Jake McLean had a secret girlfriend who attended his funeral and was comforted by his family during the ceremony, according to reports.
The claims come after it was reported Yazmin Oukhellou was ‘banned’ from attending the funeral on Tuesday amid tensions with Jake’s family.
The TOWIE star, 28, was in the crash which killed Jake after his car plunged 70ft off a cliff in Bodrum Turkey on Sunday July 3, leaving her badly injured.
Claims: Jake McLean had a secret girlfriend who attended his funeral and was comforted by his family during the ceremony, according to reports
Jake’s mother Anita Walsh told Turkish authorities she believed Yazmin could have played a role in her son’s death after it was claimed they had a row before the crash.
According to the Sun, Jake was seeing someone else at the same time Yazmin believed they were rekindling their romance.
A friend told the publication that Yazmin would be heartbroken to learn about the other woman, who had reportedly been dating Jake ‘for a number of months’.
A source said: ‘Yazmin stayed away from Jake’s funeral and now it’s come to light there was another woman there claiming she was Jake’s girlfriend.
‘Banned’: The claims come after it was reported Yazmin Oukhellou was ‘banned’ from attending the funeral on Tuesday amid tensions with Jake’s family
‘It will be upsetting for her to learn there was another woman when she has believed she was Jake’s partner at the time of the crash. This has been a deeply difficult time for all involved.’
Yazmin was spotted out in Essex on Tuesday still sporting a bandage after she had to break her own arm in order to free herself from the wreckage of the vehicle.
Yazmin broke her social media silence on Tuesday, hours after Jake’s funeral following claims she had been warned to stay away.
Tragic: The TOWIE star, 28, was in the crash which killed Jake after his car plunged 70ft off a cliff in Bodrum Turkey on Sunday July 3, leaving her badly injured
After missing the funeral, which was attended by his ex Lauren Goodger, Yazmin remembered Jake and thanked fans for their support.
Yazmin wrote: ‘I have been taking some time away from social media to fully focus on my mental and physical recovery. I needed this time away to work on healing and processing everything as best as I can.
‘This has taught me that life is so short and we must cherish our loved ones as much as possible.
‘I am so grateful for our memories and the special time that Jake and I shared. I’ve not stopped thinking about him and I’ll miss him always. He will forever hold a special place in my heart.
‘I want to thank everyone for their support and lovely messages. I truly appreciate each and every single one of you. Love Yaz.’
Sad day: Jake’s ex-girlfriend Lauren Goodger was among the mourners alongside former co-star James Argent as they attended Jake’s funeral on Tuesday after he died last month in a car accident in Turkey
Yazmin was supported by her friends and TOWIE co-stars in the comments section of the post.
Demi Sims, said: ‘Wish I could give you a cuddle, love you Yazmin.’
Ella Rae Wise, wrote: ‘Love you.’
Love Island star Molly Mae Hague, said: ‘I’m so sorry Yazmin. Truly thinking of you.’
Support: Yazmin was supported by her friends and TOWIE co-stars in the comments section of the post
Tragic loss: Lauren took to Instagram to share pictures of the funeral program and revealed she had decorated a bouquet of flowers with sweet throwback images of the pair
Harry Derbidge, said: ‘Love you lots Yaz, you are so strong and everyone loves you. Always here for you, forever xx’
Jake was laid to rest at St Thomas of Canterbury church in Essex in a supercar-themed funeral.
Former TOWIE star Lauren – who dated Jake for four years up until 2020 – watched the funeral procession, which was led by the hearse decorated with a floral arrangement in the shape of a Lamborghini emblem.
The funeral was escorted by supercars and expensive luxury vehicles, while Jake’s family and friends covered the cars in a Lamborghini floral arrangement and large ‘Jakey’ ‘Cuzzy’ and ‘Son’ designs in white flowers.
Injury: Yazmin reportedly fears being banned from the funeral over tensions with his family