Charles Drury shirks his woes as he heads to the tanning shop, embarks on boxing session and enjoys dinner with pals – after Lauren Goodger split and daughter Larose’s hospitalisation
He recently announced his split from Lauren Goodger as their daughter Larose was hospitalised.
And Charles Drury joked he was on a ‘quick holiday’ on Wednesday evening as he shared a snap of himself about to use a tanning bed before heading to the gym for a boxing session and heading out for a Caribbean dinner with pals.
The 24-year-old was keen to shirk his personal woes as he took to Instagram to detail his day of indulgence with his snap at the tanning salon seeing him cut a casual figure in the snap as he sported a black hoodie and matching tracksuit bottoms.
Break: Charles Drury joked he was on a ‘quick holiday’ on Wednesday evening as he shared a snap of himself about to use a tanning bed
The builder, who announced his split from Lauren last week, captioned the post: ‘Quick holidayyyy’.
He then shared his shot from inside the gym where he was boxing and then outside Jerk Pit restaurant where he was joined by pals.
Although their split only became public recently, it was reported Charles and Lauren actually broke up several weeks ago.
The former couple are remaining amicable and revealed that they still see each other every day for daughter Larose, four months, while she was cared for in hospital.
Split: Although their split only became public recently, it was reported Charles and Lauren actually broke up several weeks ago
Battling it out: Charles was seen enjoying a boxing session
Chilled: He later headed out for a Caribbean meal at a restaurant Jerk Pit
A source told OK!: ‘Lauren and Charles split weeks ago. They weren’t compatible anymore.
‘She’s really stressed as Larose is in hospital with a severe illness. She didn’t expect him to announce the split while she’s going through this really difficult period. He’s had weeks to do this – why has he done this now?’
‘It’s been such a scary time for Lauren. Her priority is Larose and making sure she gets better and out of hospital as quickly as possible.’
Lauren Goodger and Charles Drury’s representatives declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
On Monday, Charles shared a snap of himself doting on Larose, and wrote alongside: ‘love you more than you’ll ever know.’
Amicable: The former couple are remaining amicable and revealed that they still see each other every day for baby daughter Larose, four months, while she was cared for in hospital
Amicable: On Monday, Lauren revealed that she and Charles ‘we see each other everyday cos of baby’ adding ‘last week was hard… but we always work through it x’
Showing her approval, Lauren posted some pink love hearts below, inspiring one follower to comment: ‘make sure you stay friends it’s so important.’
The TOWIE star responded: ‘We are don’t listen to headlines not 1 of us have spoken we see each other everyday cos of baby x.
‘Yes last week was a hard last week with baby in hospital and the post but we always work through it x.’
On Thursday, Lauren shared updates from her daughter Larose’s hospital stay, following her split from Charles.
My main aim: On Thursday, Lauren shared updates from her daughter Larose’s hospital stay, following her split from Charles
Taking to Instagram, the former TOWIE star apologised to fans for Charles’ decision to announce their split while their daughter is in hospital with a ‘severe infection’.
Sharing a series of selfies showing her cradling her daughter, Lauren also posted crying emojis as she continued to nurse her daughter.
Prior to her series of late night selfies, she then shared a statement herself saying she was ‘sorry’ Charles had mentioned their relationship status while Larose is sick.
She wrote: ‘I apologise for Charlie talking about our relationship status right now as our daughter is very ill and this is the least of my worries.
‘I do not wish to comment on the situation at this time as there is so much more to it but my priority is getting my daughter better.’
Split: Sharing a series of selfies showing her cradling her daughter, Lauren also posted crying emojis as she continued to nurse her daughter in the wake of her split from Charles
Without commenting on the split, Lauren took to Instagram earlier in the day and revealed Larose has been in hospital with a ‘severe illness’.
Lauren wrote: ‘My baby has been in hospital for three days so far with a severe illness. She caught some sort of virus or infection, I think the bronchitis has come back worse.
‘It’s been the hardest two days of my life and me and @CharlesDrury1 have been with her swapping to be with her.’
So hard to watch your daughter be in hospital with tubes, drips, cannula, especially being held down she doesn’t understand, it’s broken my heart.
‘I have slept on a chair well didn’t sleep for 24 hours. She’s my world and she’s finally on the mend. Thank you @NHSEngland for your help you lovely people. What would we do without you.’
Hitting out: She wrote: ‘I apologise for Charlie talking about our relationship status right now as our daughter is very ill and this is he least of my worries’
Statement: Taking to Instagram last Thursday, Charles confirmed the couple had gone their ‘separate ways’
Lauren then shared a heartwarming video of herself sitting in hospital as she cradled Larose, and wrote: ‘I’ve been by my daughter’s side day and night! Bless her heart she’s on the mend’.
The saga began when Charles confirmed the couple have gone their ‘separate ways’ but have vowed to ‘remain civil’ for the sake of their child.
She wrote: ‘Only going to post this once, me & Lauren have decided to go our separate ways.
‘Things must remain civil for the sake of our daughter, Lauren is great mum so when it comes to Larose we both have her best interest at heart so she will still see us both.’
‘I love you so much’: Lauren told how proud she is of her daughter as she battled the viral infection in hospital
‘I’d appreciate if people could stop making themselves busy & putting their 2 pence in as no drama is needed round here.’
Alongside the clip, she wrote: ‘I’ve been by my daughter’s side day and night! Bless her heart she’s on the mend’.
Lauren first teased she was seeing someone new back in October 2020, later revealed to be Charles.
The couple announced they were expecting their first child together just three months after going public with their relationship.
Speaking to Closer magazine after becoming a mother, Lauren praised Charles as a hands-on father.
She said: ‘He has been amazing, especially for a young guy – changing nappies, getting up in the night. He’s even been feeding me my dinner.’
Lauren Goodger’s romance history
Mark Wright: 1999-2011
Lauren found fame on The Only Way Is Essex while in a on-off, 12-year relationship with ex-fiancé Mark Wright.
First love: Lauren and Mark pictured in 2011
Their tumultuous relationship was filled with infidelity on Mark’s part, trust issues, and tensions between Lauren and his family.
The couple cut off their engagement in May 2011, just five months after his proposal, and the presenter went on to marry actress Michelle Keegan, 33, in 2015.
Lauren later revealed she had an abortion at the age of 20 after the couple decided they weren’t ready to become parents.
She told OK! in 2011: ‘I did think I was pregnant. I’m not on the pill and haven’t been for a little while, just because of my cells, not because I was planning a baby and thank God we didn’t.
‘I was late once and I think it was the stress of what was going on. I’ve been pregnant before with his baby but I chose not to have it. I was only 20. No one knows except my close family.’
Jake McLean: 2012-2016
After splitting from Mark, the media personality dated Jake McLean, 33, on and off for four years – from 2012 until May 2016 – with Lauren suffering a miscarriage during their relationship
Jailbird ex: The influencer pictured with Jake in 2013
The TV star discovered she had lost the unborn child while appearing as a contestant on ITV talent show Dancing On Ice in 2013, and later admitted she has little choice but to ‘carry on.’
Discussing the loss on Channel 5 show In Therapy in 2017, she said: ‘I was on a TV show that was quite intense. I had to try and perform when I was quite far gone. It didn’t last.’
Lauren and Jake split for the first time later that year before rekindling their romance in 2015.
Shortly after their final split in May 2016, Lauren told OK! of her former jailbird ex: ‘I fell out of love with him. I know some people say you wake up one day and things click, but that didn’t happen to me; it was a gradual thing.
‘The relationship was quite hard. I felt like I was the one doing everything and putting the effort in. I’m at the age where I’d like to have children but Jake isn’t the sort of man I’d want to do it with.’
Jake was jailed for three-and-a-half years after conning his way into a mother’s house two days before Christmas in 2006, overpowering her before a masked gang ran in and raided the family home.
JOEY MORRISION: 2016-2018
The TV star struck up a relationship with another convict, Joey Morrison, but the couple went their separate ways two years later, in 2018, despite Lauren waiting for him while he served time behind bars.
Bad boy: The TV star and convict Joey pictured in 2017
Joey, 31, was given a 16-year prison sentence for a violent offence but was released after nine years – Lauren and Joey split close to his release date.
In 2019, Lauren opened up about her two year romance with Joey, who was sentenced for drug related crimes, saying: ‘My ex was my biggest mistake. I wasted two years when I could have been dating. I wish I hadn’t waited for him to come out.’
Writing previously in new! magazine of her relationship with Joey, she said: ‘I regret giving two and a half years of my life to someone who was in jail only for him to come out and not be what I thought.
‘I thought we were going to get a house, get married and have kids. I regret the time I’ve wasted.’
Charles Drury: 2020-present
In October 2020, Lauren teased she was dating a mystery man, who was soon to be identified as Charles Drury, 23.
Inseparable: Lauren and Charles pictured last year
The amateur footballer and builder has littered his social media account with images of his girlfriend.
Sharing his thoughts on their romance, Charles previously gushed: ‘The story of you & me is my favourite because it’s happening so naturally.’
The couple announced their expecting their first child together, just three months after going public with their relationship.
Lauren’s partner has a history of dating older women, having previously enjoyed a brief fling with former glamour model Katie Price, 42, in 2019.
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