At the start of this year, news emerged that TOWIE star Gemma had ended her engagement to on/off boyfriend Rami Hawash.
The announcement came just four weeks after Rami popped the question by hiding an engagement ring in her pudding on Christmas Day.
Speaking exclusively to Reveal, the starlet said: "The beginning of this year was bad for me because I'd been through a break-up, and it's difficult to find yourself again when you've been in a negative situation like that."
Viewers of the reality show have also seen Gemma in tears after confessing to still having feelings for her former flame and fellow co-star James 'Arg' Argent.
However it seems Gemma has now moved on for good, and is back on the dating scene and seeing new people - away from the cameras.
"It's just nice to be on the dating scene, meeting nice people and going on dates," she said.
"Some are younger, some are older, it's just really refreshing to be seeing nice people who are not fame-hungry and don't want to know Gemma for being on TOWIE, they want to know Gemma for being Gemma."
Of course being a reality star and a fashion designer (Gemma has just released her fifth clothing collection), it's hardly surprising she's keen to meet men who aren't just after her fame.
When asked whether it's hard to find people like that, the Essex lass said: "Yes, but I've never been happier in my life than I am at the minute.
"The past is the past, and now I'm meeting some lovely guys and going on lovely dates. You never know what's going to happen."
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