If you remember, back in November 2013, rumours surfaced that Ferne had been on a string of secret dates with Katy Perry's ex-husband Russell, although he tweeted at the time: "I have literally never seen this human."
FYI, Ferne's co-star Sam Faiers then tweeted a picture of Ferne and Billie with Russell showing the pair had met at least once…
Ferne responded at the time by saying: "The whole thing that has come out about Russell Brand and me happened a long time ago. I will not be meeting up with Russell in LA or at any time in the future. And we haven't been in touch."
Now, the rumours are back.
A source told The Mirror that Ferne and Russell bumped into each other backstage at a taping of The Jonathan Ross Show in London back in May and swapped numbers.
"They've met up several times since and she went to his house in East London," said the insider. "The pair exchanged countless flirty messages. It was definitely 'on' for a while but it was only a casual thing."
A rep for Ferne declined to comment to the paper, while neither Russell, who is currently in Australia, or Ferne has said anything to confirm or deny the claim, so we'll file this under the 'we're not sure' pile for now…
Ferne is currently dating her TOWIE co-star Liam Blackwell.
On last Sunday's episode of the ITVBe show, viewers saw Liam whisk Ferne off for a romantic vineyard date, where they shared a kiss. It came after extravagant Liam took Ferne on a helicopter ride and hired an entire restaurant for their first date!
He recently told us: "I like Ferne's fiery personality, and the fact she wears her heart on her sleeve. I do as well so we're very similar in that respect."
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