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Ferne McCann has been raising her five-month-old daughter Sunday on her own, as the baby girl's father, Arthur Collins, is in prison for an acid attack that occurred last year.
While the TOWIE star was devastated when she learned what he had done, the mum-of-one has been determined from the start that it would not affect her journey with her baby.
"While I was pregnant, I knew I was going to be a single mum, but it didn't hit me until I actually had Sunday," Ferne revealed in a recent interview with Closer.
"That was tough to deal with - realising I really was totally on my own."
As a first time mum, one of the aspects of single parenthood the 27-year-old has found difficult was not having a partner there to consult when it comes to decision-making.
Ferne noted, "I don't have another person to confer with, I don't have another person to discuss my day-to-day decisions with – like choosing what food she has, what she does every day. It's tough."
Thankfully, the former I'm a Celebrity contestant has plenty of help from her supportive mum and friends. As well, she may even have a new man in her life!
When discussing her love life with Closer, Ferne dished excitedly, "I'm happy!"
Of course, her baby girl is the most important thing her life, new beau or no, the mum explained:
"But right now, it's all about me and Sunday. I don't have much time for anything else – my love life is at the bottom of the list of priorities."
Ferne does hope to one day have more children and a 'nice house in the countryside with a family'.
The English model shared words of encouragement for fellow single mums, saying, "You can be a single parent and still have a future!
"If one relationship doesn't work out, you can still get that fairytale ending."
We love that sentiment! We so admire Ferne and single parents the world over.