If anyone was due a year of good luck and a new beginning, it was Ferne McCann. But the nationwide lockdown in March proved too much for her budding transatlantic relationship with ex-boyfriend Albie Gibbs, and the pair decided to call it a day just a few months later.
Now happily single and devoted to raising her two-year-old daughter Sunday, Ferne has spent the months of isolation learning to love and appreciate her life as it is. However, she is still holding out for her Hallmark happy ever after.
It may be hard to believe, but the former TOWIE cast member also celebrated a milestone birthday in August, hitting the big 3-0. And despite a little wobble at the thought of entering a new decade, Ferne says she’s never been happier.
With her First Time Mum reality show back on ITVBe, a gorgeous daughter to dote on and a new beauty collaboration with Poundland just hitting stores, Ferne is finding her stride after struggling with “dark times and demons”.
Here, the star talks about how she’s getting called upon childhood marriage pacts, swapping Essex glam for mum WhatsApp chats, and growing old just a little bit ungracefully…
Happy belated birthday, Ferne! How does it feel being 30?
One day I love it and the next day I remember I’m a grown a** woman. A proper adult. Sometimes I look at myself and I think, “Wow, you’re like a boss 30-year-old winning at life.” Now is actually the first time ever that I feel 100% happy and content. I know there will always be a few things that won’t be perfect but I feel really good about myself.
Are you single and ready to mingle?
Still single but I’m happy with that! Then again, the next minute I’m having a wobble and I’m going, “I’m still single at 30 and there’s no sign of getting married!” When I was younger I was like, “OK when I’m 30 I’m going to get married, have three kids, have five dogs, and I’m going to be cooking every night.” But then I’m still sitting here thinking about having five glasses of wine on a night with my girls.
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