Lauren Goodger and boyfriend Charles Drury went their separate ways early this year, just days before announcing she was pregnant with their second child in OK!.
The former TOWIE star called it quits with the builder after he admitted to having a one night stand with another woman, while they were on a break the previous November.
And now, in their first shoot since reconciling, Lauren opened up on the reasons why she took back the father of her two children – which included “lots of good sex” and Charles seeking therapy.
Speaking to OK!, the reality star, who is 30 weeks pregnant and mum to nine-month-old daughter Larose, explained: “He came back very positive and full of energy and said, ‘I’m going to help you more with Larose, I really appreciate you as a mum – you’re amazing.’ Things he hadn’t really said.”
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While Charles admitted, that rather than showering with her flowers and chocolate to win her back round, he provided her with “loads of good sex.”
And as well as making things up to Lauren with under the covers action, he also sought help from professionals which helped him appreciate the family he has.
Speaking candidly, the 24 year old told us: “I went to a therapist and saw a life coach and spoke to him about things I’ve been through in my life and why it happened and why I’ve done things I’ve done.
“He helped me realise the bigger picture – I wanted the family and I didn’t appreciate what I had when I had it and why I should appreciate it now I’ve got it back and do my utmost to make sure it always stays together.”
And despite their ups and downs, the couple are fully back on track and looking forward to the arrival of their second daughter this July.
Lauren reveals she will have another home water birth – this time in the annexe of her Essex home.
“I’m really worried about Larose, but hopefully she’ll be asleep,” she said.
“But I’m going to do it [give birth] in the annexe – it’ll be like a stable. Thank God it’s double-glazed!
“I’m going to get a smaller birthing pool, Charlie’s going to be there and my midwife and doula. The good thing about a home birth is you can have a shower and a cup of tea after.”
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