Chantelle Houghton and Bobby Norris are not two people we ever thought would be teaching us new words but that's exactly what's happened as a result of a Twitter spat between the two *checks notes* reality 'stars'.
If we'd bothered to tune into the latest series of 'TOWIE' (yes, yes, we know, unforgivable) we'd know alllllll about the term 'gayby' by now (definition: a baby adopted by a gay man. Genius) but it took a feud between Chantelle and TOWIE's gay-in-residence Bobby to enlighten us of this new entry into the Essex vernacular.
Chantelle Houghton. Not a fan of Bobby Norris (or the term 'gayby')
It all kicked off after Bobby told 'TOWIE' pal Gemma Collins that he wanted to adopt a 'gayby' during a recent episode of 'The Only Way Is Essex' - a phrase that Chantelle (previously of Alex Reid 'fame') took exception to in her column for new! magazine.
"I was gobsmacked that TOWIE's Bobby Norris has said he wants a 'gayby'," she
phoned in wrote.
"I'm not against gay men being fathers, but it sounds to me that he wants a new accessory rather than a baby that needs love and attention 24/7," she added.
Sound the Twitter spat klaxon!
You first Bobby.
"Hugely disappointed with @chantellehought comments in @new_magazine this week #judgemental," he tweeted.
Over to you Chantelle.
"Yes I will judge u its plain wrong to call a baby a gayby. Could u explain what a gayby actually is please?"
"It's quite obviously a play on words Chantelle #calmdown."
It seems the penny then dropped for Chantelle who then tried to patch things up, tweeting: "@BobbyCNorris @new_magazine good luck to you just didn't agree with calling a baby a gayby. X."