Love Island's Gemma Owen leads glamorous footballer daughters

Who needs the WAGs? Michael Owen’s daughter who’s heading to the Love Island villa, leads footballer daughters of Alan Shearer, Dennis Bergkamp and Frank Leboeuf’s living VERY glamorous lives

  • Football stars’ daughters have grown up in the spotlight thanks to their dads
  •  From tiny tots to stylish ladies they now lead very glamorous lives
  •  Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma is one of the Love Island 2022 contestants
  •  While some are recognised for their own career achievements and glam lives

Football stars are typically surrounded by glamour in the form of wives and girlfriends who are no stranger to grabbing headlines, but now it’s the time for other family members to take their share of the limelight. 

Former Liverpool star Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma is set for stardom after being unveiled as one of the Love Island 2022 contestants, but she’s not the only one who can give the WAGs a run for their money. 

With models and influencers, a sports agent, a singer, and an entrepreneur in the mix, these ladies are ready to step out of the shadow of their famous sports star parents. 

Some have already established a name for themselves independently such as TV personality Biance Gascoine, daughter of Gazza, and Kenny Dalglish’s daughter Kelly Cates who is a Sky Sports presenter.

Here Femail reveals the very glamorous women who are on course to outshine the WAGs you’ve already seen hit the headlines.  

England football pro Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma is just one famous child who is all grown up as it has recently been unveiled she is one of the Love Island 2022 contestants

Gemma is already a celebrity in her own right thanks to her huge Instagram following with 60,000 followers

GEMMA OWEN 

Father: Michael Owen

The 19-year-old beauty, daughter of the England football pro and his wife Louise Bonsall, is a Team GB dressage champion, and is a burgeoning social media star with 60,000 followers.

She also has a separate Instagram dedicated to her dressage career, that has racked up a total of nearly 13,000 followers alone. 

She even launched her OG Beachwear collection in March which features many stunning swimwear pieces. 

So cute: Footballer Michael Owen with Gemma in the box at Royal Ascot at York Racecourse in 2005

The soon to be reality star will be making her first appearance next week on ITV2 alongside 11 others who hope to find love on the dating show (pictured in 2019)

She began her swimwear brand in 2020 during the height of the global pandemic. 

The beauty ventured into fashion after reflecting on her dressage career, fearing the sport may not support her financially in the long-term. 

And last month she hit back at claims her famous father bankrolled her business, insisting ‘I’m doing this off my own back. 

Speaking to MailOnline in her first ever interview, Gemma said: ‘I get negative comments and nasty messages a lot. 

‘In my dressage, if I’m doing well, I get comments like “you’re only doing well because daddy bought you an expensive horse” and then with me trying to set up my own business I get “you’re using daddy’s money.”

‘It’s constant but I want to make it clear to people that with the business side of things it hasn’t been an open wallet.

‘I got given some money for my birthday and that was my budget. I quickly ran out of that and there are so many more things that I want to do with the brand but I am going to have to wait now until the money comes back in.

‘I am extremely lucky but I would say my dad has actually been… not tight, but he’s been quite tough. He said this is your budget and I’m not funding this.’

‘He’s not funding this’: Some trolls claimed Gemma is just ‘another rich footballer’s kid living off their daddy’s money’ – an accusation she vehemently denies (Gemma pictured with dad Michael)

She is now the same age the ex-Three Lions star was when he scored his famous solo goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, which launched him onto the global scene.

Gemma says Michael – who starred on the recent series of The Masked Singer as Doughnuts – has always encouraged her with dressage, given his love of horses, but she says her mum Louise has been more involved with her new business.

She explained: ‘My dad has pushed more with sport but my mum on the other side has always drilled it into me and my sisters how important it is to have something of your own and stand on your own two feet financially.

‘They are both unbelievably supportive but I would say my mum has encouraged more of the business side.’

Fans are set to see more of Gemma as she will spend the summer lounging around in the Love Island Mallorca villa boosting her business and her own profile.  

The soon to be reality star will be making her first appearance next week on ITV2 alongside 11 others who hope to find love on the dating show.

Previously Gemma denied she was ever taking part in the series and that her famous dad ‘wouldn’t be very happy at all if I came back and said “I’m going on Love Island.”‘

Previously Gemma denied she was ever taking part in the series and that her famous dad ‘wouldn’t be very happy at all if I came back and said “I’m going on Love Island” (pictured in 2019)

The beauty ventured into fashion after reflecting on her dressage career, fearing the sport may not support her financially in the long-term

HOLLIE SHEARER 

Father: Alan Shearer  

Hollie Shearer, 26, is the child of Newcastle United icon and ex England striker Alan Shearer.

She is one of Alan’s three children with wife Lainya, and she has already started making a name for herself in the music industry.

The singer has more than 52,000 Instagram followers where she showcases her stunning style in an array of snaps uploaded to her grid. 

Alan at his investiture with his daughters Chloe and Hollie and wife Lainya at Buckingham Palace in  2001

Stunning: Hollie Shearer, 26, is the child of Newcastle United icon and ex England striker Alan Shearer

She has already started making a name for herself in the music industry and has over 52,000 Instagram followers

When she’s not jetting around the globe to some of the world’s most luxurious locations, she’s working hard on her music. 

Hollie has 15,000 Spotify listeners, and the former footballer’s daughter also shares clips of herself singing to her Instagram page.   

She has a string of songs available to stream including Love You Better, Unlucky in Love, most recent release Thank You and Sauvignon Blanc.

They beauty, who also plays the keyboard, is a big football fan and headed to Wembley last year with her brother and sister to see England clinch their place in |the Euros final. 

She is believed to be dating rugby ace Joe Marchant after going Instagram official with the popular Harlequins and England Centre, who has represented his country four times since entering the international fold in 2019,

Former footballer Alan no doubt approves of Hollie’s sportsman boyfriend, having scored 30 international goals and winning 63 England caps during an eighteen year playing career.

The striker began his career with Southampton, where his goal scoring exploits earned him his first England cap in a 1992 friendly against France in 1992.

He signed for unfancied Blackburn Rovers for a then English record £3.6 million later that year, with his goals guiding the club to their one-and-only Premier League title in 1995 – Shearer’s only piece of silverware. 

When she’s not jetting around the globe to some of the world’s most luxurious locations, she’s working hard on her music

CHLOE SHEARER 

Father: Alan Shearer 

Chloe Shearer, 31, is the first-born daughter of the England footballer and his wife Lainya, and is an older sister to Hollie.

Having started out on the news team at Metro Radio in Newcastle, Chloe has been immersed in sports media for 10 years.

Following in her fathers footsteps with her love of sport she previously worked as a production co-ordinator at a sports marketing agency.

The beauty is currently a sports agent at Tongue Tied management, she has worked across many BBC productions throughout her career, such as Sport Relief, 606 and the 5Live law series. 

She’s previously spoken out against sexism against female sports fans, taking to Twitter to complain during England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia in 2018.

She wrote: “In a pub trying to watch the football (like the rest of the country) and a lad behind us goes ‘sorry girls we have people at the loo coming back that are very interested in the football so can you move’…EXCUSE ME?! #girlslovefootballtoo #sexistpig #itscominghome.” 

Her father was quick to come to her defence, writing: ‘You should have replied, “I’m surprised you could find your k***!!”. Now tell him to come and say it to your dad!’

Chloe Shearer, 31, is the first born to the England footballer and wife Lainya and she is sister to Hollie


When she’s not jet setting in the Maldives the beauty is a sports agent at Tongue Tied management

BIANCA GASCOINE  

Father: Paul Gascoigne

Born in 1986, Bianca is the daughter of television personality Sheryl Gascoigne and the adopted daughter of former footballer Paul.   

She is definitely well known in her own right as she works as a model and has taken part in TV shows such as Italy’s Dancing With The Stars.

The TV personality, 35, who was partnered with Simone Di Pasquale in the competition, missed out on the top spot to Italian singer and actress Arisa e Vito Coppola who won by just four per cent of the votes. 

Bianca Gascoigne, 35, posed for many glamour magazine’s throughout her career such as Maxim, FHM and Loaded

Sheryl and Paul Gascoigne and children Mason and Bianca at 101 Dalmatians film premiere in 1996

Bianca previously starred in an early version of ITV’s Love Island in 2006, which she won. 

The beauty posed for many glamour magazine’s throughout her career such as Maxim, FHM and Loaded and she presented the reality TV show Big Brother’s Big Mouth in 2008. 

She also appeared in Celebrity Coach Trip, Celebrity Big Brother and she even auditioned for The X Factor.  

Bianca is currently dating boyfriend Arron Wright – after first meeting 14 years ago. 

Sharing a throwback snap of themselves to Instagram in April, she wrote: ’14 years in the making… One of us has a skinhead and one of us has a panda’s eyeliner we we’re stealing people’s Sheesh’s at Dubai races drinking shots of baby Guinness’s 2008.’

Bianca (pictured) is currently dating boyfriend Arron Wright – after first meeting 14 years ago 

 

Romance: In April, Bianca shared a throwback snap of herself and boyfriend Arron on Instagram on Sunday, saying it was fate they were together after meeting 14 years ago

She continued: ‘We’ve known each other for that long, stayed in contact throughout the years, met up in different countries and now re-grouped in the best relationship ever, and being the best versions of ourselves for each other. Universe had it planned all along.’ 

In one image the pair were seen together enjoying shots as they partied in Dubai while in another Bianca was seen wearing a pink bikini as she cosied up to a shirtless Arron. 

The couple went Instagram official in December, with Bianca posting a picture of them posing in front of a Christmas tree, along with another in which they could be seen laughing while nestled into each other.

Bianca’s romance came 10 months after she split from Kris Boyson, following an 11-month relationship.  The Italy’s Dancing With The stars runner-up met Kris shortly after his separation from ex Katie Price.   

Runner up! Model Bianca during the semi-final of the broadcast Dancing With The Stars in Italy 

The beauty posed for many glamour magazine’s throughout her career such as Maxim, FHM and Loaded

ESTELLE BERGKAMP

Father: Dennis Bergkamp

Estelle, 24, is the daughter of the Dutch professional football coach and former player Dennis Bergkamp and his wife Henrita.

Football has always been in her family, so it was no surprise that she started dating a footballer.

The beauty is now in a relationship with Dutch Man United star Donny van de Beek. 

The couple shared the happy news that they were expecting with their fans in 2021 and kept them updated throughout the pregnancy. 

Last November they announced they were expecting a girl during a football-themed gender reveal party. 

In April 2022 they welcomed their first baby togetherLomee van de Beek, making Dennis a granddad. 

The entrepreneur has made a name for herself in her own right with 133,000 followers on Instagram

Estelle, 24, is the daughter of the Dutch professional football coach and former player and his wife Henrita

The 24-year-old footballer met Estelle when he was playing for Ajax, with Dennis Bergkamp having previously played for and coached at the Dutch club. 

In August 2020 van de Beek signed for United, but the move hasn’t gone to plan so far and he joined Everton on loan at the end of January.

Now living in Manchester, Estelle is currently working on a project in the fashion sector while also juggling being a mum. The entrepreneur has made a name for herself in her own right with 133,000 followers on Instagram. 

She likes to share glimpse of her life on the social media platform, and last week, she shared a picture of herself and her daughter at the Emirates stadium in North London.  

As the beauty oozes style it is no surprise she is currently working on a project in the fashion sector

The entrepreneur has made a name for herself in her own right with 133,000 followers on Instagram

JADE LEBOEUF

Father: Frank Leboeuf

Jade is the daughter of former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf, who won the 1998 World Cup with France, with first wife Beatrice.   

She is an aspiring actress and starred in 2016 movie Everlasting as a generic rocker and in 2020 she starred in the French cooking show Tous en cuisine avec Cyril Lignac.

The beauty has also made a name for herself as a model and even posed topless for a shot to mark World Women’s Day, urging women to put their bodies on display and fight for their rights.

Stunning: With over 139,000 Instagram followers, Jade often shares sizzling snaps with her fans

Jade lived in LA before relocating to Paris and welcomed a son called Elon James in 2020 with her partner Stéphane Rodrigues. 

And while she flaunts her advantageous physique online, Jade has been candid about turning to cosmetic procedures in the past. 

In 2021, she admitted to having breast surgery after her pregnancy to restore the bust she said she had ‘lost’ after giving birth. 

However, the mother-of-one said, who also said she was self-conscious about her tummy after her pregnancy, said her son was ‘worth it.’  

Rodrigues, known as Steph, rose to fame when he appeared on the reality TV show Secret Story’s eighth series in France.  He now works as a model between Paris and LA, and the pair have been married since July 2018. 

The couple are active on social media and often share sweet declarations of love for one another.  

Jade’s dad Frank himself spent two years in LA studying acting, and has appeared in a series of movies and plays. 

With over 139,000 Instagram followers, the beauty often shares sizzling snaps with her fans.   

Jade posed with her father Frank LeBoeuf at an Amnesty International USA event in Los Angeles in 2008

She is an aspiring actress and starred in 2016 movie Everlasting as a generic rocker and she has also made a name for herself as a model 

KELLY CATES

Father: Sir Kenny Dalglish

Kelly is the eldest child of the former Celtic and Liverpool player Sir Kenny Dalglish and his wife Marina. 

Speaking of what it was like growing up surrounded by football to OTB Sports, the presenter said: ‘My first experience of footballers were my mum and dad’s friends. 

‘I would see the wives and kids as much as I would see the footballers. When it’s your dad’s workmates they’re not really that interesting. That’s kind of how I first saw footballers.’

Kelly added she did not care about her father’s fame, and that growing up, he was just like any other dad. 

Pose: The beauty beamed as she attended the gala screening of Diego Maradona in London 2019

Kelly working alongside her father Kenny Dalglish on Sky Sports Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool, Premier League in 2018

It was only when she was nine that she started realising people were asking him for autographs all the time, but it did not change their relationship. 

Kelly has blazed her own path as a sports presenter, currently working for Sky Sports, Radio 5 Live, and ESPN.   

Taking after her dad with her love of sport she was previously a regular presenter for national radio station TalkSport, and hosted the Monday evening talk show alongside Jason Cundy.

In 2017, the presenter switched from the EFL to become the host of Premier League matches notably Friday Night Football.

While also on Saturday mornings she hosts Premier League Live on Sky Sports.  

The beauty married Tom Cates in Glasgow in 2007, however they separated in 2021. The couple have two daughters Gabriella, 13, and Milla, ten.

Kelly has blazed her own path as a sports presenter, currently working for Sky Sports, Radio 5 Live, and ESPN

Taking after her dad with her love of sport she was previously a regular presenter for national radio station TalkSport, and hosted the Monday evening talk show alongside Jason Cundy (pictured in 2019) 

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