TOWIE's Lauren Pope "builds bridges" with ex Kirk Norcross

Published Wednesday, Oct 1 2014, 08:34 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Only Way Is Essex's Lauren Pope and Kirk Norcross have decided to put their differences aside and rebuild their friendship.

TOWIE's Lauren and Kirk dated for nine months back in 2011 and even suffered a pregnancy scare together last year, after they briefly began sleeping with each other again.

Kirk Norcross and Lauren Pope rekindle their friendship - 1 Oct 2014

© Instagram / laurenpopey

A romantic reunion did not work out though and, since then, Kirk has left the ITV reality show and they have gone their separate ways.

Last night, however, Lauren and Kirk decided to meet up and chat through their differences after she returned from the cast's trip to Ibiza.

The former lovebirds were all smiles as they posed for a selfie together and Kirk even arrived at Lauren's flat with some designer goodies, to mark her recent 32nd birthday.

Commenting on a snap of Kirk holding a Stella McCartney cloth bag, Lauren told her Instagram followers: "He came bearing birthday gifts in the form of Stella McCartney #FriendsReunited."

Kirk Norcross and Lauren Pope rekindle their friendship - 1 Oct 2014

© Instagram / laurenpopey

Kirk shared the selfie on his Twitter page, adding: "Was good to catch up with @LaurenPope."

Meanwhile, it appears Lauren has turned over a new leaf, as she has also been busy rekindling her friendship with former TOWIE housemate and BFF Maria Fowler.

While Lauren was dating Kirk, the girls' relationship rapidly turned sour due to Maria and Kirk's inability to play nice. But earlier this week, Lauren and Maria began chatting again on Twitter.

Last night, Lauren also tweeted: "@MariaFowler @kirk_official A new year for me and new bridges being built, life too short."

Clearly happy to be back in touch with her pal, Maria replied with, "Way too short #reunited" before adding: "Never thought we would all be in the same tweet again xx."

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Check out all the pics from TOWIE in Ibiza here!