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Hollyoaks beauty Gemma Atkinson turns another year older on November 16.

The career of the soap actress, now 37, has continued to soar in recent years following her Strictly debut in 2017, where she met her fiance and father of her young daughter Gorka Marquez.

Emmerdale fans will recognise Gemma from her role as Carly Hope in the ITV soap but she's probably best known for playing Lisa Hunter in teen favourite Hollyoaks between 2001 to 2005.

She has also appeared on a few reality TV shows including I'm A Celebrity in 2007, but is also very well recognised for her glorious glamour modelling work.

Her successful acting and modelling career, along with being stunning, made her quite the catch.

This is potentally the reason why she had many celebs queuing around the block to date her.

From sports stars to soap stars, let's take a look at who she has been linked to..

Cleveland Campbell

Gemma dated Emmerdale co-star Cleveland Campbell, who played antiques dealer Danny Daggert, for two years between 2003 and 2005.

The actor played the role from 2001 until 2007 and has. a brand new career, far from acting.

Cleveland, from Rochdale, now works as the Creative Director for fast fashion giant BoohooMAN.

He joined the Manchester-based company in 2016, the Mirror reports.

His LinkedIn page says: "I specialise in developing businesses via PPC, SEO and Social Media.

"I have won the top Business Development Manager of the year award six years consecutively, I am extremely motivated and work well under pressure, I pride myself on being proactive and always look at different ways to generate business."

Cristiano Ronaldo

When Gemma dated hotshot footballer Cristiano Ronald, he was one of the world's most eligible bachelors in the world.

In 2007, he had a high flying career at Manchester United and went on an incredibly British date with the actress.

Gemma once told Manchester's Key 103 radio: "We went to my house and drank cups of tea and watched Only Fools and Horses. Genuinely!

"I don't know if he's into it now but he seemed to enjoy it.

"Only Fools and Horses and cups of tea, he seemed to enjoy it then but I’m going back about six/seven years."

Gemma has also previously explained how was offered major money to discuss their fling – but she declined.

"With Cristiano, it was mad, because everywhere he went he was followed by photographers," she said in 2010.

"When we did split up I got offered so much money to speak about him and I didn’t want that."

Lee Ryan

Gemma was also briefly linked to Blue band member Lee Ryan, who also had his fair share of limelight lovers.

She was photographed enjoying his company when the pair were spotted on a cosy evening out in London in 2007.

The two went out for cocktails in a swanky London venue, but a few tipples weren't enough to keep the flame alive as their romance soon fizzled out, as nothing supposedly came of the date.

Marcus Bent

In February 2008, Gemma took things up a notch with footballer Marcus Bent as she was spotted moving his belongings into her Manchester home.

Although around that time, Gemma had previously said she wasn’t ready for marriage and kids and wanted to see out her twenties having fun with him before settling down.

Gemma and Marcus had previously got together in 2006 but split when Marcus went on to date fellow glamour model and WAG Danielle Lloyd.

After remaining friendly, the pair then decided to get engaged in October 2008 but rarely saw each other due to work commitments.

Gemma reportedly gave him his ring back by the December of the same year.

Gorka Márquez

Gemma joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, where she met her now-fiance and father of her daughter Gorka Marquez.

She was partnered up with Gorka, who she initially denied dating after rumours went flying.

Throughout the 2017 Strictly series, Gemma and Gorka were constantly asked whether they were dating but kept their romance under wraps for months.

On Valentine's Day 2018, the pair finally confirmed they were a couple and have since gone on to get engaged in 2021.

In July 2019, the couple welcomed their daughter, Mia, now two, and hope to have baby number two in the near future.

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