A father-of-two ran off with his girlfriend’s mother just days after the daughter gave birth to his baby son.
Jess Aldridge, 24, was expecting her second child with boyfriend Ryan Shelton, 29, when the pair decided to form a support bubble with her mother Georgina, 44, and her husband Eric at their £270,000 semi-detached home in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
The grandmother-of-six began flirting with the car parts salesman just weeks afterwards, and they betrayed Ms Aldridge – a former Premier Inn housekeeper – while she was still heavily pregnant.
By the time Ms Aldridge had returned home from hospital with her newborn, Reuben, they had run off together and moved into a new home 30 miles away.
Jess Aldridge, 24, had returned from the hospital with her newborn son Reuben (pictured together) when she discovered her mother and boyfriend had moved into a new home
Ms Aldridge had been in a relationship with her boyfriend Ryan Shelton, 29, for three years before he entered a relationship with her mother
The 24-year-old (pictured with mother Georgina) said her mother first started flirting with Ryan within weeks of their moving in
A ‘heartbroken’ Ms Aldridge told The Sun: ‘It’s the ultimate betrayal. You expect a new grandmother to fall in love with the baby — not the father.
‘She is meant to be a granny to my two children and helping me look after them but instead she’s off sh***ing my boyfriend.’
Ms Aldridge said she first decided to move back in with her mother in the hopes that she would be able to help her with childcare.
However over the course of a few months, Ms Aldridge began to notice Ryan, a car parts salesman, and her mother ‘always being so flirty’ and drinking Bacardi while ‘joking around in the kitchen every night’.
When she confronted the pair about their behaviour they denied anything was happening but Ms Aldridge later discovered the pair had been having a secret affair during her pregnancy.
On January 28, Ms Aldridge welcomed her son Reuben into the world via C- section at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
But just hours later, she received a text message from Ryan, who had only seen Reuben for a few minutes after he was born and for ten minutes the day after, ending their relationship.
Ms Aldridge, who welcomed her son Reuben into the world on January 28, said she was left facing ‘the ultimate betrayal’
Just moments after delivering her baby, Ms Aldridge said she received a text message from Ryan ending their relationship
When Ms Aldridge confronted her mother, she was told that ‘she couldn’t help who she fell in love with’
After she was discharged, Ms Aldridge was shocked to discover Ryan and her mother had moved out of their home.
They continued to deny they were in a relationship until they were confronted once again two days later.
Describing the moment as a ‘huge kick in the teeth’, Ms Aldridge added: ‘My mum told me she can’t help who she falls in love with and Ryan told me the same thing.’
The pair have now confirmed that they are a relationship on Facebook.
Ms Aldridge said her mother – who had been married once before – had previously spoken to her about wanting to separate from her husband of 12 years Eric a few weeks before she went into hospital.
She also claims that neither her mother nor Ryan have apologised to her.
The mother-of-two has now returned to the £439-a-month two-bed rented home she used to live in with Ryan.
On January 28, Ms Aldridge welcomed her son Reuben into the world via C- section at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
After she was discharged from hospital, Ms Aldridge was shocked to discover Ryan and her mother had moved out of their home
When Ms Aldridge first confronted her mum, she shrugged and said: ‘We can’t help who we fall in love with.