Lauren Goodger's newborn baby has died.
The 'Only Way is Essex' star "can't understand" why her daughter Lorena has passed away after she went through pregnancy and labour without complications and she and partner Charles Drury have been left "broken" by the tragedy.
Sharing a photo of the tot's hand in hers, Lauren - who also has 11-month-old Larose with Charles - wrote on Instagram: "Lorena [angel emoji] 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 [angel emoji] there was no pregnancy or labour complications and she was fine 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 [heartbreak emoji]"
Lauren admitted she will "never ever get over" the tragic loss of her daughter and requested time and space to grieve while focusing her attention on her elder child.
She continued: "I am back home from hospital Me Charlie spent as much time with our baby girl Lorena and I haven’t said my goodbye yet [heartbreak emojis] please can I ask photographers to respect our privacy right now as we have a lot of grieving to do and funeral organising that I just need this time with my baby girl Larose she is my rock that’s getting me through this or I wouldn’t survive…
"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 [angel emoji] Lorena I love you so much [heartbreak emoji](sic)"