Yazmin Oukhellou is pictured for the first time since she was reportedly banned from her boyfriend Jake McLean’s funeral due to tensions with his family.
The TOWIE star, 28, looked pensive as she went for a walk in a pink ensemble on Wednesday – a day after Jake was buried.
Yazmin was involved in the crash that killed Jake after his car plunged 70 feet off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey, on Sunday, July 3, leaving her seriously injured.
Gloomy: On Wednesday, Yazmin Oukhellou was pictured for the first time since she was ‘banned’ from boyfriend Jake McLean’s funeral the day before, due to tensions with his family
A source said: ‘Yaz feared she would not be able to attend Jake’s funeral and her worst nightmare came true when it became clear she would not be welcome’
And she was still wearing a bandage after she had to break her own arm to free herself from the wreckage of the vehicle.
On Tuesday, Yazmin posted on social media while paying tribute to her late partner in a heartfelt Instagram post saying she was taking time to heal “mentally and physically.”
Jake’s mother Anita Walsh told Turkish authorities she believed Yazmin may have played a role in her son’s death after it was alleged they were arguing before the crash.
Tribute: Yazmin posted this photo on social media on Tuesday after her remarkable absence from Jake .’s funeral
Emotional: The TOWIE star, 28, paid tribute to her late partner in a heartfelt Instagram post as she reflected on taking time to heal ‘mentally and physically’
Reminiscent of Jake: She also shared this loving photo of herself with Jake in happier times
A source told the SunYaz feared she wouldn’t be able to attend Jake’s funeral and her worst nightmare came true when it became clear she wouldn’t be welcome.
“She was left traumatized after the crash and not being able to say goodbye now is terrible for her. Yaz insists there was no fight and she and Jake were happy.”
The source added: “Yaz will be paying her own tribute to Jake in private.”
Painful: Yaz looked deep in thought as she was driven around in a car after her walk
There for her: Yazmin has said she can only sleep when her mother, pictured next to her in the car – is with her
After missing the funeral, which was attended by his ex Lauren Goodger, Yazmin remembered Jake and thanked fans for their support.
Yazmin wrote, “I’ve been away from social media for a while to focus fully on my mental and physical recovery. I needed this time to work on healing and to process everything as best I could.
“It taught me that life is so 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 I will always miss him. He will forever hold a special place in my heart.
‘I want to thank everyone for the support and sweet messages. I really appreciate each of you. Love Yaz.’
Yazmin was supported by her friends and TOWIE co-stars in the comment section of the post.
Demi Sims, said, ‘I wish I could give you a hug, I love you Yazmin.’
Sad day: Jake McLean’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 in a car accident in Turkey last month
Ella Rae Wise, wrote: ‘I love you.’
Love Island star Molly Mae Hague, said: ‘I’m so sorry Yazmin. I’m really thinking of you.’
Harry Derbidge, said: ‘Love you Yaz, you are so strong and everyone loves you. Always here for you, forever xx’
Support: Yazmin was supported by her friends and TOWIE co-stars in the comments section of the post
Jake was buried in St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Essex during a supercar themed funeral.
Former TOWIE star Lauren – who dated Jake for four years until 2020 – watched the funeral procession, which was led by the hearse adorned with a floral arrangement in the shape of a Lamborghini emblem.
The funeral was accompanied by supercars and expensive luxury vehicles, while Jake’s family and friends covered the cars with a Lamborghini floral arrangement and large ‘Jakey’, ‘Cuzzy’ and ‘Son’ motifs with white flowers.
Tragic loss: Lauren took to Instagram to share photos from the funeral program and revealed she had a bouquet of flowers adorned with sweet throwback images of the couple
A large photo of a smiling Jake was placed in the back of the hearse.
A visibly emotional Lauren, who dated Jake from 2012 to 2016, dressed in white for the service. The black eye she got from an alleged assault on the day of her daughter’s funeral earlier this month was clearly visible.
TOWIE stars James ‘Arg’ Argent and Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell were also among the guests, all of whom were asked to wear black or white.
Yazmin previously shared how she is “scarred for life” after the horror car accident.
The reality star suffered serious injuries to her arm and doctors told Yazmin it’s a “miracle” that she’s still alive.
Sad: TOWIE’s Sam Mucklow, (left) led the tribute to close friend Jake on the day of his funeral on Tuesday after his close friend lost his life in a horror crash in Turkey on July 3
Yazmin broke her silence after returning home and admitted, “This will stay with me forever” as she processed what happened.
During her recovery, Yazmin stays away from “social settings” and does not log into social media, while also changing her phone number.
The reality star stayed out of the spotlight after the fatal crash but was seen with a cast on her arm on rare outings.
In addition to therapy, Yazmin may also require plastic surgery as she has permanent scarring, with British doctors warning she may never be able to use her right arm to its full potential.
Shocking: Jake died after crashing his car off a road near Bodrum party resort, in Turkey
At the time of the crash, Yazmin didn’t realize she had opened an artery, but revealed she was covered in blood when she was upside down in the car.
Yazmin said she convinced herself that Jake was still alive when she ran to the top of the bank and screamed for help.
Fortunately, a man walking his dog found her immediately and rushed to the car to help, but unfortunately it was too late when Yazmin said she couldn’t feel Jake’s heartbeat.
Yazmin said the grief and shock caused her to need therapy and that she hasn’t left her mother Lisa’s side since the accident.
The reality star also confirmed that the couple was currently free, but she flew to Turkey in the hopes that they could reconcile and recalled how the trip between them made it “perfect”.
Injury: Yazmin reportedly fears being banned from funeral due to tensions with his family