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Lauren Goodger reveals awkward run-in with ex Mark Wright and his wife Michelle Keegan

She bumped into the couple in Essex

Lauren Goodger has revealed she had an awkward run-in with her ex Mark Wright and his wife Michelle Keegan.

Former TOWIE star Lauren, 32, said she bumped into the couple in Essex but they both ‘blanked’ her.

Lauren, who dated Mark on and off for 10 years, admitted she didn’t realise it was Mark straight away until she saw his body.

Lauren Goodger at The Beauty Awards 2018
Lauren said she bumped into the couple in Essex but they both blanked her (Credit: Brett D. Cove /

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Speaking to New! magazine, Lauren said: “I bumped into him the other day. I didn’t realise it was him. I saw his body and thought: ‘I know that body.’

“But it was a lot smaller. I looked and smiled and Michelle was there as well, but it isn’t like that. I’d happily say hello but he sort of went [looks the other direction]. It was fine. It was like they didn’t even know me.”

She added: “I haven’t got a problem – it’s history. We were engaged and that’s it. He got married and I met someone else. He’s settled, but he’s so into his career.”

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright enjoying a romantic walk around The Grove in Los Angeles
Mark married Michelle in 2015 (Credit:

Lauren and Mark split in 2011 and four years later, Mark found love with Our Girl actress Michelle.

Mark, 31, has recently turned to the UK after working in America for the last two years.

The star told The Sun his actress wife burst into tears when she found out he would be moving home.

Mark also hinted former Coronation Street star Michelle had wanted him to return from Los Angeles ahead of his departure from entertainment news show Extra – but didn’t want his decision to give up the role to be influenced by her.

Mark recently moved back to the UK (Credit: Brett D. Cove /

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“She’s the best wife I could have dreamed of, the most important person in my life and the one who helped convince me to go to America in the first place,” he said.

“She always supported my decision and never once asked me to come home. When I told her, she cried with happiness.”

He also insisted he had no regrets about leaving his dream job. Mark is now hosting The Bachelor UK.

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