The Only Way Is Essex's Lauren Pope has reportedly been in tears after seeing pictures of her ex-boyfriend Kirk Norcross flaunting his new girlfriend around in the press. The TOWIE couple split earlier this year, but Kirk quickly rebounded with busty blonde glamour model Casey.
Speaking to Reveal magazine this week, a pal said: "There have been a lot of tears, Lauren knows about Casey and is hurt that Kirk started dating her so soon after their break-up.
"She's trying to keep busy so she doesn’t have to think about it."
And friends claim that Lauren is so worried about bumping into her ex, she has cut off all ties with her fellow Essex pals.
"Lauren is working as much as she can at the moment," the insider continued.
"She is even giving her co-star Maria Fowler's birthday party a miss so she can DJ in Birmingham instead. She doesn't feel like socialising, especially as there's a chance she could bump into Kirk and Casey."
The Only Way Is Essex returns for a third series in September on ITV2.