Devastated Lauren Goodger seen with visible black eye for the first time since ex Jake McLean's funeral | The Sun

LAUREN Goodger's painful black eye is still visible in her first pictures since ex-boyfriend Jake McLean's funeral.

The former Towie star's injured eye was allegedly caused by ex Charles Drury in an 'attack' on the day of their baby daughter Lorena's funeral earlier this month.

Devoted mum Lauren held her daughter Larose outside a farm shop in Essex before breaking her silence on social media following a "horrendous few weeks".

The reality star's second daughter with builder Charles was tragically born with her umbilical cord tied around her neck on July 8.

Lauren's eldest daughter Larose turned one two weeks later, and the family buried Lorena on August 5.

Drury, 25, was later arrested over an alleged assault on the ex reality star.

Lauren, 34, suffered further heartache when ex boyfriend Jack McLean died in a car crash and she attended his funeral on Tuesday.

She said her ordeal has shown her who is important in her life as she asked her late daughter Lorena to guide her.

She penned: "Just want to say thank you to everyone for all the love & support in this horrendous terrible whirlwind in my life the last few weeks! I do read your messages thank you.

"During this traumatic time I've lost but I've also gained some values in this awful heartbroken time … some new friends and become closer to my current ones & some family really has shown me who is meant to be in my life and I love each and every one one of you thank you .. I only have a few and that's all I need and it's taught me some life long lessons however hard it's been.

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"Asked Lorena when I had her at home the night before her funeral ‘please guide me please let my life, lead the path it's meant to be & give me strength & courage’ and a lot changed instantly and I trust her.

"She is making my new path thank you Lorena I love you and I know you’re with me always and I know you've cleared out and made way for what's meant to be."

Lauren admitted she has felt lost in recent weeks, as she reflected on how her experiences have changed her.

"I don't know why I have no answers but I have to trust the process," she said.

"I'll never ever get over it but I'm learning and Larose is my rock.

"She has kept me going mentally and physically I love you so much my special girl."

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Last week Drury was released on bail following claims he had attacked Lauren at her home.

Yesterday she revealed she had collected Lorena's ashes and had brought them home after her tragic loss.

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