Lauren Goodger hits back at Mark Wright
Lauren Goodger has hit back after her ex-fiance Mark Wright accused her of earning a living by talking about him.
The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star - who dated Mark on and off for ten years before he called off their engagement in 2011 - has insisted she only ever mentions him when people tell lies about her.
Lauren's publicist released a statement saying: "Mark is right - this situation is incredibly embarrassing. Week after week Lauren has to suffer endless source story lies printed about her in the press surrounding Mark. The list is as long as it is ridiculous."
The 28-year-old beauty insists she's forced to comment on Mark - who tied the knot with former 'Coronation Street' actress Michelle Keegan last month - because people refuse to believe she's over him.
The statement continued: "It's hurtful for Lauren to constantly be painted in this way and for readers to actually believe it. That is why Lauren has taken to her own column in the past to defend herself against ludicrous claims such as the one that said she was going to gatecrash the wedding. Anyone facing such embarrassing lies week in and week out is of course going to want to defend themselves."
The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' star's publicist also revealed she is currently in a relationship and, despite his recent attack on her, wishes Mark and Michelle "nothing but the best".
They added: "Lauren has privately been in a relationship too and this unwanted attention surrounding her ex of many years ago is certainly not welcomed. We would like to clarify that Lauren is paid the same weekly fee for her column every week whether it mentions Mark or not, and she has given no other interviews on him - despite numerous offers. She once again wishes them nothing but the best."
Mark had taken to Twitter earlier in the week to blast his ex after she denied having posted cryptic messages on Instagram on the eve of his wedding to Michelle.
He wrote: ""Endless mentions RE: me and us is embarrassing. I really though after lawyers being involved and polite pleas to stop mention me she ... Would stop. Maybe not. It's hurtful to think one person needs to mention YOU every week to earn a living. Being married to another women ... Almost makes it unfair !! If your reading this, please PLEASE respect my wife and STOP. Everyone has a past, get over it !! I really didn't ... Want to have to do this but enough is enough. I wish you well but leave me, my life and my wife out of it. I'm sure there is other ways to make money. (sic)"