Ferne McCann splits with limelight-shy boyfriend after TV ‘domestic’

"The right guy at the wrong time"

Ferne McCann

by Marianna Manson |

Ferne McCann has revealed she’s split from her new boyfriend Albie Gibbs following arguments about him not wanting to be in the limelight.

Ferne only revealed she was dating someone new earlier this year, gushing that she thought he was “the one” and even laying out plans to have a baby with him.

But there has been tension between them with Albie not wanting to be a part of Ferne’s showbiz life, and Ferne admitting it had caused “domestics”.

Now, coupled with the long distance aspect of their short-lived romance during lockdown, Ferne says that she’s called time on the relationship.

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After leaving TOWIE in 2015, Ferne became a household name on I'm A Celeb!. She welcomed daughter Sunday in November 2017 as a single mum, after her ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins was jailed for an acid attack. She gained an army of fans after documenting her emotional journey on her reality series First Time Mum. Ferne, 28, also has a clothing line with MissPap and a fitness DVD, and was said to have raked in almost half a million in 2017 alone.

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“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.

"It sucks to say that I think he was the right guy, and I want to stress this, the right guy at the wrong time. But that to me just means it wasn’t right at all. I think yet again, Ferne McCann is officially back on the market."

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"Long distance relationships are hard. Not knowing when I’m next going to see him is rubbish. The conversations, it’s dead.”

Despite his wishes to stay off screen, Albie made his TV debut on Ferne’s reality show last month and was seen storming off camera as Ferne tried to make him take a selfie with her.

“He doesn't want to be in the limelight, he doesn't like taking pictures,” she says. “It's causing rows, it caused our first domestic, he stormed off.

“I like the fact he wants to remain a mystery, I find him very attractive, very sexy."

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