Pregnant Lauryn Goodman talks Kyle Walker paternity and endometriosis

Lauryn Goodman appeared on Wednesday's edition of the Victoria Derbyshire Show to discuss her shock pregnancy news and to raise awareness for her battle with endometriosis. 

The reality TV star, 29, announced her pregnancy last month, but initially kept the father's identity a closely guarded secret - before suddenly revealing over the weekend that England footballer Kyle Walker is the dad.

Probed by host Victoria about why she made his name public, Lauryn insisted it was to put the focus firmly back on her fertility issues and to detract from constant speculation about her unborn child's paternity.   

Speaking out: Lauryn Goodman appeared on Wednesday's edition of the Victoria Derbyshire Show to discuss her shock pregnancy news, setting the record straight about why she named England footballer Kyle Walker as the dad

Speaking out: Lauryn Goodman appeared on Wednesday's edition of the Victoria Derbyshire Show to discuss her shock pregnancy news, setting the record straight about why she named England footballer Kyle Walker as the dad 

Detailing her thought process before naming Kyle as the father, Lauryn explained: 'It was going to be my first and probably only child that I have. I wanted to enjoy what I could of it out of the public eye.

'I wanted a little bit of me time. Then I got pictured on the beach in Barbados. i was thinking, can I even deny that I'm pregnant, I'm not ready to do this...

'I decided to release it on my Instagram and give the backstory about why this was such a special pregnancy for me.

'It didn't become about the endometriosis and the infertility journey... it became about who the dad was, which for me, it wasn't about that.

'It was about raising awareness for women that are suffering; a lot are suffering in silence, they don't even know they have it'.    

Victoria questioned Lauryn further about the 'rationale' for name dropping the Manchester City right back.

'It became about who the dad was': Victoria questioned Lauryn further about the 'rationale' for name dropping the Manchester City right back

'It became about who the dad was': Victoria questioned Lauryn further about the 'rationale' for name dropping the Manchester City right back

Famous father: The reality TV star, 29, announced her pregnancy last month, but initially kept the father's identity a closely guarded secret - before suddenly revealing over the weekend that England footballer Kyle Walker is the dad (pictured on February 2)

Famous father: The reality TV star, 29, announced her pregnancy last month, but initially kept the father's identity a closely guarded secret - before suddenly revealing over the weekend that England footballer Kyle Walker is the dad (pictured on February 2)

Lauryn replied: 'I thought, now we've got that out of the way, we can concentrate on what I do want to get across, which is raising awareness, giving people hope that they might be able to have a baby. 

'And the amount of messages I've had from women saying it's really helped has been great - not enough people talk about this disease.'

Asked whether Kyle would be involved with raising her child, Lauryn was keen to change the subject.

'Me and Kyle are keeping things private in terms of our child and I want it to remain that way. I'm here to raise awareness', she said. 

Focusing on the cause: 'I decided to release it on my Instagram and give the backstory about why this was such a special pregnancy for me', Lauryn said

Focusing on the cause: 'I decided to release it on my Instagram and give the backstory about why this was such a special pregnancy for me', Lauryn said 

Baby news: This comes after Lauryn told The Sun on Sunday she is being 'harassed' over the unborn child's paternity and opted to speak out in order 'to stop speculation once and for all'

Baby news: This comes after Lauryn told The Sun on Sunday she is being 'harassed' over the unborn child's paternity and opted to speak out in order 'to stop speculation once and for all'

This comes after Lauryn told The Sun on Sunday she is being 'harassed' over the unborn child's paternity and opted to speak out in order 'to stop speculation once and for all.'  

Kyle, who represented England as they reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, had been with his long term partner Annie Kilner for ten years before splitting 11-months ago. 

The footballer met Kilner when he was 18 and playing at his hometown club Sheffield United, while the glamour model was just 16. 

But their

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