Lauren Goodger has paid tribute to her late daughter on Mother’s Day.
The former Towie star, 36, had a tough 2022, after her second child, Lorena died shortly after birth in July.
Following the devastation, Lauren was assaulted on the day of her baby’s funeral.
The star’s ex-boyfriend Jake McLean was also killed in a car crash while on a Turkish holiday.
She also had a rollercoaster year with her relationship, off and on again with boyfriend Charles Drury, 25, whom she shares her children with.
But she’s slowly been returning to public life, after enduring what she previously described as ‘major trauma’.
And while Mother’s Day is undoubtedly a difficult occasion for the reality star, Lauren shared a beautiful message.
Taking to Instagram, the former Dancing On Ice contestant posted a photo of first daughter Larose, 20 months, on a phone screen.
Next to her in the sweet black-and-white picture was late daughter Lorena, lying in her cot, with her face blurred out.
She captioned the post: ‘Thank you for giving me the best gift and all I’ve ever wanted is to be your “mummy” I love you both to the moon and back and this morning has touched me so deep I wish you was with us my gorgeous Lorena’.
She concluded: ‘Happy Mother’s Day everyone, just cuddles is all you need today’.
The TV favourite was met with an outpouring of love and condolences in the comments.
Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson wrote: ‘Sending all the love in the world xx’
A fan commented sweetly: ‘Sending you so much love and lots of hugs today lorena will be shining down on you today with pride and u are making her proud xxxxxxx’
‘Can’t even imagine the pain you must feel life is so cruel ❤️’, another added.
‘Thinking of you lovely, I also have a an Angel baby so I know how hard this day is xx’, commented one sympathetic fan.
Lauren recently opened up on the toll losing her baby had on her, after Lorena died when her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.
Following the tragic events, Lauren said she stopped eating due to stress.
Lauren said: ‘I lost nearly three stone after I lost Lorena because of the stress. I didn’t eat.
‘I’m now eating again and I’ve put a stone back on because I’m being more healthy.’
She added to OK!: ‘I stayed indoors and I didn’t go out, and now I feel I’m in a better place mentally. This year is about focusing on me and getting back on track.’
Sands UK is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity, which works to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that those affected by the loss of a baby receives the best possible care for as long as they need it.
The charity aims to better understand the causes of baby deaths and works with governments and other organisations to raise awareness of issues surrounding baby loss.
Sands provides bereavement support at a local and national level.
Please visit the Sands UK website for more information and contact details.
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