A woman has revealed the moment her husband walked out on her and their baby, only to begin a new life with her mother.
Lauren Wall, 34, from London, married Paul White when she was 19 and said she will never forgive her mother for what she did.
Her mum Julie, now 53, paid £15,000 (NZ$29,467) for her wedding and Lauren brought her along on her two-week honeymoon as a thank-you.
Eight weeks later, Paul moved out of their house, and nine months later Julie gave birth to his child and announced they were a couple.
Lauren told the Mirror that Paul had always got on well with her mum and she never thought anything more of it.
"I never thought it strange though, as she was his mum-in-law and he was just being friendly. They'd laugh a lot together. I didn't think to be worried at all. Who would?"
However it fell part after Lauren's sister was using Julie's phone and found texts between her and Paul. Julie denied "everything" and Paul refused to let Lauren look at his phone.
It was only days later that Paul removed his wedding ring and walked out on Lauren and their seven-month-old daughter.
Lauren said she was astounded and felt betrayed when she found out he had moved in with her mum.
"It was sick. It's one of the worst things a mum can do to a daughter… she stole my husband, shattering my family and my dreams. For that, I'll never truly forgive her."
Paul and Lauren met at a local pub where they hit it off right away. After their daughter arrived in March 2004, Paul asked her to marry him.
Lauren was "thrilled" with how their relationship was going and was excited with the future they would have together.
"I must have been young and naive as I thought everything was going well. He told me that he wanted to be with me forever," Lauren said.
But after the honeymoon when Paul had moved out and Lauren heard rumours he was living with her mum, she saw her walking down the street apparently pregnant.
Lauren said Julie denied this, and blamed the bump on a cyst. It was at this time Lauren got a divorce and began rebuilding her life.
After Julie had the baby, Lauren sent one last text to her which said: "Removed the cyst then?"
Julie and Paul were married five years later, and Lauren attended the wedding for the sake of her daughter.
Lauren has infrequent contact with her mum, who is still married to Paul.
She told the Mirror her path to happiness hasn't been easy, but she managed to move on and find a new partner. She's now pregnant with her fourth child.