Sam Thompson has clarified he and Zara McDermott are not parents after causing confusion with an aunt card from their fur babies.

Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott have not started a family

Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott have not started a family

The former 'Made in Chelsea', 31, star sparked speculation he and the former 'Love Island' star, 27, had become mum and dad with the card to his sister Louise Thompson, 34, addressed to "Aunite Louise", but it turned out to be from their cats, Albus and Cedric.

Sam told MailOnline: "In terms of the auntie card, as embarrassing as it is, that was from the cats!

"We did a little cat paw as a signature."

When it comes to starting a family and getting hitched, Sam insisted: "A lot of people think, rightly or wrongly, that you've got to get married as soon as possible, and have kids, whatever. You know, everyone's different, everyone's on their own sort of timelines."

The pair might be in "no rush" to walk down the aisle, but Sam knows he'll be with the former 'Strictly Come Dancing' star for ever.

He explained: "I know I want to be with her for the rest of my life, so there's no rush. If you know that someone is the one... you know, it's more so a time thing.

"Zara is as busy or more busy than I am, she's absolutely flying and she doesn't have time to plan a wedding and I don't either at the moment. I know I want to be with her, and she wants to be with me so that's good enough at the moment."

Sam, who has ADHD, previously revealed he wanted to get his diagnosis before starting a family.

He told OK! magazine: “When I first started doing TV, I’d have producers say it to me.

“But I was like, ‘I’m in my early twenties, shut up!’ Then I did 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' [in 2019] with [former politician and author] Louise Mensch and she has ADHD, and she was like, ‘I’m convinced you’ve got it,’ and she went, ‘I take medication for it and it’s changed my life.’”

He went on: “A big thing for me was kids.

“I do want kids and I want to know I can look after a child. I want to know I’m the provider and I’m the carer and that I can be the security that child needs to grow up.”

He admitted: “I was like, ‘I don’t feel like I can even look after myself a lot of the time.’ The older I was getting, the more I was thinking about that.”