TOWIE star's heartbreaking post after mum's car crash death: 'I can't comprehend it'

TOWIE star Clelia Theodorou has admitted she still "can't comprehend" losing her mum after her tragic death.

The reality TV star took to Instagram to share a tribute to her late mum on the anniversary of her passing. Clelia, 29, was involved in a horror crash with her mum in May 2023. Clelia, who was pregnant with her first child at the time, broke both her legs and feet and was left temporarily wheelchair bound. Her mother sadly did not survive. The mum-of-one has documented her recovery on social media with fans, and has spoken openly about her grief since her mum's passing.

TOWIE’s Clelia Theodorou has spoken of her latest 'major milestone' following the horror car crash that killed her mum
TOWIE’s Clelia Theodorou lost her mum in a horror car crash last year -Credit:Instagram

In her new post, the TOWIE star penned: "1 year without you. 1 year today since our lives turned upside down. I still can’t comprehend it, I still don’t truly believe you’re not here with me. I look for you everywhere I go and I’ll never stop. It’s almost impossible to get my last vision of you out of my head, hooked up to so many machines I couldn’t even count, fighting for your life and begging you not to leave me.

"I would do anything to hug you, speak to you, laugh with you, just sit in silence with you. I’m so sorry life has treated you this way Muma, you deserved so much more."

She went on to say she thinks of her mum "every time" she looks at her baby daughter Cielo, who Clelia welcomed in September 2023 with partner Tommy Cole. She also vowed to do her mum "proud every day" in the touching tribute.

Clelia Theodorou
Clelia shared an old photograph of her with her mum to mark one year since her death -Credit:Instagram

"Every second of the day I think about you, every time I look at Cielo I think of you and how much you would love & adore each other. You taught me everything, made me the person I am, you taught me how to love but most of all you taught me how to be a mother.

"I watched you be so strong my whole life and I know that’s what guiding me through, giving me strength to get through each day and to be the Mum I want to be.. Cici needs me like I needed you. I promise to do you proud every day. Forever my best friend, my first love," Clelia wrote.

Clelia Theodorou with daughter Cielo
Clelia welcomed a daughter, Cielo, in September 2023 -Credit:Instagram

Following the horror car crash last year, Clelia underwent three operations and had to learn to walk again. The star announced in November she'd finally taken her first few steps as she continues to recover from her injuries.