Lauren Goodger dresses her curvaceous figure in a pink cardigan and tight leggings

Mark Wright: 1999-2011

Lauren rose to fame on The Only Way Is Essex while in an 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 broke off their engagement in May 2011, just five months after his proposal, and the presenter married actress Michelle Keegan, 33, in 2015.

Lauren later revealed she had an abortion at age 20 after the couple decided they weren’t ready to become parents.

She said OKAY! in 2011: ‘I thought I was pregnant. I’m not on the pill and haven’t been in a while just because of my cells, not because I was planning a baby and thank goodness we didn’t.

“I was late one time and I think it was the stress of what was going on. I’ve been pregnant with his baby before, but I chose not to have it. I was only 20. Nobody knows except my immediate family.’

Jake McLean: 2012-2016

After Mark’s split, the media personality dated Jake McLean, 33, for four years – from 2012 to May 2016 – with Lauren having a miscarriage during their relationship.

Jailbird ex: the influencer pictured with Jake in 2013

Jailbird ex: the influencer pictured with Jake in 2013

The TV star discovered she had lost the unborn child when she appeared as a contestant on the ITV talent show Dancing On Ice in 2013, later admitting she had little choice but to ‘keep going’.

Discussing the loss on Channel 5’s show In Therapy in 2017, she said: ‘I was on a TV show that was pretty intense. I had to try to perform when I was already far away. It did not take long.’

Lauren and Jake first broke up later that year before rekindling their romance in 2015.

Shortly after their last split in May 2016, Lauren told OKAY! from her former prisoner: ‘I stopped falling in love with him. I know some people say you wake up one day and things click, but that hasn’t happened to me; it was a gradual thing.

“The relationship was quite difficult. I felt like I was the one who did everything and put in the effort. I’m at the age where I’d like to have kids, but Jake’s not the kind of guy I’d want to do it with.”

Jake was jailed for three and a half years after breaking into a mother’s home two days before Christmas in 2006 and overpowering her before a masked mob stormed into the family home.


The TV star dated another convict, Joey Morrison, but the couple went their separate ways two years later in 2018, despite Lauren waiting for him while he was behind bars.

Bad boy: TV star and convict Joey pictured in 2017

Bad boy: TV star and convict Joey pictured in 2017

Joey, 31, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a violent crime, but was released after nine years – Lauren and Joey separated just before his release.

In 2019, Lauren opened up her two-year romance with Joey, who was convicted of drug-related crimes, saying, “My ex was my biggest mistake. I wasted two years when I could have dated. I wish I hadn’t waited for him to come out.’

Earlier writing in new! magazine about her relationship with Joey, she said: “I regret giving two and a half years of my life to someone who was in prison just to let him come out and not be what I thought .

“I thought we’d get a house, get married and have kids. I regret the time I wasted.’

Charles Drury: 2020-present

In October 2020, Lauren teased that she was dating a mystery man, who would soon be identified as Charles Drury, 23.

Inseparable: Lauren and Charles in the picture last year

Inseparable: Lauren and Charles in the picture last year

The amateur football player 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 and me is my favorite because it happens so naturally.”

The couple announced they were expecting their first child together just three months after they made their relationship public.

Lauren’s partner has a history of dating older women, having previously had a brief fling with former glamor model Katie Price, 42, in 2019.