Dani Dyer revealed she wasn’t told about her ex-boyfriend Jack Fincham’s baby as he welcomed his first child with Casey Ranger.
The Love Island star, 24, appeared on Rylan Clarke’s BBC R2 show on Saturday to discuss her book, where she was quizzed about her former flame’s shock news and admitted she found out through the press and had no prior knowledge.
That evening, Dani took to Instagram and gushed about being ‘so happy’ as she enjoyed cocktails with her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence on a boozy night.
Happy: Dani Dyer insisted she’s ‘so happy’ as she drank cocktails with beau Sammy Kimmence on Friday after her ex-boyfriend Jack Fincham’s announced he has welcomed his first child
Introducing Dani to the show, Rylan told listeners that they had both ‘just found out’ about Jack’s announcement.
When Rylan asked Dani if she knew before, she said: ‘No of course not! No news! When everyone else found out, I found out’
The radio presenter then gave the reality star a chance to offer her congratulations, to which she sweetly said: ‘Everyone loves a baby, congratulations!’
Just before the interview, Dani broke her social media silence as she shared a glamorous selfie hours after her former flame posted the news on his own page.
Amazing news! Dani’s social media activity comes after Jack announced the birth of his baby girl, Blossom
Defiant: Dani broke her social media silence earlier in the day with a pretty selfie
Dani and Jack split in March last year following almost a year together, after they were crowned champions of the 2018 series of ITV2 dating show Love Island.
Jack, 28, took to Instagram on Saturday morning to reveal he now shares a daughter with a ‘friend of many years’, who he is not in a relationship with.
Jack has described the arrival as the ‘best thing to ever happen to him’ as he shared the sweet news.
Former flame: Jack, who was previously in a relationship with Dani (pictured), has described the arrival as the ‘best thing to ever happen to him’ as he shared the sweet news
The pen salesman shared an adorable picture of himself gazing at the newborn, who was wrapped up in his arms wearing a pink baby grow.
Jack admitted that this was news he wanted to keep to himself for a while in order to come to terms with how his life will drastically change.
Alongside the image, he wrote: ‘I’m normally a very open book and share most of my life on my social media. This blessing I chose not to. I’m just a normal geeza, who went on a tv show, which throws you straight into the public eye…which I will forever be grateful for.
‘However I knew for myself I needed personal time and to keep this part of my life private to prepare for this new responsibility and part of me that will change my life forever.’
Wow! Jack, 28, took to Instagram on Saturday morning to reveal he now shares a daughter with a ‘friend of many years’ who he is not in a relationship with
He sweetly added: ‘This is undoubtedly the best thing that has ever happened to me and it’s true what they say, the instant feeling of love and connection you have with your child is a feeling like no other.
Jack went on to thank those closest to him for their support, including his daughter’s mother, adding: ‘I want to thank my family and friends for your continued support, also to my little girls mother, who has been totally AMAZING throughout.
He clarified that although he is not in a romantic relationship with the unknown mother of his child they will endeavour to put their child first and co-parent.
Jack said: ‘Although we are not together we are great friends as we have been for many years and our priority is co-parenting our beautiful baby girl.
Jack, who is yet to reveal the identity of the mother and has so far kept it under wraps, added: ‘Both mum and baby are doing great. I am now a proud dad to a healthy baby girl Blossom Fincham born 8lb 2oz on 24th January 2020.’
The news came 10 months after Jack split from his ex-girlfriend Dani, 22, who he was crowned champion of Love Island 2018 with.
Co-parenting: He clarified that although he is not in a romantic relationship with the mother of his child they will endeavour to put their child first and co-parent
The pair’s relationship lasted less than a year with Jack confirming the end of their romance in March 2019.
In an Instagram post, Jack wrote: ‘There is no easy way to say this and it isn’t going to be an easy time but me an Dani are not in a relationship anymore.
‘We will always care a lot for each other and have love for each other and I mean that from the bottom of my heart and I wish her nothing but happiness.
‘We have some amazing memories together and have been through a lot but sometimes things aren’t meant to be and we really did try to make it work but it unfortunately didn’t and that is life.’
‘That’s all I have to say, a break up is hard enough as it is for both of us let alone in the public eye so I hope everyone is considerate and understands this. X.’
Weeks after their split, Dani was pictured snogging boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, who she dated prior to her relationship with Jack and reunited with after.
Loved-up: Weeks after their split, Dani was pictured snogging boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, who she dated prior to her relationship with Jack and reunited with after
Awks! In August 2019 Jack confessed that he doesn’t know if he’s ever been in love, despite dating Dani for nearly a year