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Zara Woodcock

Michael Owen's daughter, 18, slams claim she lives off his money at bikini line launch

Michael Owen 's daughter Gemma has slammed the claims that she lives off her father's money.

The 18-year-old revealed that trolls accused her of using her father's money to set up her bikini business, OG Beachwear.

Gemma, who is also Team GB dressage champion, blasted the rude messages and said she has been 'doing this off my own back'.

"In my dressage, if I'm doing well, I get comments like 'you're only doing well because daddy bought you an expensive horse' and then with me trying to set up my own business I get 'you're using daddy's money'," she explained.

"It's constant but I want to make it clear to people that with the business side of things it hasn't been an open wallet"

She launched her business OG Beachwear (Instagram/ @gem0wen)

Speaking to MailOnline, she added that her dad has been 'tough' and told her he isn't 'funding this'.

The businesswoman is the oldest of the former Liverpool footballer's children.

Michael, 42, shares James, 16, Emily, 14, and Jessica, 12, with his wife Louise.

Gemma also revealed that her mother was the one who has been encouraging her on the 'business side' of her life.

Some trolls claimed she used her father's money (Instagram/ @gem0wen)

The 18-year-old launched her swimwear collection last month and has been receiving mostly positive reviews.

Her luxury swimwear is for women and men – and she has even modelled one of her flagship designs herself as she works to promote the fledgling brand.

In the comment section on her Instagram post promoting the brand, fans complimented the star for her hard work.

She denied the claims and said he didn't fund it (Instagram/ @gem0wen)

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"Stunning," one user said while another added: "Proud of you," along with a heart emoji.

Another said: "Love this gem!! So happy for you."

One excited user commented: "Yay Gem, so exciting- the collection looks beautiful xx."

"So proud of you gem! Who’d have thought it all those years ago!" a follower posted.

In a photo, she stunned her online fans as she modelled striking champagne-coloured one piece.

The design includes backless cutouts and luxury details including gloss fabric with gold hardware detailing and the ‘OG’ design logo embroidered on the item.

Gemma has proudly discussed her new venture, writing on social media at the very end of February: “My new brand OG Beachwear is officially live!

“People that know me will know that this has been a dream of mine for a long time and It feels amazing to have it finally up and running!”

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