Lauren Goodger has announced the death of her baby, Lorena.
The former Towie star, 35, was expecting her second baby, however has shared the heartbreaking news Lorena has died following her birth on July 8.
Lauren revealed she waswith on/off boyfriend Charles Drury, 24, following the , in July last year.
In a statement, however, Lauren – whose ex-boyfriend last week, in another heartbreaking blow for the reality star – revealed little Lorena had died, with Lauren sharing she didn’t suffer any pregnancy or labour complications.
The star revealed she is ‘broken’, as she shared a black and white photo of her holding onto Lorena’s hand, writing: ‘She was the most beautiful healthy baby I’ve ever seen just like her sister @babylarose.x … words can’t describe as a mother losing your baby that I carried for all these months perfectly and gave birth too for my angel to be taken from me.’
Lauren went on: ‘She was fine & healthy but I am not going into detail right now just know that there was nothing wrong with her or myself she was perfect I can’t understand it she is so so beautiful Larose twin so similar.
‘I am broken 💔 I am back home from hospital Me & Charlie spent as much time with our baby girl Lorena and I haven’t said my goodbye yet’
The star added: ‘Larose she is my rock that’s getting me through this or I wouldn’t survive… I will never ever get over this but I will learn how to live everyday with Lorena in my heart she will be with me always and I will be with her again one day … My 👼 Lorena I love you so much 💔.’
Lauren also appealed for privacy as she grieves and organises Lorena’s funeral, adding she ‘needs this time & with my baby girl’, adding in her stories: ‘My angel, I love you so much.’
Friends and followers of Lauren’s shared their condolences, with pregnant Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby writing: ‘Lauren f**king hell I’m devastated.’
The mum has been open about her pregnancy, and after learning she was pregnant again just eight weeks after having her first child, as she
Things haven’t been easy for the reality star over the past year as she and partner Charles split shortly after the birth of Larose, but while they are no longer romantically together, both of them were on good terms and ready to co-parent.
The reality star had previously admitted she was ‘scared’ about having a second child so close to her first but is loving being a ‘hands-on mum’.
Lauren told OK! magazine that while Charles was ‘really pleased’ when he learned Lauren was pregnant again so soon after their first, she was ‘really in two minds about it.
‘I was like, “I’m just getting myself back together – I’m going back to square one. Is this fair?” You get real mum guilt, like, “What about Larose?”
‘She’s still a baby, she still needs me, I won’t be able to be there for her.’
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