Ferne McCann’s jailed acid attacker ex Arthur Collins ‘finds love behind bars’ with Take Me Out contestant
- Arthur, 29, was convicted in 2017 of GBH and ABH against 14 people, spraying with acid at a party, and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
- Despite being behind bars at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes, Guilty reportedly romanced 29-year-old reality star Gemma Elliot.
Ferne McCann’s jailed ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins has reportedly found love with a Take Me Out contestant.
Arthur, 29, is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence at Woodhill Prison, Milton Keynes, after committing an acid attack at a London nightclub in 2017 that left sixteen people chemically burned and three others was temporarily blind.
But according to a new report, that hasn’t stopped him from starting a new relationship with 29-year-old dating show star Gemma Elliot, who he is said to have known for several years.
New Relationship: Ferne McCann’s ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins has reportedly found love behind bars with Take Me Out contestant Gemma Elliott
Mother-in-law Fern, 31, left Arthur, with whom she has four-year-old daughter Sunday, after learning that he had thrown acid at an east London nightclub crowd.
Sources told The Sun that Arthur and Gemma are “officially a couple” despite serving two decades in prison.
Several days before Christmas, Northern Ireland native Gemma shared a photo of the couple before going to jail, tagging an account related to Arthur with Two Hearts.
Past: 31-year-old mother-in-law Fern left Arthur, with whom she has four-year-old daughter, on Sunday after learning that he threw acid on an east London nightclub crowd
A comment by the above profile read ‘My girl ️❤️❤️❤️’ to which Gemma replied ‘Love you ️’.
The source told the publication: ‘Arthur may have been beaten up, but that didn’t stop him from sweet-talking him inside. They got romantic last year and are officially a couple.
As The Sun reports, Woodhill’s chiefs ordered a search of Arthur’s cell upon learning of the post, but no phone call was found.
It is not known whether he has the phone or whether someone is active on the account on his behalf.
MailOnline has contacted Woodhill Prisons for comment.
Old Friend: Being behind bars didn’t stop Arthur from starting a new relationship with dating show star Gemma, 29, whom he is said to have known for many years.
Hard Times: Ferne was pregnant with her daughter on Sunday when her boyfriend Arthur threw corrosive acid onto a crowd on the dance floor at Mangle E8 in Dalston in April 2017, within weeks of announcing her pregnancy
Ferne was pregnant with her daughter on Sunday when her boyfriend, Arthur, within weeks of announcing her pregnancy, threw corrosive acid onto the crowd on the dance floor at Mangle E8 in Dalston in April 2017.
Last year, the former TOWIE star admitted that she had previously ‘struggled to come to a solution’ with being a single parent as she reflected on the challenges she faced raising a child on her own.
Fern said: ‘I think I was one of those people who might have had a misconception about single parenting, because I didn’t want to be called a single parent when I was pregnant.
‘I didn’t want to be labeled with it, because I hadn’t come to terms with the fact that I was going to be a single parent yet. It wasn’t until I started living and living that I felt really proud.
Ferne elaborated as he recalled doing ‘360 Overnight’: ‘Now I feel totally good being called a single parent because of the fact that I am. The misconception isn’t that you’ve failed, but that you obviously don’t plan on becoming a single parent – although I know some people do.’
Doting: Last year, the former TOWIE star admitted that she ‘struggled to come to terms’ with being a single parent before as she reflected on the challenges she faced raising a child on her own have encountered.