Charles Drury has opened up about his  romance with Lauren Goodger just days after making their relationship Instagram official.

TOWIE's Lauren announced her new relationship on the weekend with a loved up snap of the two sharing a passionate kiss.

Charles, who's Katie Price's ex, returned her gushing post with one of his own as he posted a snap of them cuddled up while on a dinner date.

He told fans of his new "natural" romance with the reality star. Charles, 23, wrote alongside the post: “The story of you & me is my favourite because it's happening so naturally.”

Lauren announced her new relationship on the weekend

Loved up Lauren replied to his snap: “[heart emoji] you” as she declared her love for her new boyfriend.

“[heart emoji] you too girl x.” Charles wrote back.

Lauren had been keeping their romance quiet until this week, previously teasing fans as she covered his face in photos.

But she was ready to reveal his identity as she declared Charles was “her man”.

Lauren told Charles that he makes her happy in a caption for the arty snap.

"Positive vibes & good times baby," handsome Charles replied.

Charles gushed: “The story of you & me is my favourite because it's happening so naturally”

The reality star’s mass of 755,000 followers were quick to rush to congratulate her, one commenting: "Ahhh this is cute darling! Happy for you."

Another gushed: "Love this so happy for u both darling."

"So happy you're happy babe," a third chimed in, "You deserve it."

Electrician Charles briefly dated Katie Price last year after they met as he helped renovate her house.

But recently he and Lauren have found a spark, the latter even branding him "the best looking" man she's ever laid eyes on.

Lauren had been keeping their romance quiet until this week, previously teasing fans as she covered his face in photos

And she even cheekily referred to the 23-year-old as her "morning workout" last month, after being careful to hide his face during the early days of their romance.

A spokesperson for Lauren had previously denied their romance, insisting: "Lauren and Charles are friends.

"Charles came to see Lauren as she hasn't been well over the weekend and brought her supplies."