The 31-year-old star ended the relationship last month after The Sun Online revealed Joey had contacted other women on Facebook from prison.
She's now considering starting a family without a boyfriend in her life and sees single pal Ferne McCann, who had baby Sunday with her ex and fellow convict Arthur Collins, as an inspiration.
A source told Closer: "Lauren's not sitting around, crying about Joey. She's thinking about her future.
"Lauren looks at how confident Ferne (McCann) is and what a great job she's doing with Sunday and thinks it's really inspiring.
"Obviously she'd love to find Mr Right but it he didn't come along in time, she'd still look into different ways to fulfil her baby dreams, such as a sperm donor or adoption."
The Sun Online has contacted Lauren's representatives for comment.
Joey and Lauren split on July 27 this year, and she is now focusing on getting her body in shape for pregnancy, as the sourced added: "Lauren is about being fit and healthy, not skinny.
"She wants her health to be her priority so that she's in the best place if she does decide to have a baby.
"She'll probably be nervous about weight gain in pregnancy and will want to be as small as possible before she has a baby, so there is less to lose after."
The furious former Towie star dumped him after The Sun Online revealed he’d been sending pictures of his manhood to women outside prison.
Speaking to her fans after the news broke, Lauren said: “Just feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!!!!
"2 years waited loyal and faithful and wasted soooo much money!! Now I am about to live my life with all I’ve missed out on!!!!
“I’ve been hurt but nothing or no one will take away my sparkle.”
She added: “How silly was I to love and some trust someone and give them my all?
“I was with a complete control freak… took over me and my life.”
Joey has been behind bars since 2008 for crimes including kidnapping, blackmail and actual bodily harm.
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