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Lauren Goodger has revealed she's pregnant with her first child and set to become a family with boyfriend Charles Drury.
The former TOWIE star is 14 weeks along and has opened up in an interview with new! magazine, insisting: "This is where my life starts."
Lauren, 34, and Charles went official with their romance in October last year and said the pregnancy “happened so quickly”.
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As the star shares her happy news, Lauren explains: "We were quite sexually active and I’m not on anything [contraceptives] and it happened very soon."
But they couldn't be happier to become parents. Despite his young age, Charles, 23, adds: "Family has always been such a big thing and I’ve got friends who have done it from such a young age, and my mum had me at quite a young age as well – at 17.
"It’s something that happened naturally and we wanted it straight away. When Lauren told me, it was mixed emotions, but something that I’d always wanted."
Lauren has made no secret of her desire for a baby in the past but her journey to motherhood has been marred by tragedy. In 2013, she opened up about suffering a miscarriage.
And she admits her past heartache has made her nervous about pregnancy this time round, insisting: "I don’t think I’ll relax until the baby is here. I’m going to worry, because I worry anyway.
"But I’m just being careful. Because of lockdown everything is cancelled and I’m not running around and I’ve got time and my body is adjusting and has time to rest, which is perfect."
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Neither of them are strangers to public relationships. Lauren’s romances with Mark Wright, Jake McLean and jailbird Joey Morrisson have dominated the headlines for over a decade.
Charles first found fame when he was linked to Lauren’s former pal Katie Price last year, although he’s keen to clarify that it “was not a relationship”.
But despite their quick romance, Lauren insists she and Charles are meant to be.
“We’re very comfortable with each other and we’ve been through a lot,” she says. “We’re settled at home and we’re having a baby –it’s gone 100 miles an hour! We’re a family now.”
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