Online dating woes
'There are people higher profile than you that manage to have a private life.' Lauren dabbed at her teary eyes and said: 'I need to find where I am happiest, start again, be on my own, do positive things.'Stacey asked her if she puts herself under pressure to find love and settle down, to which Lauren replied: 'I feel like I've set myself up for something that's not available.' She mused: 'If Joey had come out in November it might have worked - but he didn't.'Stacey added further words of comfort, saying: 'You're a really nice person - you will meet someone lovely.
And you'll never look back.'Mustering a smile, Lauren said: 'I'm an emotional wreck.
And things became too much for the former TOWIE star, 30, as she spoke about her self-esteem - leading to her bursting into floods of tears.Panelist Denise Van Outen was on hand, however, to dole out some tough love, suggesting Lauren could easily save herself a lot of hurt.Lauren was apeparing on the show to set things straight regarding her crumbled dalliance with her ex-boyfriend Joey Morrison, who happens to be locked up in prison.'He was meant to come out, last year, in November and things were great,' she explained, composed at first.Despite sharing hopes that she would marry and have children with him, Lauren's dreams were snatched out of reach when his sentence was extended.'I was going out and drinking,' she said, of her coping methods. And I don't want to bad mouth him - it was a lot of pressure for him too.'Joey didn't like Lauren's party-girl lifestyle - something Loose Women co-anchor Stacey Solomon alluded to during the interview.Lauren went on: 'I have come out of it, I need to focus on my career now.