Ferne McCann has been smitten with boyfriend Lorri Haines ever since she publicly revealed their romance back in January.
The former The Only Way Is Essex star, 31, fell for businessman Lorri, also 31, while she was on holiday in Dubai – where her boyfriend previously lived before recently moving back to the UK.
The couple's relationship has continued to go from strength to strength ever since, with Ferne even chatting about children and the pair getting engaged.
Lorri has even recently moved in with the TOWIE star, and is set to star in the latest series of her ITVBe reality TV show First Time Mum.
Here we take a look into Ferne and Lorri's love story, including how they met and their future plans…
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Ferne and Lorri went public with their romance in January 2021, with the pair sharing a joint Instagram post of them looking cosy while enjoying a meal out together.
They simply wrote: "When you know, you know…." as Ferne held her new beau's face in her hands.
It's since been revealed that Lorri contacted Ferne out of the blue over New Year, and she agreed to meet with the businessman while she was in Dubai on a getaway in January.
The pair, who have several mutual friends, quickly fell for one another and have continued to remain loved-up since their initial meeting.
Ferne previously explained how she'd confined in her pals Danielle Armstrong and Tom Edney just hours before meeting Lorri, and previously told OK!: “I was really going into 2022 OK with just being like, ‘Do you know what, what will be will be, whatever. I don’t think I’m going to get that romcom, when you know you know, he’s The One moment. And that night I met Lorri.”
Ferne returned to the UK however, and the couple were reportedly said to be trialling a long distance relationship, with Lorri continuing to work in Dubai.
Speaking about the start of their relationship during an episode of First Time Mum, Ferne gushed: "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.'"
Lorri admitted he quickly fell for the 31 year old, and 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."
Ferne's daughter Sunday, four, who she shares with ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins, has also given Lorri the seal of approval.
“Put it this way, I wouldn’t be with someone if there were any difficulties or if she was uncomfortable or unhappy,” she told OK!
Lorri is dad to a young son, whose name he has not publicly revealed, from a previous relationship. He's now moved back to the UK from Dubai, after deciding he wanted to be closer to his son and Ferne.
Lorri has moved in with Ferne at her sprawling Essex home, with the duo now starring in First Time Mum together as it documents their new family life together.
Revealing her beau had moved, Ferne told OK!: “He’s back here now for the foreseeable future, which is really exciting. He weighed everything up and his son’s here and lots of his other businesses are in the UK. And obviously he’s met the love of his life now so he’d be a bit foolish to live in a separate country."
"We thought long and hard as a couple about what would be best for our families and we’ve made this decision, " she added, referring to their decision to move in together.
The pair look to be wasting no time planning their future together, with Ferne revealing that she'd "love to extend and grow" her family.
She's also opened up about marrying Lorri, with the pair later getting engaged.
“Last night I was strategically on Pinterest scrolling through engagement rings while he was lying in bed next to me. So yeah, I’m not afraid to say what I want,” she laughed.
“All jokes aside, I’ve dropped a few subtle hints, put it that way. There’s no point wasting time, is there? When you know what you want, you might as well go for it.”
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