Lauren Goodger is seen for the first time since ex Jake McLean's death

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: ‘Devastated’ Lauren Goodger is seen for the first time since ex Jake McLean’s shock death in Turkey and pays tribute to late star ahead of welcoming her second child

  • Lauren looked sombre as she was seen after on-off partner Jake tragically died in a car accident on Sunday 
  • The following day she penned: ‘R.I.P Jake, I have no words right now.. my thoughts are with your family’ 
  • Pals close to Lauren told MailOnline the pregnant mother-of-one has been left ‘devastated’ by Jake’s death
  • Jake, who was 33 when he died, rose to fame dating Lauren, 35, from 2012 until 2016
  • He was last linked to Yazmin Oukhellou who was also involved in the crash and is recovering in hospital 
  • Images have emerged showing the car Jake is thought to have been driving on its roof near city of Bodrum
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  • Lauren Goodger has been seen for the first time since her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean was tragically killed in a car crash in Turkey over the weekend. 

    The couple dated on and off for four years after meeting in 2012 and were expecting a child together in 2013 before Lauren suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage.  

    Following the news of her late partner’s death, the 35-year-old reality star looked sombre on Sunday as she was seen running errands with her 11-month-old daughter Larose.

    The following day she broke her silence in an Instagram post that read: ‘R.I.P Jake, I have no words right now.. my thoughts are with your family and friends [broken heart emoji, angel emoji]. 

    Jake, who was 33, is understood to have been driving in Bodrum, Turkey on Sunday when his car crashed over a hill before emergency services rushed to save him.

    Heartbreaking: 'Devastated' and heavily pregnant Lauren Goodger was seen in Essex on Sunday - her first outing since ex Jake McLean's shock death in Turkey

    Sombre: She kept a low-profile on the outing

    Heartbreaking: ‘Devastated’ and heavily pregnant Lauren Goodger was seen in Essex on Sunday – her first outing since ex Jake McLean’s shock death in Turkey

    Also in the car was TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou, 28, who is believed to be recovering in hospital after suffering injuries to her arms.

    Pals close to Lauren told MailOnline the pregnant mother-of-one has been left ‘devastated’ by Jake’s untimely death. 

    The mother-of-one split from Jake for good in 2016 and she is currently expecting her second child with boyfriend Charles Drury. 

    As she counts down the days until giving birth, Lauren was seen covering her baby bump in an aquamarine co-ord and flip flops.  

    Loss of life: Jake, who was 33, is understood to have been driving in Bodrum, Turkey when the horror crash took place

    Loss of life: Jake, who was 33, is understood to have been driving in Bodrum, Turkey when the horror crash took place 

    Tragic: On Monday Lauren broke her silence in an Instagram post that read: 'R.I.P Jake, I have no words right now.. my thoughts are with your family and friends [broken heart emoji, angel emoji]'

    Tragic: On Monday Lauren broke her silence in an Instagram post that read: ‘R.I.P Jake, I have no words right now.. my thoughts are with your family and friends [broken heart emoji, angel emoji]’

    Brave face: The 35-year-old reality star looked sombre on Sunday as she was seen running errands with her 11-month-old daughter Larose after the distressing news of her ex was revealed

    Sombre: She kept a straight face

    Brave face: The 35-year-old reality star looked sombre on Sunday as she was seen running errands with her 11-month-old daughter Larose after the distressing news of her ex was revealed

    Mother-to-be: The mother-of-one split from Jake for good in 2016 and she is currently expecting her second child with boyfriend Charles Drury

    Mother-to-be: The mother-of-one split from Jake for good in 2016 and she is currently expecting her second child with boyfriend Charles Drury

    Lauren previously revealed that she suffered a miscarriage after trying for a baby with Jake while competing on Dancing On Ice in 2013.

    The reality star shared her heartbreak on Channel 5 programme, In Therapy, explaining: ‘I was on a TV show that was quite intense. I had to try and perform when I was quite far gone. It didn’t last’. 

    Lauren said: ‘I’m the type of person who, when something happens, I move on. That’s how I am. It’s not something I addressed.

    She told the therapist that she didn’t take the time to grieve, saying: ‘No, I just moved on’.

    'Devastated': Jake's on/off girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou was on the vehicle when it crashed and is said to have suffered 'extremely serious' damage to her arm in the crash

    ‘Devastated’: Jake’s on/off girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou was on the vehicle when it crashed and is said to have suffered ‘extremely serious’ damage to her arm in the crash

    Shocking: Dramatic photos emerged of rescue crews at the scene of the fatal Turkey car crash. Photos show the car he is believed to have been driving near the tourist city of Bodrum, on the Aegean Sea, laying on its roof in darkness on Sunday

    Shocking: Dramatic photos emerged of rescue crews at the scene of the fatal Turkey car crash. Photos show the car he is believed to have been driving near the tourist city of Bodrum, on the Aegean Sea, laying on its roof in darkness on Sunday

    In 2019, Lauren was said to have been left feeling ‘betrayed and upset’ after her close pal Yazmin began dating Jake. 

    A source told Closer: ‘Yaz was someone she opened up to about Jake, so for her to go behind her back and date him, knowing how upset that would make Lauren, feels like a low blow.

    ‘She doesn’t want to have a big showdown with Yaz, but she’s told pals she can’t see how they can be friends again. She’s heartbroken.’

    Jake and Yazmin have endured an on/off romance and it is not known when they rekindled their relationship this year – having previously announced they’d split in January.  

    Maternity style: As she counts down the days until she welcomes her new arrival, Lauren was seen covering her baby bump in an aquamarine co-ord and flip flops

    Stepping out: Lauren was on the move

    Maternity style: As she counts down the days until she welcomes her new arrival, Lauren was seen covering her baby bump in an aquamarine co-ord and flip flops

    Overwhelmed: Lauren was seen checking her phone as the news about her ex began to circulate

    Overwhelmed: Lauren was seen checking her phone as the news about her ex began to circulate 

    The Sun report that Jake was in Turkey for a business deal, and Yazmin had joined him in the tourist resort of Bodrum in recent days. 

    A source said: ‘Apparently Jake was driving when he lost control of the car and it went off a cliff.’ 

    Another insider added to MailOnline: ‘It’s a complete tragedy and a total loss of life. Everyone is in shock and hoping Yazmin makes a full recovery.’ 

    Sources have told the publication that Yazmin has suffered ‘extremely serious’ damage to her arm in the crash. 

    ‘Jake and Yaz are both very well known in our circles, and while he wasn’t a saint this is just unbelievably tragic. Everyone is stunned.’

    Counting down the days: The heavily pregnant star is set to welcome her second child any day now

    Doting: She was out with her baby daughter

    Counting down the days: The heavily pregnant star is set to welcome her second child any day now  

    Tragic: Lauren previously revealed that she suffered a miscarriage after trying for a baby with Jake while competing on Dancing On Ice in 2013 (pictured together that year)

    Tragic: Lauren previously revealed that she suffered a miscarriage after trying for a baby with Jake while competing on Dancing On Ice in 2013 (pictured together that year)

    Another cast member said: ‘Nobody is quite sure what they were doing out there, we thought they’d split up, but apparently he was involved in some sort of business deal.

    ‘But whatever’s gone on this is just heart-breaking. It sounds very, very serious, perhaps life-changing.’

    Dramatic photos emerged of rescue crews at the scene of the fatal car crash near the tourist city of Bodrum, on the Aegean Sea, laying on its roof in darkness on Sunday night amidst knee-high grass.

    The front and read doors of the car are open and its lights are on, while emergency crews are standing nearby using torches to peer inside.

    Heartbreaking: Lauren said of her 2013 miscarriage 'I was on a TV show that was quite intense. I had to try and perform when I was quite far gone. It didn’t last'

    Tragic: She opened up about her miscarriage in therapy

    Candid: She shared her feelings on the matter

    Heartbreaking: Lauren said of her 2013 miscarriage ‘I was on a TV show that was quite intense. I had to try and perform when I was quite far gone. It didn’t last’

    Lauren added: 'I’m the type of person who, when something happens, I move on. That’s how I am. It’s not something I addressed'

    Lauren added: ‘I’m the type of person who, when something happens, I move on. That’s how I am. It’s not something I addressed’

    Jake was jailed for three-and-a-half years in 2008 after conning his way into a mother’s house and overpowering her before a masked gang ran in and raided the family home. 

    He reportedly tricked his way into the property pretending to be an estate agent.

    Jake, who was 18 at the time, was part of a gang of six. The other five members ran into the home carrying imitation pistols and threatened to kill their victims if they screamed for help.

    It is believed he only served half of his sentence and had been in prison for other convictions since. In 2018 he shared Instagram posts showing himself wearing a leg tag.

    In 2013, Lauren, who met her former lover via Twitter, admitted she was aware of Jake’s criminal convictions but was willing to oversee his wrongdoings.

    She said: ‘Jake told me about his past. I could see how much he regretted his actions. I try to take people as I find them.’

    Yazmin and Jake have been dating on and off since May 2021, after the TOWIE star called quits on her long-term relationship with TOWIE co-star James Lock, 35.

    Yazmin, 26, moved to Dubai last year to be with Jake after leaving ITV show TOWIE.

    But the reality favourite ended her romance with Jake in January after discovering he had been unfaithful with former Love Island contestant Ellie Jones.

    Sources close to Yazmin say her relationship with Jake was ‘pretty toxic at times’.

    Exes: Yazmin and Jake have been dating on and off since May 2021, after the TOWIE star called quits on her long-term relationship with James Lock (pictured in August 2020)

    Exes: Yazmin and Jake have been dating on and off since May 2021, after the TOWIE star called quits on her long-term relationship with James Lock (pictured in August 2020) 

    It is unknown when the pair reconciled and the reason for them being in Turkey, with Yazmin last sharing a photo of herself in London on Tuesday.

    This year, Yazmin was set to make her return to TOWIE after filming with the cast in the Dominican Republic.

    She had shared photos alongside co-star Harry Derbidge, 28, from the Caribbean in June.

    According to her Instagram, Yazmin finished filming for TOWIE in the Dominican Republic, and headed on holiday to Ibiza, where she posed in her bikini at O Beach.

    While they had been dating for a year, Yazmin didn’t confirm her romance with Jake until December 2021.

    She took to Instagram to make things official with a photo of her and Jake cuddling together in Dubai, but covering his face with a heart eyed emoji.

    Yazmin captioned the snap: ‘We’ve been through more than most. Had our ups & downs but I wouldn’t have us any other way.’

    The pair previously dated briefly in 2019, before rekindling their relationship after Yazmin split from James Lock.

    Lovers: This year, Yazmin, pictured kissing Jake, was set to make her return to TOWIE after filming with the cast in the Dominican Republic

    Lovers: This year, Yazmin, pictured kissing Jake, was set to make her return to TOWIE after filming with the cast in the Dominican Republic

    Tributes poured in from fans as news of Jake’s death broke on Sunday. Taking to Twitter one fan wrote: ‘So sad to hear about Jake McLean may he RIP.’ 

    While another added: ‘This is tragic.’ And a third commented: ‘Prayers are with Jake’s family right now and praying for Yazmin to pull through.’ 

    And a fourth wrote: ‘Praying for you at this sad time.’ 

    Shock: Taking to Twitter fans shared their shock at the news with one writing: 'So sad to hear about Jake Mclean may he RIP'

    Shock: Taking to Twitter fans shared their shock at the news with one writing: ‘So sad to hear about Jake Mclean may he RIP’

    While very little is known about Yazmin’s condition her fellow TOWIE cast also took to their social media accounts in hopes she will make a full recovery.

    Her best friend, Junaid Ahmed shared a snap of himself and Yazmin to his Instagram Stories writing: ‘Love you …my beautiful girl.’

    While fellow TOWIE star Harry Derbridge also shared a recent snap of the pair, commented: ‘Thinking of you @YazminOulhellou.’ 

    RIP: Social media users shared their condolences at the untimely death of the businessman

    RIP: Social media users shared their condolences at the untimely death of the businessman 

    Sad: BFF Junaid Ahmed shared a snap of himself and Yazmin to his Instagram Stories writing: 'Love you ...my beautiful girl'

    Sad: BFF Junaid Ahmed shared a snap of himself and Yazmin to his Instagram Stories writing: ‘Love you …my beautiful girl’

    One fan took to Twitter writing: ‘Thoughts and prayers are with you @YazminOukhellou.’

    While another added: ‘Speedy recovery, get well soon [Yazmin] so sorry to hear about Jake.’

    And a third commented: ‘Praying for you Yaz.’ 

    While another wrote: ‘I hope you get out of this the other side.’ 

    Hope: While very little is known about Yazmin's conditions her fellow TOWIE cast also took to their social media accounts in hopes she will make a full recovery

    Hope: While very little is known about Yazmin’s conditions her fellow TOWIE cast also took to their social media accounts in hopes she will make a full recovery

    Shock: A source told MailOnline: 'It's a complete tragedy and a total loss of life

     Friends: Harry Derbridge also took to Instagram to share a snap of himself with Yazmin 

    He captioned the picture: 'Thinking of you @YazminOulhellou'

    He captioned the picture: ‘Thinking of you @YazminOulhellou’