Lauren Goodger looks stressed as shes pictured after ex Charles moves in with best pal

Lauren Goodger looked stressed over the weekend as she was photographed for the first time since ex-boyfriend Charles Drury moved in with her former best friend.

The former The Only Was is Essex star split from builder Charles over accusations of him cheating last year.

The two eventually reconciled, but after tragically losing newborn baby Lorena in July, Lauren, 36, was allegedly assaulted by Charles on the day of their baby's funeral.

Sources say the star was left “unrecognisable” after the attack and suffered from a fractured eye socket.

Following Charles’ bail, he moved in with Lauren’s friend Jacqueline Johnson, which was reportedly a “devastating blow” for Lauren.

Now Lauren, who appeared on TOWIE from 2010 until 2012, has been pictured for the first time since the news while stepping out with her daughter Larose, 1.

Lauren looked visibly stressed as she was photographed on the phone in what appeared to be a car park before moving on to the salon for some pampering.

The reality TV star was clad in a matching stone jogger set as she pushed Larose’s buggy while walking through the parking structure.

Some photographs show Lauren scrolling on her phone, while others show the star on phone calls looking rather frustrated.

Following the news that Charles, 25, had moved in with Jacqueline, a source told the Mail Online that Lauren was trying to remain “positive” in light of the reveal.

They said: “As you can imagine this news came as a devastating blow, Lauren however remains strong, her focus remains positive.

“Her 15 month old daughter Larose being her driving force to keep going, supported by her family and closest friends.”

Similarly, a close friend told The Sun that Lauren was initially “baffled” by the news, “but now it all makes sense.”

They explained: “She had her suspicions and has since been told Charlie and Jacqueline are dating.

“Lauren feels devastated and betrayed by Jacqueline because she considered her a close friend.

“They met through her ex-brother-in-law as Jacqueline is his sister. They stayed close despite the break up.”

“Lauren is holding her head high and does not want to be associated with Jacqueline ever again,” the source added.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, a friend of both Lauren and Jacqueline said it's not about what Charles is doing, and instead, Lauren's frustration comes from feeling betrayed.

They said: “The new relationship has caused huge ructions. Lauren has known her for years, and counted her as a very close friend. She even helped comfort Lauren when she lost the baby.

"She’s devastated that she is now not only seeing her ex, but that he has moved into her home. Lauren doesn’t care that Charles is dating in the slightest, but the fact it’s someone she considered a confidante.”

“Lauren is trying to keep her spirits up, but this has hit her for six, it’s come at a terrible time – emotionally she is vulnerable. She is amazing the way she is coping with it all, being a single mum and grieving," the friend added.

Both Charles and Jacqueline were photographed on Friday as they ventured into town for some shopping.

Charles was pictured donning a grey tracksuit and black trainers, while his alleged girlfriend was seen in a black ensemble, blue denim jacket and carrying a Sports Direct bag.

Lauren also looks to be moving on after recently going on a date with a mystery wealthy businessman, according to the Mail Online.

A source told the newspaper that the new suitor is "making her feel confident again" as she begins to "heal" from past relationships.

They said: “She is enjoying dating again but is still hurt from her past with Charles who she believes was sleeping around when they were together.

“But she is back to her confident best and looking to the future and seeing where her budding new romance will lead.”


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