Lauren Goodger is officially a mother, after welcoming her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury on Tuesday.
A representative for the TOWIE star, 34, shared the news of her daughter’s arrival with OK! saying: ‘Mother and baby are doing really well. Lauren and her partner Charlie are really looking forward to spending some quality time with their new arrival.’
Lauren announced she was expecting her first child with Charles on January 19, three months after confirming their relationship.
Baby news! Lauren Goodger, 34, and Charles Drury announced the arrival of their baby daughter on Tuesday (stock image)
Both Lauren and Charles took to Instagram on Tuesday to post a sweet snap holding their daughter’s hand.
Lauren wrote: ‘Welcome to the world our baby girl has arrived…Mummy and Daddy are so in love with you,’
Charles also penned: ‘Baby girl you were the missing piece to our perfect puzzle, now everything is complete.’
It comes after Lauren gave a very candid insight into the final days of her pregnancy as she revealed that she has been having sex ‘all the time’ in an attempt to hurry her little girl’s arrival along.
Lauren revealed to The Sun that Charles can’t keep his hands off her curves on the lead up to the birth.
But as her due date approached, the television personality had been venting to fans about an itchy rash that has left her exhausted.
Sweet: A representative for the TOWIE star, 34, shared the news of her daughter’s arrival with OK! saying: ‘Mother and baby are doing really well’
Cute: Both Lauren and Charles took to Instagram on Tuesday to post a sweet snap holding their daughter’s hand – accompanied by loving captions
Although she explained that the rash can’t bring any harm to her or her baby, she hasn’t been sleeping or relaxing because of the pain.
Lauren explained that in sperm, there is a hormone that relaxes the cervix – which she needs.
She explained: ‘Before I was quite calm and now I’m like, right we need to do everything we can to get this labour coming on, I’ve got a ball, we need to have sex’.
And the columnist confirmed that there is no way the flame with her supportive partner is going to die out, with the pregnancy bringing the pair even closer.
Counting down: It comes after Lauren gave a candid insight into the final days of her pregnancy revealing she has been having sex ‘all the time’ to hurry her little girl’s arrival
Sharing the good news: New parents Lauren and Charles Drury announced they were expecting their first child together back in January
At the beginning of the year Lauren confirmed she was three months pregnant in her new magazine column, and revealed that she would welcome the baby in July.
She admitted her boyfriend 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, she said: ‘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 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.’
In February, Lauren admitted that she found the first three months of her pregnancy ‘quite difficult’ due to sickness and nausea.
During an Instagram Q&A, she answered questions about her journey into motherhood, including her baby’s name, a gender reveal and plans for labour.
Whirlwind romance: Lauren moved Charles, whose former girlfriends include glamour model Katie Price, into her Essex home within weeks of meeting
She also responded to criticism regarding her decision to share her private life online, as she teased a potential return to reality TV.
Lauren said: ‘[I] Found it quite difficult for the first three months. It’s just over as well and it’s just starting to get better so yeah, just tired still, but not the sickness.’
Later on, she elaborated on her feelings of nausea: ‘I felt very, very sick but wasn’t actually sick all the time. I have been sick a few times, or just had the feeling, I would rather have been sick because it’s a mental release.’
Lauren moved Charles, whose former girlfriends include retired glamour model Katie Price, into her Essex home in late October within weeks of meeting him.
They’ve got it covered: The pair opted to announce their news on the cover of new magazine
A source told The Sun at the time: ‘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.’
Back in December, Lauren suggested that she wanted ‘marriage and family’ with her boyfriend after years of disappointment.
Sharing four black-and-white slides alongside a lengthy poem, Lauren told her 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. ‘
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, with whom she was in a relationship for over 10 years, before going on to date jailbirds Jake McLean and Joey Morrison.
Happy new journey: Back in December, Lauren suggested that she wanted ‘marriage and family’ with her boyfriend after years of disappointment
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.