Manchester star Bugzy, aged 32, is 13 years Gemma’s senior, but the romance is said to have the blessing of friends and family.
The Sun reports: ‘Gemma and Aaron have enjoyed a few dates over the past few weeks.
‘He’s really into her’: Love Island’s Gemma Owen, 19, is said to be dating Grime star Bugzy Malone, 32, two months after split from Luca Bish, 23
‘They have told their closest friends they are dating and seem really happy together. Gemma and Aaron are keeping their relationship out of the public eye for now because it is early days.
‘He is really into her and has made it clear how he feels. It is all very new and exciting for both of them but they are taking it slowly.’
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for both Gemma and Bugzy for comment.
It comes after Luca, 23, returned to social media earlier this month, after a break following their split in November, telling fans he took time off to deal with ‘things going in my personal life’.
A source said: ‘He is really into her and has made it clear how he feels. It is all very new and exciting for both of them but they are taking it slowly’ (pictured in March)
The reality star said he didn’t want to ‘fake it’ by keeping up with posting while he wasn’t feeling himself.
Sharing a video, Luca said: ‘Merry Christmas, merry New Year. I’m back, I ain’t been feeling myself.
‘I had a few things going on in my personal life and family life and wanted to stay away from socials and not fake it and be around the people that are there for me.
‘I know you guys are and that’s why I’m trying to make an effort now. ‘
Luca said he is looking ahead to the new year, adding: ‘It’s an exciting year.
Exes: Luca, who split from ex-girlfriend Gemma Owen in November, said he didn’t want to ‘fake it’ by keeping up with posting while he wasn’t feeling himself
‘There’s going to be lots going on and I promise I’m going to be more active so yeah, here’s to 2023.’
The Brighton native certainly looked smitten with the stunning girl in a video shared to Instagram by the most recent winner, Ekin-Su Culculoglu, 28.
It was at Davide Sanclimenti’s birthday party that Luca snuggled up to the mystery woman, ahead of the Italian Stallion turning 28 on New Year’s Day.
Just weeks ago, Gemma revealed it’s been ‘challenging’ dealing with ‘people’s opinions’ amid her split from Luca.
Tough: Just weeks ago, Gemma revealed it’s been ‘challenging’ dealing with ‘people’s opinions’ amid her split from Luca (pictured in the summer)
Speaking to Goss.ie at PrettyLittleThing’s Christmas Party in Dublin, Gemma said she’s getting through the break-up by keeping busy.
She said: ‘These last few weeks, as going through any break up, it’s not nice. It’s not a nice time.’
‘Having to deal with people’s opinions, and people thinking that they know what’s going on when they don’t, that’s been challenging. But overall, I’m doing OK. I’m getting through it and keeping busy.’
Gemma added: ‘The girls have been lovely. Every single one of them has sent me a message, being there, telling me if I never need a call they’ll be there. So that’s really lovely and makes it a bit easier.’
They were last pictured together on November 5 celebrating firework night, with Luca saying he had marked ‘another first’ with Gemma.
A source close to the couple told MailOnline of the split at the time: ‘Gemma and Luca have decided to part ways.
‘Their relationship hasn’t worked for the last few weeks, and they have come to the conclusion that it’s better for them both to end things now.
‘They hope to remain friends and will continue to support each other in everything they do going forward.
‘Love Island was a special time in their lives but sadly their romance hasn’t felt the same outside of the villa.’
Taking to Instagram to confirm the split, Gemma wrote: ‘To all my followers, I wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship. It wasn’t an easy decision but ultimately this is what is best for both of us right now.
‘Many of you have been on this journey with us from the very beginning and I want to thank you for your continued support as we start new chapters. Love always, Gem x.’
Sharing his own statement on social media, Luca wrote: ‘I would have liked some time to process this privately but as you all already now know sadly Gemma and I made the mutual decision earlier today to go our separate ways.
‘We have been on such a journey together and have made some amazing memories which I will treasure. I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support for us as a couple during and after Love Island.
‘We will remain good friends and I wish nothing but the best for her.’
Over: Gemma and Luca split on several occasions before finally deciding to go their separate ways after they failed to patch things up on a make or break holiday