They knew Lauren before I did and they all hung out. I’m not open with strangers, I don’t lay it all out there and I have a small group of people who I allow into my life, so I was shocked at how open and vulnerable he was. It was the people he’d surrounded himself with that was hard for him to deal with because they were freeloaders and enablers.
Lauren would always say, “No, I don’t like the Backstreet Boys and pop stars and all that.” One time it came into fruition because she was like, “Fine I’ll meet him, now leave me alone! We went out on the balcony and all of a sudden these shooting stars came across the sky and we were both looking at them at the same time like, “That’s trippy! What was it about Lauren that was different to other girls? He had a power of vulnerability that was astonishing and admirable. They were there to use him and feed off him, so that was the biggest struggle I saw.
What I liked about her was that she had a very strong personality.But then there are actual good ones that you can’t stop watching, even though you know most of it is set up or edited perfectly (Wahlburgers, The entire Bachelor franchise).