has been seen hanging out with Dreamboys star Lotan Carter, who helped her out when her car tyre needed a change.
The former Towie star, 36, was seen planting a kiss on Lotan’s cheek as the pair posed for a photo together by her car with his daughter Willow.
The personal trainer, 33, who is Louie Spence’s nephew, was also seen getting stuck in to help Lauren change a tyre on her black Range Rover car, removing his hoody and donning a vest top as he fixed her wheel.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Lauren and Lotan are just friends and share the same management. He offered to help to change her tyre for her but they hadn’t met before that.
‘He has a girlfriend of two years and they have a child together, so they are nothing more than friends.’
Lauren’s 14-month-old daughter Larose was with her on the outing, for which Lauren donned casual workout gear consisting of brown leggings and a black zip-up top.
It comes after Lauren split from her ex Charles Drury after the death of their second child, Lorena, shortly after her birth.
Since the split, Lauren had been linked to a wealthy businessman in September but it is not clear whether they are still dating.
Lauren is said to be focusing on her mental health since the death of her second child in July and an alleged assault on the day of her funeral.
Lorena died minute after her birth, after she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord which was tied around her neck.
Lauren had said she had a textbook pregnancy without any problems but a team of 10 doctors fought unsuccessfully to save the baby.
She recently thanked fans for their support during the difficult time, writing: ‘Just want to say thank you to everyone for all the love & support in this horrendous terrible whirlwind in my life the last few weeks! I do read your messages thank you.
‘During this traumatic time I’ve lost but I’ve also gained some values in this awful heartbroken time … some new friends and become closer to my current ones & some family.
‘It really has shown me who is meant to be in my life and I love each and every one one of you thank you.
‘ I only have a few and that’s all I need and it’s taught me some life long lessons however hard it’s been.’