The reality star is back online after a difficult couple of weeks

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Ferne McCann has returned to social media days after she confirmed her pregnancy following ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins’ arrest.

The TV star took to Instagram on Thursday to like a post shared by her close pal Vicky Pattison which features a quote reading: ‘I miss your face’

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Vicky tagged boyfriend John Noble in the message and admitted: ‘Long distance relationships are tough…’

Long distance relationships are tough… 😔 @johnnoblejn 💕

A post shared by Vicky Pattison (@vickypattison) on

Ferne, 26, didn’t appear to comment on the image but seems to have been active on her own page too.

The former TOWIE favourite looks to have deleted the comments on her last two Instagram pictures following the unfolding drama of her situation.

Earlier this week Ferne confirmed that she’s expecting her first child, just a day after her former boyfriend Arthur was arrested in connection with an acid attack at a London nightclub that left 20 people injured.

Arthur, 24, was charged with 15 offences including wounding with intent and throwing corrosive fluid on a person, and appeared at Thames Magistrates Court in London on Monday.

Ferne has made it clear that she’s definitely not in a relationship with her unborn baby’s father anymore and is focused on being a single parent.

A statement from her rep read: ’Ferne is grateful for the sympathetic way news of her pregnancy has been covered and people’s support and obviously her first concern is for her child’s health.

‘Accordingly she does not wish to discuss the pregnancy further given the early stage it is at and the immense strain that Ferne is currently under.

‘Nor does she wish to discuss her ex-boyfriend, who she does not recognise from the events of the last week.

‘Ferne is in no way seeking sympathy for her situation and is determined to do all she can to have a happy and heathy child and face the challenges of being a single parent with all her energy.

‘Her thoughts are with the victims of the horrific attack on Easter Monday.’

The mum-to-be has also deleted all traces of Arthur – who she first dated last summer before reconciling with him earlier this year – from her social media pages.