Lauren Goodger reveals she kept her pregnancy a secret from her estranged dad

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Lauren Goodger has revealed she kept her pregnancy a secret from her estranged father amid her family rift.

In a new interview, the ex-TOWIE star, 34, who is expecting her first child with toyboy Charles Drury, 23, confessed she ‘won’t be making any moves’ to reach out to her dad after he ignored her messages and unfollowed her on social media last year.

The glamour model also revealed she and amateur footballer Charles have a girl’s name in mind as a fortune teller recently predicted they’ll have a daughter.

'I'm not going to make any moves': Lauren Goodger has revealed she kept her pregnancy a secret from her estranged father amid her family rift

‘I’m not going to make any moves’: Lauren Goodger has revealed she kept her pregnancy a secret from her estranged father amid her family rift

On her strained relationship with her parent, the OnlyFans star admitted she made the ‘conscious decision’ to not tell him about the exciting news. 

The influencer said in this week’s new! magazine: ‘I was a daddy’s girl and I’m not going to slag him off as a person, but our relationship was when I went on Towie… our relationship fizzled out. I’m not the one who’s going to be making any moves.

‘I’m not making any more effort as the family have no effort with me. He’s the grandad of my baby and I want him to be there, but I just want to be strong with it and think, ”no, this is about me now and my child.” I do feel really sad about it.’ 

The media personality added that he’d be ‘really gutted’ to not be a part of his grandchild’s life.

Tragic: The ex-TOWIE star, 34, confessed she 'won't be making any moves' to reach out to her dad after he ignored her messages last year (pictured when she was younger)

Tragic: The ex-TOWIE star, 34, confessed she ‘won’t be making any moves’ to reach out to her dad after he ignored her messages last year (pictured when she was younger)

Exciting: The glamour model also revealed she and toyboy Charles Drury, 23, have a girl's name in mind as a fortune teller recently predicted they'll have a daughter

Exciting: The glamour model also revealed she and toyboy Charles Drury, 23, have a girl’s name in mind as a fortune teller recently predicted they’ll have a daughter

Lauren went on to discuss the inspiration behind her baby’s moniker as she explained: ‘In the past I’ve had fortune readings and they’ve always said, ”you’re going to get your little Rose, because my middle name is Rose”. Although the name we’ve chosen isn’t Rose, it’s got something to do with that.’   

Last year, the social media star said of her family: ‘No, I don’t talk to any of them and they don’t talk to me. They’re good people, I’m not going to slag them off…

‘I just can’t have that in my life. I feel very hurt, upset and used at times. It’s such a shame since coming into the public eye how much my relationships have changed with my family. It’s quite upsetting, but I have to look after me.’

She has previously opened up about her difficult relationship with her mother Cheryl, fighting back tears during an episode of Celebs Go Dating in 2019. 

Happy news:  Lauren Goodger has announced she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury, three months after confirming their relationship

Happy news:  Lauren Goodger has announced she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury, three months after confirming their relationship

Lauren – who is is one of seven children, with four sisters and two brothers – explained: ‘My family are from East London. 

‘When I was four my mum gave me to my dad but kept my older brother and sister. She said she couldn’t cope with three on her own. For me that was heartbreaking.’

She first announced she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles on Monday, three months after confirming their relationship. S

The bombshell confirmed she is three months pregnant in her new magazine column on Monday, and will welcome the couple’s first baby in July.

She admitted her new boyfriend, 23, was initially sceptical after she told him her pregnancy test had returned a positive result. 

Lauren said of her happy news: ‘It’s exciting and we’re really happy. It’s difficult, but we’ve just got through it.’ 

Recalling the moment she discovered she was pregnant, Lauren explained: ‘I was in bed not well with a cold and I was meant to come on that day and I’m always quite regular.

‘We went and bought a test from a bargain shop and I did it – I couldn’t believe it! I rang him [Charles] and he was like: “You’re lying, you’re joking.”

‘He didn’t believe the test! I did a digital one as well and he walked around with it in his bag for about three days.’ 

The happy news comes after Lauren moved Charles, whose former girlfriends include retired glamour model Katie Price, 42, into her Essex home in late October within weeks of meeting him. 

Bumping along: The former TOWIE star, 34, confirmed she is three months pregnant in her new magazine column on Monday, and will welcome the couple's first baby in July

Bumping along: The former TOWIE star, 34, confirmed she is three months pregnant in her new magazine column on Monday, and will welcome the couple’s first baby in July 

A source told The Sun: ‘Charles has moved into her Essex home and they’re really loved up.

‘She’s head over heels for him – friends can’t believe how fast she’s fallen for him. Everyone’s hoping she’s finally found The One.’  

Last month, Lauren suggested that she wanted ‘marriage and family’ with her current boyfriend after years of disappointment. 

Sharing four black and white slides alongside a lengthy poem, Lauren told Instagram followers: ‘We fall in love with 3 people in our lifetime. Each one for a specific reason…’ 

The poem read: ‘First love: This love often happens at a young age. You eventually grow apart or call it quits over silly things. 

Whirlwind romance: The pregnancy comes after Lauren moved Charles, 23, whose former girlfriends include glamour model Katie Price, into her Essex home within weeks of meeting

Whirlwind romance: The pregnancy comes after Lauren moved Charles, 23, whose former girlfriends include glamour model Katie Price, into her Essex home within weeks of meeting

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

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

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

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

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.

‘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.’

Moving to her second love, Lauren spoke of pain, abuse and damage suffered, but also the growth and learning which came from the relationship.

The slide read: ‘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 realise 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. 

Childhood sweetheart: Lauren was previously engaged to her TOWIE co-star Mark Wright, whom she dated for more than a decade (pictured in 2011)

Childhood sweetheart: Lauren was previously engaged to her TOWIE co-star Mark Wright, whom she dated for more than a decade (pictured in 2011)

Finally, Lauren shared about slide about her third love, where she made it clear that she wants to settle down and have children.

The last slide read: ‘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.’ 

Lauren found fame on The Only Way Is Essex while in a relationship with ex-fiancé Mark Wright, who she dated for over 10 years, and has since dated jailbirds Jake McLean and Joey Morrison. 

Jailbird ex: Lauren then dated Jake McLean on and off from 2012 until 2016. They split in 2013 before rekindling their romance in 2015. The relationship ended months later

Jailbird ex: Lauren then dated Jake McLean on and off from 2012 until 2016. They split in 2013 before rekindling their romance in 2015. The relationship ended months later

She and Mark 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 that 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.’ 

Asked why she hadn’t continued with the pregnancy, Lauren added: ‘I was still living with my mum, our relationship was so volatile and we weren’t ready for a baby. 

‘I’d be left in the flat and he’d go off with other girls and we said, “Let’s wait till we’re more settled.”‘ 

Heartbreaking: The TV personality suffered a miscarriage while appearing on ITV talent show Dancing On Ice in 2013, and later admitted she has little choice but to 'carry on'

Heartbreaking: The TV personality suffered a miscarriage while appearing on ITV talent show Dancing On Ice in 2013, and later admitted she has little choice but to ‘carry on’

After splitting with Mark she dated Jake McLean on and off for four years – from 2012 until May 2016 – with Lauren suffering a miscarriage during their relationship. 

The TV personality 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

‘I’m the type of person who, when something happens, I move on. That’s how I am. It’s not something I addressed. ‘  

Lauren and Jake split for the first time later that year before rekindling their romance in 2015. The relationship came to a permanent end that October. 

Shortly after their final split, in May 2016, Lauren told OK! magazine of her former jailbird ex: ‘I fell out of love with him. 

Old times: Lauren admitted she 'fell out of love' with jailbird Jake prior to their final split in 2015 (pictured together in 2013)

Old times: Lauren admitted she ‘fell out of love’ with jailbird Jake prior to their final split in 2015 (pictured together in 2013)

‘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.

He was part of vicious criminal gang and it is believed he only served half of his sentence. He has since fathered a child with another woman.

After splitting from Jake, Lauren 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.

Loved-up: Lauren and Charles - who is 11 years her junior - have been dating since early October and regularly show off their romance on social media

Loved-up: Lauren and Charles – who is 11 years her junior – have been dating since early October and regularly show off their romance on social media

Joey 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.’ 

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