Lau­ren: “I’ll marry Joey at the end of the year!”

Th re­al­ity star is said to be plan­ning to wed on-off jail­bird boyfriend Joey Mor­ri­son as soon as he is re­leased from prison for good

Closer (UK) - - Contents - By Daisy Mclure

Af­ter Closer re­ported that Lau­ren Goodger was plan­ning to have a baby with on- off jail­bird boyfriend Joey Mor­ri­son fol­low­ing his tem­po­rary re­lease last week, in­sid­ers say she’s not rul­ing out a quickie mar­riage to the Es­sex crim­i­nal.

Sources re­port that although Joey – who was orig­i­nally sen­tenced to 16 years for dru­gre­lated of­fences in 2009 – is now back in prison af­ter his re­lease, he will be out prop­erly at the end of the year, and Lau­ren’s al­ready think­ing about their nup­tials.

AMAZ­ING CON­NEC­TION

Although the star – whose en­gage­ment to for­mer TOWIE co-star Mark Wright ended in 2011 af­ter a ten-year ro­mance – is keep­ing her cards close to her chest, in­sid­ers say they be­lieve she and Joey did spend qual­ity time with each other last week.

A source re­veals, “Lau­ren’s in­ner cir­cle be­lieve she met up with Joey last week, es­pe­cially as she’s sud­denly got a real spring in her step and can’t stop smil­ing. She won’t elab­o­rate on what’s hap­pened, but every­one thinks they’re clearly to­gether. She’s started to talk again about get­ting mar­ried and says she thinks it will hap­pen at the end of the year, which ties in to when Joey leaves prison for good.

“She says she’s al­ways dreamed of her fairy-tale wed­ding and now she fi­nally feels it’s go­ing to hap­pen. Lau­ren’s al­ways spo­ken about her amaz­ing con­nec­tion with Joey and she thinks he’ll make a great hus­band and fa­ther.”

Be­fore their split last year, Lau­ren took part in a wed­ding shoot for Closer and ex­pressed her de­sire to marry Joey. She said, “I’m with Joey, so I love him very much and, when I’m with some­one, then of course I think I’m go­ing to marry them even­tu­ally. Oth­er­wise, why be with some­one if you can’t see your­self mar­ry­ing them?!”

Lau­ren also spoke of her des­per­a­tion to start a fam­ily with Joey, who is ex­pected to be fully re­leased around Christ­mas, say­ing, “I’d like it to hap­pen. I’ve made no se­cret of the fact that I want a baby and the sooner the bet­ter.”

But in Septem­ber last year, Lau­ren broke down in tears in a TV in­ter­view, af­ter con­firm­ing she had split from Joey af­ter 15 months to­gether, re­veal­ing their re­la­tion­ship was “men­tally drain­ing”. She added, “He was sup­posed to come out, then he got sent back and it put a big strain on us. He wasn’t get­ting out for an­other year and I couldn’t wait no more. Me go­ing out drink­ing and him in­side, it put a strain on us.”

BACK ON TRACK

But in­sid­ers say that now size 10-12 Lau­ren has trans­formed her body af­ter jet­ting off to Turkey for li­po­suc­tion, work­ing out three times a week with a per­sonal trainer and adopt­ing a juic­ing regime, she’s ready to get things back on track with Joey.

The source says, “Lau­ren’s done a mas­sive U-turn in tak­ing Joey back, but she feels they’ve never stopped lov­ing each other. She feels stronger men­tally and phys­i­cally – and ready for a proper re­la­tion­ship. It’s still a bit of a shock that she’s think­ing of a wed­ding this year, though!”

In the past few weeks, the 31-year-old star has been leav­ing clues they’re back to­gether – she was snapped with a photo of Joey, 30, as her phone screen­saver and re­cently sported a per­son­alised “JOEY” num­ber plate on her new Mercedes car.

Last week, Lau­ren posted a cryptic snap with a mys­tery man – be­lieved to be Joey – whose face was hid­den be­hind a sun emoti­con on her In­sta­gram page, af­ter Joey’s sis­ter Char­lotte shared a cou­ple of pho­tos with her brother shop­ping in Mil­ton Keynes dur­ing his re­lease.

FAM­ILY’S AP­PROVAL

Just weeks be­fore, it was re­vealed that Lau­ren has been in busi­ness with Joey for over a year. They both own 50 per cent of a com­pany called LJM Man­age­ment, and the new name has hinted that Joey could move into man­age­ment when he gets out of prison.

The source says, “Joey’s

re­ally close to his fam­ily and Lau­ren has stayed in touch with them through­out their on-off re­la­tion­ship. She re­ally gets on with Char­lotte and his fam­ily all think a lot of Lau­ren and would love for her to end up with Joey.”

Last week, Closer re­ported how Lau­ren wanted to make hav­ing a baby with Joey a pri­or­ity. The source says, “Lau­ren’s plan­ning the fu­ture for when Joey is out for good, and hav­ing a baby is still a pri­or­ity. She’s head over heels in love and wants him to move into her flat as soon as he’s out of jail, then they can get on with mar­riage and baby plans. She doesn’t want to waste any more time. But Lau­ren’s friends are wor­ried about her and still want her to take her time and date Joey prop­erly in the real world be­fore mak­ing any type of com­mit­ment.”

The re­al­ity star took part in our wed­ding spe­cial last year Pals say she’s “head over heels in love” with on-off jail­bird Joey

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