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Lauren Goodger confirms Jake McLean split

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Lauren Goodger confirms Jake McLean split

Lauren Goodger has confirmed she and Jake McLean aren't together "at the moment".

The former 'Only Way Is Essex' star has spoken out to admit she and her on/off boyfriend are taking some time out from their relationship because they're struggling with stress.

Lauren shared: "People have noticed that Jake and I have unfollowed each other on Instagram. To be completely honest, we're not talking at the moment and haven't done for about a week now. We haven't had any major rows and nothing has actually happened, but we are both stressed out with our own lives and I seem to bear the brunt of it."

The 29-year-old beauty - who was previously engaged to her former co-star and long-term boyfriend Mark Wright - claimed one of the reasons they're taking some time apart is because she wants to focus on herself.

She wrote in her column for new! magazine: "He's not currently staying with me and I'm focusing on my training, my career and myself. Sometimes you just need five minutes out, and I'm so busy right now I haven't had a chance to stop and give our situation any proper thought.

"Don't get me wrong, it's been horrible - but what I do know is that I can't afford to have anything or anyone distract me from my focus, so for now I'm not letting you. I will get my head round it all in time and work out what I want but for the time being, I don't have more to say on it than that."