Lauren Goodger reportedly had a "furious argument" with her jailbird boyfriend Joey Morrison last week.
The 'Only Way is Essex' star was left red faced earlier this month when her ex-fiance Mark Wright allegedly had her thrown out of Sheesh in Essex so that he didn't have to be in the same proximity as her, but it looks like her week went from bad to worse as she and her beau - who is currently behind bars for possession of a firearm, kidnap, blackmail, actual bodily harm and aggravated burglary - got into a war of words.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Lauren and Joey had a furious argument and they came close to breaking up. They aren't in a good place right now. The timing was bad given everything that happened with Mark last week. Lauren is madly in love with Joey but their circumstances make it incredibly frustrating.
"What would have been a normal argument for another couple turned into a blazing row. It wasn't pretty and she made it clear how unhappy she was about what was going on between them."
And, although the 30-year-old reality TV beauty wants to make it work between them, friends believe the pair will struggle to get over this row as it was their "worst one" yet.
The insider explained: "Lauren has been waiting for Joey and she's devoted to him but this was their worst row yet and everyone can see it's going to be a tough road ahead."
Joey has been locked up since 2008 but he's expected to be released sometime next year, and Lauren has vowed to stick by him so that they can start a family of their own when he's finally free.
She said recently: "I'd like it to happen. I've made no secret of the fact that I want a baby and the sooner the better. I've been celibate for a year, so It will be amazing to spend some time with him on our own. Maybe cook some dinner together, spend the night together. Do normal things that we haven't been able to do."