It emerged this morning that Gemma wasn't working on the ITVBe show following allegations she'd been snappy with bosses in Marbs.
However, reps for the show have said reports of a suspension are wrong, with a source adding to RadioTimes: "She's definitely not filming but she's certainly not been given her marching orders. It's a break and then they'll reassess. It's a cooling off period."
The Sun newspaper had claimed Gemma was disgruntled during filming in Marbs as she was tired of being thrown into confrontational situations.
On last night's episode, we saw tensions rise between her and Vas J Morgan after Vas said he wouldn't share a villa with her as he found Gemma too intense.
A rep for Gemma didn't comment on the reasons for her break, but said she would be spending time on personal things and focusing on other projects.
Gemma's decision to take a breather follows the departures of Ricky Rayment, Jasmin Walia and Charlie Sims last series, as well as the axing of Dan Osborne and suspension of Mario Falcone.
TOWIE airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 10pm on ITVBe.
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