TOWIE's Lauren Goodger Breaks Silence On Ex-Boyfriend's Death
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TOWIE star Lauren Goodger has broken her silence following her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean's devastating death.
While driving in Bodrum, Turkey, the reality star reportedly lost control of the car and crashed.
While his girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou is now in hospital being treated for her injuries, Jake sadly didn't survive the incident.
“Yazmin is stable and recovering in hospital after surgery," reps for Yazmin confirmed to The Mirror.
“Yazmin and her family have requested privacy at this time. Any updates will be given in due course."
Yazmin and Jake had been in an on-again-off-again relationship since 2019 before Yazmin eventually moved to Dubai to be with Jake.
But before Jake and Yazmin were official, he had been dating Lauren Goodger between 2012 to 2016.
Taking to social media on Monday evening, Lauren made a simple post on both Twitter and her Instagram Stories, which read: "RIP Jake, I have no words right now... My thoughts are with your family and friends."
Lauren is now pregnant with her second child, just 11 months after welcoming her baby girl Larose with her partner Charles Drury.
The reality star had been taking a break from social media ahead of her second child's birth when the tragic incident occurred, forcing her to break her silence.
Ever since his split from Lauren in 2016, Jake has been linked to Yazmin. Sources close to the couple have claimed that Jake and Yazmin were close to getting engaged after rekindling their relationship earlier this year, MailOnline reports.
Tributes from the couple's fellow TV stars have been flooding in, as well as them wishing Yazmin a speedy recovery.
As well as Lauren, other TOWIE cast members, including Amber Turner, Demi Sims and Harry Derbidge, have shared messages of support on social media.
"Thinking of you Yaz, please keep Yaz in your prayers tonight", wrote Chloe Brockett.
Demi Sims shared a selfie of herself and Oukhellou and wrote: "Praying for you my love."
And Harry Derbidge wrote: “Can’t stop thinking about you today @yazminoukhellou wishing you a speedy recovery! Can’t wait to give you a big cuddle.”
Junaid Ahmed, Oukhellou’s best friend on TOWIE, wrote: “Love you …my beautiful girl".
We're wishing Yazmin all the best in her recovery.
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