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Ferne McCann admits to feeling 'isolated and lonely' when she became a first-time mother


Ferne McCann, who is the mother to three-year-old daughter Sunday, has admitted to feelings of loneliness and isolation as a single parent. 

The reality star, 30, candidly confirmed that becoming a first-time mother was a ‘huge adjustment’, especially after she moved out of her doting mother, Gilly’s house.

She said in an interview with The Sun on Thursday: ‘Being a new mum in particular, you can feel isolated and lonely. It’s such a change of lifestyle, which you think is going to be all sunshine and roses but actually, it’s a huge adjustment.  

Staying honest: Ferne McCann, who is the mother to three-year-old daughter Sunday, admitted on Thursday to feelings of loneliness and isolation as a single parent

Staying honest: Ferne McCann, who is the mother to three-year-old daughter Sunday, admitted on Thursday to feelings of loneliness and isolation as a single parent

‘You are solely responsible for a tiny human that is solely dependent on you. That’s a big task.

‘I 100 percent felt loneliness when I moved out of my mum’s and it was just me and Sunday. That was really tough.’

Ferne moved in with her mother during the first nationwide lockdown, but has since returned to her Essex property with her tiny tot, Sunday. 

The former TOWIE star had a challenging pregnancy due to her ex partner Arthur Collins, who was arrested for carrying out an acid attack at a London nightclub after she had conceived. 

Mother daughter duo: The reality star, 30, confirmed that becoming a first-time mother was a 'huge adjustment', especially after she moved out of her doting mother, Gilly's house

Mother daughter duo: The reality star, 30, confirmed that becoming a first-time mother was a ‘huge adjustment’, especially after she moved out of her doting mother, Gilly’s house

In a previous interview with the publication, Ferne said that an ideal pregnancy was robbed from her, due to the challenges she faced with her ex. 

But looking at the positives, the reality TV sensation thanked god for giving her perspective and gratitude to love life.   

Earlier this month, the mother-of-one opened up about her mental health with psychologist Dr Julie Smith as part of the Advent calendar on her Embodyment With Ferne fitness platform, which she launched earlier this year.   

Home is where the heart is: Ferne moved in with her mother (pictured) during the first nationwide lockdown, but has since returned to her Essex property with her tiny tot, Sunday

Home is where the heart is: Ferne moved in with her mother (pictured) during the first nationwide lockdown, but has since returned to her Essex property with her tiny tot, Sunday

Ferne was feeling candid, as she said: ‘I have had therapy for three years, so I’ve done self-worth, I’ve worked through a lot of things. I recognise bad behaviour patterns.’ 

She continued by discussing her use of social media: ‘It’s all about awareness and acknowledging, which could be really frustrating, for example, this is something I used to do…  

‘You know when you are stalking someone on Instagram. You achieve nothing from doing it, and I have to stop myself and tell myself this is toxic and pointless, but sometimes you just can’t help it.’  

Fitness fanatic Ferne was reaching out to her followers to help with mental health as well as physical health on the new wellness platform. 

She said: ‘Looking after yourself is paramount, as I know when I’m looking after myself, everything else just seems to fall in line or if something ‘goes wrong’ or if it’s not in our plan, which happens a lot, if I’m fuelling my body with good nutrition…

‘If I’m exercising regularly, even if that’s just going out for a walk, even just drinking water, staying hydrated, sleep is massive for me, which is hard with a three year old in my bed…

‘I feel like these are tools that I have got that no one can touch and I can get through my days using these tools.’   

Speaking on the power of fitness, Ferne said: ‘I totally agree that exercise has so many benefits, it’s not just about how you can shape up, it’s also a release and having a bit of me time.

‘I just feel like in the past, and sometimes now, it’s so easy to slip backwards and making unhealthy choices, whether that’s relationships or food or not exercising, you know that it’s not good for you but you almost can’t help yourself.’ 

Embodyment is Ferne’s own online health and fitness platform, which has been incredibly successful since launching this year. The all-in-one subscription aims to help people to burn fat, tone your body or just lead a healthier lifestyle. 

Work it! Ferne revealed she has been in therapy for three years to help recognise 'bad behaviour patterns' in her life as she discussed mental health while promoting her fitness platform, Embodyment With Ferne

Work it! Ferne revealed she has been in therapy for three years to help recognise ‘bad behaviour patterns’ in her life as she discussed mental health while promoting her fitness platform, Embodyment With Ferne



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