Lauren Goodger enjoyed a romantic day date with a wealthy mystery businessman on Friday, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
The former TOWIE star, 36, is moving on from her ex Charles Drury, 25, and a source says Lauren believes Charlie had been cheating on her.
The source said that the new suitor is ‘making her feel confident again’ after her last relationship and that she has now begun to ‘heal’ from the past.
It comes after Lauren tragically lost her newborn baby, Lorena, due to complications during her birth earlier this year.
She was then allegedly assaulted on the day of her baby’s funeral. Her boyfriend Charles was later arrested and bailed following the incident.
A source told MailOnline on the day of her date: ‘Lauren is healing and some one wealthy and lovely is making her feel confident again.
‘She is enjoying dating again but is still hurt from her past with Charles who she believes was sleeping around when they were together.
‘But she is back to her confident best and looking to the future and seeing where her budding new romance will lead.’
She looked gorgeous for her day out as she showed off her curves in a stylish black co-ord while opting for typically glamorous makeup.
It comes after a difficult period of time for Lauren who lost her daughter Lorena after she gave birth to her as well as the death of her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean – who lost his life when his car plunged 70ft off a cliff in Turkey last month.
Lorena was born with two knots in her umbilical cord, tied around her neck and despite ten doctors fighting to save her, she passed away shortly after her birth.
She shares Larose with ex-partner Charles, who is also father to Lorena – with the on-off pair calling it quits last November.
As well as the tragic loss of her second daughter, Lauren was allegedly assaulted on the day of her baby’s funeral. Charles was later arrested and bailed following the incident.
Last month, Lauren penned a moving post about her grief and said she plans to one day write a book about the tragedy to help others who might be going through the loss of a child.
‘I just want to say thank you all for the support, I am broken,’ Lauren wrote on her Instagram stories at the time.
‘One day I’ll write my second book and tell my story to all I’ve been through when I’m old. And hopefully it can be someone’s survival guide.’