Sunday 14 August 2022 07:16 PM Charles Drury is pictured for the first time since girlfriend Lauren Goodger ... trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 07:16 PM Charles Drury is pictured for the first time since girlfriend Lauren Goodger ... trends now
Sunday 14 August 2022 07:16 PM Charles Drury is pictured for the first time since girlfriend Lauren Goodger ... trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 07:16 PM Charles Drury is pictured for the first time since girlfriend Lauren Goodger ... trends now

Lauren Goodger's boyfriend Charles Drury was pictured for the first time on Sunday, after his girlfriend was 'attacked' on the day of their baby's funeral.

Lauren tragically lost her daughter Lorena while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly assaulted just hours after laying her to rest, which led to the arrest of the builder, 25.

Charles was focussed on his phone while exiting a Romford barbers, wearing a grey T-shirt, matching shorts and white trainers - in images obtained exclusively by MailOnline.

Emerging: Lauren Goodger's boyfriend Charles Drury was pictured for the first time on Sunday, after his girlfriend was 'attacked' on the day of their baby's funeral

Emerging: Lauren Goodger's boyfriend Charles Drury was pictured for the first time on Sunday, after his girlfriend was 'attacked' on the day of their baby's funeral

It comes just a day after Lauren stepped out hiding her black eye behind a pair of sunglasses, following the alleged assault.

Her outing came hours after she hid her black eye in the first picture she has shared to social media since the ordeal.

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.'

Haircut: Charles was focussed with his phone while exiting a Romford barbers, wearing a grey T-shirt, matching shorts and white trainers

Haircut: Charles was focussed with his phone while exiting a Romford barbers, wearing a grey T-shirt, matching shorts and white trainers

Awful: Lauren tragically lost her daughter Lorena while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly assaulted just hours after laying her to rest, which led to the arrest of the builder, 25

Awful: Lauren tragically lost her daughter Lorena while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly assaulted just hours after laying her to rest, which led to the arrest of the builder, 25

As well as uploading her own glossy shot, Lauren re-posted a photograph of her new look from her hairdresser's Instagram account.

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 followed 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.

Hiding: It comes just a day after Lauren stepped out hiding her black eye behind a pair of sunglasses, following the alleged assault

Hiding: It comes just a day after Lauren stepped out hiding her black eye behind a pair of sunglasses, following the alleged assault

Onlookers said the reality star 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 contacted Lauren's representatives for comment at the time.

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.

Denial: Charles has denied attacking Lauren

Arrest: He was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed

Arrest: 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.

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.

Terrible: Onlookers said Lauren was trying to get back to normal life after suffering from a 'fractured eye socket'

Terrible: Onlookers said Lauren was trying to get back to normal life after suffering from a 'fractured eye socket'

Ordeal: Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday to reports of an altercation and Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault

Ordeal: Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday to reports of an altercation and Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault 

Adamant: Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: 'There's a completely different side to stuff'

Adamant: Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: 'There's a completely different side to stuff' 

Shaken up: 'Lauren is absolutely terrified. This has shaken her badly,' a source told The Sun on Sunday

Shaken up: 'Lauren is absolutely terrified. This has shaken her badly,' a source told The Sun on Sunday

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.

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

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

'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.

'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.'

Hiding the injury: 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

Hiding the injury: 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

Before: Lauren's hairdresser shared a snap of Lauren's auburn tresses beforehand

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

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

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.

'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.

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

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

Support: 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'

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

Lauren was taken to hospital by her friend after the incident for medical check-ups and has since been

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