Ferne McCann looks smitten in loved-up snaps with beau Jack Padgett

Ferne McCann looks smitten in loved-up snaps with new beau Jack Padgett as she makes their budding romance Instagram official

She officially confirmed her romance with new man Jack Padgett earlier this month.  

And Ferne McCann has now made their relationship Instagram official as she shared a selection of loved-up snaps on Friday night. 

The former TOWIE star, 30, put on a cosy display with her new beau as she dazzled in a stunning backless gold dress while lovingly gazing at her boyfriend. 

It’s official! Ferne McCann looked smitten as she shared loved-up snaps and made her relationship with Jack Padgett Instagram official on Friday

Another picture taken on her recent safari trip showed the reality star with her arms wrapped around Jack while they both posed next to a jeep.

Ferne exuded style in a pair of zebra print trousers and a tiny crop top which tied at the back in a bow while her love copied for a black vest and grey shorts.

The duo also showed off their playful sides as they posed in another snap holding out wine glasses, with Ferne flaunting her pert posterior in a semi-sheer trouser set.

She captioned her gushing post: ‘Thank you for being the reason I smile’

Loved-up: The new couple looked besotted with each other as they posed for some snaps on their recent safari trip

Jack also returned the affections as he took to Instagram Stories, penning: ‘It’s official! Thank you for showing me what happy is…’

Ferne’s reality star pals were quick to congratulate her on the new romance, flooding the comments with love hearts and kind words.

Leading the well wishes was TOWIE’s James Argent, who wrote: ‘This makes me smiles, you deserve this’    

Love: Another image showed Ferne and Jack showing off their playful sides, with the former TOWIE star gushing ‘thank you for being the reason I smile’ in the caption

It comes after Ferne revealed on Wednesday that she and Jack are living together amid lockdown.

Speaking on Loose Women, the former TOWIE star detailed her experience of sharing her home with the model, telling the panel that it is ‘strange and wonderful’.

Ferne had virtually joined Ruth Langsford, Brenda Edwards, Janet Street-Porter and Coleen Nolan to discuss her appearance on Celebrity Best Home Cook, but talk soon turned to her love life.

Explaining that Jack is now living with her and daughter Sunday, three, she said: ‘We decided to do lockdown together which is a really big deal for me, ladies. 

‘I did lockdown one as a single woman and now I am living with a guy.’ 

Cosy: Jack returned his girlfriend’s affections saying she’s showed him ‘what happy is’

Happy for them: Several of Ferne’s reality star pals commented on the sweet snaps 

Detailing her new experience, she explained: ‘It is strange and wonderful and new all at the same time, so yeah, I am happy.’ 

The reality star also spoke about her having therapy and her initial ’embarrassment’ at over seeing a therapist for the past few years.

She said: ‘I always felt quite embarrassed to speak about the fact that I had been seeing a therapist for the best part of three years.  

‘I feel like there is a stigma in the UK attached to therapy, I almost felt ashamed, it’s like you have hit rock bottom or had a breakdown. For me that wasn’t the case at all, I just wanted to better myself and speak to someone who was impartial. 

Romance: It comes after Ferne revealed her relationship with Jack has stepped up a gear as she revealed on Wednesday that they are now living together amid lockdown

Exciting: Speaking on Loose Women, she detailed her experience of sharing her home with the model (pictured), telling the panel that it is ‘strange and wonderful’

‘It has been a really positive experience, especially in the lockdown. I committed to still having my therapy sessions over Zoom and I can’t recommend it enough… If anyone is thinking about speaking to someone or having therapy I would say absolutely go for it because it has been a great experience for me.’

Last week Ferne confirmed her new romance with Jack and admitted that she’s relieved to no longer go through the ‘struggles of single life.’ 

The First Time Mum star told MailOnline she is officially off the market, after being pictured passionately kissing model Jack in South Africa last month.

In an exclusive interview, Ferne, revealed she’s ‘really excited’ about her relationship and has enjoyed saying goodbye to life as a single woman in lockdown. 

New experience: Explaining that Jack is now living with her and daughter Sunday, three, she said: ‘We decided to do lockdown together which is a really big deal for me, ladies’

She told MailOnline: ‘I have met someone. But it is early days and I don’t want to divulge into too much information.

‘We will see. I am excited, I am really, really excited about how this will go and how it will develop.

‘Obviously I was single in lockdown so I knew the struggles of single life – it was like do you go on the apps? Am I going to meet someone randomly?’

Meanwhile, Speaking on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas recently, Ferne admitted she and Jack have known each other for years and reconnected during lockdown. 

‘I am really, really excited’: Last week Ferne confirmed her new romance with Jack and admitted that she’s relieved to no longer go through the ‘struggles of single life’ 

Chatting to hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng, she said: ‘I’m happy and it’s very early days, although I’ve known him for years. 

‘I actually met him five years ago. In Marbs, would you believe it Bob. Of course, but yeah, it’s early days and I’ll just see where it goes.’ 

Ferne, who’s a mum to daughter Sunday, three, has been single since May when she and New York-based boyfriend Albie Gibbs went their separate ways.

The former TOWIE star split from Sunday’s father Arthur Collins, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for GBH and ABH, during her pregnancy. 

Ferne told MailOnline in October last year she had been using celebrity-dating app Raya to meet her next partner – after turning 30 months earlier and asking herself: ‘Am I going to be single forever?’

She said at the time: ‘Turning 30… I had that whole moment where I’m still single… as a female, when you’re single at 30 you really start to question yourself and you think “am I ever going to find anyone?” This isn’t what I planned.’  

‘Am I going to be single forever?’: Ferne, who’s a mum to Sunday, has been single since May when she split from Albie Gibbs and previously feared she would never meet someone

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