Sam Faiers in a See Through Dress
Samantha Elizabeth “Sam” Faiers (born 31 December 1990) is an English television personality and model. Faiers is best known for starring as herself in the ITV2 semi-reality programme The Only Way Is Essex. In 2014, she competed in the thirteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother, finishing in fifth place.
Faiers was born in Brentwood, Essex, to parents Suzanne “Sue” Wells and Lee Faiers. She has an older sister, Billie, who also stars on The Only Way Is Essex. Their parents split up when Sam and Billie were very young and their mother later married David Chatwood.
In February 2014, Faiers was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. It is believed that she first displayed symptoms during her time in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Whilst in the house she was admitted to hospital twice to allow medical professionals to complete tests, which continued into February once she had left the house, and subsequently culminated in her diagnosis.
On 21 August 2015 it was reported that Faiers was expecting her first child with current boyfriend Paul. Faiers gave birth to their baby boy on 29 December 2015. On the 18 January, Faiers revealed she had called her son Paul Tony after his father and uncle.