TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou opens up about terrifying crash that killed her boyfriend Jake McLean

"I have nightmares every single night since the accident."

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The Only Way Is Essex star Yazmin Oukhellou has opened up about how she is doing following the horrific car accident that killed her boyfriend Jake McLean on July 3.

Oukhellou was reported to be a stable condition after the accident, and now she is at home recovering in Essex. She has permanent scarring which may require plastic surgery, and doctors have warned that she may never recover the full use of her right arm.

But it's the psychological effects of the crash that Oukhellou is struggling to deal with, as she told The Sun: "I have nightmares every single night since the accident. I have not stopped waking up in the night about it. Mum stays in bed with me every night."

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The reality star admitted that she is also trying to comprehend how it was that she survived the crash and McLean didn't.

"I severed an artery and a nerve, that's why I bled so much. Now I'm just wondering how the hell did my partner die while I've survived?" she said. "It's made me look at life totally differently."

Oukhellou also spoke out against the claims that have been made about the state of their relationship before the crash, stating: "There are stories that we were arguing. It’s like, 'How can you say that?'

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"There were two people in the car. Unfortunately my partner did not make it, so the only person that people can listen to now is me because I was the only other person there. I just don’t want people to think we were arguing.

"We may not have had the picture-perfect relationship, but those last moments we had with each other will be the moments I will cherish for the rest of my life. They were the best moments we ever had."

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