Lauren Goodger announces death of newborn baby girl Lorena

Lauren Goodger has announced the death of her baby girl Lorena, just two days after giving birth.

The former TOWIE star shared a black and white image on Instagram, showing her holding the tiny baby's hand, along with a message to express her pain at losing her child.

Goodger said she had had no pregnancy or labour complications, and that Lorena has been healthy at birth.

Just last week, the reality star paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean, after he was killed in a reported car crash in Turkey.

Goodger had announced her second pregnancy in January, after learning she was pregnant just eight weeks after giving birth to her first baby, Larose.

In her message, she wrote: "Lorena R.I.P 08.07.22 she was the most beautiful healthy baby I've ever seen just like her sister @babylarose.x … words can't describe as a mother losing your baby that I carried for all these months perfectly and gave birth too for my angel to be taken from me.

"There was no pregnancy or labour complications, and she was fine and healthy but I am not going into detail right now just know that there was nothing wrong with her or myself she was perfect I can't understand it she is so so beautiful Larose twin so similar... I am broken."

The 35-year-old said she was now back home from hospital with her former partner Charles Drury, saying they spent as much time with their baby girl as possible, but that she "hadn't said my goodbye yet".

She asked for privacy while her family grieves and organises the baby's funeral.

Goodger also said she would also be spending time with her daughter Larose, calling her "my rock" and adding "[she's] getting me through this or I wouldn't survive".

She finished her message by saying: "I will never ever get over this, but I will learn how to live everyday with Lorena in my heart she will be with me always and I will be with her again one day … My Lorena I love you so much."

Drury commented on the post, writing: "she will always be with us".

Other celebrities and stars of The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) - a reality TV show which follows the highs and lows of a group of friends living in Essex - shared their sympathy with the grieving star.

Amy Childs wrote, "sending you love", Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby said "I'm devastated" and singer Lydia Lucy added "I'm so sorry".

Anyone seeking advice following the death of a baby can contact Sands - a stillbirth and neonatal death charity - on 0808 164 3332 or email to receive bereavement support at a local and national level