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Yazmin Oukhellou and Jake McLean’s relationship was in the ‘best place’ before he was killed

Exclusive ‘Friends Expected To Propose’: Yazmin Oukhellou and Jake McLean’s relationship was in ‘best place’ before businessman was tragically killed in a car crash

Yazmin Okhlo and Jake McClain were in the “best place” before the businessman was tragically killed in a car accident.

Close friends of the TOWIE star, 28, and Jake, 33, believe they weren’t far from engaged after reconciling their relationship earlier this year.

On Sunday, Jake lost his life after driving off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey, while Yazmin was seriously injured and is currently recovering in hospital.

‘They were so close’: Yazmin Okhlo and Jake McClain were in the ‘best place’ before businessman was tragically killed in a car crash

A source told MailOnline: ‘Yazmen and Jake were very close; They fell in love with each other and were busy making plans for their future.

Those close to them believe that Jake was not far from marrying Yazmin after the two discussed marriage.

What happened is very tragic, Jasmine is devastated, still struggling to control everything.

Jake was killed during the early hours of Sunday morning after driving off a cliff in Turkey.

'Devastated': TOWIE star and Jake's close friends think they weren't far from engaged after reconciling their relationship earlier this year

‘Devastated’: TOWIE star and Jake’s close friends think they weren’t far from engaged after reconciling their relationship earlier this year

His girlfriend Yazmine was a passenger while she was being treated in hospital for serious arm injuries while her family traveled to Turkey to be with her.

Jake’s family is said to have been “devastated” by their loss.

Jake’s aunt Sheila MacLean, speaking from her home east London, said: “Jake was very beautiful. We are all very upset.

Jasmine and Jake, who had previously dated TOWIE’s Lauren Goodger for four years, announced their relationship in May of last year.

After Yazmin initially kept their relationship a secret, she shared a picture of her and Jake, covering his face with an emoji.

She commented on the post: “We’ve been through more than most of us. We had ups and downs but I wouldn’t have made us any other way.

Former Romance: On Monday, Lauren expressed her grief over Jake's death, writing: 'RIP Jake.  I don't have words now

Former Romance: On Monday, Lauren expressed her grief over Jake’s death, writing: ‘RIP Jake. I don’t have words now

Lost Words: Published TV star

Lost words: TV star posted ‘My thoughts are with your family and friends’ and ended her tribute with a broken heart and angel emoji

On Monday, Lauren expressed her grief over Jake’s death, writing: ‘RIP Jake. I have no words now.

“My thoughts are with your family and friends.”

She finished the tribute with a broken love heart and angel emoji.

She dated Jake from 2012 until 2016 while appearing on TOWIE, Dancing On Ice, and Celebrity Big Brother.

Lauren is currently expecting her second child with partner Charles Drury and is expected to give birth any day now.

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