TOWIE’s Lauren Goodger talks about her “year of hell” as she reveals if she’s ready to date again
Lauren Goodger has talked about it A “hellish year” after the tragic loss of her daughter Lorena, a bitter breakup with her partner and the death of her ex-boyfriend.
The reality TV personality, 36, looks ahead to what will happen in 2023 as she reflects on the “tremendous trauma” she has gone through over the past 12 months.
Speaking to MailOnline, Lauren put on a brave face as she arrived at the Inspiration Awards in London onriday night where she said she was “ready to get back into the industry the right way” after a difficult series of events.
‘Hell year’: TOWIE’s Lauren Goodger has spoken to MailOnline of her ‘hell year’ following the tragic loss of her baby daughter, bitter separation from partner and the death of her ex.
When explaining why she wanted to come to the event, Lauren said: “It’s a great cause, I can’t wait to hear all the stories.
I feel like I’ve been through a lot of hell and feel like it was right for me to go through it. I’ve been asked to do a lot of things, and I’m slowly coming back.
I took a break and am now ready to get back into the industry the right way.
“I’m so new to this, like I said, I’m going through a lot of trauma, I’m not going to smooth it out but everyone knows and I feel like one day I want to inspire other women.”
SPLIT: Lauren said she found her strength in being a mother to daughter LaRose, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Charles Drury (pictured together)
Lauren said she found her strength in being a mother to daughter LaRose, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Charles Drury.
It is understood that their relationship ended bitterly last year, and at the funeral of their second daughter, Lorena, Lauren was said to have been attacked and left with a black eye in the days that followed.
Charles, 25, was later arrested and released on bail following the incident.
The former TOWIE cast member confirmed the bad news of her newborn’s death in an Instagram post in July of last year, acknowledging that Lorena was born “without complications” before her death.
Tragic: The former TOWIE cast member confirmed the terrible news of her newborn’s death in an Instagram post in July last year, acknowledging that the baby was born ‘without complications’ before her death
Lauren is focused on being the best mom she can for LaRose.
‘LaRose, my daughter, I think I am the mother of the most amazing little girl I’ve ever had,’ Lauren told MailOnline.
Like, it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I am a very strong person. I’ve been through a lot. And I feel like I want to be there…
I am strong and independent and I want to inspire young girls and other moms who are going through similar things. And as you well know, everything happens for a reason and I don’t like… life goes on.
Painful: Lauren’s ex Jake McClain died tragically in a car accident that left partner Yazmin Okhlo injured (pictured by Lauren at Jake’s funeral)
A few days before her daughter’s death, her ex-boyfriend Jake McClain died tragically in a car accident that seriously injured his partner Yazmin Okhlo.
Jake, 33, was driving in Bodrum, Turkey on Sunday when his car crashed over a hill before emergency services rushed to his rescue.
Lauren, who is now living as a single mom, revealed that she is unsure about her dating potential.
Single mom: Lauren, who is now living as a single mom, revealed that she is unsure about her dating potential
Concern: Recently, Lauren sparked concern after deleting all her Instagram posts, wiping everything from her network but leaving her video reels intact
I explained: I don’t know. The main thing is that I am happy and that I do not look openly … I just do something and be a mother. yes.’
Recently, Lauren sparked concern after deleting all of her Instagram posts, wiping everything from her network while leaving her video reels intact.
“I archive literally all of my posts,” she said. Everyone was like, “What’s going on?” My family was like, “Did you block me?” I’m like, “No, I’m rebooting.”
X: Lauren and Charles’ relationship ended bitterly last year, and at the funeral of their second daughter, Lorena, Lauren was allegedly attacked and left with a black eye in the following days. Charles was later arrested and released on bail following the incident
I have archived everything online for me. I just want to move on. So I start again.
After some time away, Lauren said she has a lot of plans as she begins her return to the industry: ‘There’s a lot I want to do, I’m doing my own charity work for Lorena, yeah just doing more stuff for my mom.
It’s a different picture now, it’s not Lorraine Goodger before, it’s Lorraine Goodger now. I am a woman, I am a mother, I have been through more.
OUTDOOR: Lauren stunned in a mesh crop top and long gold skirt onriday as she headlined the Stars at the Women’s Inspiration Awards in London