Lauren Goodger has broken her silence on her short-lived split from Charles Drury.
The former TOWIE star, 35, confirmed she was back together with Charles, 24, after he announced last month that they’d called time on their relationship.
And detailing the ‘stressful’ split, Lauren told how having a new baby and moving home took its toll on their romance, with her boyfriend feeling ‘overwhelmed with everything.’
Speaking out: Lauren Goodger has broken her silence on her short-lived split from Charles Drury (pictured together with daughter Larose)
Suggesting he was the one to step away from their relationship, Lauren added in her new! magazine column that he ‘had to take five minutes out’, before adding that the pair are ‘really good now’.
She explained: ‘Listen, moving house and having a baby are very stressful things. Having a baby, as well as it being a beautiful and amazing thing, really does test couples.
‘For Charlie, it’s a lot of change and I think he was quite overwhelmed with everything. As much as he loves me and Larose, he had to take five minutes out.’
The couple welcomed their daughter Larose in July this year, with the couple breaking up just four months later.
Difficulties: detailing the ‘stressful’ split, Lauren told how having a new baby and moving home took its toll on their romance, with her boyfriend feeling ‘overwhelmed with everything’
And after some reflection, Lauren explained how her partner ‘came home’ and ‘wants his family’.
Meanwhile, the reality star’s relationship was also tested when their daughter was taken ill and was rushed to hospital with suspected sepsis.
Detailing Larose’s illness, Lauren said: ‘The tests came back and they said, “She hasn’t got sepsis, she’s got a fever from an infection.” I was like, “Phew!” She was on antibiotics and a drip.’
Romance: Suggesting he was the one to step away from their relationship, Lauren added in her new! magazine column that he ‘had to take five minutes out’, before adding that the pair are ‘really good now’
Lauren went on to say how her girl was ‘more herself’ by day two and three, with a doctor telling her she needn’t ‘panic’ as it was ‘so common’ and babies ‘get ill 12 times a year’.
Lats week Lauren confirmed that she’s reconciled with Charles as she insisted she’ll love her boyfriend ‘forever’.
The couple made their relationship Instagram official once again as Charles shared a family snap to Instagram on Wednesday doting on daughter Larose during a winter stroll.
The star and her on-off beau could be seen gazing at their precious little girl who in turn looked up at them while resting in her pram.
Cute: Last week Lauren confirmed that she’s reconciled with Charles as she insisted she’ll love her boyfriend ‘forever’
Wrapped up in warm jackets, Lauren and Charles looked completely besotted with their daughter, who was dressed in a fluffy animal print number.
Charles captioned the snap: ‘Here with you is where I belong, our love so strong, an unbreakable bond♥️’, to which Lauren commented: ‘Love our little lady so much and that man there forever’.
It comes after Lauren told how the couple and daughter Larose all fell ill with coronavirus earlier this month.
Sharing a clip of four-month-old Larose laying on the bed, the television personality wrote: ‘My unwell baby. Us 3 are all sick with Covid.’
Forever: Charles captioned the snap: ‘Here with you is where I belong, our love so strong, an unbreakable bond♥️’, to which Lauren replied with a gushing comment
The reality star also shared an image of three lateral flow tests to show their positive results, adding: ‘This Covid got us 3.’
Earlier this month, Lauren announced she had moved Charles back in to her home three weeks after announcing that they had split.
The couple are said to have set aside their differences and want to make a ‘fresh start’ on their romance.
Charles shared the news of their split on his Instagram page last month while their daughter was in hospital battling a ‘severe illness’. Larose was later discharged from hospital.
Tough times: Lauren, Charles and their four-month-old baby daughter Larose all got coronavirus earlier this month
An insider told The Sun having a baby to look after had ‘taken its toll’, but the couple are willing to give things another go.
The source said: ‘Charlie and Lauren have worked through their differences and are going to give things another go. Having a baby takes a toll on most couples, especially with Larose’s ill health. It’s back to basics for them and a fresh start.’
Their split has partially played out in public after Charles announced the news on his Instagram page last month.
Charles wrote at the time: ‘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.
Oh dear: Their previous split partially played out in public after Charles announced the news on his Instagram page last month
‘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.’
However Lauren appeared less than impressed with the timing of Charles’ announcement, as she hit back and told fans it was the ‘least of her worries’.
Lauren said: ‘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.
‘I do not wish to comment on the situation at this time as 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.’