'Angel of mine': Lauren Goodger shares tributes to Jake McLean
‘Angel of mine’: Embattled Lauren Goodger shares more sweet tributes to ex Jake McLean a day after his funeral alongside a picture of his touching floral tributes
Lauren Goodger took to Instagram on Wednesday to share more sweet tributes of her late ex-boyfriend Jake McLean, a day after his funeral in Essex.
Jake, 33, and Lauren, 35, dated Jake from 2012 to 2016 – and they had reportedly got together two years ago – but he tragically lost his life when his car plunged 70ft off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey on Sunday July 3.
His funeral took place just two weeks after Lauren laid her newborn baby daughter Lorena to rest.
Lorena was born with two knots in her umbilical cord, tied around her neck and despite ten doctors fighting to save her, she passed away shortly after her birth.
‘Angel of mine’: Embattled Lauren Goodger has shared more sweet tributes to ex Jake McLean a day after his funeral
Touching: She then shared a picture of some of the floral tributes left for Jake, including the words: ‘Cuzzy’ and ‘brother’ and a Rolex watch
Lauren was allegedly assaulted on the day of her baby’s funeral, by her boyfriend Charles Drury, 25, who was arrested and bailed.
Her black eye was clearly visible at the service on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the grieving TV star shared a video of Jake walking down the street in happier times, along with the song Angel Of Mine by Monica.
She then shared a picture of some of the floral tributes left for Jake, including the words: ‘Cuzzy’ and ‘brother’ and a Rolex watch.
Lauren previously shared a gallery of images of her ex along with Mariah Carey’s song Always Be My Baby.
Remembering him: On Wednesday, the grieving TV star shared a video of Jake walking down the street in happier times, along with the song Angel Of Mine by Monica
‘Today was special’: She also shared a picture of Jake’s Order Of Service
She also posted a picture of the Order Of Service, which had the words: ‘Wonderful, caring and loving son, brother, nephew, father, cousin and friend.
‘His smile and energy would light up anyone’s day. To know Jake was to love him. A true legend. May he rest in peace.’
Lauren was pictured watching the procession at Jake’s funeral, which was led by a hearse decorated with a floral arrangement in the shape of a Lamborghini emblem.
In an Instagram tribute after the service she said her late partner would ‘look after’ Lorena as she shared a series of throwback snaps with Jake.
A terrible time: Lauren’s black eye was clearly visible at ex-boyfriend Jake McClean’s funeral on Tuesday – after being ‘attacked’ on the day of her baby’s funeral two weeks prior
Lauren tragically lost her newborn daughter while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly attacked just hours after the funeral.
The tragic loss came while she was still grieving the loss of her ex, and a visibly emotional Lauren dressed in white for the service.
Reports claim that Lauren’s friends have formed a ‘fortress of support’ around the reality star and she has been staying with a pal while she recovers from the alleged attack.
Heartbreaking: In an Instagram tribute after the service she said her late partner would ‘look after’ Lorena as she shared a series of throwback snaps with Jake
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Jake and his TOWIE star girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, 31, were in the horror car crash together, killing Jake and leaving her badly injured.
The funeral was escorted by supercars and expensive luxury vehicles, while Jake’s family and friends covered the cars in a Lamborghini floral arrangement.
A large photo of a smiling Jake was placed in the back of the hearse.
Jake’s girlfriend Yazmin was not pictured at the funeral amid reports Jake’s mother Anita Walsh told Turkish authorities she believed could have played a role in her son’s death.
Sad: Lauren tragically lost her daughter while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly attacked just hours after laying her to rest
Emotional: A visibly emotional Lauren, who dated Jake from 2012 to 2016, dressed in white for the service
Car fan: A black and gold Lamborghini emblem decorated one of the cars while a large photo of a smiling Jake was placed in the back of the hearse
Laid to rest: Pallbearers carefully carried a white coffin decorated with white and cream flowers into the church
It had been claimed that the couple had a blazing row at a nightclub shortly before the car crash, but Yazmin has insisted that didn’t happen.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Yazmin for further comment.
Following the service, Lauren took to Instagram to share a photo montage with Jake that she captioned: ‘R.i.p Jake you always be apart of me … we shared something for 5 years solid like no other ❤️ look after Lorena for me my angel baby.’ [sic].
It comes after Lauren had to go to hospital for serious facial injuries and was interviewed by police following the ‘attack’ on her at her newborn daughter’s funeral.
Tribute: Lauren had previously paid tribute to Jake on social media
Difficult: It’s been a difficult time for Lauren, after her baby daughter Lorena tragically died last month, and just weeks later she was ‘attacked’ on the day of her baby’s funeral
Grieving: The mourners were either dressed in black or white in accordance with the family’s wishes
She had just attended her daughter’s funeral with her family and was allegedly attacked later that night.
Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday August 4 to reports of an altercation and her boyfriend Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault.
He was released on bail in the early hours of Friday morning, according to police.
Mourning: Donning a white ensemble, Lauren was supported as she arrived at Jake’s funeral
Lauren was taken to hospital by her friend after the incident for medical check-ups and has since been awaiting her X-Ray results.
‘Lauren is absolutely terrified. This has shaken her badly,’ a source told The Sun on Sunday. ‘She suffered some nasty injuries and fears she has suffered a broken eye socket.’
Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: ‘There’s a completely different side to stuff.’
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 00.37 hrs on Thursday, August 4 to reports of an altercation.
‘Officers attended. At the scene a woman, aged 30s, was found with facial injuries.
‘A man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was taken to an east London police station and subsequently bailed pending further inquiries. Inquiries continue.’
Happier times: Lauren shared a sweet photo montage with Jake as she reminisced on their time together following his death
A close friend of Lauren’s, Lauryn Goodman, has admitted she is brought to tears every time she looked at the star’s face after the incident.
Lauryn, 31, told how Lauren has been through the ‘roughest, darkest ride in secret’ as she shared a message of support to her pal on Instagram.
Lauren’s daughter Lorena died on July 8 after being born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and she was laid to rest on August 3.
Charles, who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed.
Lauren’s sister Nicola shared a snap of Lauren’s daughter Larose and said: ‘This gorgeous little girl doesn’t even know how lucky she is to have such a strong amazing mum! As long as you have each other you’ll both be fine.’
Heartbreaking: Lauren tragically lost her newborn daughter while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly attacked just hours after the funeral
The alleged assault happened just hours after Lauren attended the funeral of her baby daughter Lorena.
Doctors tried in vain to save the 9lb baby but she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord which was tied around her neck.
After she died, her traumatised mother spent hours saying goodbye to her.
The heartbroken star also later revealed she still ‘has a bit of a bump’ which sometimes tricks her into thinking her baby girl was ‘still there’.
She said: ‘It’s weird. My body feels like it’s unsettled, like it’s missing a newborn.’
Lauren posted an Instagram message telling how much she loved her daughter, who died minutes after being born on July 8, saying: ‘I carried you, I felt you grow. Longed for the day we’d meet. Dreamed of your future. Not only did I know you, I fell in love with you.’
Incident: Lauren’s ex-boyfriend Charles, who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after their daughter’s funeral two weeks ago on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed
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