Yazmin Oukhellou shows scar on arm for first time since ‘breaking’ it to escape car crash

Yazmin Oukhellou shows scar on arm for first time since ‘breaking’ it to escape car crash

Yazmin Oukhellou shows scar on arm for first time since ‘breaking’ it to escape car crash

TOWIE’s Yazmin Oukhellou was pictured for the first time since it was revealed on/off boyfriend Jake McLean had a secret girlfriend at the time of his death aged just 33

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Yazmin Oukhellou returns to The Only Way is Essex

Yazmin Oukhellou has been pictured baring the scar on her arm for the first time after she was forced to snap it to flee the horror car crash which killed her boyfriend Jake McLean.

The 28-year-old The Only Way Is Essex star was spotted without her right arm in a cast at a hotel in Marrakech on Thursday.

It is also the first time she has been pictured in public since it was revealed Jake had a secret girlfriend at the time of his tragic death aged just 33.

Earlier this week Yazmin – who was reportedly banned from Jake’s funeral – flew to Morocco after telling fans she needed time to “heal”.

Yazmin pictured for the first time since it emerged Jake had a secret girlfriend



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Sharing a snap of herself reading a self-help book by the pool, the bikini clad reality star wrote: “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 1 step at a time. Just try to be in a better place mentally, emotionally and spiritually than you were yesterday.”

The scar on Yazmin’s arm after she snapped it to escape the crash



Yazmin told her 738,000 Instagram followers: “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 things and it really does help. Love Yaz.”

Yazmin was joined on the trip by her close pal Junaid Ahmed, who appeared with her in the new series of TOWIE which aired on Sunday.

In the episode – filmed weeks before the horror crash – Yazmin spoke about her relationship with James Lock, who she broke up with last year.

Yazmin has jetted off to Morocco to ‘heal’


( Instagram)

She shared she was reading self help books on the trip


( Instagram)

But some TOWIE viewers felt uncomfortable watching the episode, knowing what was going to happen to Yaz.

One wrote: “Feel a bit uneasy watching Yaz knowing weeks after this was filmed she nearly died.”

“The producers should have advised Yaz not to take part in this season and to rest. This just seems a bit much,” commented another.

Yazmin appeared in Sunday’s episode of TOWIE filmed weeks before the crash


( ITV)

Jake’s funeral was held in Essex last week and was attended by ex-Lauren Goodger, James Argent and Liam Gatsby, among others.

Although Yazmin wasn’t there, reportedly due to a fall out with his family who believe they were rowing at the time of the crash, she shared a heartfelt post about him on social media.

Underneath a photo of them together, she wrote: “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 as I can.”

Yazmin with Jake before he died in a car crash aged 33


( Instagram)

Yazmin added: “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.

“I want to thank everyone for their support and lovely messages. I truly appreciate each and every single one of you. Love Yaz.”

Jake was killed instantly in the crash when his car plunged down a ravine in Turkey in the early hours of July 3.

It has since emerged he was dating Essex beauty therapist Chloe Hennessey at the same time as Yazmin.

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