The TOWIE star went through a tough time, in secret

Lauren Goodger has made no secret of her desire to become a mother, setting herself the goal of 2017 to start building her family.

And while she sets her sights on motherhood, possibly with jailbird boyfriend Joey Morrison, she’s come clean about a personal heartbreak suffered when she was with her ex – she suffered a secret miscarriage.

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The TOWIE star will open up on the tragic loss in an upcoming appearance on celebrity psychiatrist show, In Therapy. Since filming, 30-year-old Lauren has also spoken out about it to press, revealing that it happened while filming Dancing on Ice in 2013. At the time, she was with ex-boyfriend Jake McLean – but she also made reference to an abortion while with Mark Wright, at age 19.

‘I was pregnant twice. Then with my second boyfriend, I was too scared. I was like, “What am I gonna do?” That went on and on for a bit longer than it should have.’

She continued to new! magazine: ‘I was on a TV show [Dancing On Ice] that was quite intense when that happened. I had to try and perform and I was quite far gone.’

Lauren Goodger and ice dancing partner Michael Zenezini

Sadly, she lost the pregnancy – and Lauren admits that she dealt with it by just carrying on.

‘I’m the type of person that if something happens, I deal with it and move on. That’s how I am. And I feel at that time, I was working – not on purpose – it was just how my life was going.

‘It’s not something I really addressed. I just carried on.’

With it being such an emotional thing to deal with, scenes from In Therapy show Lauren looking tearful as she discusses the experience. Now, she hopes to get the family she’s always dreamed of with incarcerated Joey – but her good friend is skeptical about her decision.

‘She just wants this one and this is the father of her child in her eyes and she’s in a rush to do that now, which I don’t think is a good idea.’

Oh dear…here’s hoping Lauren can strike a balance between the family she wants, and the family that’s right for her.