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TOWIE star Lauren Goodger’s ex-boyfriend, Jake McLean, was tragically killed in a car accident that left his on-and-off partner, Yazmin Oukhellou, seriously injured.
Jake, who was 33, is believed to have been driving in Bodrum, Turkey, on Sunday when his car crashed into a hill before emergency services rushed to save him.
Yazmin, 28, famous for her appearances on the ITVBe series TOWIE, is believed to be recovering in intensive care.
“Everyone is in shock and hoping Yazmin will make a full recovery.”
Close friends of Lauren told MailOnline the pregnant mother of one was “devastated” by Jake’s untimely passing.
Speaking to The Sun, another source added: “Apparently Jake was driving when he lost control of the car and went off a cliff.”
Jake was jailed for three and a half years in 2008 after scamming into a mother’s home, overpowering her before a masked gang entered and raided her family home.
MailOnline has contacted TOWIE and Yazmin representatives for comment.
He reportedly made his way into the property by posing as a real estate agent.
Jake, who was 18 at the time, was part of a gang of six. The other five members ran into the house with fake guns and threatened to kill their victims if they screamed for help.
He is believed to have only served half his sentence and has been in prison ever since, sharing Instagram posts from 2018 with a tag on his leg.
Jake previously joked about becoming a buff in ‘The Ville’, which is understood to be a possible reference to London’s Pentonville Prison.
In 2013, Lauren, who met her ex-lover through Twitter, admitted that she was aware of Jake’s criminal convictions, but that she was willing to monitor her misdeeds.
She said: ‘Jake told me about his past. I could see how much she regretted his actions. I try to take people as I find them.
Lauren is due to give birth at any moment as she awaits the arrival of her second child with her partner Charles Drury.
The TV personality became pregnant just 10 weeks after welcoming her first daughter, Larose, last year.
Yazmin and Jake have been dating on and off since May 2021, after the TOWIE star ended her long-term relationship with 35-year-old James Lock.
The reality favorite ended her romance with Jake in January after discovering that he had been unfaithful to her with former Love Island contestant Ellie Jones.
It is unknown when the couple reconciled and why they are in Turkey, as Yazmin last shared a photo of herself in London on Tuesday.
This year, Yazmin was ready to return to TOWIE after filming with the cast in the Dominican Republic.
She had shared photos alongside her co-star Harry Derbidge, 28, from the Caribbean in June.
According to her Instagram, Yazmin finished filming for TOWIE in the Dominican Republic and went on vacation to Ibiza, where she posed in a bikini at O Beach.
MailOnline revealed in 2021 that Yazmin and James had broken up for good after a five-year on-and-off romance.
James and Yazmin had moved to Dubai together during the Covid-19 pandemic, but their relationship fizzled out after a series of explosive arguments.
The Essex couple had experienced a stormy relationship, breaking up and reconciling on several occasions after they started dating in 2017.
In April this year, Yazmin was photographed leaving James’ house after sources told MailOnline that the couple had “got closer” again.
James posed in Yazmin’s kitchen wearing nothing but a pair of boxers, weeks after her split from Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson.
Jake McLean Quick and Facts
- TOWIE star Lauren Goodger’s ex-boyfriend Jake McLean has tragically died in a car accident that has left his passenger and on-off partner Yazmin Oukhellou seriously injured
- Jake, who was 33, and rose to fame dating Lauren, 35, from 2012 until 2016, is understood to have been driving in Bodrum, Turkey when the horror crash took place
- Yazmin, 28, famed for her appearances on ITVBe series TOWIE, and relationship with ex-James Lock, 35, is believed to be recovering in intensive care
- Pals close to Lauren told MailOnline the pregnant mother-of-one has been left ‘devastated’ by Jake’s untimely passing