Ferne McCann’s ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins has been arrested in connection with the acid attack in a nightclub in London, which left 12 people seriously injured.
And yesterday it was reported the star is pregnant with his child.
Ferne has now confirmed her baby news in a statement to OK! Online. Her rep told them:
“Ferne is grateful for the sympathetic way news of her pregnancy has been covered and people’s support and obviously her first concern is for her child’s health.
“Accordingly she does not wish to discuss the pregnancy further given the early stage it is at and the immense strain that Ferne is currently under.”
They added: “Ferne is in no way seeking sympathy for her situation and is determined to do all she can to have a happy and healthy child and face the challenges of being a single parent.”
Arthur, 24, was arrested by armed officers who tasered him after he attempted to run away according to reports.
It is believed that police have been hunting Arthur for a week following the horrific attack, which left two clubbers blind in one eye.
The former TOWIE star’s representative also added: “Nor does she wish to discuss her ex-boyfriend who she does not recognise from the events of the last week.
“Her thoughts are with the victims of the horrific attack on Easter Monday.”
The This Morning star has since stayed silent on social media and has deleted all the photos of her and Arthur together.
A close friend of Ferne’s reportedly told The Sun: “Ferne is absolutely devastated by what has happened.
“She cannot believe someone she loved is capable of doing what Arthur is accused of.”
They added: “We are all so worried about her.
“But Ferne will roll her sleeves up and make the best possible life for her and the child.”