Lauren Goodger and James Argent mourn Jake McLean at his funeral after death at 33

Former The Only Way Is Essex stars Lauren Goodger and James Argent were among the mourners at Jake McLean’s funeral held at St Thomas of Canterbury church in Essex today, Tuesday 16 August.

Jake was driving a car with his on-off girlfriend TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou, 28, in the passenger seat when it crashed off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey, in early July. It was then confirmed that he had tragically died aged 33.

While Yazmin survived the ordeal, she was left with severe injuries and was later spotted with her arm in a cast. The reality TV star’s since been told she may never fully regain the use of her right arm.

Over a month on from Jake’s tragic death, his family and friends came together to celebrate his life.

Lauren Goodger, 34, cut a sombre figure in an all-white ensemble at the funeral of Jake, who she previously dated for four years.

She wore her brunette locks down to her shoulders, and donned a pair of sunglasses on her head, as she was accompanied by friends.

Lauren appeared to have what looked to be a black eye after she was allegedly assaulted after her daughter’s funeral.

Meanwhile, James Argent, 34, wore a black shirt with an open collar, paired with black shoes and tailored trousers.

Another TOWIE star remembering Jake was Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell, 34.

One of the hearses at the funeral had a large picture of the late 33 year old at the back, with what appeared be a floral arrangement reading ‘son’ on the front.

Another had a large Lamborghini logo made up on it, while a third arrangement read ‘cuzzy’.

One person who wasn’t pictured at Jake’s funeral was Yazmin, who previously expressed concerns that Jake’s family didn’t want her there.

A source told The Sun last month: “It has become difficult for all involved. Yaz’s biggest fear is being asked not to go to the funeral and not getting to say goodbye to Jake.

“But at the same time she doesn’t want to upset anyone."

They went on to describe the situation as "horrible" as Jake's family is completely "devastated" by the loss. "His death is still so raw for everyone involved," they shared, adding: “With time it’s hoped they can come together and mourn their loss."

Despite this, the source said that at the moment, the relationship between Yazmin and Jake's family is "fractured".


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