FORMER Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten has admitted she regrets meeting her ex fling Nick Knowles after accusations of being a homewrecker.
The 34-year-old branded the DIY SOS host “egotistical” as she spoke out about being “haunted” by their relationship.
Splash News Gemma Oaten says she wishes she hadn’t met her ex-flame Nick Knowles
Gemma – who is now loved up with actor Stuart Earp – was dumped after Nick got back with his wife following their brief romance in 2016.
The actress moved on with boyfriend Scott Walker before their split earlier this year.
Gemma told the Sunday Mirror: “I wish I’d never met Nick as it’s haunted me ever since.
“He is quite similar to Scott, they are both very egotistical men. It was impossible to be with them.”
Splash News Nick Knowles had a brief romance with the Emmerdale star before leaving her for his estranged wife
She added: “My name seems to get dragged through the mud a lot in relationships and it always seems to be the woman that gets tarnished with that awful brush.”
Gemma and Nick’s relationship came out in the open when pictures of them cuddling up together outside a restaurant surfaced.
Nick had wooed Gemma after the pair met at the TV Choice Awards in September – and then later took her out to dinner.
The 54-year-old TV presenter whisked her for a romantic getaway in Edinburgh, but when photos of them emerged Nick distanced himself.
blitz Gemma flew out to see Stuart in Spain last weekend where he is currently working
Flynet Pictures The couple met while starring in the Wizard Of Oz together
Nick ended up returning to his estranged wife Jessica Knowles, 28, as she battled cervical cancer, but they split once again.
This week Gemma proved things are still going strong with her panto lover as she flew out to Spain to see him.
She got together with Stuart while he was apparently engaged to another woman, and has continued seeing him despite the drama.
Stuart was engaged to Kerryann Clive (pictured here) when he met Gemma
Stuart claims his previous relationship had ended prior to meeting Gemma.
The Sun Online this week revealed 34-year-old Gemma jetted out to Salou, near Barcelona, where the jobbing actor is currently working – and declared her love for him.
Sharing a series of pictures of him online, she gushed: “Ah god. So proud! Bloody love you. You’re amazing.”
Instagram Gemma hasn’t been shy about sharing her feelings for Stuart online
In another message she told him he was her “favourite”, to which he replied: “Love you.”
The actress replied: “Love you more.”
A source told The Sun Online: “Gemma is head over heels and flew out to see Stuart in Spain as soon as she got the chance.
“The romance might have got off to an interesting start thanks to him already being engaged, but they have put the drama behind them and are very happy.