LAUREN Goodger is famous for being one of The Only Way Is Essex’s original cast members and for having a chaotic love life.
She hit headlines once again with her latest split after confirming she has called it quits with convict Joey Morrision – here is what we know about the reality babe…
Who is Lauren Goodger? And what was her early life?
Lauren Rose Goodger was born on 19 September 1986.
She was raised in Bethnal Green, London with her half-brother Tony and half-sister Nicola.
Lauren’s mother is English, while her father is from Tanzania.
The Essex girl is a reality star, beautician, singer, media personality and columnist.
How did Lauren Goodger become famous?
Lauren was one of the original cast members of the The Only Way Is Essex.
She burst onto the scene playing herself in the hit ITV reality show from series one to six and was on the show for 63 episodes.
She left in 2012, with reports she had been asked to go, but she returned in 2016 and has become a regular again.
Does Lauren Goodger own any businesses?
Following her fame on Towie, Lauren has become a businesswoman.
She successfully launched a popular range of tanning products, lashes and hair extensions under the name of Lauren’s Way.
She owned a beauty salon of the same name, but it closed in 2013.
What shows has Lauren Goodger been on besides Towie?
In 2013, Lauren took part in the eighth series of Dancing On Ice.
She was voted off in eleventh place losing out to Anthea Turner and Andrew Buchanan in the skate-off.
She has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage while taking part in the show.
In August 2014, Lauren joined the 14th series of Celebrity Big Brother and was linked with Geordie Shore star Ricci Guarnaccio.
On Day 24, Lauren became the seventh housemate to be evicted in a double eviction with Ricci.
In January 2017 she appeared on Channel 5’s show, In Therapy, talking about her life and her problems.
When was Lauren Goodger’s relationship with former Towie star Mark Wright? What has she said about him in the press?
Lauren was in a relationship with Towie co-star and radio presenter Mark Wright for 11 years.
She was with him from the age of 15.
The couple even got engaged on the show, but split in 2012.
Since then they have regularly said negative things about each other in the press.
On June 11, 2017 Mark was forced to deny shocking claims made by Lauren that she believed he was dating her and now-wife Michelle Keegan at the same time.
“Worse things happened when we were together though.”
Mark vehemently denies these claims.
What other high profile relationships as she had?
After Mark, Lauren’s next long term relationship was with Jake McClean, who she dated from 2012 until 2013
They then got back together in 2015 but the couple broke up for good in 2016.
Lauren has since branded the relationship as “toxic”.
Who is Joey Morrisson and is he dating Lauren Goodger?
Lauren began dating Joey Morrisson in 2016 – while he was serving his sixteen years sentence for possession of a firearm, kidnap and blackmail.
This didn’t stop love from blossoming and at Christmas Joey gifted Lauren with a ring while she spent the holidays with his family and friends – leading to speculation they might have been engaged.
Joey has had a string of high profile flings before Lauren – he used to date fellow Towie star Billi Mucklow and also had flings with Danielle Lloyd, Lauren Pope and Bianca Gascoigne.
During their time together, Lauren has made no secret of the fact that she would like to have a baby with him.
The Towie star and businesswoman had proudly revealed her partner’s business plans with her fans on Instagram, sharing pictures of designer watches that he will be flogging to his followers – which she was then forced to deny were stolen goods.