Yazmin Oukhellou has revealed she is starting to feel back to normal after being involved in a fatal crash which killed Jake McLean.
The TOWIE star, 28, jetted to Marrakech for a ‘healing’ holiday with her close friend Junaid Ahmed and has now shared some pictures form their getaway.
Yazmin shared a snap of herself wearing a Dior print swimsuit as she enjoyed some tea at her hotel, as she reflected on her trip in the caption of the post.
Healing: Yazmin Oukhellou has revealed she is starting to feel back to normal after being involved in a fatal crash which killed Jake McLean
She wrote: This break is just what I needed. Finally starting to feel a little bit normal’
She wrote: This break is just what I needed. Finally starting to feel a little bit normal.’
Yazmin also thanked a concierge service she had used while away on the holiday for organising her transfers and restaurant bookings.
On her Instagram Stories, Yazmin shared a look at their getaway by posting videos of a night out at a restaurant with Junaid.
Night out: On her Instagram Stories, Yazmin shared a look at their getaway by posting videos of a night out at a restaurant with Junaid
‘Thank you’: She went on to thank her followers for their support following a difficult few weeks for the reality star, who was reportedly ‘banned’ from Jake’s funeral
Relaxing: Yazmin revealed they enjoyed cocktails and steak while watching entertainment at the venue during the ‘healing’ holiday
Yazmin revealed they enjoyed cocktails and steak while watching entertainment at the venue during the ‘healing’ holiday.
She went on to thank her followers for their support following a difficult few weeks for the reality star, who was reportedly ‘banned’ from Jake’s funeral.
Jake was killed instantly when his car plunged down a ravine in a crash that left his on-off lover Yazmin with serious injuries after she broke her arm to escape.
Pals: Yazmin was joined by her close friend Junaid on the trip
Yaz wrote: ‘Thank you to each and everyone of you for your kind messages. So many of you happy to see me getting back to normal life and that really means so much.
‘This trip has definitely been an escape from my reality and I feel so lucky to have been able to take this time away.
‘Healing never stops and those of you in similar situations will know that some days you’ll feel normal and some days you’ll feel like pain is fresh and that’s okay.
‘Take your time and do whatever feels right for you. Love Yaz.’
Chilling out: Yazmin shared a clip from the night out as they watched a singer perform
Earlier this week, Yazmin shared a post about ‘healing’ as she spent time in Marrakech.
In a new image, Yazmin was sat beside the pool reading a self-help book with the page open on a passage about karma following a horrendous few weeks for the reality personality.
Yazmin was wearing a colourful bikini and a pair of sunglasses as she studied a page, which read: ‘Every actions generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind… what we sow is what we reap.
Moving on: Yazmin shared a post about ‘healing’ as she spent time in Marrakech
‘And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruits of our karma is happiness and success.’
She captioned the post: ‘Healing is NOT an overnight process. It takes time. Sometimes you’ll feel like you’re finally getting over something & happy again, and then the wound will reopen when you least expect it.
‘Don’t give up, don’t get discouraged. Take each day one step at a time. Just try to be in a better place mentally, emotionally and spiritually than you were yesterday.’
Heartbreaking: Jake (left) was killed instantly when his car plunged down a ravine in a crash that left his on-off lover Yazmin with serious injuries after she broke her arm to escape
Yazmin went on to discuss the difficult days she has had in the wake of Jake’s sudden death and how she copes by practicing gratitude.
She said: ‘I’ve come back to my second home after what I’ve been through and tried to centre myself. When those days hit me where I feel like giving up…
‘I practice gratitude and give thanks to even the smallest of things and it really does help. Love Yaz.
‘Karma’: In a new image, Yazmin was sat beside the pool reading a self-help book with the page open on a passage about karma following a horrendous few weeks for the reality personality
Support: Yazmin, who has received support from her TOWIE pals following the tragic crash, received messages from her friends Ella Rae Wise and Junaid Ahmed
Yazmin, who has received support from her TOWIE pals following the tragic crash, received messages from her friends Ella Rae Wise and Junaid.
It comes after MailOnline revealed Jake McLean had a secret girlfriend when he died in a horror car smash in Turkey.
The Essex businessman was killed instantly and Yazmin later told how she had to break her own arm to escape the wreckage.
Awful: Yazmin shot scenes for the ITVBe programme just weeks before her involvement in a tragic car crash in July, which seriously injured her and killed her close friend Jake McLean
Yazmin is still coping with post traumatic stress as she returned to the United Kingdom before jetting to Marrakesh.
Jake’s mother claims her son was a good driver and he must have been distracted at the time of the crash, which occurred in the early hours of the morning while he and Yazmin were driving home from a nightclub in holiday hotspot Bodrum.
It was reported that the pair had been rowing in the moments before their speeding vehicle hit the crash barrier and rolled over, a claim denied by Yazmin.
‘So many laughs, cries’: It comes after MailOnline revealed Jake McLean had a secret girlfriend when he died in a horror car smash in Turkey (pictured Chloe Hennessey)
The accident led to a bitter fallout between Yazmin and Jake’s mother Anita and the reality star was banned from Jake’s funeral in Essex.
MailOnline recently revealed that Jake had a complicated love life and was actually dating a beauty therapist from Essex at the time of the crash.
Chloe Hennessey, 27, was invited to the funeral and posted a series of touching photos on Instagram of the couple, paying tribute to the man she will ‘love forever.’
A source told MailOnline: ‘Jake had a complicated love life – but Chloe was his girlfriend and they loved each other.
‘She has a close relationship with his family and together they’re helping each other get through this terribly sad time.’
MailOnline has contacted Chloe for comment.
‘Beautiful soul’: Chloe Hennessey, from Essex, was invited to the funeral and posted a series of touching photos on Instagram of the couple, paying tribute to the man she will ‘love forever’
‘Hope you can fully rest in peace’: Chloe smiled alongside Jake’s family and close friends at his supercar themed funeral on Tuesday, where his loved ones came together to celebrate his life wearing either black or white
Writing on Instagram alongside a photo of herself and Jake hugging, Chloe said: ‘What a beautiful day for a beautiful soul. So happy everyone important that should’ve been there showed up.
‘So many laughs, cries, and happy memories with all his closest loved ones. Hope you can fully rest in peace now fly high Jakey. Love you forever always in our hearts.’
Chloe, who bares a striking resemblance to Yazmin, also shared a cryptic post on a black backdrop, which read: ‘If only people knew the truth.’
On the day of Jake’s funeral, Yazmin broke her social media silence, writing in a post: ‘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 I can.
Memories: Chloe shared a photo of Jake that was displayed at his funeral on a plaque lined with beautiful blue and white flowers
‘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.’
Chloe appears to have a close friendship with Jake’s ex-girlfriend Lauren Goodger, who follows her on Instagram and regularly comments on her posts.
On one of her photos, Lauren wrote: ‘Come see you soon and bring Larose to meet little man.’
Lauren attended Jake’s supercar themed funeral on Tuesday alongside former TOWIE co-star James Argent.
Chloe is also followed on Instagram by the likes of Love Island’s Georgia Harrison, who also dated Jake, TOWIE’s Nicole Bass, former Hollyoaks actress Chelsee Healey, and reality TV star Lateysha Grace.
She owns Chloe’s Beauty Boutique in Essex where she works in aesthetics and cosmetic treatments including filler, Botox, and Brazilian bum lifts.
Yazmin and Jake had been dating on and off since May 2021, after the TOWIE star called quits on her long-term relationship with James Lock.
Chloe, who bares a striking resemblance to Yazmin, also shared a cryptic post on a black backdrop, which read: ‘If only people knew the truth’
She moved to Dubai last year to be with Jake after quitting ITVBe show TOWIE.
But the reality favourite ended their romance in January this year after discovering Jake had been unfaithful with former Love Island contestant Ellie Jones.
Sources close to Yazmin say her relationship with Jake was ‘toxic at times.’
This year, Yazmin was set to make her return to TOWIE after filming with the cast in the Dominican Republic.
While they had been dating for months, Yazmin didn’t confirm her romance with Jake until December 2021.
She took to Instagram to make things official with a photo of her and Jake cuddling together in Dubai, but covered his face with a heart eyed emoji.
Yazmin captioned the snap: ‘We’ve been through more than most. Had our ups and downs but I wouldn’t have us any other way.’
The pair briefly dated in 2019, before rekindling their relationship after Yazmin’s split from James.
Yazmin has been called an ‘angel’ by doctors after surviving the crash that saw Jake’s Mercedes plunge 70ft off a mountain in Turkey that has become a ‘notorious spot’ for accidents.
Injuries: Yazmin was pictured for the first time since the accident in July with her arm in a cast and sling. The ITVBe looked emotional as she ran errands alongside mum Lisa just weeks after Jake’s tragic passing
Tragic: Photos of the crash site where Jake lost his life emerged days after the accident in Bodrum, Turkey took place. The location has become a ‘notorious spot’ for accidents
She severed an artery and a nerve in her right arm and admitted to needing ‘therapy for a while’ following the harrowing ordeal.
She said: ‘The doctors called me an angel, a miracle, because it’s a notorious spot and people have never survived. Now I’m just wondering how the hell did my partner die while I’ve survived? It’s made me look at life totally differently.
‘I am definitely going to need therapy for a while, and I’m going to try some in-patient treatment too. I know this will live with me forever, I need to take it slowly.’