Lauren Jauregui – Family, Family Tree

by Kristine Bigcas

Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado is a singer/performer and is one of the current members of the phenomenal girl group, Fifth Harmony. She is of Cuban-American descent that was born on June 27, 1996, and raised in Miami Florida. She was featured in Marian Hill’s Back to Me that was released in December 2016 and Halsey’s Strangers, released in June 2017.

At a young age, she played on stage as a mouse in Nutcracker. She studied at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart from 7th grade onwards and played for their softball team. Some of her musical inspiration include Paramore, The Script, Journey, and Alicia Keys. Eldest to three, Lauren grew up in a tight-knit family that is influenced by Latino culture.

 

Personal Life

She came out as bisexual in December 2016 in an open letter to Trump supporters. In her letter, she said that “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it.”

 

The Jauregui Family

Father: Michael Jauregui

Mike, as he is commonly called, or Papa J to Harmonizers, was born on April 24, 1970. He graduated in 1988 from La Salle High School in Pasadena, California before studying at Barry University. He graduated with a major in Business Administration and he now works as a manufacturing manager.

 

Mother: Clara Jauregui

She was born Clara Morgado on August 12, 1965, and works at South Miami Senior High School as a Chemistry teacher.

 

Sibling: Chris Jauregui

The only son of Mike and Clara was born on April 9, 1999. He is younger than Lauren by 3 years and studies at Florida State University.

 

Sibling: Taylor Jauregui

Youngest of the family, Taytay, was born on January 05, 2001. She also goes to Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, just like her sister.

 

Relationships of Lauren Jauregui

During her time in X-Factor, she was rumored to be dating Keaton Stromberg. The issue eventually died down as the competition ended.

 

For quite some time, Lauren dated Luis Felipe Santos until their unfortunate breakup. Their split was confirmed by her mother thru Twitter after a racy picture of Luis circulated on the internet.

 

According to rumors, Lauren also dated Bradley Simpson, the lead vocalist of The Vamps. It is said that she inspired their promotional single, I Found a Girl. However, neither management has confirmed nor denied the dating and song inspiration allegations.

 

In November 2016, a photo of Lauren kissing her long time best friend Lucía “Lucy” Vives was leaked by American blogger, Perez Hilton. Lucy is the daughter of Grammy-award winning Columbian singer Carlos Vives. Their relationship was never confirmed until their “Bare with Me” shoot photographed by Nicole Cartolano was released by the latter.

In an interview with MTV News, Cartolano said “they dated on and off for a few years” and added that “Lauren said this: that it’s a reminder of a really good moment in time.” despite them not being together anymore.

A full list of photos can be seen in Nicole Cartolano’s official website.

 

Camren and Camila Cabello

Lauren Jauregui has encountered different issues, including her Dulles Airport incident where she was given a citation for possession of marijuana.

However, one issue she c togetherould never live down was the rumor about dating her former bandmate, Camila Cabello. Their closeness was noticeable since their start in X-Factor. Both refer to each other as “Camz,” “LoLo,” and “Lern Jergi.”

They used to exchange sweet thoughts towards each other in Twitter and Instagram, including “its  funny how before we even knew how important we were going to be to each other, something in us knew and something in us will always know [sic]”. Lauren also referred to Camila as “my pink princess.” This resulted in fans “shipping” the two of them and assuming that they have a secret relationship.

 

However, on March 24, 2017, Lauren responded to a fan and said, “I hate it because it’s invasive, scary, delusional, disrespectful to us both and was never real…Ever.” She explained that ,”You never quite become ok with people sexualizing you and your friendships for their sick pleasure. That’s why.”

 

Fans refer to them as “Camren” and went as far as making multiple fan arts and “manips” on top of video edits and fictional stories like “Trials and Tribulations” and “Do I Wanna Know” which are popular in the fandom.

 

Music Career

In 2012, she auditioned for X-Factor, singing If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys that earned her four yeses of the judges. She made it through Round 2 of the boot camp before she lost in a sing-off with the group Sister C to These Arms Of Mine.

She was saved from elimination and was placed together in a group with Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei, and Ally Brooke to form Fifth Harmony. As a girl group, they won 3rd place in the competition. After their success in X-Factor, they all signed with Syco and Epic Records and released multiple hit singles like Bo$$, Worth It, and Work From Home. She toured around the world with the group for their multi-platinum albums, Reflection and 7/27.

On June 02, 2017, the group released Down, the first single for their third album and also their first single since the departure of their former member, Camila Cabello. Aside from her songs in the group, Lauren also collaborated with Marian Hill and Halsey.

Achievements and Net Worth

Since 2014, Lauren, together with Fifth Harmony, won 41 awards in total and has an estimated net worth of $10 million as a group. Personally, Lauren’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. She has also received the Celebrity of the Year at the British LGBT Awards 2017.