Are Billie Faiers and Ferne McCann still friends?

Ferne purportedly hit out at Billie and her sister Sam in voice notes that were leaked last year

Billie Faiers looking at Ferne McCann

by Nathan Katnoria |
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They found fame together on TOWIE, but Billie Faiers’ friendship with Ferne McCann dated back to their school days so fans were shocked last year when voice notes of a woman claimed to be Ferne making derogatory remarks about Billie and her sister Sam Faiers were leaked online.

Sam was branded a “fat c***” and a “narcissistic b**ch” in the voice notes, while Billie was labelled “weird” for naming her son Arthur – the same name as Ferne’s acid attacker ex Arthur Collins.

Since then, Sam and Billie’s mum Suzie Wells released a statement calling the voice notes “vile” while Sam has allegedly blocked Ferne on social media. However, fans have been questioning whether Billie and Ferne are still friends as they still follow each other.

Billie Faiers and her children Nelly and Arthur with Ferne McCann
Billie and Ferne's friendship dates back 22 years ©Getty

Despite that, it seems that the pair are no longer friends as Ferne recently admitted she’s “mourning” their friendship on a recent episode of her show First Time Mum.

Discussing the voice notes on the show, Ferne broke down in tears as she explained, “When I listen back to the voice notes about [Samantha], I am literally.... I am so ashamed and embarrassed and I know the words are really hurtful and it was at a time when I was really hurting.”

She added, “Just to explain, they were from five years ago when me and Sam had fallen out. It's really hard for me to talk about.”

Ferne later opened up to mutual pal James Argent and told him, ‘I think the place that I was at, Sam had it all. She had a partner, she had a baby and I didn't.

“Yeah, I'm not condoning it. I did say something really nasty about her and it has affected my friendships. At the moment, my friendship with Billie... You know how much I... It's really hard.”

When asked by Arg if she’s contacted Billie and whether they’ll be able to resolve the situation, Ferne answered, “Yes and no. I understand the position she's in... I've tried to message her lots but I get it.

"I'm very much mourning the loss of a 22-year friendship. It's hard. I massively regret it but I'm unable to do a lot apart from my trust in the police, try and patch things back together..."

Who is Billie Faiers?

Billie Faiers is a reality star and influencer who rose to fame on TOWIE back in 2010. She appeared on the show for six years and later landed her own show called The Mummy Diaries. The show is now called The Family Diaries and focuses on Billie's family with her husband Greg and children Nelly, Arthur and Margot.

How old is Billie Faiers?

Billie is currently 33 years old. She was born on 15 January 1990, making her a Capricorn.

Where does Billie Faiers live?

Billie and her family moved into their £1.4million Essex mansion back in October 2022.

Who is Billie Faiers' husband?

Billie is married to businessman Greg Shepherd. They first began dating in 2011 and he popped the question three years later. They got married in the Maldives in 2019.

Although Greg stayed out of the spotlight when he first got together with Billie, he's began appearing on The Mummy Diaries in 2019 and has even released a children's book.

Does Billie Faiers have children?

Billie and Greg are parents to eight-year-old daughter Nelly, six-year-old son Arthur and four-month-old daughter Margot.

The latest addition to their family, baby Margot, was born on 2 December 2022.

At the time Billie announced the news on Instagram alongside a picture of her cuddling the newborn. She wrote, "Welcome to the world our beautiful baby girl 💗 02~12~22 💗 We are so in love with our precious little darling 💗."

When was Billie Faiers on TOWIE?

Billie Faiers was one of the OG stars of TOWIE alongside her sister Sam. They joined the first series in 2010 and although Sam left after series 11 in 2014, Billie went on to appear in seven more series before quitting in 2016.

Does Billie Faiers have Instagram?

You can follow Billie on Instagram at @billieshepherdofficial.

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