In the same series, Gorka, 30, was paired with pop babe Alexandra Burke – before the Spanish stallion fell in love with Gemma on the Strictly tour the following year.
Gemma and Gorka welcomed their baby girl, Mia, in July of last year – and now the new mom is revealing how passions have adapted to childhood.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous magazine, Gemma revealed that she and Gorka love putting Mia to bed, having dinner together, then jumping into their own bed together – where Gorka watches Spanish dramas and reads novels about the murder.
She said: “People have told us that after having a baby the passion goes away, but I don’t think the passion for him can ever go away.
“It’s always there, sometimes it’s not a priority because you’re tired and you have a baby.
“If we have a night off and Real Madrid are playing, Gorka goes to the spare bedroom and talks to his Spanish friends on FaceTime while the game is in progress, and I love it because I can put salts on it of Epsom in a bath and relax. . ”
Gemma hints that their sex life is alive and well – and they’re not trying to force each other to have sex.
She explained, “Some people try to force that they have a free night, so they have to be intimate… but if it’s forced, it’s not worth it anyway. We’re at such a comfortable stage where I can do all the sexy underwear thing and it will be great, but I can also come in with a sick baby on a loose t-shirt and oily hair and it will always be fine. “
Gemma and Mia live separately from Gorka for the next few weeks while they stay at their home in Bury, Greater Manchester, while he stays in London for the duration of Strictly Come Dancing.
Saturday night’s launch episode showed Gorka was paired with EastEnders star Maisie Smith, 19.
Strictly’s professional dancers are all isolating themselves together at a hotel near Strictly Studios this year to help protect the cast and crew from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.