Lauren Goodger says she and ex-boyfriend Charles Drury are ‘working to be good parents’ as she expects their second child.
The former Towie star announced earlier that she is pregnant with her second child.
It came just days after Charles admitted to sleeping with another woman while he and Lauren were on a short break.
The estranged couple are already parents to baby daughter Larose, who they welcomed in July.
Addressing the trolling she’s received since sharing the baby news on Monday, the reality star wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘I just want to say thank you for the DM’s and the support today!…
‘Please just respect me and my babies.
‘Me and Charlie are working to be good parents my girls are my world and I can’t wait for Larose to meet her baby sister ! I want to keep this positive and happy and stop reading BS!’
She added: ‘Thank you guys I’m overwhelmed and can’t wait to be a mummy of 2 gorgeous girls.’
Lauren, 35, revealed her pregnancy to OK! Magazine, explaining that she hadn’t had a period for a few weeks and that the pain while breastfeeding became ‘unbearable’.
‘I thought, “I bet you I’m pregnant!” I did a test and it said positive,’ she said.
‘We weren’t very careful and Charlie was really pleased, but being honest I was really in two minds about it.’
However, Charles prompted her to go ahead with the pregnancy.
‘I’m so glad I did,’ she enthused.
Charles, 24, announced he had split from Lauren, 35, in November just four months after they welcomed their daughter Larose.
It was during this time that he is said to have enjoyed a brief romance with Amy Gilbert, who he reportedly met for sex at his East London home and even spent a whole weekend with.
Sharing her side of the story, Amy claimed Charles reached out to her via Instagram and they began messaging for a couple of days before meeting at his property where they slept together.
However, their romance came to an end when Charles reconciled with Lauren.
Charles confirmed they were briefly involved and said Amy was ‘sour she had got cut off’.
He told The Sun: ‘It was four or five days from the first point of contact from ever talking to this Amy girl to me saying it was a mistake and I didn’t want to speak to her anymore.
‘She wanted to meet up and sleep together on the first night of meeting. Being stupid, things obviously happened.’
He added that he got back together with Lauren because ‘[he] wanted to sort things out with my family’.