Los Angeles: Actress Gemma Atkinson said that a super-rich sheik offered a vast sum of money for the star to come and live as his wife in Dubai.

Gemma Atkinson
Gemma Atkinson. Pic/Santa Banta

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 mirror.co.uk.

"He was a sheik so it would have probably been in a big palace or something."

The 30-year-old actress, who was previously dating football star Cristiano Ronaldo, turned down the proposal.

"I just thought 'Oh gosh, no'. I didn't follow it up. I just left it to my agent to politely decline," she said.