A rep for the ITVBe show confirmed to The Sun that Gemma is not currently filming scenes, while a spokesperson for the star added: "She has taken a break to focus on some personal commitments."
The newspaper claims the fashion designer was suspended from filming after rowing with show producers over the situations she was being put in.
A source said: "Gemma hasn't been enjoying filming scenes for the show as much as she once did. She told bosses that she was fed up that they kept putting her in confrontational situations."
One such confrontational situation happened on last night's show, after she learned Vas J Morgan would not be staying in the group villa because he found Gemma too intense.
Gemma and Bobby had approached Vas to find out what was going on after Lauren Pope revealed Vas would be staying in a hotel instead.
Vas explained: "I wanted to be in Marbella and relax and chill and sometimes I find Gemma's personality a bit overbearing and I don't like the way you guys bicker and stuff and I didn't want to be constantly around that."
Gemma wasn't happy, saying: "Your vibe is so uptight and tense. We're in Marbella! I can't take the negativity." She then walked off, refusing to continue the discussion any further.
She hasn't spoken about her break from TOWIE via Twitter yet, instead promoting the latest item in her Gemma Collins Collection fashion range.
TOWIE airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 10pm on ITVBe.
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