Pregnant Lauren Goodger proudly shows off baby bump – exclusive pics
Lauren Goodger would be the first to admit she’s struggled with low self-esteem, previously revealing she has body dysmorphia.
But becoming a mum seems to have improved her outlook – and sources have told us she finally feels good about herself, as our exclusive pictures demonstrate.
A source close to Lauren, 35, who is expecting her second child, a sister for nine-month-old Larose, told us: “Lauren has always hit headlines for her body image over the years and has been judged in the past, both good and bad, for her body. But this stopped when she was pregnant with Larose.
“During the pregnancy and after having Larose, she realised that actually, the human body can do the most wonderful things and isn’t just about aesthetics and the way that you look.”
The former TOWIE star has been showing off her baby bump to fans. Taking to Instagram last week, Lauren posted a snap of herself wearing black underwear, which she captioned: “My body has changed so much and grown and carried both my pregnancies now for two years back-to-back. It’s not been easy mentally or physically, but I am so proud of it.”
The Essex-born reality star, who rekindled her romance with Charles Drury last month, explained further: "What a beautiful, magical thing a mother’s body can do. I’ve had my down moments when nothing fits and I think my boobs are a mess.
"I am still breastfeeding Larose currently but I wouldn’t change any of it. I’m proud of my baby girl – this body has grown and nurtured my perfect baby girl. Not long now until my other little princess will be here… not saying it’s been easy but it’s been god damn worth it.”
While many followers praised Lauren for the uplifting post, she also received some negative comments, including one which said: “Didn’t see her looking much different when she wasn’t pregnant.”
But Lauren says she couldn’t care less about what the trolls have to say.
“During this second pregnancy, Lauren isn’t worried about what people think about her body because she’s growing a human being and anyone that trolls her is irrelevant,” our source said.
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“The most important thing is that the baby is safe and she’s well. Body image has become something that Lauren doesn’t care about at the moment."
They added: "She loves doing photoshoots and showing off her bump because she feels confident and it’s a beautiful thing for people to see you don’t have to wear a tracksuit for nine months.”
Lauren became pregnant with her second child just eight weeks after giving birth to Larose last July with on/off boyfriend Charles, 24.
Opening up about becoming a mother of two babies, she previously told new magazine: “It’s absolute madness, but I wouldn’t do it any other way, would I?
"It’s going to be really tough, but I’m going to do it and I’m going to feel really rewarded after and have some beautiful gifts I’d never regret.”
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