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TOWIE star Lauren Goodger announced the very exciting news that she was expecting her first baby with boyfriend Charles Drury.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with new magazine, the stunning star revealed: "This is where my life starts."
And from bump photos to emotional videos and a gender reveal, here’s a look at the 34 year old’s journey to becoming a mum so far…
The TOWIE star first opened up about her pregnancy in an interview with new magazine.
Lauren and boyfriend Charles went official with their romance in October last year and said the pregnancy “happened so quickly”.
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As the star shared her happy news, Lauren explained: "We were quite sexually active and I’m not on anything [contraceptives] and it happened very soon."
Despite his young age, Charles, 23, added: "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."
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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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Lauren’s famous pals have flooded social media with support for the reality star, with fellow mum Marnie Simpson amongst the first to pay tribute.
Lauren's former TOWIE co-star Gemma Collins commented on her announcement post: "Congratulations LG so happy for you x," alongside a number of pink and red love heart emojis.
Lauryn Goodman, who welcomed a baby with Manchester City star Kyle Walker last year, wrote: "My bestie literally best news ever and you will make the best mama!
“Trust in the process I cannot wait for our little ones to be besties I love you you’ve been through so much my sister."
This Morning host Josie Gibson added: "Congratulations beautiful xxx," with Celebrity Big Brother star Casey Batchelor penning: "Such lovely news. Congratulations lovely xxx."
Lauren has since shared an emotional video, thanking everyone for their support.
Wearing a black vest top and styling her long brunette hair up into a high ponytail with a scrunchie, the gorgeous star said: "I just want to say a huge thank you, I've been literally overwhelmed today by the response to my pregnancy.
"It's out there, it's official, me and Charlie are having a baby. It's a beautiful gift, we're so happy and excited and, yeah, I'm so happy to share it with you all."
The reality star went on to ask for all the advice, tips and tricks any mothers can give her as she continued: "I need as much help and advice from all the mums out there, I already had some of my fellow co-stars, celebrity mums, ring me which was beautiful.
"I have been so emotional today, I've been really overwhelmed, I'm getting really emotional now," she added. "But it's beautiful and it makes me feel really loved and I'm getting emotional, but I just want to say thank you for all the love and support and to go on this journey with me, I will be updating you all.
"And all my friends family who I haven't spoken to and got in touch with me, it's beautiful, and I want to enjoy it as much as I can.
"We're in lockdown, yeah, but its a beautiful thing to happen to me, I'm very happy, and yeah."
Shortly after the pregnancy reveal, Lauren explained her boyfriend Charles Drury carried her positive pregnancy test around with him for three days.
Speaking in an exclusive video during her and Charles’ stunning photoshoot, electrician Charles explained: “It’s gonna be something new, definitely. It was a big shock but we both can’t wait and it’s gonna be a new chapter for us both.”
Reminiscing on the moment she found out she was expecting her first child, she said: “I was in bed, unwell with a cold.
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“I was meant to come on that day and I’m always quite regular. We went and bought a test from a bargain shop and I did it – I couldn’t believe it!
“I rang him and he was like, ‘You’re lying, you’re joking.’ He didn’t believe the test! I did a digital one as well and he walked around with it in his bag for about three days.”
The star also posted a snap of the pregnancy test which she surprised her other half with.
In the picture, the mum-to-be can be seen holding her pregnancy test, with "Hi Daddy" written on one side of it.
Lauren gave fans a glimpse at her bare baby bump shortly after announcing she’s expecting.
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The 34 year old shared a clip of her reflection as she laid down on her sofa on her Instagram story.
In the clip, Lauren zooms into her mirrored chest of drawers, in which her reflection can be seen, as she wears a black bra and matching pair of knickers.
As she shared the footage with her 773,000 followers mum-to-be Lauren wrote on top: “Back ache not sure what’s bigger my boobs or my bump”.
Lauren announced the happy news that she is expecting a baby girl in an exclusive new! magazine gender reveal.
Discussing the happy news, Lauren said: "I love the fact I’m having a little girl – my little girl.”
Lauren admits she had an idea she may be having a baby girl, but was still surprised when she was told the news.
She reveals: “I’ve been to fortune tellers and they’ve always told me I’m having a girl, so I’ve always assumed I’m having a girl.
“When it got confirmed, I was really happy and excited.”
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