UK man allegedly ditches girlfriend and newborn for her mum

Grandmother Georgina (left), Jess Aldridge and her boyfriend
Grandmother Georgina (left), Jess Aldridge and her boyfriend Photo credit: Facebook / Jess Aldridge

A UK woman said her boyfriend allegedly ran off with her own mother while she was in hospital having his baby.

Jess Aldridge, 24, was living in a support bubble in Gloucestershire with her partner, her mum and dad, while she was pregnant with her second child.

But hours after she gave birth, her boyfriend broke up with her via text, and when she returned home, he and her mum had moved out of home together, 50km away.

"It's the ultimate betrayal," she told The Sun on Wednesday.

"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 then but instead she's off sh***ing my boyfriend."

Aldridge and her partner moved back in with her mother when she became pregnant with Reuben as she thought it was the perfect arrangement.

"We went to live with my mum and dad after mum said she would help with the childcare," she said.

"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 [my partner] and mum were always being so flirty. I felt so uncomfortable, it was a horrible experience."

Jess, 24, and her mum Georgina, 44.
Jess, 24, and her mum Georgina, 44. Photo credit: Facebook / Jess Aldridge

"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."

Aldridge said she once caught her boyfriend touching her mum's bum, but he told her he was just trying to get her to move out of the way.

"I had a feeling something was going on for months but I never wanted to believe it."

When Aldridge confronted her mother after the birth, she replied: "I can't help who I fall in love with". Her boyfriend said 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," she said.