Lauren Pope, a reality TV personality, has disclosed that she is now a single mother after divorcing her spouse.
After five years together, the Only Way Is Essex star, 41, declared the end of her relationship with rich businessman partner Tony Keterman.
They have two children, Raine, three, and Leni, one.
Lauren shared the news with her 1 million followers, along with a video of her cuddling and playing with her kids.
She said she had been ‘adjusting to life as a single mum of two … with as much positivity as humanly possible.’
‘I know that so many of you will be in the same situation & I hope that together we can navigate through this. You are not alone, I’m here living it with you.’
She went on to reveal her time-saving strategies as she adapted to single parenting, adding, ‘I know first hand now how complicated & difficult life can become as a single parent.’
Lauren’s advice for single parents includes cleaning as you go, purchasing online, food preparation, and planning the night before the school run.
In the comments, the Towie star was showered with love and support from friends and fans, with many sharing their own tales of being raised by single parents or going through the same thing with their own children.
‘So tough being on your own it really is – I’m a single mum of two and it’s exhausting! Sending love and positivity to you and us all! We’ve got this,’ one fan wrote.
Another said they were ‘sorry to read this … but you’ve enough lovedetermination & sass to get through this hurdle (sic).’
And as one put it: ‘You got this…. At times like this you either sink or swim, and you’ve got two little munchkins spurring you [on] to swim.’
Lauren featured on the ITV reality programme from 2010 to 2019, quitting shortly after meeting now-ex Tony to settle down and pursue other interests.
Tony, a businessman, and Lauren allegedly met on social media and “hit it off right away.”
A source told The Sun at the time ‘they’re head over heels … he’s a millionaire and not interested in being famous.’