Gemma Collins shared a sweet snap of herself and her stepson Tristan as they visited Jerusalem in a ‘breathtaking and unreal’ experience.
The former TOWIE star, 41, took to Instagram on Tuesday as she continued to document her trip with Rami Hawash, 48, and his son, five, to visit her fiancé’s family, who live in Israel.
She shared a snap of herself and Tristan as they shared a ‘beautiful’ moment visiting the landmarks in Bethlehem, after she broke down in tears at the Church of the Nativity.
Memories: Gemma Collins shared a sweet snap of herself and her stepson Tristan as they visited Bethlehem in a ‘breathtaking and unreal’ experience
The snap, taken from behind, showed Gemma sporting a white jacket as she knelt down beside her stepson Tristan, who wore a padded jacket.
Alongside the snap, she penned: ‘Such a beautiful moment shared with my stepson in Bethlehem.’
The picture was Gemma’s latest update from their Bethlehem trip, after she broke down in tears while visiting the birthplace of Jesus on New Year’s Day.
She described it as ‘the most breathtaking and unreal experience’ of her life while sharing an Instagram image as she wept at the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Holy land: The former TOWIE star, 41, took to Instagram as she continued to document her trip to Bethlehem with her fiancé Rami Hawash, 48, and his son, five
The TV personality admitted she had ‘tears rolling down my face’ as she visited the the Church of the Nativity.
Speaking in a video of her experience, Gemma said: ‘I am in the church in Bethlehem and I have got tears rolling down my face.
‘This is the most breathtaking, unreal experience of my life. The feeling here is – you cannot describe it.
‘It is just overwhelming, I hope everyone gets to experience this once in their life. Your hairs stand on their end, it’s just, I feel breathless, it is just so beautiful.’
‘The most breathtaking and unreal experience of my life’: It comes after Gemma broke down in tears while visiting the birthplace of Jesus on New Year’s Day
Special moment: She described seeing the birthplace of Jesus as ‘the most breathtaking and unreal experience’ of her life while sharing an Instagram image
Gemma admitted she was ‘blown away’ by the experience, after visiting the site with Rami during a new year’s holiday to Israel to see Rami’s family who live there.
She wrote alongside an Instagram photo: ‘BETHLEHEM I can’t believe I’ve been so unbelievably lucky to have been where baby Jesus was born and touch the spot.
‘I am totally blown away and looking forward to my spiritual journeys in 2023.
‘The feeling of this was like nothing I’ve ever felt before I can’t even describe what I felt in that moment I was totally blown away’.
Gemma spent last year’s New Year’s Eve there as well, and said at the time: ‘He wants to take me to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. He’s from Israel, and I’ve always wanted to go.
Emotional: Gemma admitted she was ‘blown away’ by the experience, after visiting the site with her fiancé during a new year’s holiday to Israel to see Rami’s family who live there
Grateful: Alongside the snap, Gemma gushed: ‘BETHLEHEM I can’t believe I’ve been so unbelievably lucky to have been where baby Jesus was born and touch the spot’
‘Madonna’s been there, so many people have been there. I’ve got lots of Jewish friends as well and everyone always tells me how amazing it is.
‘It’s going to be really nice. Now I’m getting older, I like to be a bit of a tourist. I would love to see Bethlehem. I’m really excited, so that’s my Christmas present.’
It comes after Gemma enjoyed a very lavish Christmas Day complete with a meal prepared by a personal chef on Instagram after she said she didn’t want presents this year.
The former TOWIE star revealed she’d rather the money go to those who are struggling instead of her receiving gifts amid the cost of living crisis.
Festive: It comes after Gemma enjoyed a very lavish Christmas Day complete with a meal prepared by a personal chef on Instagram after she said she didn’t want presents this year
The beauty dressed to impress for the festive day in a stunning gold wrap dress as she posed with Rami and chef Vlad Djukanov.
The star gushed that she had the ‘best dinner’ prepared by Vlad as she shared a number of snaps of their food.
Although Gemma insisted she wouldn’t be buying gifts this year because the money could be better spent, she didn’t miss out herself after receiving gifts from Valentino.
The Diva Forever star was personally sent a dazzling pink handbag by the brand, which signed the card: ‘From your friends at Valentino’.
Feeling festive: The beauty dressed to impress for the festive day in a stunning gold wrap dress as she posed with her fiancé Rami Hawash
In another snap Gemma looked the picture of happiness alongside her husband-to-be – who was dressed as Santa – in front of the tree, while his son Tristan was also seen in the shot.
In her festive snap, Gemma was as glam as ever in the sparkling mini dress, with the TV star adding a bold red lip while her blonde locks were styled in voluminous waves.
Her living room was certainly festive ready, with a stunning spruce, snacks on the able and presents under the tree – though it’s doubtful any would be hers if her recent comments to go by.
Amid her recent claims she’s cutting back on the festivities this year, Gemma told how she doesn’t want any gifts this year as she’s ‘doing her bit’ amid the difficult current climate.
No need: It comes after Gemma insisted that she does not ‘need or want’ any gift and has asked her close ones ‘not to buy me a thing’
She told The Sun: ‘When I am watching the news and seeing people losing their houses, this is serious. I am really trying to do my bit this year. I think that is why Christmas is going to be so special because we are all up against it and f**k presents, no offence.
‘You could give me a diamond encrusted Rolex, it wouldn’t mean anything to me, I would rather you took that money and go and put some old girls heating on or plant trees and give back to the planet.
‘I want nothing, my cup is full, there is nothing I need, there is nothing I want, I feel totally fulfilled in life.’
Gemma went on to say that if she did want anything, it would be her own greenhouse so that she could grow her own produce.
The TV personality added that her attitude has changed since moving to the countryside, noting that while previously she would have coveted diamonds, they now mean ‘jack s**t’ to her.
Instead, Gemma will spend ‘a really family Christmas’ with her loved ones, where she’ll reflect on how ‘lucky’ they all are.
Ho Ho Ho! Rami got in the festive mood as he donned a Santa costume for the day