Former TOWIE favourite Lauren Goodger has shared the news that she is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Charles Drury.
The 34-year-old reality-TV-star-turned-Instagram-influencer announced the exciting news that she and Charles, who used to date Katie Price, are expecting their first baby together in a chat with New! magazine.
To view the full exclusive video interview where Lauren and Charles reveal exactly how they found out and what the reaction has been click here after 8am.
Lauren and Charles, who both have their own OnlyFans pages, were first rumoured to be dating back in October 2020.
The reality star confessed their relationship escalated “quickly,” telling the publication: “We were quite sexually active and I’m not on anything [contraceptives] and it happened very soon.”
Dad-to-be Charles admitted family was a priority for him, explaining some of his friends have already become dads, helping him to prepare for fatherhood.
He said: “It’s something that happened naturally and we wanted it straight away. When Lauren told me, it was mixed emotions, but something that I’d always wanted.”
Having tragically suffered a miscarriage in the past, Lauren confessed she feels “nervous” about the pregnancy, and plans to rest as much as possible in the months ahead.
She told the publication: “I don’t think I’ll relax until the baby is here. I’m going to worry, because I worry anyway.”
Last year, Lauren initially teased their romance by sharing a snap of she and Charles in bed with a love heart emoji covering his face.
But despite being keen to keep their romance under wraps initially, former electrician Charles accidentally gave the game away by posting a selfie in her bedroom mirror.
Since then, the pair have been inseparable, with Lauren moving Charles into her Essex home just weeks after they began seeing each other.
The duo are regularly flooding their individual Instagram pages with pictures showing them both in various amorous displays.
Whether it’s posting snaps of their cosy nights in with takeaways or sharing gushing comments under each other’s racy snaps, the pair appear to be completely loved-up.
Lauren even described Charles as “the best looking boy she’s ever seen”.
And it would appear that a wedding is on the horizon for the couple as well as a baby.
Just before Christmas, Lauren reflected on her Instagram story about her ‘”first, second and third” loves and wanting “marriage and a family” with the third.
Posting four black-and-white slides, Lauren told fans: “‘First love: This love often happens at a young age. You eventually grow apart or call it quits over silly things.
“When you get older you may look back and think it wasn’t love. But the truth is, it was. It was love for what you knew it to be. Remember: there [are] different depths of love.”
She then reflected on the “pain” of her second love.
She said: “Second love: The hard one. This love teaches us lesson[s] and makes us stronger.
“This love includes great pain, lies, betrayal, abuse, drama and damage. But this is the one where we grow. We realize what we love about love and what we don’t love about love.
“Now we know the difference between good and bad humans. Now we become closed, careful, cautious, and considerate. We know exactly what we want and don’t want.”
She then concluded by saying she wants marriage and children with her third love.
“Third love: This one comes blindly. No warning. It creeps up on you silently. You don’t go looking for this love. It comes to you.
“You can put up ANY wall. you want, it will be broke[n] down. You’ll find yourself caring about that person without trying. They look nothing like your usual crush types, but you get lost in their eyes daily. You see beauty in their imperfections. You hide nothing from them.
“You want marriage and family with them. You thank the universe for them. You truly love them.”