Jake McLean and Lauren Goodger’s relationship as she’s left ‘devastated’ over his tragic death

Jake McLean and Lauren Goodger’s relationship as she’s left ‘devastated’ over his tragic death


Lauren Goodger has paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean after he tragically died in a car accident in Bodrum, Turkey.

Jake was driving a vehicle in Turkey along with his on-off girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, 28, who was in the passenger seat, when it crashed off a cliff. The 33 year old tragically died while TOWIE star Yazmin is currently recovering in hospital after being rushed to intensive care following the accident.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren, 35, took to Instagram to pay tribute to her ex-boyfriend, who she dated from 2012 until 2016, writing: "R.I.P Jake. I have no words right now. My thoughts are with your family & friends," alongside a broken heart and angel emoji.

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She met Jake back in 2012 and they soon went public with their relationship, with Lauren sharing a series of loved-up snaps on Instagram.

The smitten TOWIE star then got Jake's named tattooed on her wrist in a bid to show her commitment to him, and in her new magazine column, she wrote: "Jake loves it but he did laugh and say I'm mental. I didn't properly think about it beforehand, I just went and had it done."

She and Jake briefly split up in 2013, and Lauren also suffered a miscarriage around the same time. She was appearing on ITV show Dancing on Ice at the time, and never publicly spoke out about it until 2017.

Lauren and Jake briefly split up in 2013 too, but they eventually reconciled and started to plan their future, including moving in together and having children.

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The former couple opened up about their romance to OK! back in 2015 as they discussed their plans to have children together and possibly get married.

“We speak about it a lot. For me, getting married and having kids is what life is about. I can’t wait to start a family together. Starting a family is the most important thing for both of us, getting married isn’t really a priority," Jake said at the time.

Lauren added: “I’d love for us to get married one day but I think we’ll have children first. I’d love to have our kids there on our wedding day.”

In 2016, the couple called it quits for good, but reportedly stayed in touch for a number of years following their break up.

Following Jake's tragic death, a source told The Sun: "Jake was a huge part of Lauren’s life for a long time and they lived together for five years."

"Lauren was his only serious long term relationship. They travelled the world together and experienced a lot of life together. She is absolutely devastated as she loved him and will always have love for him," the insider added.

Lauren moved on with new beau Charles Drury, 24, in 2020 and they welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Larose, in July 2021.

The former TOWIE star is currently pregnant with her and Charles' second daughter, who is due to be born in July 2022.


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