Lauren Goodger will always love Mark Wright
Lauren Goodger will always love Mark Wright but she is ready to move on with new man Tom Pearce
Lauren Goodger will always love Mark Wright.
The 'Only Way Is Essex' star has begun dating co-star Tom Pearce and she can understand why he has quizzed her about her former boyfriend, who she had a 10-year on/off relationship with.
She said: "I think all guys worry I'll go back to Mark. I'd think the same. But there's nothing I can do except prove otherwise.
"Tom asked about it and I told him I'm looking forward, not back. Life's too short... I'm moving on. I do feel like that's it now - if I move on, it's definitely over with Mark.
"I'll love Mark for the rest of my life and I'll never forget sharing so much with him, but I'm moving on.
"I'm surprised he hasn't been in touch in the last couple of weeks but, deep down, I'm sure he just wants me to be happy."
Lauren is enjoying spending time with Tom, but she admits they haven't yet slept together.
She added to Closer magazine: "I've kissed someone else for the first time since Mark. I've been quite nervous, but I'm enjoying it. We're not a couple yet but who knows? Tom is a really nice guy. I'm getting to know him and it's early days, but we fancy each other.
"We went on a date, then he dropped me home. We've been out clubbing. Nothing's happened!.
"Yeah, he stayed over till the early hours once, but my friends were there too. We kissed, but there's been nothing as in sex - not yet!"