Lauren Goodger has shared a candid post about being ‘stressed, depressed, burnt out, crying, and struggling’ as she faces her second pregnancy alone following her split from on-off boyfriend Charles Drury.
The former TOWIE star, 35, who will have two daughters under one when she welcomes her baby later this year, shared an Instagram quote stating ‘mothers are superheroes’ on Thursday evening.
It read: ‘Being a mama is not easy. You still have to be a mama when you’re stressed, depressed, burnt out, crying, and struggling. Mothers are superheroes. You won’t change my mind on that.’
Candid: Lauren Goodger has shared a post about being ‘stressed, depressed, burnt out, crying, and struggling’ as she faces her second pregnancy alone
‘Stressed, depressed, burnt out’: The former TOWIE star, 35, shared an Instagram quote stating ‘mothers are superheroes’ on Thursday evening
Lauren split from builder ex-boyfriend Charles, 24, after learning he had had slept with Amy Gilbert during their November 2021 break-up while he knew Lauren was expecting their baby.
Last month, the former couple revealed they were expecting their second daughter together, with Lauren 16 weeks pregnant.
The reality star’s daughter Larose will turn one in July, and she will be due with her second child in June.
The candid post comes after Lauren hinted she could reconcile with ex Charles in the near future.
Single mother: Lauren split from builder ex-boyfriend Charles, 24, after learning he had had slept with Amy Gilbert during their November 2021 break-up
While the couple, who only got together in October 2020, have had a rocky romance, Lauren has now admitted she hasn’t ruled out getting back together.
Asked by New! Magazine if this feels like the ‘final break-up this time’, an optimistic Lauren replied: ‘Not really. It’s weird – men are weird!
‘[I have] more self-respect, because if you’re not treating me how I should be treated, then you’re not here. Who knows what’s going to happen next week, next month. But I just know you can’t come and go when children are involved.’
Lauren also admitted that her love for the father of her children ‘will never go’ and said the exes still need to work out ‘a co-parenting schedule’.
Doting mum: The reality star’s daughter Larose (pictured) will turn one in July, and she will be due with her second child in June
She explained: ‘What we’re doing now is different to what I’ve done before because last time we broke up we’d talk or see each other.
‘Every day he was coming round, which I don’t think is fair, so this is a learning game.’
The TOWIE original recently revealed she’s already planning to undergo surgery on her ‘whole body’ after she gives birth to her second child this summer.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Lauren confessed she’s hoping to transform her body once she’s given birth to her daughter, with two pregnancies taking a huge toll on her breasts.
She said: ‘The t**s are on the floor – they’re getting carpet burns. I’m getting my whole body done after having the baby. I’ve been looking at surgeons already.
‘It’s been a rocky time and it’s been really hard for me. But I’ve got to focus on the pregnancy and the baby.
‘I’m a very hands-on mum, it’s all on me, so it doesn’t feel much different.
‘I’m here on my own with my mum and my baby. Charlie’s really hurt me so I don’t know what the future holds.’
On/off couple: The candid post comes after Lauren hinted she could reconcile with ex Charles, who she only started dating in October 2020, in the near future