Yazmin Oukhellou, star of The Only Way Is Essex, has posted an emotional message on Instagram following the passing of her late boyfriend Jake McLean.
Jake was tragically injured in a car accident early last month, while passenger Yazmin sustained serious injuries. Doctors have warned that her right arm may never fully recover.
Yesterday (August 16) she wrote to her followers to explain her many-week absence from the platform: "I've been taking some time off from social media to fully concentrate on my mental and physical recovery. I needed this time to concentrate on healing and processing everything as best I can.
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"I've not stopped thinking about him, and I'll miss him always. He will always have a special place in my heart.
"I want to thank everyone for their help and kind words. I truly appreciate each and every one of you." [praying emoji] Love Yaz.
Three pictures of the couple together were also included in her post.
The closest and dearest of reality TV star were there to lend their support in the comments section.
"My darling yaz, I'm so proud of you and of everything you have gone through. I know how much Jake meant to you, please keep doing what you're doing, my darling."
"Love you lots yaz, everyone loves you [heart emoji] forever xxxx," said fellow TOWIE star Harry Derbidgeadded.