Chloe Ferry: who is the Geordie Shore star, is she engaged to Wayne Lineker - and how long have they been dating?
Ferry from Newcastle has appeared on Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion and Ex on the Beach
Reality TV personality Chloe Ferry has announced she is to marry nightclub owner and fellow Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion contestant, Wayne Lineker.
The Geordie Shore cast member, 25, had a ring on her finger as she posed inside E4’s Celebs Go Dating mansion where the contestants quarantined while filming the series.
The picture is thought to have been taken some weeks ago, as the series was filmed in late 2020. Lineker shared the snap of the happy couple on his Instagram, leaving many of his fans and viewers of the show bemused.
So, who is Chloe Ferry and is she really engaged to the 58-year-old brother of sports personality Gary Lineker? This is what we know.
Who is Chloe Ferry?
Ferry is a 25-year-old reality TV star who has appeared on a number of reality shows and celebrity competitions.
She grew up in Newcastle with her younger sister Amy. Ferry was an award-winning ice skater and gymnast, before leaving sports to pursue a career in acting while working in nightclubs in Newcastle.
She first starred in Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents in 2012, before being cast as a member of the Geordie Shore group for the tenth series.
Since then, she has been on a string of dating and relationship shows, from two stints on Celebs Go Dating to MTV’s Ex on the Beach where she was confronted by her ex and fellow Geordie Shore cast member, Marty McKenna.
Who is Wayne Lineker?
Lineker is the younger brother of football pundit Gary Lineker.
He famously owns various bars and clubs in Ibiza, including O Beach Ibiza. He also has sports bars around Europe named Lineker’s Bar.
The millionaire businessman is equally as famous for his dating record. He told ITV’s Holly Willoughby he was persuaded by the Celebs Go Dating expert panel to “broaden his age bracket” after insisting he would not date anyone over 30.
This came after he launched an Instagram appeal for a girlfriend, stating “28 or 29 would probably work”.
He added to his list of ideal criteria that he would not accept anyone with "baggage" and that they are "intelligent, outgoing and not boring".
Also on the list was “You must like older men, but only me”, “be a good cook” and “willing to give up your career or job or at least be willing to work from a laptop on a tropical beach somewhere.”
The Instagram post came ahead of his time in the Celebs Go Dating mansion, though it is unclear whether Ferry fits the bill.
Who has Chloe Ferry dated previously?
Ferry has been linked to various co-stars and contestants on the shows she has appeared on.
She was most recently in a relationship with Love Island’s Sam Gowland, from October 2017 to October 2019, before the pair announced their separation on Instagram.
In April 2020, Ferry told her 3.6 million Instagram followers that she "thinks" she's bisexual.
"I think so! Started looking at girls in a different way now maybe I am a bit lesbian. I'm talking to one girl I really fancy,” she said.
"I've had a few encounters with the same sex but didn't think anything of it at the time.
"But started to think differently when I was in Thailand, so girls, slide into my DMs!"
The reality star has not been officially linked to any women.
Prior to Gowland, she briefly dated TOWIE’s Jon Clark and has also dated Geordie Shore stars Scotty T and Marty McKenna.
Aside from confirmed relationships, she was tied to Love Island’s Jack Fincham, Skepta, DJ Locksmith and reality star Sam Bentham.
She revealed on Celebs Go Dating that she has been cheated on and doesn’t always take relationships too seriously.
During her time on Celebrity Big Brother, speculation arose around whether she was interested in Calum Best. She told fellow contestants that she “fancied him, but doesn’t have feelings for him.”
Did she begin dating Lineker on Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion?
Ferry and millionaire dad-of-four Lineker were not romantically involved in the mansion.
Lineker dated fellow Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion contestant Billie Jean, 25, admitting he had never dated anyone over 30.
Meanwhile, Ferry was romantically involved with contestant on the show Kieran and when the series drew to a close in December 2020 it was reported that they were officially dating.
However, the snaps of Ferry and Lineker announcing their engagement on Instagram appear to have been taken inside the mansion.
This has left fans of the couple and Celebs Go Dating viewers bemused. So are they actually engaged?
While neither camps have released a statement publicly, their followers on Instagram were quick to judge.
Some posted a simple ‘Congratulations’, while others commented “Your like 60 faking a fiancé for likes,” and 'You must think we were all born yesterday'.
One was quick to point out their history, stating: “They didn't even date. No they aren't 'engaged' can't believe people believe this”.