She’s been proudly flaunting her impressive three stone weight loss.
The former TOWIE star, 41, slipped into a skintight black jumper with frilled sleeves and matching leggings as she joined several stars in attendance at the brunch.
Confident! Gemma Collins displayed her makeup free complexion at a Women’s Health Wellness Brunch with Davinia Taylor at HUM2N at Urban Retreat in London on Wednesday
Gemma showed off her bare-faced complexion by opting to attend the brunch without a scrap of makeup.
The reality star showed off her signature curves in the simple all-black look, and accessorised with a sky blue Chanel handbag.
Gemma was in high spirits as she joined a slew of stars at the wellness event, after being praised by fans for candidly discussing her struggles with self-harm.
Stylish: The former TOWIE star slipped into a skintight black jumper with frilled sleeves and matching leggings as she joined several stars in attendance at the brunch
Chic: Gemma showed off her bare-faced complexion by opting to attend the brunch without a scrap of makeup
Casual: The reality star showed off her signature curves in the simple all-black look, and accessorised with a sky blue Chanel handbag
The event was hosted by former Hollyoaks star Davinia, who has long been an advocate for health and wellbeing after finding sobriety.
In a recent interview on the Hot Mums podcast, she said: ‘I’m definitely not a doctor or anything but I have been extremely unhealthy, near death unhealthy, through fault of my own and genetics and environment or whatever.
‘But I am always up for trying something, even if a doctor says don’t try it, I’m sitting there staring at an overweight doctor who smokes 20 a day and drinks a bottle of wine, or dare I say a box of wine every evening, and I’m like, ‘yeah I think I will do my own experiment’.
‘To see what works best for me to be able to think better, move better, feel better, so I don’t have to turn to old behaviours, whether it be sugar or booze or whatever, I just want to live without any cravings really, because they are horrible’
Chic: The event was hosted by former Hollyoaks star Davinia, who has long been an advocate for health and wellbeing after finding sobriety
Happy: Davinia was seen posing at the event alongside Sophie Perkins after hosting the wellness event in collaboration with the magazine
Happy: Also in attendance was Lady Helen Taylor, the daughter of Prince Edward, who cut a chic figure in a deep green blouse and a black frilled skirt
On becoming sober, she said: ‘I think that a lot of people have to go down the AA route, and I went in with AA but they promote you having sugar to swap your alcohol cravings which didn’t really work for me.
‘Having said that AA is a lovely place and a very spiritual place, and you can get a lot of serotonin from the group chats, and that’s the basis of how it works. But I’m not 100% behind the AA movement as you can get some really difficult people in there, so for me it was just working my brain to stop getting cravings.
‘In AA you hear people who have been abused and had all these awful childhoods and I sat there thinking, why am I here? I’ve had an amazing childhood, hilarious upbringing, great education, like what the hell is my problem?’
Low-key: Lady Helen was among several stars who attended the wellness event
Lovely: Chloe Delevingne (left) opted for a relaxed grey co-ord and trainers, while Lou Teasdale (right) displayed her toned abs in a black crop top and lime green combat trousers
Friendly: Lou beamed as she posed for an image with Davinia, who has spoken openly about her struggles with her weight and sobriety
She continued: ‘That’s when I got into genetics to figure out what it is that makes me, be able to consume so much alcohol and be able to detoxify from it, so I don’t puke up and yet still want more, and that’s all in my genetic code.’
Davinia said that her life has changed somewhat since she used to ‘let her hair down’ in the past.
She said: ‘Well, when I was a party animal it’s safe to say I did let my hair RIGHT down. But now, my ideal lockdown situation in terms of letting my hair down would be just to get myself moving.
‘This does not happen on days one to five by the way. I’ll go for a little run, I’ll listen to some house music, I’ll get some euphoria, I’ll make sure the kids are all in bed and then I will sit in my hot sauna, it’s like a sauna boiler suit.’
Tough: In an interview on the Hot Mums podcast, she said: ‘I have been extremely unhealthy, near death unhealthy, through fault of my own and genetics and environment or whatever’
Statement: Sophie opted for a chic navy blue jumper with a diamond print and black harem trousers with studded boots
Now a healthy size eight, Davinia said that at one point, she ‘ballooned’ to a size 16-18, which didn’t feel right for her.
She said: ‘It depended on what shop I was in, but I was around a 16-18. I did balloon and I didn’t even realise, I just lied to myself…
‘I thought I was eating the right foods, I was eating a wholegrain heavy diet, not realising that they are heavy and super addictive. I was in a state of craving and diet days.
‘What motivated me was that I found it an effort to even get out of bed to go for a shower. So, it wasn’t just the weight, I thought there is something mentally wrong here.’
Davinia famed for her position in the notorious Primrose Hill party set, where she joined her then-husband Dave Gardner in partying through the Nineties with pals including Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and Jude Law.
Gorgeous: Katy Wickremesinghe sported a simple black polo neck jumper and a colourful layered frilled skirt
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