11 celebrity women guilty of finding love with lawbreakers

We were all shocked to learn that the police issued an appeal to find TOWIE favourite Ferne McCann's new boyfriend in connection with a nightclub acid attack.

However, she's not the only gorgeous and successful woman who has dated a man on the wrong side of the law.

A lot of celebrities have openly discussed their love of a bad boy, and some stars really can't resist the lure of a lawbreaker.

We've rounded up some of the celebs who really cannot resist bagging themselves a (literal) bad boy...

Ferne McCann and Arthur Collins

The couple during happier times (Credit: Instagram)

Ferne might be one of our TOWIE favourites, but the gorgeous Essex girl has been very unlucky in love. Her relationship with Charlie Sims played out spectacularly while she was on TOWIE, and during her time on Celebs Go Dating she never met anyone who she was interested in.

However, just days after publically talking about her plans to marry her now-boyfriend Arthur Collins, the police have issued an appeal to find him in connection to an acid attack at a club in London over the bank holiday weekend.

Gemma Collins and Stephen Mortimer

Gemma and Stephen had an on-off relationship (Credit: Instagram)

Gemma and Stephen had an on-and-off relationship. He spent two years in prison for grievous bodily harm, and during Gemma’s stint in Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, he was back in prison for allegedly breaching his license terms.

When she left the house, she also had to face rumours that he had cheated on her numerous times.

Kerry Katona and George Kay

Kerry says George is her 'soulmate' (Credit: Getty)

Kerry and George have had a tumultuous relationship, and although they called it quits in 2015, the couple decided to rekindle their relationship in August 2016.

However, during the time of their marriage breakdown George was allegedly detained for assault and unlawful possession of a taser. He also previously served a three-year prison sentence for blackmail.

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte

The couple were married for ten years (Credit: Getty)

Earlier this year, Mel B filed for divorce from her husband of ten years, Stephen Belafonte. The couple share 5-year-old daughter, Madison, but in the leaked papers Mel cites irreconcilable differences as grounds for divorce.

Since then, it has come to light that Mel made many allegations against the film producer, including that he was reportedly physically and verbally abusive throughout their marriage.

Lauren Goodger and Joey Morrison

Lauren and Joey want to start a family (Credit: Twitter)

Lauren has received a lot of bad press about the men she has dated. When she first appeared on TOWIE, she had been dating Mark Wright for the best part of eight years before they went their separate ways.

Lauren then went on to date Jake McLean for four years, but now she is seeing Joey Morrison. He’s a friend of a friend who is currently serving time in prison for violent drugs-related charges, and he is expected to be released later this year.

Steph Davis and Jeremy McConnell

Jeremy is currently getting help (Credit: Instagram)

Steph and Jeremy had an on-off relationship for the best part of 2016 after meeting in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

When Steph announced she was pregnant, Jeremy refused to believe he was the father and throughout the pregnancy she was determined to raise her baby on her own.

However, when Caben-Albi was born Jeremy stepped up and appeared to be trying to make up for lost time. The couple reunited, but shortly afterwards reports swirled that Jeremy had been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Before the news broke, Steph had shared a picture of her bruised body on Snapchat, prompting fans to believe she may have been the victim. Jeremy denied any wrongdoing and is now in rehab dealing with his demons. Steph has confirmed she’ll be there for him when he gets out.

Daniella Westbrook and Tom Richards

The couple were engaged to be married (Credit: Twitter)

Daniella and Tom dated cage fighter Tom Richards, and they even got engaged before the relatinoship broke down in 2015.

Following their break-up, Daniella claimed that Tom had violently attacked her although the charges were eventually dropped.

Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid

Chantelle and Alex have a daughter (Credit: ITV)

Chantelle was engaged to Katie Price’s ex, Alex Reid, and the former couple share 4-year-old daughter, Dolly.

But just weeks after Chantelle gave birth, cage fighter Alex was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to the couple’s Brentwood home and the pair split shortly after.

Katie Price and Leandro Penna

Before Keiran, Katie was engaged to Leandro (Credit: Getty)

Katie and Leandro met at an Oscars party in 2011 and started dating soon after, even getting engaged for six months before the relationship ended.

Although he appeared to have a squeaky clean image, in 2013 Leandro was accused of assault after a disagreement at a party in London hinting that Katie’s ex was more of a bad boy than anyone initially thought.

Amy Childs and Bradley Wright

Amy is due to give birth any day now (Credit: Instagram)

Amy is expecting her first child with boyfriend, Bradley Wright. He already has a daughter from a previous relationship, but Amy has been with him for two years now.

Bradley has previously spent time in prison serving sentences for burglary, handling stolen goods and driving offences.

Cara Kilby and Daniel Harris

Cara and Daniel are still together (Credit: Twitter)

Cara Kilby only had a brief stint on TOWIE, but she was a firm favourite with viewers.

Her boyfriend, Daniel, was sentenced to two years in prison after being accussed of leading a gang that sold drugs across London. He is due for release in the next few weeks.

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