40th birthday on Sunday.

She took to Instagram to share a glam photo and to thank her supporters for the mounds of presents she has already received ahead of her big day.

It came after she revealed she didn’t sleep for days as her beloved dad Alan battled the novel coronavirus in hospita.

Thankful: Gemma revealed her dad Alan's recovery from COVID-19 is the 'biggest gift of all'

Thankful: Gemma revealed her dad Alan’s recovery from COVID-19 is the ‘biggest gift of all’

As she thanked her pals for the piles of designer gifts that she’s had, she remarked that the best gift off all was the recovering health of her dad Allen.

She penned: ‘As I approach turning 39+1 tomorrow I am reflecting on what an incredible life I have had so far I will deliver my full speech tomorrow but I am overwhelmed with the troves of gifts arriving I’m just so excited to open them all!

‘I’ve seen Versace parcels Gucci parcels Chanel parcels so thank you I will find out who’s sent them tomorrow but the biggest gift of all is my dad who is recovering slowly and things are looking positive small steps but he’s getting stronger daily ! X.’

The reality star admitted that she was so worried about her beloved father Alan that she struggled to relax at night, despite her gruelling schedule.

She said during an Instagram Live interview with Sassy Shop Wax on Friday: ‘My dad was really unwell – you can see how tired I am. I literally haven’t slept. Because he was in hospital I was just so worried all the time.’

'Biggest gift of all': And as she thanked her pals for the piles of designer gifts that she's had, she remarked that the best gift off all was the recovering health of her dad Alan

‘Biggest gift of all’: And as she thanked her pals for the piles of designer gifts that she’s had, she remarked that the best gift off all was the recovering health of her dad Alan

‘It’s only really now that I’m catching up on my sleep,’ she continued, before revealing: ‘He’s out of hospital, I don’t need to worry. It’s only really now he’s home I can start getting everything back together again.

‘I couldn’t ask for any more. I turn 40 on Sunday. Yes, I’ve got bags under my eyes but my dad is alive. I’m able to eat a piece of cake with him.’ 

TV personality Gemma had previously revealed her dad was able to return home from hospital after his COVID-19 battle – just in time to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Gemma announced the good news on a new episode of her BBC Sounds podcast on Wednesday, saying: ‘[My dad] comes home this week, so it is the best birthday in lockdown that I could ever wish for.’

Worried: Gemma revealed in an Instagram Live interview that she hadn't slept for days as her dad battled novel coronavirus in hospital

Worried: Gemma revealed in an Instagram Live interview that she hadn’t slept for days as her dad battled novel coronavirus in hospital


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