Gemma Collins shared a touching memory of the relapse as she pondered the importance of family The reality star’s parents contracted coronavirus just before Christmas

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Gemma Collins revealed a previously unseen photo from her childhood reflecting on the importance of family

The 39-year-old TOWIE star, who hasn’t been on Instagram for almost a week, broke her silence on social media with a touching tribute to loved ones

The reality star’s last post came shortly after Gemma revealed that her two parents, Joan and Alan, had gotten very sick after contracting Covid-19

The vintage snap that Gemma revealed to her 2 million followers on Saturday shows the TV star as a young girl huddling up to her mother, father and brother Russell

“Your family is the best team you can have. Send so much love, hope and faith to everyone now,” wrote Gemma in the headline

Fans of the reality star were quick to rush to wish their parents all the best after contracting the deadly virus

Shortly before Christmas, Gemma confirmed that both parents had become sick after contracting the coronavirus

In a worrying update just before Christmas, the reality TV star confirmed that both parents had gotten very sick and that it was quite a “shock”

At the time, Gemma was telling fans that she had never seen a disease like Covid-19 and wanted to raise awareness of how serious it was

In a post, Gemma revealed that she lay next to her father and held his hand while he battled the virus

She said, “I’m so scared right now that my dad is so bad that I’ve never seen anything like it in my life”

“Covid lies so creepy next to my dad who is just holding his hand, I’m showing you this to create awareness of how real Covid is”

In another post that Gemma posted on Jan. December shared, Gemma urged followers to keep up to date with the pandemic

She added in the post: “My mom is extremely uncomfortable with Covid too, that’s real! And please take note and keep your loved ones safe”

Gemma’s father was later hospitalized, and Gemma thanked the NHS staff for their “incredible” support

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