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Lauren Goodger emerged from her Essex home on Saturday after being 'attacked' on the day of her baby's funeral.
It comes just a day after she was seen in public for the first time with a serious black eye on Thursday, following the alleged attack which led to the arrest of her boyfriend Charles Drury.
The former TOWIE star, 35, wore a pair of oversized sunglasses while going make-up free, as she kept things casual in a black maxi dress.
Pictured: Lauren Goodger emerged from her Essex home on Saturday after being 'attacked' on the day of her baby's funeral
Lauren hid her black eye in the first picture she has shared to social media since being 'attacked' on the day of her baby's funeral.
She took to her Instagram Stories on Friday where she unveiled her new, balayage hair makeover, and told fans she was practising some 'self love' and focusing on 'slowly getting back to normal life.'
As well as uploading her own glossy shot, Lauren re-posted a photograph of her new look from her hairdresser's Instagram account.
Hiding the injury: Lauren Goodger, 31, hid her black eye in the first picture she has shared to social media since being 'attacked' on the day of her baby's funeral
She added: 'Today was the first day out for some self love. One step at a time to going back slowly to normal life. Small steps. Hashtag self love.'
The hair makeover comes after Lauren's outing on Thursday, when she appeared sombre while pushing her one-year-old daughter Larose along in a pram while running errands in Essex.
Onlookers said Lauren was trying to get back to normal life after suffering from a 'fractured eye socket' with one saying: 'She's a working mum and life has to continue. You could see her black eye very clearly.'
MailOnline has contacted Lauren's representatives for comment.
Incident: The TOWIE star was spotted with a serious black eye in pictures shared by The Sun - a week after the attack which led to the arrest of her boyfriend Charles Drury
A close friend of Lauren's, Lauryn Goodman, has admitted she is brought to tears every time she looked at the star's face after the incident.
Lauryn, 31, told how Lauren has been through the 'roughest, darkest ride in secret' as she shared a message of support to her pal on Instagram.
Lauren's daughter Lorena died on July 8 after being born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and she was laid to rest on August 3.
Charles, who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed.
Lauren's sister Nicola shared a snap of Lauren's daughter Larose and said: 'This gorgeous little girl doesn't even know how lucky she is to have such a strong amazing mum! As long as you have each other you'll both be fine.'
Lauryn reshared the post and detailed her friend's horrendous injuries on her Instagram Stories on Monday evening.
She said: 'Couldn't have said this better myself. Seen a few things as well and I'd like to say there are NEVER 2 sides to a story when my friend's face looks how it does. She is unrecognisable.
'Brings me to tears every time I look at her. No amount of lies you tell will ever hide the truth now. Please if anyone ever finds themselves in this situation never think staying quiet or hiding is best.
Before and after: As well as uploading her own glossy shot, Lauren re-posted a photograph of her glorious new look from her hairdresser's Instagram account
Awful: On Thursday, Lauren was seen in public for the first time following an alleged attack which left her with a 'fractured eye socket' (pictured in a previous Instagram post)
'Always confide and reach out to people. Better days will come and you aren't trapped. Promise. Be strong for your little ones.'
In a separate post, Lauryn spoke about how people are 'quick to judge' Lauren, but described her as 'one of the kindest hearted people I've ever met'.
She wrote: 'You have a genuine soul and would never ever wish bad on anyone. I wish I could take the pain away for.
'Larose is so lucky to have such a strong woman mum.'
Lauryn continued: 'I wish people knew YOU, you are SO funny, genuine, beautiful inside and out and have been through the roughest, darkest, ride in secret.
Speaking out: A close friend of Lauren's, Lauryn Goodman, 31, has admitted she is brought to tears every time she looked at the star's face after the assault
Candid: Lauryn told how Lauren has been through the 'roughest, darkest ride in secret' as she shared a message of support to her pal on Instagram
'This is one of the problems with the celeb world and social media. Everyone is so quick to judge every little thing. You're a real one and trust me things will get better.'
Lauren had to go to hospital for serious facial injuries and was interviewed by police.
She had just attended her daughter's funeral with her family and was allegedlty attacked later that night.
Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday to reports of an altercation and Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault.
He was released on bail in the early hours of Friday morning, according to police.
Lauren was taken to hospital by her friend after the incident for medical check-ups and has since been awaiting her X-Ray results.
Attack: Charles (pictured right), who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed
'Lauren is absolutely terrified. This has shaken her badly,' a source told The Sun on Sunday.
'She suffered some nasty injuries and fears she has suffered a broken eye socket.'
Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: 'There's a completely different side to stuff.'
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said on Friday night: 'Police were called at 00.37 hrs on Thursday, August 4 to