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Lauren Goodger has updated her fans in an emotional video after announcing she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury.
The 34 year old, who is 14 weeks along, took to her Instagram stories to thank her 764,000 followers as well as her friends and family for their support after making the happy revelation earlier today.
Wearing a black vest top and styling her long brunette hair up into a high ponytail with a scrunchie, the gorgeous star said: "I just want to say a huge thank you, I've been literally overwhelmed today by the response to my pregnancy.
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"It's out there, it's official, me and Charlie are having a baby. It's a beautiful gift, we're so happy and excited and, yeah, I'm so happy to share it with you all."
The reality star went on to ask for all the advice, tips and tricks any mothers can give her as she continued: "I need as much help and advice from all the mums out there, I already had some of my fellow co-stars, celebrity mums, ring me which was beautiful."
Lauren, who recently said "life starts here" as she and Charles unveiled every detail of her surprise pregnancy, then became quite teary-eyed as she confessed to feeling overwhelmed.
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"I have been so emotional today, I've been really overwhelmed, I'm getting really emotional now," she said. "But it's beautiful and it makes me feel really loved and I'm getting emotional, but I just want to say thank you for all the love and support and to go on this journey with me, I will be updating you all.
"And all my friends family who I haven't spoken to and got in touch with me, it's beautiful, and I want to enjoy it as much as I can.
"We're in lockdown, yeah, but its a beautiful thing to happen to me, I'm very happy, and yeah."
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Lauren, whose boyfriend Charles carried a positive pregnancy test around with him for three days, added: "I just want you to follow my little journey.
"I will be looking up mum stuff online and I cant wait to grow and do this with you, and it's the next chapter of my life."
Lauren announced her pregnancy during an exclusive interview with new! magazine, insisting: "This is where my life starts."
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She explained: "We were quite sexually active and I’m not on anything [contraceptives] and it happened very soon."
But they couldn't be happier to become parents. Despite his young age, Charles, 23, added: "Family has always been such a big thing and I’ve got friends who have done it from such a young age, and my mum had me at quite a young age as well – at 17.
"It’s something that happened naturally and we wanted it straight away. When Lauren told me, it was mixed emotions, but something that I’d always wanted."
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