Gemma Atkinson wants Gorka Marquez to propose following her 'traumatic' labour

Chris Edwards
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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez welcomed thier first child earlier in July (Credit: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Gemma Atkinson has revealed she’s asked boyfriend Gorka Marquez to propose after giving birth to their first child.

The former Emmerdale actress and Strictly Come Dancing professional welcomed baby Mia earlier in July.

Now, Atkinson has admitted that she’s been trying to get Marquez to pop the question, so that everyone in their family will have the same last name.

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Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson (Instagram/Gemma Atkinson)

Speaking to Hits Radio, she explained how their baby would take Marquez’s name once her birth is registered.

“It was quite sad because until then apparently they officially take the mum's name but once registered she's an official Marquez. And I'm the only one now who's not a Marquez in the family.

The actress then revealed that she dropped Marquez a not-so-subtle hint to get him to propose to her.

“I said to him, ‘You do know now we need to get married otherwise I'm not part of the family’. He's like, ‘Yeah we have time, it's OK.’”

Also during the interview, Atkinson opened up about her traumatic labour experience, having previously revealed that she suffered a haemorrhage following her emergency C-section.

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Gemma Atkinson with her daughter Mia (Instagram/Gemma Atkinson)

“We had a bit of a traumatic time in labour which is one of them things obviously you can't plan you can hope for the best but you can't plan anything.

“And she was just so little bless her so she couldn't get out. But we're all well, we're all fit, all healthy and Bolton Hospital were fantastic. So yeah I feel great.”

In a recent Instagram post about the haemorrhage, she wrote: “I don’t remember much other than having around nine doctors in the room, some injecting me, hooking me to drips, physically pulling clots out of me and one comforting Gorks who was beside himself in the corner.”

She added: “The trauma was over and thanks to our NHS and incredible hospital staff we were OK. I’m fully aware for some people it’s a different outcome and I feel incredibly lucky that me and Mia are healthy & healed.”