Ferne McCann is engaged! Former TOWIE star accepts surprise marriage proposal from Dubai-based boyfriend Lorri Haines after whirlwind seven month romance
Ferne McCann has announced her engagement to boyfriend Lorri Hanes, just seven months after going public with the Dubai-based property developer.
The former TOWIE star, 31, shared the news with Instagram followers on Saturday afternoon, alongside a first look at her engagement sparkling engagement ring.
Captioning a photo of herself and her new fiance locked in an embraced, she wrote: ‘So happily ever afters do exist. I cannot wait to do forever with you baby.’
Sharing a similar picture with his own followers, a delighted Lorri, also 31, added: ‘She said yesssss.’
Happily ever after: Ferne McCann has announced her engagement to boyfriend Lorri Hanes, just seven months after going public with the Dubai-based property developer
The TV personality confirmed her romance with the businessman in January, shortly after the collapse of her six-month relationship with marketing manager Jack Padgett.
Speaking to the Sam & Billie podcast in May, Ferne admitted he had already changed the family dynamic of her ITV2 show, First Time Mum, and looked forward to viewers seeing her happy.
But she admitted that it was difficult introducing her daughter, Sunday, four, to Lorri as they also navigated having the cameras around.
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She said: ‘Filming this series was a completely new experience for me. It was the first time I filmed with a partner in a relationship and that was a completely different dynamic.
‘Going from being a single parent and Sunday having to manage that, I think people are going to love that about this series, seeing the dynamic between our family.
‘It is hard, it’s not straight forward introducing your child to your new partner and you want it to go right, then obviously there’s cameras following you around.’
Ferne revealed that Lorri was a natural when it came to filming her reality TV show and has been a ‘great addition.’
She continued: ‘It’s daunting and it’s alien and it can be quite awkward because when you first start filming with someone, you almost filter yourself and edit yourself to say what you think they want.
‘But for some people it comes to them quite naturally and Lorri has really taken it in his stride.’
She added: ‘He’s been such a great addition, I’m really excited for this new series because I can’t wait for the viewers to see me happy.’
She also hinted at marriage after admitting he was the first boyfriend she saw as a long term commitment.
She told OK! ‘[Marriage and kids] is definitely something we talk about all the time. Lorri’s the first person I can see having a future with, so those things often come up.
‘And with one of my best friends Danielle [Armstrong] getting married this year – it’s happening all around us. It’s not just a dream – I feel like it is going to happen.’
Originally posted 2022-07-02 13:28:02.