Sheikh wanted to buy Gemma as wife

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actress Gemma Atkinson said that a super-rich sheikh offered a vast sum of money for the star to come and live as his wife in Dubai.

The The Baseline actress was shocked by the proposal as she had never met the man but she’d apparently caught his attention with her photoshoots, so he approached her management team.

“I was asked to go and live with him in Dubai. He wanted to pay for me to go... he wanted me to be his wife,” she was quoted as saying by Daily Star Sunday, reports

“He was a sheikh so it would have probably been in a big palace or something.”

She turned down the offer. “I just thought ‘Oh gosh, no’. I didn’t follow it up. I just left it to my agent to politely decline,” she said.