riding on the coat tails of parents

white concrete building and body of water
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A luxury villa, and men in trunks

With a contract for millions

At the end of it all

And all because dad

Is famous already

And you’ll hold on real tight

For the ride of your life.

We have Love Island coming onto our screens from Monday and everybody is buzzing to learn more about the new batch of contestants. And, not for the first time, one of the girls going in has a famous father.

This year it is the daughter of football legend Michael Owen. I can tell I’m getting old because I can hardly believe that Michael Owen would have a daughter old enough to go on the show. But that is besides the point.

I always find it really interesting when the kids of famous people step out into the spotlight, and I wonder how well they would do without their famous parents. In all fairness to Gemma Owen, she already owns her own business and she is an international dressage rider, so she seems to be doing perfectly well on her own.

It would be interesting to know the conversations that go on behind the scenes before a famous offspring steps out into the limelight. It seems from newspaper reports, that Michael Owen was a little hesitant about his daughter going on the show. Understandable Michael.

I really hope that she does well and that her parents are really proud of her. I’m not sure if I was famous that I would be too keen to wave Noah off to Mallorca for a summer of cavorting on national TV. But each to their own.

Much Love

Rachel xx