NEW mum Jess Aldridge returned from hospital with her baby to find her boyfriend had run off with her own mother.
Jess, 24, was betrayed by partner Ryan Shelton, 29, while she was heavily pregnant and they lived in a support bubble with mum Georgina and her husband Eric.
Within weeks of their moving in, randy gran-of-six Georgina, 44, began flirting with Ryan.
And, by the time Jess came home with newborn Reuben, they had run off together and moved into a new home 30 miles away.
When Jess confronted her mum, she shrugged and said: “We can’t help who we fall in love with.”
Jess 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 gran, but instead she’s off sh***ing my boyfriend.
“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.
“I’m heartbroken and I’ve lost everything — my mum and the father to my kids.”
Jess had been with car parts salesman Ryan for three years after meeting online.
She gave up working as a housekeeper at a Premier Inn in Chipping Norton, Oxon, before having their first child Georgiana in September 2019.
A year later, while pregnant with Reuben she moved in with mum-of-five Georgina and her 56-year-old husband Eric in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
Full-time mum Jess said she thought that moving back home would be the perfect arrangement.
She went on: “We went to live with my mum and dad after mum said she would help with the childcare.
“She promised it would be easier with the new baby but actually it was very, very tough.
“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.
“Usually, they would drink Bacardi and be laughing and joking around in the kitchen every night while my dad and I were on the sofa watching TV.
“Once, I caught Ryan touching my mum’s bum — and he just said he was trying to get her to move out of his way.
“I had a feeling something was going on for months but I never wanted to believe it.
“It was disgusting. She would wear these short dresses and be all touchy-feely with him on the sofa.
It was disgusting. She would wear these short dresses and be all touchy-feely with him on the sofa.
“Once I confronted them both about it and they just shrugged it off and said it was nothing.
“They always insisted there wasn’t anything between them but I always suspected they were up to something.”
Reuben was delivered via C- section at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on January 28 while Jess’s sister, Carolena, 19, looked after Georgiana.
Georgina was her daughter’s birthing partner, so was with her when Reuben arrived.
Hours later, Ryan broke up with Jess by text, claiming he was sick of her accusing him of having an affair with her mum.
He had seen Reuben for a few minutes after he was born and came to see his son again the day after — on the way to collect his belongings.
What Jess did not know was he was moving in with Georgina in a new home in another county.
Jess said: “Ryan had seen baby Reuben for only a few minutes after he was born and then ten 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.”
Jess was discharged from hospital on January 30 to find Ryan and Georgina had moved out. He still denied anything was going on and it was another two days before they finally admitted they were in a relationship.
Jess said: “They finally admitted to me they were together a few days after I came out of hospital.
‘DISGUSTING AND VILE’
“When I came home from hospital all their things had gone. I knew Ryan would be with my mum but neither of them would admit it.
“Finally, the day after, he admitted they were in a relationship.
“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.
“The day after I found out she split up with my dad who has taken it really badly. He’s devastated. This was going on for six months behind my back.
“They used to make excuses to spend time together and left me pregnant at home.
“It makes me feel sick. What they’ve done is disgusting and vile.”
Nursing home worker Georgina, who was married once before, had been with Eric for 12 years before they wed in 2018.
Jess said: “A few weeks before I went into hospital my mum had told me she wanted to leave my dad but I never through she would be shacking up with my fella instead.”
Jess claimed that neither Ryan, originally from Witney, Oxon, nor her mum had apologised.
When Jess finally confronted her mum she shrugged it off, telling her: “We can’t help who we fall in love with.”
How am I supposed to explain to everyone that the kids’ dad and their gran are in a relationship?
The lovers have announced themselves as in a relationship on Facebook — baffling friends and family, some of whom have shunned them.
But Jess, who has now returned to the two-bed rented home she used to share with Ryan in Willersey, Gloucs, said: “They’ve just been so selfish. I’m horrified.
“How am I supposed to explain to everyone that the kids’ dad and their gran are in a relationship?
“Some of our friends saw his new relationship status on Facebook and were stunned.
“I’ve had lots of messages asking what happened and if I’m OK.”
Jess also has also been left to meet the £439-a-month rent for her home on her own using just her universal credit payments.
So awful, but stay strong
By Sally Land, Advice Page Editor
WHAT an awful betrayal by the two people who should be supporting you the most.
With a newborn as well as another toddler to care for, you will, no doubt, be feeling incredibly vulnerable and low.
Do keep talking to your dad, sister and others for support. Above all, be kind to yourself.
It is too raw now but when you are feeling strong enough your mum and ex need to know how badly they have let you down and they must take responsibility for their actions.
As difficult as it is to consider at this moment, children are always better off when separating parents can communicate well.
Try not to bad-mouth your mum and ex in front of your children. Keep them out of this awful mess
It will only damage their self esteem if you put down their dad in front of them.
I wish you all the best and if you start to feel really low, do not hesitate to talk to your GP.
Many women suffer with postnatal depression but there is plenty of help and advice available.
You can talk to Family Lives by visiting the website at www.familylives.org.uk or by calling 0808 800 2222 and they will know how to support you.
She added: “Last Valentine’s Day Ryan was really romantic and bought me a litre bottle of Gordon’s pink gin, a box of Cadbury’s Milk Tray and a card.
“But this year he’s left me and our children and gone off with my mum. I’ve been put off men for a long time. I’m not looking for a boyfriend any time soon.”
Georgina and Ryan have both refused to comment.
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