MICHAEL Owen is full of surprises.
First, the former England ace rapped as a giant stack of doughnuts on ITV’s The Masked Singer.
Gemma as a toddler with dad Michael Owen in 2005Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Gemma, 18, is modelling her new swimwear rangeCredit: ogbeachwear
Now, the baby-faced pundit has had us all doing a double-take by posting pictures of his stunning adult daughter.
And 18-year-old Gemma looks very different now to when we saw her in a mini Newcastle kit as a toddler in her famous daddy’s arms.
Dad-of-four Michael, 42, posted a picture of her modelling a white bikini from her newly-launched OG Beachwear and captioned it “Pretty damn proud of my daughter.”
But Gemma, a former dressage rider, isn’t the only footie girl in a league of her own. Can you guess the footballing dads of this very glam first XI of daughters?
Hollie Shearer, 26, is an up-and-coming music starCredit: Instagram
Alan Shearer with his kids, Hollie, Will and Chloe, at Newcastle United in 2006Credit: Reuters
Hollie Shearer, 26 – daughter of ex-England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer – is an up-and-coming music star with 15,000 monthly Spotify subscribers.
Famous fans of hers include Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt, Dragons’ Den’s Peter Jones and Ant and Dec.
The middle Shearer child, Hollie enjoys the finer things in life, like snorkelling in The Maldives and partying in London’s hotspots.
She was spotted at Wembley during Euro 2020, wearing one of her old man’s retro England shirts, along with her brother Will and sister Chloe.
Hollie, who went to music school in London, said: “Country music is a massive inspiration to me mostly because of how real and raw it is.”
Another Special One
Matilde Mourinho, daughter of Roma boss, Jose, is another Special OneCredit: matildefmf/Instagram
Jose Mourinho with Matilde, right, and son, Zuca, at Stamford Bridge in 2005Credit: Getty
Jose Mourinho – former Chelsea and Manchester United boss, currently head coach at Roma – isn’t the only Special One in the Mourinho family. His daughter Matilde has carved out an award-winning ethical jewellery business.
The Portuguese beauty, 25, fell in love with bling at 18, when her parents gave her a gold bracelet for her landmark birthday.
She studied at the London College of Fashion before doing an MA and launched her business – which uses recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds – in 2020.
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is a fan and Matilde’s dad has been spotted wearing a bracelet from the men’s range.
WAG with a baby on the way
Estelle Bergkamp is expecting a baby girl with Manchester United’s Donny Van De BeekCredit: Getty
Dennis Bergkamp waves to fans with his family at a testimonial match in 2006Credit: Getty
Dennis Bergkamp, former Arsenal and Netherlands forward, is set to be a grandad – and the baby is sure to have some footie skills.
His girl, Estelle, 25, is expecting her first child with Manchester United’s Donny Van De Beek, 24, who is currently on loan to Everton.
Estelle was born in London but grew up in Amsterdam, where she met midfielder Donny in 2019, and the couple moved to Manchester the following year.
The pair love travelling and have posted pictures from New York, Paris and Greece.
Estelle announced she was pregnant in November and later posted a gender reveal video to tell fans they are expecting a girl.
Back of the netball
Alicia has followed her famous dad into sportCredit: alicia.scholesx/instagram
Alicia with dad Paul Scholes and brothers Arron and Aiden in 2011Credit: Getty
Alicia Scholes, 20, has inherited dad Paul’s sporting prowess with a career in netball.
She jumped from England U17s netball team to the U21 in the space of 12 months, and currently plays for London Pulse.
Paul, former Manchester United midfielder, came in for some teasing on social media last October after Alicia posted a video to her 120,000 followers which appeared to show him giving his daughter a foot rub before nibbling on her big toe. She captioned it: “True love.”
Alicia is also an ambassador for Sportingmindsuk, which offers mental health support to young people in sport,
Georgina Seaman runs her own eyelashes extension businessCredit: gsxx/instagram
Pictured here with dad, David, at the Arsenal vs Chelsea cup final in 2002Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Glam Georgina Seaman must be as good with her hands as her ex-England goalie dad, David.
The 27 year-old runs her own eyelash extension business, GS Unique, in Hornchurch, Essex.
Georgina likes the high life, posting pictures from Las Vegas, Dubai, California and Ibiza and flaunting her curves in skimpy outfits for her 67,000 Instagram fans
Her mum, Debbie, divorced “Safe hands” David, 58, in 2010 on the grounds of adultery, after 11 years of marriage. The 6’4” keeper married his third wife, Dancing on Ice pro skater Frankie Poultney, in 2015.
Maria Guardiola has amassed fans on social media for her sense of styleCredit: FACEBOOK/MARIA GUARDIOLA
Pep pictured with Maria and son Marius at a basketball game in Barcelona in 2011Credit: AFP
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is hailed for his style, and his daughter Maria has such a chic fashion sense, she even has a fan account devoted to her looks on Instagram.
Maria, 21, was at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena when it was attacked by a suicide bomber in 2017, killing 22 people.
She is the eldest of Pep’s three children with businesswoman Cristina Serra.
Last October, she was rumoured to be dating Everton and England ace Dele Alli, 25, after the pair were spotted kissing in May last year. The pair were spotted together again in October, at a London restaurant.
Bianca Gascoigne went from glamour modelling to reality TVCredit: INSTAGRAM/BIANCA GASCOIGNE
Gazza with baby Regan, Bianca and her brother Mason in 1996Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Former glamour model Bianca Gascoigne – who was adopted by Newcastle and England midfielder Gazza after he married her mum, Sheryl, in 1996 – has carved out a reality TV career.
The 35-year-old won the original series of Love Island with fellow footballing offspring, Calum Best, in 2006.
Since then, Bianca has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, Come Dine with Me and Celebrity Coach Trip as well as shows like Loose Women and This Morning.
She won a celeb special of Gladiators in 2008 and, in December, came runner up on the Italian version of Strictly.
Bianca split from Katie Price’s ex Kris Boyson last year and is now dating new man, Arron Wright.
Dalma Maradona has followed her mother into actingCredit: dalmaradona/instagram
Argentine legend Diego Maradona with Dalma, left, and Giannina, in 1989Credit: Getty
With her surname of Maradona, Dalma needs little introduction.
The 34-year-old – daughter of the late Argentine legend, Diego – began acting at just nine years old, on Argentine children’s TV series, Cebollitas, which fittingly told the story of child footballers at a neighbourhood club.
As a teen, she worked in theatre and TV and made her film debut in La Rabia in 2008.
Dalma went on to earn a degree in acting.
Her mother, Claudia Villafañe, who divorced Maradona in 1998 after 13 years of marriage, is also an actress and won the first series of Masterchef Celebrity Argentina.
After her dad’s death from a heart attack in 2020, Dalma posted a touching black and white photo of herself as a toddler with the superstar, with the words: “I’m going to remember you every day, every day missing you a little more.”
Chelsea Pearce has inherited her mother’s love of horse ridingCredit: INSTAGRAM/CHELSEA PEARCE
She posed with her dad, Stuart, on the pitch as a youngsterCredit: INSTAGRAM/CHELSEA PEARCE
Chelsea Pearce takes after her mother, Liz, with her talent for horseriding.
The daughter of England and premier league defender Stuart Pearce – who was nicknamed Psycho for his aggressive style – competes for Great Britain in eventing and is a European silver medallist.
She is funded with a SportsAid UK grant and also teaches groups and individuals.
The 21-year-old started riding at two years old, taking after her mum, Liz, who split from Stuart in 2014 and kept racehorses at stables near the family’s £1.8m home near Marlborough, Wilts.
At Stonar School, Wilts., she was on the netball, hockey, cross country running and swimming teams.
Street food savvy
Jade Leboeuf has started her own street food pizza businessCredit: instagram/jade_leboeuf
Jade and her brother Hugo pictured with dad Frank Leboeuf in 2000Credit: Alamy
Jade Leboeuf – daughter of French footie star Frank – grew up in London, France and Qatar and is now a model and social media influencer, with 141,000 followers on Instagram.
The 31-year-old acted in American film, Everlasting, in 2016, but has since become an entrepreneur, launching a food van, Hyde Pizza, in Luxembourg, where she lives.
Jade is married to reality show star Stéphane Rodrigues and the pair welcomed their first child, Elon, in August 2020.
She’s clearly a fan of the gym if her abs are anything to go by.
Danielle Favatto – daughter of Brazil legend Romario – is a social media starCredit: Instagram
Jade with her superstar dad, Romário
Her Brazilian superstar dad, Romário – now a politician – might be hailed as one of the world’s greatest ever players, but Danielle Favatto is making her own mark as a social media star.
The stunning brunette has amassed more than a quarter of a million Instagram followers since 2015.
One of six kids, Danielle, 24, posts pictures of herself enjoying the sun in Rio de Janeiro, admiring the sights in Paris and posing in bikinis at various exotic locations.
The model also appears to have a deal with a Brazilian swimwear company.
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