Ferne McCann’s closest friends are said to be really worried about her, following the news that she’s pregnant with her ex boyfriend Arther Collins’ child.
The 26-year-old is said to have discovered the news before her former beau was arrested in connection with the acid attack at an East London nightclub.
Understandably the former star of The Only Way Is Essex seems to have removed herself from the spotlight, having shied away from posting on social media too.
According to reports, her friends ‘don’t even know where she is’ – and they didn’t know about her pregnancy either.
A source alleged to The Sun: ‘We had no idea [she was pregnant]. It’s really worrying – we don’t know what she’s going to do now, it’s really sad, we’re all here for her but she’s not speaking to anyone.
‘We don’t even know where she is.’
An additional source also reportedly told The Sun Online that Ferne’s friends are upset that she won’t really be able to celebrate her baby news as she should, given the difficult circumstances.
They said, ‘She wouldn’t have wanted it to be like this. It’s really sad… she isn’t getting to celebrate being pregnant like other first time mum’s – she doesn’t deserve this, she is a lovely girl and she deserves only happiness.
‘Everyone is really concerned for her.’
After pregnancy rumours began to circulate, the This Morning presenter released a statement through her representative to confirm the news.
It read: ‘Ferne is grateful for the sympathetic way news of her pregnancy has been covered and people’s support and obviously her first concern is for her child’s health.
‘Accordingly she does not wish to discuss the pregnancy further given the early stage it is at and the immense strain that Ferne is currently under.’
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Distancing herself from her former partner at the same time, the statement continued: ‘Nor does she wish to discuss her ex-boyfriend who she does not recognise from the events of the last week.
‘Ferne is in no way seeking sympathy for her situation and is determined to do all she can to have a happy and heathy child and face the challenges of being a single parent with all her energy.
‘Her thoughts are with the victims of the horrific attack on Easter Monday.’
We’re sending much love to the star at this difficult time.