After a few years with no significant partner while she focused on raising her adorable daughter Sunday, back in January Ferne McCann appeared to have confirmed her new romance with hunky model Jack Padgett as they were spotted packing on the PDA during a holiday to South Africa.
Ferne and Jack first sparked rumours they were dating when eagle-eyed fans noticed they had been sharing Instagram snaps from the same locations on the trip.
For a while there, they were absolute relationship #goals but it wasn't to last and in June they called time on their romance.
“Ferne has called time on her relationship with Jack Padgett," a source said.
“Ferne said it was a case of ‘right guy wrong time’. It was clear to all of us that they were both on different paths. Jack’s life revolves around hosting events and nightlife because that’s his job.
“Whereas Ferne is all about family, work and security. Her working days are so full on that their diaries literally clashed.”
Here's what you need to know about Jack Padgett.
Are Jack Padgett and Ferne McCann still together?
As of June 2021, The Sun reported that Jack and Ferne had split for good.
Who is Jack Padgett, Ferne McCann's boyfriend?
Ferne McCann's boyfriend is a (quelle surprise) social media influencer with 38.8k followers who promotes for clubs and festivals on the side for Konflict London.
How did Ferne McCann and Jack Padgett meet?
Ferne and Jack have actually known each other for five years and it’s thought they have mutual friends including Vicky Pattison, Jamie Laing and Jess Wright.
Jack, who works as a model and marketing manager, is also a fitness fanatic like Ferne and regularly shares snaps of him working out on Instagram.
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Mark and Sam's on/off relationship goes all the way back to when she was 16 and they met on MySpace (aw, those were the days). They briefly dated during their time on TOWIE but were never able to give things a proper go before he quit the show in 2011.
When did Ferne McCann and Jack Padgett go Instagram official?
Despite their not-so-subtle giveaways during their South Africa holiday, Ferne and Jack didn't go IG official until the following month, when Ferne uploaded a series of snaps of the happy couple with the caption, "Thank you for being the reason I smile."
For Valentine's Day, Jack posted his own tribute to his new girlfriend, with a gallery of photos of them looking super loved up alongside the caption, "To the start of a new life, with you x,
"My Valentine @fernemccann ❤️ #throwbacksunday".
Do Ferne McCann and Jack Padgett live together?
"We decided to do lockdown together," she said. "I did lockdown one as a single woman and now I'm living with a guy."
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Do Ferne McCann and Jack Padgett have kids?
Speaking exclusively to Closer in January, she said, “I’m a sucker for love – I love it. And I’m a true romantic, I can’t wait to settle down. I’m definitely up for having more babies and running off into the sunset with my new husband.
“I used to start dating someone and get the doom that he was going to leave me or not fancy me. Sometimes you just need to take a step back, surrender, do a little bit of self work and be like, ‘You know what, if that happens, it happens’. Just looking after yourself and not making it a priority – being a bit more easy-breezy about it."
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Ferne McCann relationship history
Ferne dated city trader Albie Gibbs last year but their relationship became strained as they were kept about by long distance, as well as arguments about their relationship being in the spotlight and they split in May.
“How can I see a future with someone when I can’t physically be with them for the foreseeable future?” she asked followers in a clip from First Time Mum. "I was naive to think the long distance thing would be OK. We have broken up and it is proper s--t.”
Ferne was later whisked off to Cannes to celebrate her 30th birthday with her closest pals after a mystery admirer known only as Mr C slid into her DMs.
Mr C was later revealed to be millionaire property developer Charlie Wilson, although his relationship with Ferne fizzled out.
Sunday's dad is Arthur Collins, who was jailed just weeks before her birth over an acid attack in a London nightclub.