On Air Now
The Capital Evening Show with Jimmy Hill 7pm - 10pm
12 March 2020, 18:06 | Updated: 12 March 2020, 18:11
Lauren Pope has announced she is pregnant with her first child. But who exactly is her successful banker beau, Tony Keterman?
The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Pope is pregnant!
But who is her partner? Here's everything you need to know about Tony Keterman...
Lauren's beau, Tony Keterman, a 32-year-old businessman and city high flyer who runs a London foreign exchange firm.
The DJ announced her relationship during an Instagram Q&A where somebody asked if she's single, and she simply wrote 'no' along with a photo of them kissing, surprising everybody as she's known on TOWIE for being just slightly unlucky in love.
In true 2019 fashion, the pair reportedly got together after he slid into her Instagram DM's, which is pretty impressive considering he has 300 followers and she has a whopping 1.2 million.
Insiders close to the reality star have revealed to a tabloid that they hit it off 'instantly' and are head over heels for one another.
They said: "He's a really nice guy and loves being around her. They just clicked from the start and his friends can't wait to meet her."
Tony briefly dated reality star Imogen Thomas, and they were papped cozied up to each other in October 2018, but other than that, he hasn't dated anybody in the public eye.
Lauren announced she was leaving the show after nine years, releasing a statement last year which said: "After an amazing nine years on The Only Way Is Essex I have decided that now is the natural time for me to leave."
"I feel now is the time for me to move on so I can focus my attention wholeheartedly on my business ventures and personal relationship."
And, look, we aren't saying she's returning to the show in the future, but, from the many returns of cast members to reality shows, we still hold a glimmer of hope that she'll be back one day.
Tony has a private Instagram account with a couple of hundred followers and is a pretty private person out of the limelight, which seems to be why Lauren has left the show.