As Gemma Collins , she’s been hailed as friendly, down-to-earth and sweet by many who have met her.
But coming face-to-face with her alter-ego The GC is a whole different experience, according to her ex-fiance Rami Hawash.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the garage owner, 46, admitted his three-year on/off relationship with the Dancing On Ice star was like living with two different people.
While he praised "lovely" Gemma, he said the diva side of her personality meant he may go without breakfast or be subjected to rude rants.
Gemma dated Rami on and off in between her now-boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent, often going from one to the other.
She was briefly engaged to Rami in 2013, before they split the following year.
He said: "I would wake up in the morning and I would look in her eyes. In a second I knew if it was sweet, funny Gemma who would make me breakfast and a nice cup of tea…or whether it was The GC. There was no breakfast with The GC.
"The most I’d get was, ‘Are you not going to work?’ And, trust me, that would be a good day to go to work."
Rami, who is now married with a baby, admitted he would become frustrated at how long it would take Gemma to cultivate her Essex glam look.
He recalled: "She would start about 4pm and we’d be ready to leave at 8pm. It was shower, cigarette, hair, cigarette, make-up. The make-up took about two hours, I’d say.
"Then came picking what to wear. One time I walked in the bedroom and all, and I mean all, her clothes were out of the cupboard and all over the bed and floor.
"She was angry, crying that she didn’t want to go out because she didn’t have anything to wear."
Rami also claims Gemma’s expensive tastes meant he would have to spend a fortune when they went on holiday to her beloved ‘Marbs’, aka as Marbella.
He said The GC demanded a VIP day bed at the Ocean Club beach club during its popular champagne parties. He complained: "It cost me 900 Euros for five hours, before you had any alcohol.
"Then she demanded they bring us two pizzas. They politely said they weren’t a restaurant. They didn’t look keen because it was a bright white bed. But she made them do it."
Rami even claimed Gemma used to be rude to his employees at his garage and once ordered one of them to leave the room.
He said: "She did that hand flick that she does. It was so rude. I used to hate it. I still think of it and shiver."
Rami’s interview comes after Gemma’s Dancing On Ice co-star Brian McFadden declared he couldn’t stand The GC, although loved the real Gemma.
The former Westlife star said: "I love Gemma Collins – the GC is a different story, now she’s hard to take. But Gemma, she’s beautiful.
"The GC is the character she plays when she’s a diva and that’s probably the one that people give out about.
"But Gemma is beautiful, and I feel so sorry for Gemma now because all the headlines are talking about diva demands and leaving early and stuff."
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