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Lauren Goodger wants to start a family with Jake McLean

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Lauren Goodger wants to start a family with Jake McLean

Lauren Goodger wants children before she marries boyfriend Jake McLean.

The former 'The Only way Is Essex' star reunited with her ex just last month and has now revealed that they are stronger than ever and insisted they "have never truly been over".

She said: "I'd love for us to get married one day but I think we'll have children first. I'd love to have our kids there on our wedding day.

"I still have a few things I want to achieve in my career but I want to be a young mum so we don't want to wait too long. I can't wait to be the mum of Jake's children."

Lauren, 28, has a new tattoo of her 26-year-old boyfriend's name on her arm and the loved-up pair have discussed the future of their family together.

She added: "I can't wait. Jake will be a great dad too, he loves kids. We come from very similar backgrounds, we both moved out of home when we were quite young and neither of us is particularly close to our parents so we're determined for things to be different for our children."

Meanwhile, Lauren put to bed the rumours that she is living off of her ex-boyfriend and co-star's Mark Wright's name, after she flew to Dubai soon after the TV presenter honeymooned there with his new wife, actress Michelle Keegan.

She told OK! magazine: "There's been a lot of rubbish said about me over the past few months and although I'm strong, it all came to a head recently ... it's time to put all the speculation to bed and let people know that I'm with Jake now."