TOWIE's Clelia Theodorou says horror crash that killed mum is still 'too raw' as she says she may never drive again

Clelia and her mum
-Credit: (Image: Instagram)


TOWIE's Clelia Theodorou has opened up about the devastating car crash that claimed her mum's life and left her with severe injuries.

The star, 29, took to Instagram to share her heartbreak, revealing she still finds it hard to discuss the tragic incident that occurred in 2023.

During a candid Q&A session, Clelia was asked if she would ever open up about the accident. She responded: "I'm not sure. I find it very hard to talk about. Maybe in the future I will but it's still really raw."

Since the incident, Clelia has been updating her Instagram followers on her road to recovery, including how she's been managing as a new mother.

Clelia with her crutches
Clelia lost the sensation in her legs after the crash -Credit:Instagram

She also confessed that she doesn't see herself driving again anytime soon due to her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis following the crash. The crash happened at the end of May 2023 and the former TOWIE favourite announced on her Instagram on July 31 the heart-breaking news that her mum had passed away.

"I haven't been driving and don't see myself driving for a very long time, if ever," she admitted. "It was really difficult getting into a car again after it happened just as a passenger."

Clelia added that her physical injuries also play a part in her decision, saying: "I would need to be fully confident with my feet etc. The first time I was in a vehicle after was horrific."

Clelia at 35 weeks pregnant
Clelia was 35 weeks pregnant in that fatal car crash -Credit:Instagram

"So that made it easier as there was only one small window to see out of but I couldn't look. After that I was taken to and from appointments in ambulance transport, I couldn't physically get into a car either."

Last year, the reality star was involved in a major car accident while pregnant with her first child. The reality star broke both her legs and feet and was left temporarily wheelchair bound, but her mother sadly did not survive.

Tommy Cole and Clelia
Clelia is dating TOWIE star Tommy Cole -Credit:Instagram
Clelia's daughter Cielo
Clelia named her baby Cielo Elizabeth Cole -Credit:Instagram

Clelia welcomed her first child, a baby daughter with her TOWIE partner Tommy Cole on Saturday, 16 September 2023. In the post, she said: "I am continuing to heal from my terrible injuries after weeks in the hospital, but it's with the biggest regret to say that my beautiful Mum couldn't heal from hers," she wrote in the emotional post.

"My heart will never heal from this, life will never, ever be the same. It doesn't feel real and it never will, I just want my mum back."