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