Birth name Billie Leigh Faiers

15 January 1990

Star sign

Birthplace Havering, London

Billie Faiers was born to mum Suzanne ‘Sue’ Wells and father Lee Faiers on 15 January 1990. She has a younger sister named Sam.

When Billie was very young, Lee was a millionaire market trader. The family resided on an 18-acre farm in Upminster, Essex.

However, Sue and her two daughters moved out after Lee developed a serious alcohol and drug problem brought on by financial difficulty.  

Billie’s mum later tied the knot with a man called David Chatwood.

Sue and her girls went through a troubled time in 2012 when David was sent to prison for four years for his involvement in a £1.1 million bullion robbery. Billie showed her stepfather support throughout his trial.

David was released from jail early in May 2013 as he’d already served time on remand.

Billie Faiers
– who was a pupil at Shenfield High School growing up – rose to fame on reality show The Only Way Is Essex.

She made her debut on the programme in its first series as Sam’s older sister but quickly established herself as one of the key cast members.  

In 2011, a gang of girls set upon Billie and Sam during a night out in London. Billie is said to have had her Mulberry bag stolen while Sam suffered two black eyes, a split nose, bruises and scratches down her back.

Billie Faiers
started dating Greg Shepherd in 2011. Ready to take their relationship to the next level, they announced their engagement in February 2014.

A month before, Billie had confirmed that the pair were expecting their first child. The duo welcomed daughter Nelly Samantha Shephard on 10 July 2014.

Nelly made her first appearance on TOWIE soon after.

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