TOWIE’s Lauren Pope Pregnant: What You Need To Know
Towie star Lauren Pope is pregnant, taking to Instagram to announce that she is expecting her first child . Since leaving the show in 2019, the reality star has become much more secretive about her private life. Who is the baby’s dad, when is Lauren due, and will she reveal the sex of her unborn baby?
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What Lauren Does…
Lauren Pope (often called Popey) rose to fame after starring in The Only Way Is Essex. She was a main cast member from 2010, and frequently appeared on the show until she left for good in 2019. But that is not all she has done in her career.
In the early noughties, Lauren was a glamour model, often featuring on the famous Page 3 spread. Long before TOWIE, Miss Pope was known for her glamorous looks. She underwent plastic surgery to get breast implants which she later needed to remove during the French Poly Implant Prothese scandal in 2012. Lauren took part in ITV’s documentary “The Silicone Scandal” to discuss her experiences, as she was terrified to go back under the knife.
Lauren has worked as a DJ, and was even branded as the ‘world’s sexiest DJ’ by Nuts Magazine. She also made a cheeky appearance in Calvin Harris’ video for “Ready For The Weekend”.
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She left TOWIE in 2019 to focus on her business ventures as well as her relationship. Lauren is the CEO of a business that sells clip in hair extensions called Hair Rehab London. She also has a lot of influencing work on her social media, primarily her Instagram, where she has 1.2 million followers.
If all of that wasn’t enough, Lauren has created more opportunities for herself during the coronavirus pandemic. She has created ‘The Mum Space’ on Facebook. The group aims to give mum’s a chance to discuss issues, seek advice, and generally have a space where they can talk candidly about motherhood.
Biggest TOWIE Storylines…
Popey graced our TV screens for nine years while on TOWIE. She had plenty of storylines throughout the years. She was probably most well-known for her relationship with BFF Chloe Sims.
The pairing had a famous bust up over ladies man Mario Falcone. Lauren was not impressed to find out that Chloe was dating him, as she had previously had a fling with Mario herself. The news made Lauren question their whole friendship, as Chloe hadn’t even told her the news personally. Eventually the pair made up, and are thankfully still going strong now.
In fact after leaving the show in 2019, Miss Pope stated that Chloe is the only person from TOWIE that she is still in contact with.
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She was initially known on the show for her relationship with Kirk Norcross. He broke up with her but the two spent a long time trying to figure out if it were possible for them to be friends.
She also had relationships with co-stars Dan Edgar, Love Island star Jon Clark, and Sam Mucklow. The reality star also briefly dated Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers.
Her Current Relationship…
The mother-to-be said that one of the reasons she left TOWIE was to focus on her new relationship. Her millionaire boyfriend Tony Keterman seems to make the Essex beauty happy, and with a baby about to be added to their family it seems things can’t get much better.
Tony is 33 and has made his fortune by owning a foreign exchange firm in London.
The couple celebrated their first anniversary in December 2019. While there are a few photos of the pairing on social media, they prefer to keep their relationship away from the public eye. Tony’s instagram is actually private with only a few hundred followers.
It is a wonder that Tony caught Lauren’s eye. Apparently the relationship started after Tony slid into her DM’s, a very 21st century approach. With only around 300 followers at the time, it really is quite a miracle that she even noticed him, but it seems the blonde beauty has never looked back.
Announcing The Pregnancy…
In March this year, Lauren took to social media to announce the exciting news of her pregnancy. On 12th March she posted a photo of some polaroids and ultrasound scan with the caption “Pure Happiness 💕”.
The polaroids include an adorable photo of boyfriend Tony kissing Lauren’s blossoming baby bump.
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People were quick to congratulate the couple.
BFF Chloe Sims wrote “Woohoo so so excited for you pops!!!”, while TOWIE star Gemma Collins commented “Wow. So happy” with lots of heart emojis.
Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson also wrote her well wishes, saying “congrats beautiful”.
Providing The Bump Pics…
Since the announcement Lauren has not disappointed us on the pregnancy content front. Her Insta is full of pictures of her growing baby bump.
Throughout her pregnancy journey she has been sharing some of the products that she has been loving, including skin care to help as her tummy continues to grow. She has also been answering fan’s questions on her Insta stories over the past few months. And of course she has continued to provide us with fashion inspiration, obviously with a focus on maternity wear.
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Oh hello 3rd trimester 🤰🏼🤰🏼🤰🏼⠀ ⠀ I’m chatting pregnancy products over on my stories right now for everything from stretch marks to headaches to helping to get a good nights sleep 📲⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ I came across a lovely brand called @naturalbirthingco which was developed by a midwife & formulated by aromatherapists & chemists. It’s All natural products, vegan, not tested on animals & treats so many symptoms of pregnancy, labour & postpartum 🙌🏻 #AD
It is so beautiful to see how she’s already taken to motherhood. In many of her photos she is caressing her baby bump and she is just glowing!
She’s well into her third trimester now with not much longer to go. She hasn’t announced the due date and although she knows the sex of her little one, she leaves fans in the dark. She paid to find out the sex at 10 weeks and had a harmony test. The blood-work is used to find out if there are any conditions that the baby may have such as Down syndrome but it can also tell you the sex.
While Lauren doesn’t have much longer to go, she is not the only one from TOWIE to become a mother this year. Last month Danielle Armstrong announced the birth of daughter Orla Mae Edney.
Lydia Bright also gave birth to a gorgeous little girl called Loretta, and Lucy Mecklenburg announced the birth of baby boy, Roman at the beginning of March.
If that weren’t enough Shelby Tribble is also expecting her own bundle of joy later on this year with partner Sam Mucklow. Maria Fowler is also pregnant with her second child, she made her announcement on Insta earlier this year in March.
It seems there is something in the water down in Essex!