TOWIE's Lauren Pope Avoids Bumping Into Former Pal Maria Fowler On Night Out

The Huffington Post UK    
First Posted: 12/03/2012 13:37 Updated: 12/03/2012 13:37

The pair were inseparable on TOWIE, even after Kirk Norcross tried to break up their friendship, but relations between former BFFs Lauren Pope and Maria Fowler look only to be getting worse after the pair avoided each other on a night out.

The girls were both dining at fancy London restaurant Nobu last night, but managed escape the awkward "Hi, how are you? What have you been up to? (like I really care)" exchange by leaving before the other arrived.

Maria was out celebrating her six-month anniversary to footballer boyfriend Lee Croft, who she moved to Scotland to be with after being axed from the hit ITV2 show.

And now she's no longer an Essex resident it looked like she wasn't feeling the pressure to keep her orange glow - at least in contrast to her former pal, who was out with a mystery male pal.

The girls fell out earlier this year after Maria gave an interview to Reveal magazine after she left TOWIE.

She described her former best mate as "the most ruthless person I have ever met", as she lashed out against her former cast mates.

"The only time I've heard from her (since my recent depression) is when she left a nasty message on my answerphone on New Year's Eve, bitching about my looks," she told the mag.

Lauren later hit back in an interview with Fabulous magazine, claiming she became jealous of her growing friendship with Lauren Goodger.

"Maria claimed all sort of things... and I don't think there's any way back for our friendship now," she said.

"I think she was put out by the fact me and Lauren Goodger had found this connection and become close and she couldn't accept it."

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