Lauren Goodger thanked her fans for their support at a “horrible heartbroken time” after an incredibly tough time in her life on Thursday.
The former TOWIE star, 35, tragically lost her newborn baby Lorena to complications during her birth last month while mourning the loss of her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean – who lost his life when his car went 70ft off a cliff crashed in Turkey.
Lauren was also allegedly assaulted on the day of her baby’s funeral. Her boyfriend Charles Drury, 25, who was later arrested and released on bail.
Tragic: Lauren Goodger, 35, thanked her fans for their support during a “terrible heartbroken time” after an incredibly tough time in her life on Thursday
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: “I just want to say thank you to everyone for all the love and support during this terrible hurricane in my life over the last few weeks. I read your messages, thanks!
“During that traumatic time I lost, but I also gained some values during this horrible, heartbroken time…some new friends and got closer to my current ones and family.”
“It really showed me who I want in my life and I love every single one of you.”
The former TOWIE star lost her newborn baby Lorena following the death of her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean and was also allegedly assaulted on the day of her baby’s funeral (pictured at Jake’s funeral on August 16).
Heartbreaking: Lauren tragically lost her newborn daughter when she gave birth to her last month after she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord tied around her neck
Lauren continued, “I only have a few and that’s all I need and it taught me some lifelong lessons, no matter how hard it was.
“When I had her home the night before her funeral, I asked Lorena, ‘Please guide me, please let my life go the way it is meant to have and give me strength and courage.’
“And I change immediately and I trust her to walk my new path, thank you Lorena, I love you and I know you are always with me.”
Heartbreaking: It comes as Lauren shared how she brought home the ashes of her late baby daughter Lorena and shared a picture of her firstborn Larose, 12 months, and the tiny urn
“And I know you’ve cleared out and made room for what’s meant to be. I don’t know why I don’t have any answers but I have to trust the process.
“I’ll never get over this but I’m learning and Larose is my rock, she’s kept me going mentally and physically. I love you so much my little girl.”
It comes after Lauren shared how she brought home the ashes of her late baby daughter Lorena after she died of complications during childbirth last month.
The former TOWIE star shared a heartbreaking picture of her firstborn Larose, 12 months, and the tiny urn after they returned home with the ashes.
Terrible: Lauren, who attended her ex-boyfriend’s funeral the day before, captioned the picture: ‘We picked up Lorena’s ashes today. She’s at home with us now’
Lauren, who attended her ex-boyfriend’s funeral the day before, captioned the picture: “We picked up Lorena’s ashes today. She’s at home with us now.’
She tragically lost her daughter Lorena after she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord tied around her neck and although ten doctors fought to save her, she died shortly after birth.
Lorena was buried two weeks before Jake’s funeral Tuesday, with Lauren’s black eye clearly visible at the service.
Harrowing: Their daughter Lorena was buried two weeks before Jake’s funeral on Tuesday – Lauren shared photos of Jake’s warrant
Traumatic: Jake, 33, and Lauren dated Jake from 2012 to 2016 – and they had reportedly met two years ago – but tragically lost his life when his car fell 70ft off a cliff in Turkey
Lauren’s friends have reportedly formed a “fortress of support” around the reality star and she has been staying at a friend’s house while she recovers from the alleged attack.
Jake, 33, and Lauren dated Jake from 2012 to 2016 — and they had reportedly gotten together two years ago — but he tragically passed his life when his car crashed 70 feet from a crash on Sunday, July 3 Crashed cliff in Bodrum, Turkey.
Jake and his TOWIE star girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, 31, were in the horror car crash together, killing Jake and leaving her badly injured.
The funeral was attended by supercars and expensive luxury vehicles, while Jake’s family and friends covered the cars with a Lamborghini flower arrangement.
Incident: Lauren’s ex-boyfriend Charles Drury (pictured), who denies assaulting Lauren, was arrested on suspicion of assault in the hours after her daughter’s funeral two weeks ago