Ferne McCann turned to Towie co-star James Argent as she waits to hear how long the father of her baby daughter will spend in jail.
McCann’s ex Arthur Collins is expected to get a lengthy jail term for injuring 22 people in an acid attack in an east London nightclub today.
McCann, who has attempted to distance herself from the shocking case, has not been at court for either the trial or today’s sentencing hearing.
She was seen out with James Argent in Brenwood, Essex yesterday, after posting a picture of them together on Instagram.
Towie star Ferne McCann was seen out in Brentwood yesterday as she waits to hear how long the father of her daughter will spend in jail
She was seen with former Towie co-star James Argent ahead of today’s sentencing hearing
Ferne posted this picture of the pair at her home in Brentwood, Essex yesterday afternoon
She wrote on the picture-sharing app: ‘Argy boy has popped round.’
In a video she posted online, she added: ‘Arg often comes round to see me and Sunday, it’s lovely. He just loves the Brentwood.’
She then posted a video of Argent watching himself on TV.
McCann visited acid attacker Collins in jail while he was awaiting sentencing, but told him that was the last time she would do so.
McCann with friend and former co-star James Argent ahead of today’s hearing
The pair were seen jumping into a BMW before McCann posted a video of them together online
Ferne has said she will not take her daughter Sunday to see the girl’s father in jail
Speaking to the Sunday People last month, Miss McCann said: ‘I thought it was important that Arthur see Sunday and see exactly what his actions have led to him missing out on.’
‘I strongly feel for the innocent people hurt that night and I in no way condone violence as I have already made clear.
‘It was a difficult decision to take Sunday into that environment but I felt I needed to confront him about a number of things, which I have now done.’
She said she told him: ‘This is the last time you will ever see us.’
Since Collins’ conviction, McCann has been appearing on TV in a documentary about giving birth to the criminal’s baby.
Ferne McCann, who has appeared in a reality TV show about bringing up her and Collins’ baby, has described her life since Collins’ arrest as ‘absolute hell’
In the show, Ferne McCann: First Time Mum, which aired on ITVBe last week, she described her life since Collin’s arrest as ‘absolute hell’.
But her comments angered the real victims of the attack.
Phoebe Georgiou told The Sun: ‘It’s like rubbing salt on an open wound. She has disregarded our feelings. We are the real victims.’
The 23-year-old said it felt like McCann was ‘cashing in’ and making money from her connection to the sickening crime.
Another, unnamed. victim told the paper’s website: ‘She’s making money out of this, it’s all just me, me, me. Every time her face pops up, I think of Arthur Collins.’