'TOWIE' crash: Lauren Goodger breaks silence on death of ex Jake McLean

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Lauren Goodger has paid tribute to her ex Jake McLean, who has died in a car crash in Turkey. (Getty Images)
Lauren Goodger has paid tribute to her ex Jake McLean, who has died in a car crash in Turkey. (Getty Images)

Lauren Goodger has paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean, who has died in a car crash in Turkey.

The Only Way Is Essex has spoken out following reports that 33-year-old McLean was killed in the collision in the port city of Bodrum, which left fellow TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou seriously injured.

Goodger, 35, said in a statement written in red capital letters on her Instagram stories: "R.I.P Jake, I have no words right now.

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"My thoughts are with your family and friends."

Lauren Goodger and Jake McLean pictured together in 2013. (Getty Images)
Lauren Goodger and Jake McLean pictured together in 2013. (Getty Images)

Goodger dated McLean between 2012 and 2016.

Oukhellou, 28, is recovering in hospital following treatment.

Her representative told PA news agency: "Yazmin is stable and recovering in hospital after surgery.

"Yazmin and her family have requested privacy at this time."

TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou
TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou is said to be stable in hospital following surgery after the crash. (Getty Images)

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Turkey and are in contact with the local authorities.

"We are also providing support to the family of a British woman who has been hospitalised."

Many of Oukhellou's TOWIE co-stars have sent her messages of support and well wishes on social media, since news broke of the crash.

Mia Sully posted on her Instagram stories: "My thoughts and prayers are with you my beautiful Yaz. Heartbroken for you."

Chloe Brockett said: "Thinking of you Yaz... Please keep Yaz in your prayers tonight."

TOWIE stars Dani Imbert, Liam 'Gatsby' Bakewell, Saffron Lempiere, Frankie Sims, Demi Sims, Roman Hackett, Chloe Sims, James 'Diags' Bennewith, Amy Childs with daughter Polly, Pete Wicks, James 'Lockie' Lock, Chloe Brockett, Amber Turner and Dan Edgar.
TOWIE stars Saffron Lempiere, Demi Sims and Chloe Brockett are among those to have sent messages of support to Yazmin. (ITV)

Demi Sims also shared a picture of herself with Oukhellou said: "Praying for you my love."

Fans also shared messages of support to Oukhellou's most recent Instagram post, a picture of her shared the previous week from London.

Oukhellou confirmed she was dating McLean in December 2021 with pictures of a romantic date night shared on her social media.

But in January 2022 she announced they had split.

Lauren Goodger is seen leaving Novikov restaurant in London's Mayfair in 2014.
Lauren Goodger dated Jake McLean between 2012 and 2016. (Getty Images)

Goodger is currently heavily pregnant with her second child.

The reality star - who welcomed baby daughter Larose in July last year - is expecting another baby girl with her ex-boyfriend Charles Drury, 24.

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Goodger confirmed she and Drury have split, after he admitted cheating on her, but are planning to co-parent their children together.

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