Having a baby and raising it during the pandemic has been pretty tough on young parents, but it's been especially complicated for one former couple. 24-year-old Jess Aldridge was thrilled to give birth to a little boy, but the day she brought her newborn son Reuben home from the hospital, her boyfriend, 29-year-old Ryan Shelton, ran off with her mom, Georgina.
The three had been living together during the pandemic so that Georgina could help with childcare since Jess and Ryan have another kid, a one-year-old daughter, also named Georgina. During that time, Jess started noticing things between her boyfriend and her mom. She explained, "We were stuck together for months in the house during lockdown. It was so hard, especially as Ryan and Mum were always being so flirty. I felt so uncomfortable, it was a horrible experience."
Georgina's husband Eric was also in the house at the time, but that didn't stop her and Ryan from spending nights together drinking. Jess even witnessed her boyfriend touch her mom's butt one time but when she called him out, he denied it.
While Jess was undergoing a C-section to give birth to Reuben, that's the moment Ryan decided to text her and break up with her, saying he was tired of her accusing him of having an affair.
He still came to see his son, but it wasn't great. Jess said, "Ryan had seen baby Reuben for only a few minutes after he was born and then 10 minutes the day afterwards as he was moving all his stuff. They were in such a rush. He had even had my mum waiting for him with the car packed in the car park." She realized everything when she got home with Reuben and saw both Ryan and her mom had moved out.
The pair continued to deny their relationship but eventually confessed and are now Facebook official.
A distraught Jess said, "My mum told me she can’t help who she falls in love with, and Ryan told me the same thing. It was a huge kick in the teeth, they had been planning it throughout my whole pregnancy. She is meant to be a granny to my two children and helping me look after them, but instead, she’s off shagging my boyfriend. I’m heartbroken and I’ve lost everything — my mum and the father to my kids."
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