Lauren Goodger, who lost Lorena her newborn baby daughter Lorena on Sunday two days after giving birth to her child, said that it was hard for her to comprehend.

Charles Drury was the TOWIE former star. He said Lorena would have a ‘forever beating inside my heart’ and would love’ him. [her]’Until the end of Time”.

After announcing their heartbreaking news to the world, Lauren and her former co-stars were among those who sent tributes.

Lauren, aged 35, posted the shocking news on Instagram. She admitted that the child of the couple was born without complications prior to her passing. 

Emotional: Lauren Goodger said she 'can't understand' how she lost her newborn daughter Lorena after announcing her death on Sunday, just two days after she gave birth (pictured withn her partner Charles Drury)

Emotional: Lauren Goodger said she ‘can’t understand’ how she lost her newborn daughter Lorena after announcing her death on Sunday, just two days after she gave birth (pictured withn her partner Charles Drury)

Lauren and Charles have an 11-month-old daughter Larose.

It was written by Lorena. 08.07.22. She was the most beautiful healthy baby I’ve ever seen just like her sister… words can’t describe as a mother losing your baby that I carried for all these months perfectly and gave birth too for my angel to be taken from me. 

‘There was no pregnancy or labour complications and she was fine & healthy but I am not going into detail right now just know that there was nothing wrong with her or myself she was perfect I can’t understand it she is so so beautiful Larose twin so similar.. 

‘I am broken. I am back home from hospital Me & Charlie spent as much time with our baby girl Lorena and I haven’t said my goodbye yet… 


Devastating: Lauren Goodger has announced the death of her newborn baby daughter, just two days after giving birth

Lauren Goodger announces the tragic death of her newborn daughter just days after she gave birth.

‘Please can I ask photographers to respect our privacy right now as we have a lot of grieving to do and funeral organising that I just need this time & with my baby girl Larose she is my rock that’s getting me through this or I wouldn’t survive…  

 ‘I will never ever get over this but I will learn how to live everyday with Lorena in my heart she will be with me always and I will be with her again one day … My Lorena I love you so much.’ 

Lauren’s partner Charles also shared a statement paying tribute to his daughter, writing on Instagram: ‘Your little heart will forever beat inside mine.’ 

Charles wrote “Lorena DURY – 8/7/22.” Your 8/7/22 day will forever be remembered as the perfect day for our beautiful little girl. Your little heart will forever beat inside mine, I’ll love you until the end of time.

Heartbreak: Lauren confirmed the terrible news in an Instagram post, admitting the couple's child was born 'without complications' prior to her death (pictured with partner Charles and their first child Larose)

 Heartbreak: Lauren confirmed the terrible news in an Instagram post, admitting the couple’s child was born ‘without complications’ prior to her death (pictured with partner Charles and their first child Larose)

‘You remind me so much like your big sister, you’d have looked like little twins, Larose will always know how beautiful & strong you were.

‘I promise you I’ll look after your mummy & sister forever, just look over us all & keep me strong, show me signs that you’re up in heaven where you belong. I’m sorry it had to be this way but I know we’ll be together again some day.’

‘This isn’t something I thought I’d ever have to write but I’m so proud to be your daddy, I’ll see you soon baby girl but for now sleep tight.’

Moving: The former TOWIE star's partner Charles Drury said Lorena's heart would 'forever beat inside mine' and that he would 'love [her] until the end of time'

Moving: The former TOWIE star’s partner Charles Drury said Lorena’s heart would ‘forever beat inside mine’ and that he would ‘love [her]Till the end of time

Fellow TOWIE star Amy Childs wrote Lauren a message, saying: ‘Sending you love Lauren ❤️ xxxx’.

Danielle Armstrong wrote: “Oh Darling Heartbroken, I send you strength and love. And hope you get the privacy and respect you deserve.

Lauren Goodman stated, “Devastated for your and the entire family. Can’t even begin to imagine. Stay strong ❤️❤️ Love you so much ❤️❤️’.

Model Casey Batchelor claimed she sent Lauren “so much love” while Danielle Lloyd stated she was “sorry for”. [her] loss’.

Dawn Ward shared, “How very sad that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.”

TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou said: ‘I’m so so sorry Lauren , sending you so much love & strength right now ❤️’. 

Vicky Pattison sent this message: “Awww Lauren! I’m so sorry for you…”

Lydria Bright added: ‘Heartbreaking, sending you so much love ❤️’ while Sophie ‘Mrs Hinch’ Hinchcliffe said: ‘Beyond devastating, I am so so sorry Lauren and Charles, sending you so much love prayers and strength xxx’.

Charles commented on Lauren’s post, writing: “She will always stay with us.” 

Reaction: The couple were inundated with tributes from their friends and followers after announcing the heartbreaking news, including some from Lauren's former co-stars

Reaction: The couple were inundated with tributes from their friends and followers after announcing the heartbreaking news, including some from Lauren’s former co-stars

Heartfelt: Charles also commented on Lauren's post and wrote: 'She will always be with us'

Heartfelt: Charles also commented on Lauren’s post and wrote: ‘She will always be with us’

Lauren grieves Jake McClean’s death. His car crashed into a Turkey road last Sunday. Yazmin Oukhellou, a passenger in the vehicle, was also seriously injured. 

Lauren posted on Instagram that she broke her silence about the shocking death and wrote: ‘R.I.P. Jake. My thoughts are with your family & friends.’ 

Later, she shared an emotional series of lyrics on her Instagram Stories Wednesday just days after the death of his father. 

Tragic: Lauren featured in a pregnancy shoot as she prepared for the birth of her second child

Tragic: Lauren was featured in a pregnancy photo as she prepares for her second baby.

After revealing that Jake and she had been secretly reconciling two years ago, the television personality shared a clip of Bryan Adam’s hit song “Everything I Do” (I Do It for You). 

Lauren had previously revealed that she miscarried after having tried to have a baby in 2013 with Jake.

In Therapy on Channel 5 was the reality star’s story. When I was very far away, I had to attempt to perform. The performance didn’t last.”

Lauren said, “I’m the type person who moves on after it happens.” This is how I’m. This is not something that I have addressed.

Turmoil: The news comes amid a heartbreaking time for the former TOWIE star, who is mourning the death of her ex-boyfriend Jake McClean

Turmoil: This news is coming amid heartbreaking times for former TOWIE star and grieving her ex-boyfriend Jake McClean 

Loss: A heavily pregnant Lauren was seen with daughter Larose on Sunday, shortly after Jake's death was confirmed

LOSS: Lauren, a heavily pregnant woman was seen on Sunday with her daughter Larose shortly after Jake’s confirmed death. 

Lauren confirmed that she was pregnant with her second child, and this just days after Charles Drury was exposed as having a fling.

OK! Magazine interviewed Lauren about her pregnancy. Lauren opened up to OK! magazine about her pregnancy. Lauren said the ex-husband was still debating the decision whether to keep the child.

She said: ‘We weren’t very careful and Charlie was really pleased, but being honest I was really in two minds about it. I was like, “I’m just getting myself back together – I’m going back to square one. Is this fair?” You get real mum guilt]. 

Lost for words: The TV star posted a tribute to Jake on social media before going into labour with her second child

She was too busy to say anything: Before going into labor with her second baby, the TV star wrote a touching tribute on social media. 

Tribute: The TV personality posted a clip of Bryan Adam's hit Everything I Do (I Do It For You), having revealed she and Jake had secretly reconciled two years before

Tribute: The TV personality posted a clip of Bryan Adam's hit Everything I Do (I Do It For You), having revealed she and Jake had secretly reconciled two years before

Tribute: The TV personality posted a clip of Bryan Adam’s hit Everything I Do (I Do It For You), having revealed she and Jake had secretly reconciled two years before

Injured: Jake's on/off girlfriend and Lauren's fellow former TOWIE co-star Yazmin Oukhellou was also injured during the accident, and is now 'stable' in hospital

Injured. Jake’s ex-girlfriend and Lauren’s former TOWIE costar Yazmin Uukhellou, was also hurt in the accident. Yazmin is now stable and in hospital

‘A lot went through my mind which is why I’ve held out a bit longer until I’ve announced it. Charlie was like, “I really want this baby.” And I said, “So do I.” I made the decision to go ahead with it and I’m so glad I did.”‘

Lauren and Charles broke up in November after their child was born. They reconciled 3 weeks later. After their baby girl was born, they split up again in November. They were reunited in April. 

She said, “We took that small break.” [in November] and he came back and was like, “You’re not having a termination – I want this family.” 

‘I knew in my heart that I wanted to do it. However, I was terrified. I’ve got to think of Larose too.’

Explaining how she found out she was expecting just eight weeks after giving birth to Larose, Lauren said: ‘I hadn’t had a period for quite a few weeks, my nipples were killing me and when I was breastfeeding the pain was unbearable. 

‘I thought, “I bet you I’m pregnant!” I did a test and it said positive.’

Charles said that Lauren’s time away made Charles realize what was going on and that therapy had helped him grow from being a boy to a man. 

Loved-up: Lauren and Charles' whirlwind romance first came to light in October 2020, they announced their expecting their first child together just three months after going public

Loving-up: Lauren & Charles announced their engagement in October 2020. It was just three months before they made public their love story.

Content: As recently as May Lauren showed off her burgeoning bump in an Instagram Story while discussing how reflexology helped her feel connected to her unborn baby

Content: May Lauren recently shared her growing bump on Instagram in an Instagram Story, while also discussing how reflexology has helped her to feel more connected with her unborn child. 

In October 2020, Lauren revealed that she had been dating Charles and teased her about their whirlwind relationship. 

Just three months after their public declaration of their love, the couple announced that they were pregnant.

Their romance came to an abrupt halt when their little girl became ill. She was rushed to the hospital for suspected sepsis.

Detailing Larose’s illness, Lauren said: ‘The tests came back and they said, “She hasn’t got sepsis, she’s got a fever from an infection.” It was something I thought, “Phew!” I was like, “Phew!”

Expecting: The former TOWIE star discussed how reflexology caused her waters to break the first time round (pictured with daughter Larose in February)

Expecting: The former TOWIE star discussed how reflexology caused her waters to break the first time round (pictured with daughter Larose in February)

Thinking ahead: Lauren also revealed her plans to give birth to her second child in the annexe of her house while her baby daughter Larose sleeps next door

Looking ahead: Lauren revealed that she plans to have her second child at her annexe in her home, while Larose sleeps right next to it.

Lauren continued to talk about how her daughter was becoming’more self-confident’ in the second and third days. A doctor told Lauren she didn’t need to panic because it was “so common” for babies to become ill twelve times per year.

Coronavirus was also contracted by the couple, their daughter and other family members in December.

May Lauren shared her growing bump via Instagram Story. She also discussed how reflexology has helped her connect to her unborn child. 

Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian praised it, recalling how this caused her to burst first time around. 

Proud mum: Lauren cradles young daughter Larose in an undated social media photo

Lauren is proud to be a mother: Lauren holds her young daughter Larose in an undated social media photo 

She said, “She’s able to see so much about the body from her feet and that it made me feel so connected with Lauren Lauren.” 

“When I was pregnant with Larose, I had @lrussellreflex perform my final session of labor to induce labour. My waters burst 5 minutes after I finished my session.

“Honestly it’s helped my today so much that an hour of relaxation and breathing has made me feel just as connected with my unborn child. I love the sessions leading up to giving birth.

“It’s amazing how closely the feet can be connected. 

She also spoke out about plans to have a second child.

New! Magazine was told by She. New! magazine: “This time, I am really concerned about Larose. But hopefully she will be asleep.

“But, I’m going do it!” [give birth] in the annexe – it’ll be like a stable. We are thankful it is double-glazed.

“I will have a smaller pool of birthing water, Charlie is going to be there with my doula and midwife. A home birth allows you to have a bath and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards.

Please contact UK Child Bereavement on 0800 02 88840 or the FSIDS helpline 020 7233 2090 if this has affected you. 

Lauren Goodger’s love story

Mark Wright, 1999-2011

Lauren found fame on The Only Way Is Essex while in a on-off, 12-year relationship with ex-fiancé Mark Wright.

First love: Lauren and Mark pictured in 2011

Lauren and Mark are pictured together in their first love, which was taken in 2011.

The turbulent relationship between Mark and Lauren was fraught with infidelity, trust problems, and tensions among Lauren’s family.

They ended their engagement five months later. The presenter then married actress Michelle Keegan in 2015.

Lauren later revealed After the couple had decided that they were not ready to have children, she was 20 years old and went through an abortion.

OK! In 2011, she said that “I thought I was pregnant.” I don’t use the pill anymore and haven’t for some time. It’s just my cells. I wasn’t trying to have children, but I didn’t want them.

“I was late one time and it was because of the stress from what was happening. He has had me pregnant once before, but I didn’t want to. Only 20 years old. My family is the only one who knows me. 

Jake McLean 2012-2016

The media personality split from Mark and dated Jake McLean (33), on an intermittent basis for 4 years, from May 2012 to May 2016. Lauren had a miscarriage in their relationship.

Jailbird ex: The influencer pictured with Jake in 2013

Jailbird Ex: Jake and the influencer in 2013.

While performing on ITV’s Dancing On Ice 2013, the TV star learned she’d lost her unborn baby. She then admitted that she couldn’t help but ‘carry on’. 

Discussing the loss on Channel 5 show In Therapy in 2017, she said:  ‘I was on a TV show that was quite intense. It was difficult for me to perform, as I was so far from being able. It didn’t last.’ 

Lauren and Jake parted ways later in the year, before they rekindled their relationship in 2015. 

Lauren spoke out about their split shortly after it was finalized in May 2016. Lauren said that she fell in love with her ex-jailbird boyfriend. Some people believe that you can wake up and everything will be perfect, but it wasn’t true for me. It was gradual.

“It was a difficult relationship. It felt like I had to do everything, and put in the effort. Although I am at an age when I would like children, Jake isn’t the man for me. 

Jake spent three and a half years in prison after he swindled his mother into her home two days before Christmas 2006. He overpowered her, before a gang of masked men entered the house to raid it. 


Joey Morrison (a fellow convict) was in a romantic relationship with TV’s star. However, the two men parted ways 2 years later. Lauren had waited to see him as he completed his time behind bars.

Bad boy: The TV star and convict Joey pictured in 2017

Joey the TV Star, Bad Boy – a picture of Joey in 2017.

Joey was 31 years old and was sent to 16 year prison for a violent offense. He was released nine years later. Lauren split with Joey just before Joey’s release.

Lauren shared her story about the two-year romance she had with Joey. Joey was sent to prison for drug-related crimes. Lauren said that Joey was her biggest mistake. It was two years that I wasted, when I could have been having a relationship. He would have come out if I had not waited.

Published previously in New! She wrote in a magazine about her relationship to Joey: “I regret giving two-and-a-half years of my life for someone who was only to come out and be different from what I believed.” 

“I was sure we would buy a home, marry and have children. The time that I spent was a waste of my life. 

Charles Drury: 2020-present

Lauren teased that she was in a relationship with a mysterious man in October 2020. This was to be soon revealed as Charles Drury (23). 

Inseparable: Lauren and Charles pictured last year

Lauren and Charles: Inseparable

He has flooded his Instagram account with pictures of his girlfriend as an amateur footballer/builder.

Sharing his thoughts on their romance, Charles previously gushed: ‘The story of you & me is my favourite because it’s happening so naturally.’ 

Just three months after their public relationship ended, the couple revealed that they were expecting their first child together.

Lauren’s husband is known for dating older women. Lauren had previously had an affair with Katie Price in 2019, a 42-year-old former glamour model.