The Celebrity Big Brother star broke down in tears on today's ITV's Loose Women when asked about rumours the relationship had ended.
Gemma, 35, whispered: "Can we not talk about that…"
She then began to weep, prompting panellist Vicky Pattison to leap out of her chair to give her a massive hug, while the other Loose Women hunted for tissues.
Gemma refused to be drawn on the subject, only saying: "I came out of the house, obviously, this is so embarrassing, obviously a situation has happened and I'm just not ready to deal with it right now."
Panellist Andrea McLean said they didn't want to upset her, adding: "Now is a great time for you to put the truth out there, but if you're not ready to talk about it..."
Gemma replied: "People forget I'm just a normal girl, I do have problems with my love life, whatever, forget him."
Talk then turned to Gemma's plans for 2016.
The former TOWIE star was in the CBB when Stephen revealed he'd be unable to attend her eviction night as he was reporting back to prison to serve a 28-day sentence following an accusation he breached the terms of a previous release licence.