Lauren Goodger, 35, and Charles Drury, 24, are back on! Former TOWIE star is ‘hoping for a fresh start with the father of her daughter Larose three weeks after split’
- The newly reconciled couple share four-month old daughter Larose together
- They are said to have set aside their differences and want to make a ‘fresh start’
- Charles announced their split last month but they are said to have gone their separate ways weeks earlier
- An insider told the Sun that having a baby to look after had ‘taken its toll’, but they are willing to give things another go
Lauren Goodger and Charles Drury are reportedly giving their relationship another shot three weeks after announcing that they had split.
The couple, who share four-month old daughter Larose, are said to have set aside their differences and want to make a ‘fresh start’ on their romance.
Charles, 24, shared the news on his Instagram page last month while their daughter was in hospital with a ‘severe illness’.
Back ON! Lauren Goodger, 35, and Charles Drury, 23, are reportedly giving their relationship another shot three weeks after announcing that they had split
An insider told the Sun that having a baby to look after had ‘taken its toll’, but they are willing to give things another go.
The source said: ‘Charlie and Lauren have worked through their differences and are going to give things another go. Having a baby takes a toll on most couples, especially with Larose’s ill health. It’s back to basics for them and a fresh start.’
MailOnline have contacted Lauren, 35, and Charles’ reps for comment.
Their split has partially played out in public after Charles announced the news on his Instagram page last month.
Charles wrote at the time: ‘Only going to post this once. Me and Lauren have decided to go our separate ways. Things must remain civil for the sake of our daughter.
‘Lauren is a great mum so when it comes to Larose we both have her best interests at heart so she will still see us both.’
Moving on: The couple, who share four-month old daughter Larose, are said to have set aside their differences and want to make a ‘fresh start’ on their romance
Statement: Charles confirmed the couple had gone their ‘separate ways’ on Instagram
Hitting out: Lauren appeared less than impressed with the timing of Charles’ announcement, as she hit back and told fans it was the ‘least of her worries’
However Lauren appeared less than impressed with the timing of Charles’ announcement, as she hit back and told fans it was the ‘least of her worries’.
Lauren said: ‘I apologise for Charlie talking about our relationship status right now as our daughter is very ill and this is the least of my worries.
‘I do not wish to comment on the situation at this time as there is much more to it but my priority is getting my daughter better. My baby girl is the most important thing to me right now, shame I can’t say that about others.’
The couple are yet to officially confirm their reunion, however sources have claimed that the stress of their daughters illness created cracks in their relationship.
‘Reputation’: Just last week, Lauren made a thinly-veiled dig at Charles as she appeared to call him a ‘covert narcassist’ on her Instagram Stories
Just last week, Lauren made a thinly-veiled dig at Charles as she appeared to call him a ‘covert narcassist’ on her Instagram Stories.
One, taken from a page called @womenagainstgaslighting, gave advice on how to spot a secret narcissist.
It read: ‘A covert narcissist’s number one priority is to look good, and they care a lot about their reputation and they are well liked, well respected, and so they will do many things to cover their tracks.’
Lauren then shared another message that read: ‘The only people worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass.’
Ex: The star welcomed daughter Larose with Charlea in July
Hinting further at their relationship, Lauren shared a black and white animation of a man and woman kissing with text reading: ‘I want a bond so tight that even on bad terms you come to me first…’
Narcissism refers to extreme self-involvement to a degree that it makes someone ignore the needs of those around them.
Although their split only became public recently, it was reported Charles and Lauren actually broke up several weeks ago.
A source told OK!: ‘Lauren and Charles split weeks ago. They weren’t compatible anymore.
‘She’s really stressed as Larose is in hospital with a severe illness. She didn’t expect him to announce the split while she’s going through this really difficult period. He’s had weeks to do this – why has he done this now?’
‘It’s been such a scary time for Lauren. Her priority is Larose and making sure she gets better and out of hospital as quickly as possible.’
Amicable: Showing her approval, Lauren posted some pink love hearts below, inspiring one follower to comment: ‘make sure you stay friends it’s so important’
Lauren and Charles’ reps declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
Shortly after the split, Charles shared a snap of himself doting on Larose, and wrote alongside: ‘love you more than you’ll ever know.’
Showing her approval, Lauren posted some pink love hearts below, inspiring one follower to comment: ‘make sure you stay friends it’s so important.’
She responded: ‘We are don’t listen to headlines not 1 of us have spoken we see each other everyday cos of baby x.
‘Yes last week was a hard last week with baby in hospital and the post but we always work through it x.’
My main aim: Lauren and Charles’ reps declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline
Lauren first teased she was seeing someone new back in October 2020, later revealed to be Charles.
The couple announced they were expecting their first child together just three months after going public with their relationship.
Speaking to Closer magazine after becoming a mother, Lauren praised Charles as a hands-on father.
She said: ‘He has been amazing, especially for a young guy – changing nappies, getting up in the night. He’s even been feeding me my dinner.’
Lauren Goodger’s romance history
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
Their tumultuous relationship was filled with infidelity on Mark’s part, trust issues, and tensions between Lauren and his family.
The couple cut off their engagement in May 2011, just five months after his proposal, and the presenter went on to marry actress Michelle Keegan, 33, in 2015.
Lauren later revealed she had an abortion at the age of 20 after the couple decided they weren’t ready to become parents.
She told OK! in 2011: ‘I did think I was pregnant. I’m not on the pill and haven’t been for a little while, just because of my cells, not because I was planning a baby and thank God we didn’t.
‘I was late once and I think it was the stress of what was going on. I’ve been pregnant before with his baby but I chose not to have it. I was only 20. No one knows except my close family.’
Jake McLean: 2012-2016
After splitting from Mark, the media personality dated Jake McLean, 33, on and off for four years – from 2012 until May 2016 – with Lauren suffering a miscarriage during their relationship
Jailbird ex: The influencer pictured with Jake in 2013
The TV star discovered she had lost the unborn child while appearing as a contestant on ITV talent show Dancing On Ice in 2013, and later admitted she has little choice but to ‘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. I had to try and perform when I was quite far gone. It didn’t last.’
Lauren and Jake split for the first time later that year before rekindling their romance in 2015.
Shortly after their final split in May 2016, Lauren told OK! of her former jailbird ex: ‘I fell out of love with him. I know some people say you wake up one day and things click, but that didn’t happen to me; it was a gradual thing.
‘The relationship was quite hard. I felt like I was the one doing everything and putting the effort in. I’m at the age where I’d like to have children but Jake isn’t the sort of man I’d want to do it with.’
Jake was jailed for three-and-a-half years after conning his way into a mother’s house two days before Christmas in 2006, overpowering her before a masked gang ran in and raided the family home.
JOEY MORRISION: 2016-2018
The TV star struck up a relationship with another convict, Joey Morrison, but the couple went their separate ways two years later, in 2018, despite Lauren waiting for him while he served time behind bars.
Bad boy: The TV star and convict Joey pictured in 2017
Joey, 31, was given a 16-year prison sentence for a violent offence but was released after nine years – Lauren and Joey split close to his release date.
In 2019, Lauren opened up about her two year romance with Joey, who was sentenced for drug related crimes, saying: ‘My ex was my biggest mistake. I wasted two years when I could have been dating. I wish I hadn’t waited for him to come out.’
Writing previously in new! magazine of her relationship with Joey, she said: ‘I regret giving two and a half years of my life to someone who was in jail only for him to come out and not be what I thought.
‘I thought we were going to get a house, get married and have kids. I regret the time I’ve wasted.’
Charles Drury: 2020-present
In October 2020, Lauren teased she was dating a mystery man, who was soon to be identified as Charles Drury, 23.
Inseparable: Lauren and Charles pictured last year
The amateur footballer and builder has littered his social media account with images of his girlfriend.
Sharing his thoughts on their romance, Charles previously gushed: ‘The story of you & me is my favourite because it’s happening so naturally.’
The couple announced their expecting their first child together, just three months after going public with their relationship.
Lauren’s partner has a history of dating older women, having previously enjoyed a brief fling with former glamour model Katie Price, 42, in 2019.
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