The perma-tanned twosome – whose dysfunctional relationship was played out for the cameras on the ITV2 show – are thought to have got engaged while filming the second series.
According to The Sun, Mark pulled out all the stops and got down on one knee in the most romantic of locations – Essex nightclub Sugar Hut.
A source told the paper: “Lauren and Mark are engaged for now – but as fans saw last year, life in Essex is always dramatic.
“We’ll have to wait and see if Mark really commits to Lauren this time around.”
The couple’s relationship hasn’t exactly run smoothly, with Mark stringing along both Lauren and her love rival Lucy Mecklenburgh, before having an affair with model Sam Fairers.
Their engagement will reportedly be featured in the first episode of the new series, which hits our screens on 20 March.
Bets are currently being taken on how long the pair will last this time around.