Towie’s Lauren Goodger is over the moon to be becoming a mum – but is worried about how she’ll keep her daughter from the negativity of being in the public eye, reports say.
Lauren has documented her pregnancy since revealing in January that she and boyfriend Charles Drury are expecting.
The couple have even staged a fancy, pink-themed gender reveal party, and posed for a candid maternity shoot.
But reports say that she’s concerned about exposing her little girl to the negative side of fame too soon, and has considered dialling back her presence in the spotlight.
A source told Heat magazine that she and her baby will be constantly compared to other Towie mums and their kids, such as Sam and Billie Faiers and Ferne McCann.
The Faiers sisters landed a deal with ITV for the Mummy Diaries, which documents the ups and downs of parenthood, while Ferne did something similar with First Time Mum.
“It all feels like one big competition between the Towie mums,” their insider claimed, “and Lauren’s not sure she wants to be part of it all anymore.”
And friends approve, they say, adding: “Everyone is really happy that she’s taking these concerns seriously – she’s dialling down a lot of the media stuff she had planned for after the birth.
“They just hope she keeps such a level head about it – she’s going to be a great mum.”
Lauren’s rep declined to comment when approached by the Mirror.
Dad-to-be Charles is just as excited to welcome their baby daughter, penning a sweet note about “glowing” Lauren.
Writing in the comments section of one of Lauren’s posts, he gushed: “The moment we parked the car I looked round & saw you glowingggg. I love you beautiful.”
They shared their baby news with OK! magazine back in January, Lauren telling the publication: “This is where my life begins.”
Charles added: “Family has always been such a big thing and I’ve got friends who have done it from such a young age, and my mum had me at quite a young age as well – at 17.
“It’s something that happened naturally and we wanted it straight away. When Lauren told me, it was mixed emotions, but something that I’d always wanted.”
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