MICHAEL Owen has divided fans after a video appeared to show him picking a "favourite" child.
Football legend Michael, 42, shares four children with wife Louise Bonsall – Love Island star Gemma, 19, James, 16, Emily, 14, and Jessica, 12.
Taking part in a TikTok trend, he lined up all four on a boat in Dubai and picked out the "most likely to get arrested" and the "most annoying" by pushing them into the sea.
Michael joked Jessica would most likely get in trouble with the law and pushed Love Island runner-up Gemma in when asked who is the most annoying.
But it was the "favourite child" label that got people talking, when Michael opted to dunk Emily.
One person commented: "Favourite child… you don’t pick one, push them all in."
More on Michael Owen
Owen joins outrage over England draw as ‘best player was left on the bench’
Michael Owen breaks silence after daughter Gemma splits from Luca Bish
Another said: "He didn't even hesitate in showing his favourite child."
And a third insisted that, while parents do have a favourite, you should never admit it.
They wrote: "Favourite child part. You should have thrown them all in. We secretly have that favourite. But we don't say it."
In October Michael posted a snap of him and Emily to wish her a happy birthday, calling her his "pride and joy".
Most read in Showbiz
Ruth Madoc dies after she tragically vowed 'I'll soon be back' following fall
Emily Atack poses in eye-popping top on a shoot after last ever Celebrity Juice
Hi-De-Hi! comedy legend Ruth Madoc rushed to hospital after shock accident
Helen Flanagan cruelly ‘mum shamed’ over daughters’ bedroom by trolls
It comes after Gemma shocked fans by announcing she and Love Island boyfriend Luca Bish had split just months after leaving the villa.
And fans had long-speculated Michael wasn't a big fan of the former fishmonger.
From not wanting to meet the former fishmonger in the villa, to avoiding him at red carpets and rinsing his sporting abilities, fans think Michael gave plenty of hints.
Source: Read Full Article