Ferne McCann boyfriend in ‘white powder’ scandal

The former TOWIE star has gone public with her new man

Ferne McCann boyfriend

by Nathan Katnoria |

Ferne McCann is currently living the high life in the Middle East with her new man Lorri Haines but their fairytale romance was hit with a scandal after a video emerged of him sniffing white powder.

In the footage obtained by The Sun, Lorri can be seen dancing topless and sniffing powder from a clear bag as a friend off camera can be heard saying, "No, No Ket, No Ket. Put the ket down."

Ket is short for Ketamine, a Class A drug in the UK and Dubai.

But despite the video, Lorri told the same publication that he wasn't taking drugs and was just "joking around".

It comes after Ferne sent fans into a frenzy after her real estate agent boyfriend shared a cryptic post on Instagram.

Lorri shared a snap of him and Ferne cosying up to each other on social media and while it was very cute, what really got tongues wagging was the love heart emoji that he mysteriously used to cover up the former TOWIE star's hand.

Does this mean what we think it means? Are Ferne and Lorri about to walk down the aisle? Watch this space, folks...

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ferne and lorri looking loved-up on instagram ©Instagram/Lorri Haines

This comes after reports claimed Ferne McCann is making a major move to ensure her relationship with Dubai-based Lorri goes the distance.

The former TOWIE star recently returned to her native Essex after living her best life in the UAE hotspot with her boyfriend and it's said that she will divide her time between the two locations going forward.

A source told heat, "Ferne’s life has been turned upside down after meeting Lorri. She’s so in love.

"She knows it seems sudden, but she has told friends that she now wants to move to Dubai and start a new life with him. She knows so many people out there and everyone raves about it being a tax haven – so money-wise, she thinks it would be a smart move, too.

"But her friends are worried she is making a rushed decision. She’s not exactly had the best luck with the men she meets, and they feel that Ferne should take some more time getting to know Lorri before she decides to move to a different country for him."

The pair have made their relationship Instagram official and even dropped the L-bomb when he posted a picture of them taking a loved-up selfie with the caption, "When you know, you know… ❤️."

Ferne quickly took to the comments section and wrote, "I love you my darling ❤️❤️," to which Lorri replied, "Love you toooo ❤️." Ferne’s BFF Sam Faiers also commented, adding, "😍 new couple alert ❤️🥂 x."

Ferne’s fans have loved seeing her enjoying her new romance following a rocky love life which has seen her baby daddy and ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins jailed following an acid attack and model boyfriend Jack Padgett split from her last year amid claims their relationship wasn’t "on-brand" for him.

"OMG! This is sooooo cute! So happy for you babe," wrote one, while another added, "Couple goals alert! Ferne you deserve all the happiness in the world."

A third commented, "Looking cute AF. You two are adorable."

CHECK OUT: Ferne McCann's boyfriends - a relationship timeline


Ferne McCann relationship timeline

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Ferne joined TOWIE alongside her then-boyfriend Charlie Sims (the younger brother of Essex queen Chloe Sims) in 2013 and their rollercoaster romance quickly became one of the biggest storylines on the show until they split for good in 2015.

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Ferne was accused of cheating on Charlie with Frank Major, who later made an appearance on TOWIE to try and woo her. Their romance didn't work out though, despite his claims he wanted to be her "Prince Charming".

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Ferne first began dating former scaffolder Arthur in June 2016 but they split a few months later following a trip to Ibiza. The pair rekindled their romance in 2017, just a month after Ferne finished filming Celebs Go Dating. In April that year, Ferne announced she was expecting a baby with Arthur, just two days after he was arrested on suspicion of carrying out an acid attack. Arthur was later jailed, while their daughter Sunday was born on 2 November 2017.

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Ferne sparked rumours she was dating Love Island 2018 star following his split from Ellie Brown where they were spotted all over each other at a beauty awards bash. However, Ferne later exclusively told heat, "There's nothing happening with me and Charlie." She added, "We had good fun. He's a really cool guy, but it's not in a romantic way."

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A year later, Ferne was linked to another Love Islander - 2019's Jordan Hames - when they were pictured kissing on a night out. The former TOWIE star later insisted their kiss was "a one-night snog" and "no big deal".

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Ferne revealed she was dating city trader Albie Gibbs in 2020 and didn't waste any time in gushing over her new man, however it appears that may have put strain on their relationship as he preferred to keep out of the spotlight. "Albie wasn't impressed that Ferne 'outed' him and doesn't want his life not to be his own," a source told heat at the time. "He was very happy being in the background and he feels there's more attention on him now."

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Ferne's romance with Jack was seemingly confirmed in early 2021 when they were pictured packing on the PDA during a romantic getaway to South Africa. She even claimed the model was 'The One' but sadly things didn't work out and they split in June 2021.

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As of January 2022, Ferne is dating Dubai-based real estate agent Lorri Haines.

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Who is Ferne McCann's boyfriend Lorri Haines?

Lorri describes himself as a "full time geek, part time jeweller, wannabe entrepreneur" in his Instagram bio.

He actually works as a real estate agent and is currently based in Dubai. He's also the CEO of advertising company Tungo. Talk about fingers in many pies...

How did Ferne McCann and Lorri Haines meet?

While Ferne is UK based and Lorri lives in Dubai, according to OK! magazine, he contacted Ferne over New Year 2021 and they met up in Dubai in January.

"I honestly believe that we are so aligned. I've never felt like this with anyone, so comfortable with someone. I've never been my true authentic self.

"This is my first relationship where I'm like, 'Actually this is what I want and need,'" she said on First Time Mum.

Lorri then added, "When we had them chats on the beach and you basically told me a lot so quick, I was like, 'This girl is unreal. And I think I fell in love then."

Does Ferne McCann's boyfriend Lorri Haines have Instagram?

He does, indeed. You can follow Lorri on Instagram at @lozzahaines.

Are Ferne McCann and Lorri Haines engaged?

Yes, they are. Ferne and Lorri got engaged in July 2022 when he popped the question during a romantic trip to France. The former TOWIE star confirmed they were engaged when she posted a picture of them kissing while she flashed her HUGE engagement ring.

Ferne also wrote on Instagram, "So happily ever afters do exist 🥰💍❤️🇫🇷. I cannot wait to do forever with you baby @lozzahaines ❤️."

Why did Ferne McCann and Jack Padgett split?

Speaking to pals Sam and Billie Faiers on an episode of First Time Mum, Ferne revealed that her split from Jack happened "really abruptly". She said, "This is the industry we're in. I sometimes feel moving into any relationship it's a bit of a hindrance. You've got to have someone that's on board. I'm not saying come and be in the public eye. But every guy that I'm with is either hiding behind a menu or saying "sorry you're not on brand for me!' That's what Jack said. It was really upsetting."

Ferne also previously admitted her break-up with Jack was "mature" and "grown-up".

"No one did anything wrong. I've learned so much from this relationship and from Jack, and we had some beautiful times," she said.

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