Lauren Goodger hits back at 'haters' after sex tape nightmare

Published Wednesday, Jul 30 2014, 09:32 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lauren Goodger appears to have hit back at any haters with an inspirational message on Instagram declaring: "You're responsible for your own happiness."

The former TOWIE star has had a difficult week after learning that an alleged sex tape featuring herself and an ex-boyfriend has been leaked online.

Lauren Goodger takes a selfie in the sun, 29 July 2014

© Instagram / @laurengoodgerofficial

Lauren tweeted this selfie on 29 July.

Lauren, 28, said she was devastated to learn of the six-second footage's existence via friends, saying she was unaware it had ever been filmed. The man in the tape is her ex-boyfriend of two years.

But, showing she's trying to move on, she took to Instagram yesterday to repost a motivational message.

"Don't ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You're responsible for your own happiness. Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life to begin with."

Lauren's post gained more than 3,000 favourites in just a few hours, with plenty of fans telling her to stay strong.

One wrote: "You need to keep putting this out there. Forget the haters. Jealous people will lower themselves to break you down. Ignore. Hold your head high and carry on!"

As well as posting that message, the reality starlet shared a new selfie of herself taken in the sunshine. She's currently thought to be holidaying in Dubai.

She added the caption: "Walk with the wind behind you and the sun in your face."

Lauren's now campaigning for stronger legal protection for individuals who find themselves in a similar situation as she is, with more power to be able to stop leaked sex tape footage spreading.

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