Lauren Pope 'past caring' about upsetting Jess Wright
Lauren Pope is "past caring" about her friendship with Jess Wright.
The 'Only Way Is Essex' star called off her romance with co-star Dan Edgar - who previously dated Jess - last week after her pal claimed it had made things awkward between them, but in last night's (22.07.15) season finale of the ITVBe show she was seen locking lips with Dan before claiming she's no longer bothered about Jess' opinion.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Lauren told 'TOWIE' producers: "I'm a lot happier now. What's done is done with Jess. Dan and I are going to carry on. If she's cool with it, she's cool with it. I don't know. I'm kind of past the point of caring."
The 32-year-old beauty's comments come after her co-star and former best pal Chloe Sims claimed she staged the break-up with Dan to make Jess look bad and boost her own profile.
Lauren added: "Dan and I don't need to prove anything to anyone. There are only a couple of people who have piped up about it - and they're people we don't really talk to so it's really interesting how they've been able to come up with that conclusion.
"Everyone has made this into such a dramatic big deal when it's really not."
Dan, 24, also jumped to the defence of his new flame and insisted they're serious about their relationship.
He said: "I think a few people were doubting if it was real between me and Lauren. We have been trying to explain ourselves to people but we shouldn't have to ... Now we're not going to explain ourselves anymore and we are going to see how it goes."