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Lauren Goodger’s black eye is clearly visible at ex-boyfriend Jake McClean’s funeral


Mourning Lauren Goodger was darkened on Tuesday as her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean was laid to rest in Essex, just two weeks after the funeral of her newborn daughter Lorena.

The TOWIE star, 35, watched the motorcade, which was led by a hearse decorated with a flower arrangement in the shape of the Lamborghini emblem.

In an Instagram tribute after the service, she said her late partner would ‘take care of’ Lorena as she shared a series of throwback snaps with Jake.

Lauren’s black eye was clearly visible at the service after she was allegedly attacked on the night of August 4, the day of her baby’s funeral.

Following the alleged assault, her boyfriend Charles Drury, 25, was arrested and released on bail.

Mourning: Lauren Goodger's black eye was clearly visible at ex-boyfriend Jake McClean's funeral on Tuesday - after being

Mourning: Lauren Goodger’s black eye was clearly visible at ex-boyfriend Jake McClean’s funeral on Tuesday – after being ‘attacked’ on the day of her baby’s funeral two weeks earlier

Lauren tragically lost her newborn daughter while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly attacked just hours after the funeral.

The tragic loss came as she was still mourning the loss of her ex and a visibly emotional Lauren, who dated Jake from 2012 to 2016, dressed in white for the service.

Jake, 33, and his TOWIE star girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, 31, were in a car that plunged 70ft off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey on Sunday, July 3, killing Jake and leaving her seriously injured .

Heartbreaking: In an Instagram tribute after the service, she said her late partner

Heartbreaking: In an Instagram tribute after the service, she said her late partner

Heartbreaking: In an Instagram tribute after the service, she said her late partner would ‘take care of’ Lorena as she shared a series of throwback snaps with Jake

Sad: Lauren tragically lost her daughter giving birth to her last month and was allegedly attacked just hours after putting her to rest

Sad: Lauren tragically lost her daughter giving birth to her last month and was allegedly attacked just hours after putting her to rest

Sad: Lauren tragically lost her daughter giving birth to her last month and was allegedly attacked just hours after putting her to rest

The funeral was escorted by supercars and expensive luxury vehicles, while Jake’s family and friends covered the cars in a Lamborghini floral arrangement and large ‘Jakey’, ‘Cuzzy’ and ‘Son’ designs in White flowers.

A large photo of a smiling Jake was placed on the back of the hearse.

Jake’s girlfriend Yazmin was not pictured at the funeral amid reports from Jake’s mother Anita Walsh has told Turkish authorities she believes she may have played a role in her son’s death.

Emotional: A visibly emotional Lauren, who dated Jake from 2012 to 2016, dressed in white for the service

Emotional: A visibly emotional Lauren, who dated Jake from 2012 to 2016, dressed in white for the service

Emotional: A visibly emotional Lauren, who dated Jake from 2012 to 2016, dressed in white for the service

Car fan: A black and gold Lamborghini emblem adorned one of the cars

Car fan: A black and gold Lamborghini emblem adorned one of the cars

A large photo of a smiling Jake has been placed on the back of the hearse

A large photo of a smiling Jake has been placed on the back of the hearse

Car fan: A black and gold Lamborghini emblem decorated one of the cars while a large photo of a smiling Jake was placed on the back of the hearse

Burial: Pallbearers carefully carried a white coffin decorated with white and cream flowers into the church

Burial: Pallbearers carefully carried a white coffin decorated with white and cream flowers into the church

Burial: Pallbearers carefully carried a white coffin decorated with white and cream flowers into the church

It was claimed the pair had an argument at a nightclub shortly before the car crash, but Yazmin insisted that did not happen.

MailOnline has contacted a Yazmin representative for further comment.

After the service, Lauren took to Instagram to share a photo montage with Jake which she captioned: “Rip Jake you’re always apart of me…we shared something solid like no other for 5 years old ❤️ take care of Lorena for me my baby angel.”

It comes after Lauren had to go to hospital with serious facial injuries and was questioned by police following the ‘attack’ on her at her newborn daughter’s funeral.

Tribute: Lauren had previously paid tribute to Jake on social media

Tribute: Lauren had previously paid tribute to Jake on social media

Tribute: Lauren had previously paid tribute to Jake on social media

Difficult: It has been a difficult time for Lauren, following the tragic death of her baby daughter Lorena last month

Difficult: It has been a difficult time for Lauren, following the tragic death of her baby daughter Lorena last month

Ordeal: Weeks later she was 'attacked' on the day of her baby's funeral

Ordeal: Weeks later she was 'attacked' on the day of her baby's funeral

Difficult: It has been a difficult time for Lauren, after the tragic death of her baby girl Lorena last month, and a few weeks later she was ‘attacked’ on the day of her baby’s funeral

Mourning: mourners were dressed in black or white according to the wishes of the family

Mourning: mourners were dressed in black or white according to the wishes of the family

Mourning: mourners were dressed in black or white according to the wishes of the family

She had just attended her daughter’s funeral with her family and was allegedly assaulted later that night.

Police were called at 12.37am on Thursday August 4 to report an altercation and her boyfriend Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault.

He was released on bail in the early hours of Friday morning, police said.

Mourning: Wearing a white ensemble, Lauren was supported as she arrived at Jake's funeral

Mourning: Wearing a white ensemble, Lauren was supported as she arrived at Jake's funeral

Mourning: Wearing a white ensemble, Lauren was supported as she arrived at Jake’s funeral

Lauren was taken to hospital by her friend after the incident for medicals and has been waiting for her x-ray results ever since.

“Lauren is absolutely terrified. It has shaken her very much,” a source told The Sun on Sunday.

Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling The Sun: “There’s a completely different side to things.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at 12.37am on Thursday August 4 to a report of an altercation.

“The officers were present. At the scene, a woman in her thirties was found with facial injuries.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He was taken to an east London police station and then released on bail pending further investigation. Investigations are continuing.

Incident: Charles, who denied attacking Lauren, was arrested hours after Wednesday night's funeral on suspicion of assault and has since been released on bail

Incident: Charles, who denied attacking Lauren, was arrested hours after Wednesday night's funeral on suspicion of assault and has since been released on bail

Incident: Charles, who denied attacking Lauren, was arrested hours after Wednesday night’s funeral on suspicion of assault and has since been released on bail

Lauren’s close friend, Lauryn Goodman, admitted she cried every time she looked at the star’s face after the incident.

Lauryn, 31, shared how Lauren went through the “toughest and darkest race in secret” as she shared a message of support for her friend on Instagram.

Lauren’s daughter Lorena died on July 8 after being born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and she was laid to rest on August 3.

Charles, who denied attacking Lauren, was arrested hours after Wednesday night’s funeral on suspicion of assault, and has since been released on bail.

Lauren’s sister Nicola shared a photo of Lauren’s daughter Larose and said: “This beautiful baby girl doesn’t even know how lucky she is to have such a strong and amazing mum! ” As long as you’re together, you’ll both be fine.

Horrible: Lauren posted an image on her Instagram after the birth of her daughter in which she holds the newborn's hand

Horrible: Lauren posted an image on her Instagram after the birth of her daughter in which she holds the newborn's hand

Horrible: Lauren posted an image on her Instagram after the birth of her daughter in which she holds the newborn’s hand

The alleged assault happened just hours after Lauren attended the funeral of her baby daughter Lorena.

Doctors tried unsuccessfully to save the 9-pound baby, but she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord which was tied around her neck.

After his death, his traumatized mother spent hours saying goodbye to him.

The heartbroken star also later revealed that she “still had a little bump”, which sometimes made her think her baby girl was “still there”.

She said: ‘It’s weird. My body feels unstable, like a newborn baby is missing.

Lauren posted an Instagram message recounting how much she loved her daughter, who died minutes after her birth on July 8, saying, “Carried you, felt you grow.” Yearned for the day we would meet. Dreamed of your future. Not only did I know you, but I fell in love with you.

Sad loss: Lauren's ex Jake sadly died in a car crash in Turkey last month (pictured in 2013)

Sad loss: Lauren's ex Jake sadly died in a car crash in Turkey last month (pictured in 2013)

Sad loss: Lauren’s ex Jake sadly died in a car crash in Turkey last month (pictured in 2013)

Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk

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