Lauren had always had a close relationship with her father, Lou. This was a stark contrast to the way she related to her own mother. In a bid to be closer to her beloved father, she moved to Erinsborough.
Lauren fitted in well and it wasn’t long before she struck up several close friendships with the residents of Erinsborough, including Annalise Hartman and local hunk Brad Willis.
Lauren also bonded with with Brad’s sister Gabby, his mother Pam and fiancé Beth.
But despite this friendship – and Brad’s engagement to Beth – Lauren and Brad couldn’t fight their attraction. They embarked on a secret affair, which went on for months behind Beth’s back. Brad was truly torn between the pair.
As the wedding day approached, Brad and Lauren decided they could no longer continue on with their betrayal of Beth. But it was too late. Beth had already cottoned on to the attraction between the two, called the wedding off and left Erinsborough. This gave Brad and Lauren the green light to continue seeing each other.
The relationship between Brad and Lauren eventually disintegrated when Beth returned to Erinsborough in the hope of reconciling with her lost love. Realising Beth was the woman for him, they ended up marrying, leaving Lauren heartbroken and humiliated. Little did they know that Lauren was already pregnant with Brad’s child…