What Jake McLean parents are going through right now is only something people who have been in a similar situation can understand. The accident in Turkey which took their beloved son’s life must be the most heartbreaking things they had to endure, no doubt.
As far as we know, they stayed away from public eyes, unlike their son who rose to fame after dating TOWIE star Lauren Goodger. At the time of his death, he was with another TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou who was with him when the accident happened but survived with “serious injury”.
Here’s what we know about Jake McLean’s parents as of this writing.
Who Are Late TOWIE Star Jake McLean Parents?
Jake McLean’s untimely death in a foreign land was something his parents may have never imagined. His father chose to remain away from the public eye. His poor mum, Anita Walsh, booked a ticket to Turkey. Yes, he ran into trouble with the law frequently in the past.
If you don’t know about his criminal past let’s briefly delve into that before we delve into details regarding his parents.
Back in December 2006, Jake McLean was one of the six robbers who broke into actor Joe Cuby’s home. Joe’s wife Branda Cuby (36-year-old at the time) was home with their three kids. Two boys Joshua and Samuel, and a daughter, were in the six-bedroom home in Vineyards Road, Northaw.
McLean, Dario Wokorach, 17, of Copperbeech, Ilford, and Tristan Harriette were arrested as they fled the scene on foot. But Courtney Mitchell, 17, of Clandon Road, Ilford sped off in a green Jaguar with Doltis and Dalton Lawal, 18, of Second Avenue, Dahenham. The six were all sentenced to aggravated burglary at St Albans Crown Court in 2008.
The Guardian reported that Jake received three years and seven months in prison for armed burglary. Reportedly, he only served half of his punishment and was in police custody for other crimes.
Jake was due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 19 May 2016 charged with two counts of cannabis possession. In addition, Metropolitan Police wanted him in connection with alleged dangerous driving in Dagenham on April 28.
Despite his criminal past, Jake was still a beloved son to his parents, a brother to his siblings, and a nephew to his aunts, and uncles.
Meet Jake McLean Dad
We can only imagine the current state Jake McLean’s current state. Like most fathers, Jake’s father too did everything a father should do to raise him. Years of looking after him, raising him, worrying about him, all the memories came to an end with Jake’s sudden and untimely passings.
Jake’s father, whom we know very little about, has closed himself off. We assume several news outlets reached out to him so he would comment on the tragic death. However, the representative of the family asked for privacy during these difficult hours.
Also, Jake has wiped off his social both Instagram and Twitter (suspended), where he might’ve tweeted or posted about his father.
Jake’s aunt from his father’s side did comment about him. Sheila McLean appears to be the spokesperson for the grieving family. Soon after the news of the death, She spoke to MailOnline. She tearfully paid tribute to her nephew from her home in east London telling the outlet: “Jake was a lovely boy… We’re all so upset”.
When Jake planned on having kids with his ex-girlfriend Lauren Goodger, he said to OK Magazine, “We speak about it a lot. For me, getting married and having kids is what life is about. I can’t wait to start a family together. Starting a family is the most important thing for both of us, getting married isn’t really a priority”.
Then, Jake shared about introducing Lauren to his aunts. He explained, “My family loves Lauren. After I introduced her to my aunts they all texted me saying how beautiful they thought she was and telling me not to let her go”.
Meet Jake McLean Mum
Anita Walsh, the mum of Jake McLean, was reportedly the first to land in Turkey from Jake’s family after hearing the news of her son’s death. The moment she answered her phone when she heard about her son’s death to see his body at a mortuary, must’ve been the most anguishing moment in her entire life.
Plus, the short-haul flight to Turkey from the UK is reportedly about 3 hours and 40 minutes, according to the web. nearly four hours with nothing to do with sitting with one’s thoughts must’ve been torturing for her considering she will be meeting her dead son at the end of it.
According to MailOnline, Anita arrived in Turkey to assist the authorities in investigating the vehicle accident that killed her son and critically injured Jake’s ex-girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou.
Moreover, a police officer at the station told the outlet: “As per Turkish legal procedures, we will meet with Jake’s mother and take a statement from her. We have had a brief conversation with her and as you can imagine, she’s devastated We need some details from her about Jake and his state of mind in the days leading up to the crash We don’t want to add to her anguish and understand the difficult time she is going through”.
Where Do Jake McLean Parents Live?
Jake McLean’s father’s parents are likely living in London. They were previously residents of Herriot Avenue, Chingford, Essex.
Have Jake McLean Parents Commented On The Tragedy?
Jake McLean’s parents haven’t made any comments publicly regarding the tragedy that struck their family.
Do Jake McLean Parents Appear On The Late TOWIE Star’s IG?
No, Jake McLean’s parents might’ve appeared on Jake’s IG but he has deleted his IG account. His Twitter account is unavailable in the meantime.