Sam Faiers admits becoming a parent for the third time has been ‘very tough’

Sam Faiers has admitted that becoming a father for the third time has been “very hard”, after his longstanding feud with his friend Ferne McCann came to light.

The former TOWIE star, 31, joined her sister Billie, 32, on The Family Diaries on Wednesday, just weeks after giving birth to son Edward.

It comes as MailOnline has revealed that Ferne has been accused of calling her friend ‘fat ***’ in leaked audio, and Sam’s mum, Suzie Wells, is so distraught by the recording that she has since posted it on her Instagram.

Honest: Sam Faiers, 31, (left) admitted becoming a father for the third time has been 'very difficult', as he joined his sister Billie, 32, (right) on The Family Diaries on Wednesday

Honest: Sam Faiers, 31, (left) admitted becoming a father for the third time has been ‘very difficult’, as he joined his sister Billie, 32, (right) on The Family Diaries on Wednesday

Speaking on the show, Sam joined his sister at the launch of her new clothing line, Bille said: “It’s so lovely my sister is coming over today with the kids and baby Edward, it’s one of her first days since she had to the baby”.

‘The good thing about having a sister who just gave birth is that I can go to her for advice.’

Speaking about his experience since giving birth to the baby, Edward Sam admitted: “It’s hard, I’m still in the baby bubble.”

First outing: Sam joined his sister at the launch of her new clothing line, just weeks after giving birth to baby Edward.

First outing: Sam joined his sister at the launch of her new clothing line, just weeks after giving birth to baby Edward.

First outing: Sam joined his sister at the launch of her new clothing line, just weeks after giving birth to baby Edward.

Difficult: Speaking about his experience since giving birth to the baby, Edward Sam admitted: “I’m exclusively breastfeeding him, so I’m the one who does everything.” It’s been pretty hard

She added: “But I’m exclusively breastfeeding him, so I’m the one who does everything.” It’s been pretty tough. Edward is also quite windy, and you forget about that a lot.’

In The Family Diaries episode, Sam proudly hugs his sister Billie before cradling her belly, as she awaits the birth of her third child with husband Greg Shepherd.

Sam and her long-term partner, Paul Knightley, announced the birth of their third child in May.

Sweet: In The Family Diaries episode, Sam proudly hugs his sister Billie before cradling her belly.

Sweet: In The Family Diaries episode, Sam proudly hugs his sister Billie before cradling her belly.

Sweet: In The Family Diaries episode, Sam proudly hugs his sister Billie before cradling her belly.

Cute: Billie meets baby Edward (pictured), after Sam and partner Paul Knightley welcomed him back in May

Cute: Billie meets baby Edward (pictured), after Sam and partner Paul Knightley welcomed him back in May

Cute: Billie meets baby Edward (pictured), after Sam and partner Paul Knightley welcomed him back in May

Sam and his partner, 33, have been together since 2014 and share children, six-year-old Paul and four-year-old Rosie.

It comes after Ferne was accused of branding her former TOWIE co-star Sam a ‘fat f***’ in a leaked recording, MailOnline can reveal.

In the shocking audio, Ferne, 32, appears to brand Sam a ‘fat shit’ and shame her, describing her thighs as ‘so big’.

The voicemail was allegedly sent by Ferne on WhatsApp to a friend in June, just a month after Sam gave birth to baby Edward.

Sam’s mother, Suzie, was so distraught by the message that she posted it on her Instagram page, which can be accessed by her 270,000 followers this morning.

Suzie wrote: ‘So after a few days of pain and discomfort I can no longer sit back and not say anything.

‘The vile voice note has been circulating on social media, and now press articles are calling it a ‘fight’, which it is not.

“This has been a complete shock to me and my family. Ferne has always been a very close family friend to all of us for the past 20 years.

“It appears that this voice note was sent just a few weeks after Samantha gave birth in May. Since this voice note appeared, more, very annoying nasty things have been sent.

We are as shocked as you! No one should talk about their friends like this!

My girls are absolutely my everything and I will do anything to protect them. I have nothing more to say about it.

A source told MailOnline: “Naturally Sam is incredibly hurt and upset by these comments, especially from someone she considered a good friend, she doesn’t know why Ferne has chosen to speak about her in such a derogatory way.”

Sam unfollowed and blocked Ferne on Instagram after hearing the post, which read in full: “Sam Faiers is a fat girl her thighs are so big and I looked really skinny today and um yeah.”

Reality stars Ferne and Sam have been close friends and have been in each other’s lives for over two decades.

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