It's been barely six months since Lauren Goodger welcomed her first daughter Larose into the world, following an eventful home birth.
Now, in an exclusive interview with new!, the 35 year old has announced she's 16 weeks pregnant with her second daughter.
The former The Only Way Is Essex star is thrilled to be expecting her second baby, but admitted she "was in two minds" about going ahead with the pregnancy when she first found out.
Opening up about her concerns, Lauren said: "We weren’t very careful and Charlie was really pleased, but being honest I was really in two minds about it. I was like, 'I’m just getting myself back together – I’m going back to square one. Is this fair?'"
The new mum explained: "You get real mum guilt, like, 'What about Larose? She’s still a baby, she still needs me, I won’t be able to be there for her.'
"A lot went through my mind which is why I’ve held out a bit longer until I’ve announced it."
Lauren's blooming bundle of joy will be her second child with ex-boyfriend Charles Drury, 24.
Recalling his reaction to the news, Lauren said: "Charlie was like, 'I really want this baby.' And I said, 'So do I.' I made the decision to go ahead with it and I’m so glad I did."
The reality star then revealed: "At the beginning, I was like, 'What am I going to do?' Everyone had an opinion and people close to me said, 'Lauren, you can’t do it.'
"But I stuck to my guns and said, 'No, I’ve made a decision and I’m going to go ahead.' Charlie was like, 'Yeah, I really want it.' We had that little break [in November] and he came back and was like, 'No, you're not having a termination – I want this family.'
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"I knew deep down I was going to go ahead with it, but I was scared. I’ve got to think of Larose too. But if I had a big gap between children, I’d get myself sorted, Larose in a good routine and then I’m back to square one. I might as well do it now when I’m in new baby mode."
Unlike her pregnancy with Larose, Lauren will be going through this pregnancy alone as she and Charles are currently not together.
The pair split back in November, but rekindled their relationship a few weeks later. However, New received a call a few days before the shoot explaining that the pair had once again parted ways.
Interview by Gemma McCartney. To read Lauren’s full interview – and see all the snaps from her pregnancy shoot with baby Larose – click here.
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