Ferne and Sam are reported to have had a huge fallout [Getty]
The two women are also brand new mothers, with Ferne McCann becoming a first time mum to baby daughter Sunday and Sam Faiers welcoming her second child, daughter Rosie.
However, the former BFF’s are reported to have had a major falling out and are no longer speaking.
The rift is said to be a result of Ferne launching her show, First Time Mum, with the same production company as Sam’s series The Mummy Diaries, which is heading into its third series.
The pair have been firm friends for years [Sam Faiers/ Instagram]
Less than an hour before Ferne’s show aired on 12 December, Sam also finally revealed her daughter’s name – Rosie – after a month of remaining quiet on the moniker she had picked for her second child.
A source told The Sun Online of the pair: “Their fallout first started when Ferne told Sam that she had landed her own pregnancy reality show.
“Sam felt like Ferne was trying to emulate her success by launching a rival programme – and it made things awkward between them.
Ferne McCann is a brand new mum to baby daughter Sunday[Ferne McCann/Instagram]
“Ferne was never going to turn down the show as it was an opportunity for her to make money for Sunday but without Sam’s support the breakdown of their friendship was inevitable.”
The source continued to say that Ferne and Sam’s friendship also broke down as a result of Ferne’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins, who was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for carrying out an acid attack.
The source said: “Several of Ferne’s close friends had warned her about the type of man Arthur Collins is.
Sam revealed the name of her baby girl less than an hour before Ferne’s show aired[Sam Faiers/ Instagram ]
Sam reportedly wanted Ferne to end her relationship with Arthur Collins while they were dating[Ferne McCann/Snapchat]
“Sam had made her feelings about him very clear to Ferne and begged her to break off their relationship.
“But Ferne ignored her advice and that had a detrimental effect on their friendship and they eventually stopped talking.”
“They had been friends from childhood so it was upsetting for them both but Sam didn’t want any part in it.”
OK! Online has contacted representatives for Sam and Ferne for comment.