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Love Island’s Luca Bish confirms he is yet to make things official with Gemma Owen

They placed second during Monday evening’s Love Island final.

But Luca Bish and Gemma Owen are still yet to put an official label on their relationship, despite declaring their love for one another on the show.

Going live on Instagram with former co-star Jacques O’Neill, the 23-year-old confirmed that he hasn’t had ‘written approval’ from her mum Louise yet.

No labels: Love Island’s Luca Bish, 23, has confirmed he is yet to make things official with 19-year-old Gemma Owen

Answering questions from fans, Luca explained ‘We’re not official yet’, jesting to give him time.

But Jacques probed further, quipping that he still needed the all-important approval from her parents, Michael Owen and wife Louise.

Attempting to avoid the question, the fishmonger replied:’ Louise is a lovely woman’.

Time: Answering questions from fans, Luca explained 'We're not official yet', jesting to give him time

Time: Answering questions from fans, Luca explained ‘We’re not official yet’, jesting to give him time

Approval pending: Going live on Instagram with former co-star Jacques O'Neill, Luca confirmed that he hasn't had 'written approval' from her mum Louise yet (Gemma pictured with Louise)

Approval pending: Going live on Instagram with former co-star Jacques O’Neill, Luca confirmed that he hasn’t had ‘written approval’ from her mum Louise yet (Gemma pictured with Louise)

‘But has she given her permission,’ chimed in rugby player Jacques, as Luca admitted: ‘No, I haven’t had written permission yet’.

Dubbing him ‘whipped’, Jacques explained: ‘We called him Mr. Whippy in the villa because he was so whipped by Gem.’ 

But assuring fans that the pair were still on track, Luca explained ‘I’m seeing her tonight, I won’t be watching the reunion because I’m out.’

Feuding? It comes after the couple sparked feud rumours after filming Love Island: The Reunion, appearing glum on the way home

Feuding? It comes after the couple sparked feud rumours after filming Love Island: The Reunion, appearing glum on the way home

Exclusive? They were the only couple in the final who had put an official title on things, but said they only had eyes for one another

Exclusive? They were the only couple in the final who had put an official title on things, but said they only had eyes for one another

It comes after the couple sparked feud rumours while being snapped on their way home from filming Love Island: The Reunion. 

They were pictured looking glum on the way home as they opted to skipped the afterparty, with Luca reportedly telling a photographer that Gemma’s ‘got the right hump with me’.

And fans were quick to wonder whether Gemma’s family didn’t approval of Luca, after they shared only pictures of her during the final – rather than them both.

Whipped: Dubbing him 'whipped', Jacques explained: 'We called him Mr. Whippy in the villa because he was so whipped by Gem'

Whipped: Dubbing him ‘whipped’, Jacques explained: ‘We called him Mr. Whippy in the villa because he was so whipped by Gem’

Unlike every other finalist, the dressage champ’s Instagram featured only pictures of her on the last evening, with her team writing ‘team Gemma’ without mention of Luca.

And with the approval still awaiting, it appears Luca may still have some impressing to do with the Owen clan.

Speaking of their time on Love Island during the live stream, Luca and Jacques also admitted that the show wasn’t ‘what we expected’.

‘It wasn’t what we expected, not for people with personalities like ours,’ said Luca, as he admitted to ‘needing a holiday’ after being in the villa.

No contact: 'I haven't spoken to Paige, the only people I've spoken to is you [Luca], Dami and Davide,' explained Jacques as he mentioned his former flame

No contact: ‘I haven’t spoken to Paige, the only people I’ve spoken to is you [Luca], Dami and Davide,’ explained Jacques as he mentioned his former flame

Jacques also briefly mentioned ex Paige Thorne, as a fan questioned whether they had seen each other yet.

‘I haven’t spoken to Paige, the only people I’ve spoken to is you [Luca], Dami and Davide,’ he explained.

Adding that the Welsh paramedic appears happy with and to ‘get on really well’ with new beau Adam Collard, he quipped: ‘Her mum seems really fond of him’, after Paige’s mum said she appeared ‘more herself’ when she was with Jacques.

Moving on: Jacques added that the Welsh paramedic appears happy with and to 'get on really well' with new beau Adam Collard

Moving on: Jacques added that the Welsh paramedic appears happy with and to ‘get on really well’ with new beau Adam Collard

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