The only way is Essex Star Yazmin Oukhellou posted an emotional message on Instagram following her late boyfriend Jake McLean’s funeral.
Jake was fatally injured in a car accident early last month, and passenger Yazmin sustained serious injuries. Doctors have warned that her right arm may never fully recover.
Explaining his several weeks absence from the platform, he wrote to his followers yesterday (Aug 16): “I have been taking some time off social media to fully focus on my mental and physical recovery. I needed this time to work in healing and processing everything to the best of my ability.
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“This has taught me that life is very short and that we should cherish our loved ones as much as possible. I am so grateful for our memories and the special time Jake and I shared.”
“I haven’t stopped thinking about him and will always miss him. He will always have a special place in my heart.
“I want to thank everyone for your support and lovely messages. I really appreciate each and every one of you. [praying emoji] I love Yaz.”
Her post also included three photos of the couple together.
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The reality star’s closest and dearest were on hand to share their support in the comments section.
Mama Lisa replied, “My dear yaz, I’m so proud of you, what you’ve been through. You are a beautiful woman inside and out. I know how much Jake meant to you, just keep doing what you want.” [you’re] making my love, I love you with all my [heart].”
Co-worker TOWIE Harry Derby Star added: “I love you so much yaz you are so strong and everyone loves you [heart emoji] always here for you, forever xxxx.”