New mum Lauren Goodger has insisted her split from Charles Drury is “the least of [her] problems” as baby Larose battles a virus in hospital.
Lauren posted on Instagram last night and apologised to her followers after Charles announced their break up. However the former TOWIE star said she “does not wish to comment” on the situation.
“I apologise for Charlie talking about our relationship status right now as our daughter is very ill and this is the least of my worries,” she said.
“There is much more to it but my priority is getting my daughter better. My baby girl is the most important thing to me right now, shame I can’t say that about others.”
Earlier in the day Lauren posted, “My baby girl has been in hospital for three days so far with a severe illness. She caught some sort of virus or infection, I think the bronchitis has come back worse and it’s been the hardest two days of my life.
“So hard to watch your daughter be in hospital with tubes drips cannula especially being held down, she doesn’t understand. It’s breaking my heart.”
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The first of the really big names to come from TOWIE, Amy quit the show in 2011 and welcomed her first daughter, Polly, in 2017. She also has a son from a different relationship who she's kept out of the limelight, but accidentally revealed his name was Ritchie in an interview.
Georgina Cleverley – née Dorset – was only on the show for two series and went on to have a two sons with her footballer hubby Tom, who she keeps off social media.
Sam is mum to daughter Rosie and a son called Paul, who she named after her husband, also called Paul. "We always wanted him to be named Paul after his dad," she said."It's traditional and we didn't have any other names on the list, so he's Paul, and his middle name is Tony after Paul's brother, his Uncle Tony."She's made a household name for herself and her family with her hit reality show, The Mummy Diaries.
Sam's lookalike big sister Billie is also a mum to two kids of her own, sharing daughter Nelly (five) and son Arthur (three) with her husband Greg Shepherd.
Despite being TOWIE's original bad boy, Kirk has overhauled his image in the last few years to be the ultimate family man. He's dad to son Harry, three, and daughter Violett, four - although Violett doesn't feature on his Instagram after her mum made it clear she didn't want her in the public eye.
Maria is mum to four-year-old Evie who she shares with husband Kelvin Batey, and earlier this year revealed on Instagram that they were preparing to welcome baby number two.Back in 2018, Maria revealed she had suffered a miscarriage, writing on Instagram, "I feel silly even referring to it as a baby as we were really early in the pregnancy and had not yet had a scan but I did grieve and I did feel like I had lost something very special."I feel it is such a cruel twist of fate to get such happy news and then have it taken away. Just like that. No explanation."
Chloe was already a mum when she joined the cast of TOWIE back in 2011. Her daughter Madison is now 15, and largely stays out of the public eye, although last year Chloe finally revealed Madison's dad was still a close pal, posting a picture to Instagram and writing, "So lots of people have always been interested in who is Maddie's dad, well, here he is..."I was 18, he was 24... all you nosy f--ckers who wanted to know, here he is!"
How cute is this? Long-term best pals Lucy and Lydia were both pregnant at the same time and gave birth just weeks apart. Lydia is going it alone as a single mother to baby Loretta, after splitting with Loretta's dad Lee Cronin during her pregnancy.
One of TOWIE's most high profile mums, Ferne McCann welcomed her daughter Sunday in 2017following a difficult few months. Shortly before announcing her pregnancy Ferne's boyfriend Arthur Collins was arrested and charged with an acid attack in an East London club that left two victims blind. And weeks before Sunday was born he was sentenced to 20 years.
TOWIE OG Mario left the show after 15 series, and in 2018 welcomed a son, Parker Jax,with his fiancée Becky Meisner.
Meanwhile, Chloe's TOWIE boyfriend Jake Hall went on to have a family of his own. Despite an at times messy relationshipwith Real Housewives of Cheshire's Misse Beqiri, the couple welcomed a daughter in 2018, who they named River.
Billi Mucklow, who left TOWIE in 2013, must certainly have her hands full with her huge blended family with footballer fiancé Andy Carroll. The couple are raising Andy's kids from a previous relationship, Lucas and Emilie, and have two of their own together, Arlo and Wolf. In early 2020 they announced they were expecting AGAIN. Phew.
Danielle Armstrong welcomed her first child with long-term pal Tom Edney in May 2020 after being "pregnant forever" and begging fans for tips on inducing labour. She took to Instagram to update followers on the birth, writing, "My world Is complete ud83dudc76ud83cudffcud83dudc95 Orla Mae Edney Born May 26th at 16:30pm, weighing a healthy 8Ibs11".
Lauren quit TOWIE in 2019 after a staggering nine years on the show. In July 2020, she and her boyfriend welcome a little girl called Raine Anais Keterman.
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After a whopping three-day labour, Sam and Shelby welcomed their first child, a boy, in November 2020. "Shelby and our beautiful baby boy are both well and healthy," he wrote on Instagram. "Shelby didn't have a straightforward labour so she has been in hospital for five days. She has been an absolute soldier."
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“She’s my world and she’s finally on the mend thank you @NHSEngland for your help lovely people what would we do without you.”
It comes after Charlie said, “Only going to post this once, me and Lauren have decided to go our separate ways. Things must remain civil for the sake of our daughter, Lauren is a great mum so when it comes to Larose we both have her best interests at heart so she will still see us both. I’d appreciate if people could stop making themselves busy and putting their two pence in as no drama is needed round here.”
Ahh, famous last words.
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Many followers took to the comments to express their hope for the new parents getting back together.
“Most people split up when they’ve just had a baby together because of how hard it is,” wrote one. “Only the strongest couples survive. Have a good think about this as it will affect your daughter’s childhood and the person she becomes. Lauren will be absolutely knackered so I understand she hasn’t given her all in a relationship.
“It’s physically and emotionally impossible. Think of them both and not the lack of attention you’re getting x”.
“I hope you and Lauren can work things out for your beautiful daughter x”, said another.
Speaking exclusively to Closer back in September Lauren said, “Larose is my world and life, but being a mum is definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s totally taken over – I’m running on no sleep and just taking it all day by day. I can’t begin to imagine having twins – how on earth do people do it?
“Charlie has been so sweet, helping with all the cooking and the cleaning. The other day I caught him watching Mrs Hinch videos for cleaning tips – he’ll kill me for saying that! But he has been amazing, especially for a young guy – changing nappies, getting up in the night. He’s even been feeding me my dinner – the other day, he fed me my lasagne while I was feeding Larose.”