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 lives in Israel.
She shared a snap of herself and Tristan as they shared a “beautiful” moment while touring the sights in Bethlehem.
Memories: Gemma Collins shared a sweet snap of herself and her stepson Tristan as they visited Bethlehem in what was a “breathtaking and unreal” experience
The snap, taken from behind, showed Gemma in a white jacket as she knelt down next to her stepson Tristan, who was wearing a padded jacket.
Alongside the snap, she wrote, “Such a beautiful moment shared with my stepson in Bethlehem.”
The picture was Gemma’s latest update from her trip to Bethlehem 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 picture as she cried 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 fiancé Rami Hawash, 48, and their son, five
The TV personality admitted she had “tears rolling down her face” as she attended the Church of the Nativity.
In a video about her experience, Gemma said: “I’m at church in Bethlehem with tears streaming down my face.
“This is the most breathtaking, unreal experience of my life. The feeling here is – you can not describe it.
“It’s just overwhelming, I hope everyone can experience this once in their lifetime. Your hair stands on end it’s just I feel breathless it’s 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 Jesus’ birthplace as “the most breathtaking and unreal experience” of her life while sharing an Instagram picture
Gemma admitted she was “overwhelmed” by the experience after visiting the site with Rami during a New Year’s holiday in Israel to see Rami’s family who live there.
She wrote alongside an Instagram photo: “BETHLEHEM I can’t believe I was so incredibly lucky to be where baby Jesus was born and touch the spot.
“I am absolutely blown away and looking forward to my spiritual journeys in 2023.
“That feeling was like nothing I’ve ever felt before. I can’t even describe what I felt in that moment when I was absolutely blown away.”
Gemma also spent New Year’s Eve there last year 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 “overwhelmed” by the experience after visiting the site with her fiancé during a New Year’s holiday in Israel to see Rami’s family who live there
Grateful: Alongside the snap, Gemma gushed: “BETHLEHEM I can’t believe I was so incredibly lucky to be where baby Jesus was born and to touch the spot.”
“Madonna was there, so many people were there. I also have a lot of Jewish friends and they always tell me how great it is.
“It’s going to be really nice. Now that I’m getting older, I like being a bit of a tourist. I would like to see Bethlehem. I’m really excited so this is my Christmas present.”
It comes after Gemma enjoyed a very lavish Christmas Day with a meal prepared by a personal chef on Instagram after saying she didn’t want any presents this year.
The former TOWIE star revealed she would rather the money go to those who are struggling than receive gifts amid the cost of living crisis.
Festive: It comes after Gemma enjoyed a very lavish Christmas Day with a meal prepared by a personal chef on Instagram after saying she didn’t want any presents this year
The beauty dressed for the festive day in a stunning gold wrap dress to impress as she posed with Rami and chef Vlad Djukanov.
The star gushed about how she cooked Vlad’s “best dinner” as she shared a series of snaps of her meal.
Although Gemma insisted she wouldn’t buy any presents this year because the money could be better spent, she didn’t miss out after receiving presents from Valentino.
The Diva Forever star personally received an iridescent pink handbag from the brand, which was signed on the card: ‘From your friends at Valentino’.
Festive mood: The beauty dressed to impress for the festive day in a stunning gold wrap dress as she posed with fiancé Rami Hawash
In another snap, Gemma saw the picture of happiness alongside her husband-to-be – who was dressed as Santa Claus – in front of the tree, while his son Tristan also appeared in the shot.
In her celebratory snap, Gemma was as glamorous as ever in the sparkling mini dress, with the TV star adding a bold red lip while her blonde tresses were styled in voluminous waves.
Her living room was definitely festive, with a stunning spruce tree, snacks on the table and presents under the tree – although it’s doubtful any of these are hers, judging by her recent comments.
Amid her recent claims that she will be cutting back on celebrations this year, Gemma revealed she doesn’t want any gifts this year as she is “doing her part” amid the difficult current climate.
No need: It comes after Gemma insisted she ‘needed or wanted’ no gift and asked her loved ones ‘not to buy me anything’
She told The Sun: “When I watch the news and see people losing their homes, it’s serious. I’m really trying to do my part this year. I think that’s why Christmas is going to be so special, because we’re all against it and fuck gifts, no offense.
“You could give me a diamond-studded Rolex, it wouldn’t mean anything to me, I’d rather you take the money and get some old girls heating or plant trees and give it back to the planet.”
‘I don’t want anything, my cup is full, I don’t need anything, I don’t want anything, I feel completely fulfilled in life.’
Gemma went on to say that if there was anything she wanted it would be her own greenhouse so she could grow her own produce.
The TV personality added that her attitude has changed since moving to the country, noting that while she would have coveted diamonds before, they mean “hood shit” to her now.
Instead, Gemma will spend “a really family Christmas” with her loved ones, where she will reflect on how “happy” they all are.
Ho Ho Ho! Rami got into the festive spirit as he donned a Santa suit for the day