Ferne McCann shared a throwback snap of herself with boyfriend Jack Padgett on Instagram on Friday, five years before they started dating.
The television personality, 30, made her relationship with the model Instagram official on Friday night as she uploaded a trio of loved-up snaps.
But the pair have known each other for years and Ferne reflected on their history as she shared a photo of herself and Jack partying back in 2015.
Throwback: Ferne McCann shared a throwback snap of herself with boyfriend Jack Padgett on Instagram on Friday, five years before they started dating
Ferne, who was clad in a grey ribbed minidress, wrapped her arms around Jack as they posed for a photo.
She captioned the shot: ‘Been too long babe’.
The photo was taken just months after Ferne split from her TOWIE boyfriend Charlie Sims for good, after years of on-off dating.
It’s official! The television personality, 30, made her relationship with the model Instagram official on Friday night as she uploaded a trio of loved-up snaps
And it seems the unlucky-in-love reality star has finally met her match with Jack, whom she met in Marbella in 2015 and previously referred to as an ‘old flame’.
In one photo Ferne shared, the former TOWIE star dazzled in a stunning backless gold dress as she lovingly gazed at her boyfriend, while in another was from the couple’s recent safari trip.
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’.
Jack also returned the affections as he took to Instagram Stories, penning: ‘It’s official! Thank you for showing me what happy is…’
Loved-up: The new couple looked besotted with each other as they posed for some snaps on their recent safari trip
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’.
It comes after Ferne revealed on Wednesday that she and Jack are living together amid lockdown.
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
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’.
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.’
‘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
Romance: Ferne revealed her relationship with Jack has stepped up a gear as she revealed on Wednesday that they are now living together amid lockdown
Detailing her new experience, she explained: ‘It is strange and wonderful and new all at the same time, so yeah, I am happy.’
Ferne 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.
Speaking on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas recently, Ferne admitted she and Jack have known each other for years and reconnected during lockdown.
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.’
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’