Over the years, we’ve heard of many bizarre elopement stories. For example, a married man lied about being infected with coronavirus to run off with his girlfriend and a wedding where the groom’s father eloped with the bride’s mother. But this one is the most bewildering one yet. A 29-year-old Gloucestershire, England, based man named Ryan Shelton who has 2 kids with his girlfriend 24-year-old Jess Aldridge, ran away with her 44-year-old mom Georgina.
Mail Online quoted Jess saying, “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. I’m heartbroken and I’ve lost everything — my mum and the father to my kids.”
The couple had moved into her mom’s house (where she lived with her husband Eric) so that she could help with the children. However, Jess started noticing the signs when she was pregnant with her second child.
“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. It was disgusting. She would wear these short dresses and be all touchy-feely with him on the sofa.”
While Jess was still in the hospital after giving birth, Ryan broke off the 3-year-long relationship over text. After she returned home, Jess realized that he had eloped with her mom and moved into a new home. New York Post quoted her adding,
“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.”
Being a mom is no easy task. And when you lose your support system too, it becomes even more difficult. We pray for strength so that Jess is able to take care of herself as well as her kids.