Gemma Collins ‘determined’ to lose weight before marrying Rami Hawash

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A source claims Gemma Collins is aiming to be a size 16 when she marries car salesman Rami Hawash

Gemma Collins is hoping to look her best by reaching size 16 before stepping down the aisle for her winter wedding later this year.

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The former TOWIE star, 41, will wed his fiance Rami Hawash, 48, in a dream ceremony at London’s Claridge Hotel.

She’s been open to her 2.2million followers on Instagram about her weight struggle over the years and has shared pictures of her changing physique as she works to lose weight weight before her marriage.

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Inspired by Rebel Wilson’s weight loss, Gemma hopes her lifestyle overhaul will give her the opportunity to have children after previously suffering two miscarriages.

An insider tells Closer that Gemma is “more determined than ever” to achieve the “A-list look” as she has already booked the perfect venue for her wedding, which will be the biggest event in showbiz this year.

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The source said: “Gemma can’t wait to walk down the aisle looking and feeling this good and now she’s decided to go all out with the best wedding money money can buy, she wants to make sure that she looks like it too.

“Gemma knows the size she feels most comfortable in and as wedding fever mounts she is more determined than ever to reach her goal of size 16 so she can look and feel her best on her big day.”

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Former The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins has opened up about her experience of self-harm in a new documentary. (Image credit: Getty)

Gemma, who has appeared on shows including Dancing on Ice and I’m A Celebrity, has struggled with her fluctuating weight and has fluctuated between size 14 and 24 over the years.

The reality TV star grew up being a size 10 but previously explained that her weight spiraled after a breakup in her 20s when she turned to eating to “medicate” herself and stress eating.

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Additionally, Gemma had a 10-year public toxic romance with James ‘Arg’ Argent, 34, which fueled her insecurities and saw her experimenting with controversial skinny jabs.

Gemma Collins and Rev Richard Coles at Celebrity Master Chef Christmas Cook-Off 2021 (Credit: BBC One)

She revealed on her podcast that she regrets it, saying: “Sometimes you’re in such a desperate place and you want to lose weight.

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“Since turning 40, I’ve become much more conscious of my health and I kind of regret that maybe I didn’t take my health as seriously as I should have.”

Gemma Collins was in an eight-year romance with James Argent (Image: Getty)

Studies show that there is a clear link between mental health and weight gain or loss.

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Since her breakup with Arg, Gemma’s reunion with car salesman Rami has allowed her to get back on track.

Gemma has been in an on-off relationship with car salesman Rami since 2011.

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Rami and Gemma have rekindled their romance over lockdown (Image: Getty)

He appeared in TOWIE and the couple even got engaged in 2013 before calling it quits three months later.

Gemma and Rami rekindled their romance after becoming closer again during lockdown.

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Prior to their reunion and current engagement, Rami had a son named Tristan with an ex whom he has kept out of the limelight.

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