Birth name Lauren Rose Goodger

Birthday 19 September 1986

Birthplace Hackney, London

Lauren Goodger was born at Hackney’s Homerton Hospital in 1986. She has older half-siblings Tony and Nicola from her mum’s side.

Despite being known as an Essex girl, Lauren’s early years were spent at the family home in Bethnal Green, London. Until she moved to live with her dad in in Redbridge, Essex.

At the age of 15, Lauren Goodger met Mark Wright. The pair embarked on an on-off relationship that would last for over 10 years.

Both Lauren and Mark rose to fame on reality show The Only Way Is Essex in 2010. Many of the programme’s early episodes focused on their rocky romance.

Mark proposed on-screen in 2011 but he and Lauren ended things for good five months later.

Lauren Goodger left TOWIE in 2012. She signed up for Dancing On Ice in 2013, where she was eliminated in the second round.

2014 saw Lauren enter Celebrity Big Brother. In the house, she enjoyed a flirtation with Geordie Shore star Ricci Guarnaccio.

In her personal life, she’s admitted to having a nose job, a breast enlargement and a laser procedure on her face.

Lauren was in a six-month relationship with jailbird Jake McLean before they split in December 2013.

She was ‘mortified’ when a sex tape of her performing an intimate act circulated online in 2014.

This year she’s appearing on Celebs Go Dating to finally find that special someone.