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Grandma Falls in Love With Daughter’s Boyfriend

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| LAST UPDATE 07/26/2022

By Genevieve Scott

After Jess and her boyfriend welcomed their first child, her life took a sharp turn. "It's the ultimate betrayal. You expect a new grandmother to fall in love with the baby - not the father," she shared. This is her story.

Introducing Jess

Back in 2021, Jessica Aldridge experienced one of the most painful heartaches imaginable. Shortly after becoming a mother, the 24-year-old's life was torn apart. But that's not even the worst part...

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

The moment of betrayal that she experienced was at the hands of the two people she trusted most: Her mother and the love of her life. "I'm heartbroken... I've lost everything," she revealed to The Sun. Safe to say, her story is anything but simple. Let's go back to where it all began.

A Tight Family Unit

Back before everything fell apart, Jessica had a normal upbringing and an equally standard adult life. Raised in Gloucestershire, UK, the young woman had plenty of friends and a close relationship with her loving family. At least, it started out that way.

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Facebook via Carolena Aldridge

Though her family life is now unrecognizable, in those early days, the Aldridges lived a happy suburban life. Her family included her parents, Georgina and Eric, and her sister Emma. Back then, there was nothing they wouldn’t do to support one another.

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The Early Days

Growing up, the small family was very tight-knit. But despite always having each other's back, they went through their share of hardships. Life wasn't always easy, especially when it came to finances. Jess quickly understood that she needed to work hard to get ahead.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

After leaving high school, she found a job as a housekeeper at the Premier Inn, an establishment in nearby Chipping Norton. She would work there for two years. And during that time, her mum Georgina held down a job at a local nursing home. Jess was dedicated to her job - but that didn’t mean she was never distracted.

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Enter Ryan

While she was working as a housekeeper, Jess met a young man named Ryan Shelton. Ryan was 20 years old and hailed from Witney, Oxfordshire. He was working as a salesman at the time. The young couple crossed paths on a dating app and clicked right away.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

Since Witney was only a 30-minute drive from Gloucestershire, it made perfect sense to meet up. And unsurprisingly, considering his profession, Jess found that the young man had a natural charisma that drew her in immediately. Little did she know, it would also bring about the end of their relationship.

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The Relationship Begins

But how did their first date go? Well, it went better than the two could have expected. Though they seemed compatible through text, that chemistry doesn’t always translate to real life. Fortunately for them, the lovebirds felt an immediate attraction.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

One date turned into many more, and soon enough, they made it official. The new couple was wildly in love with each other - at least in the beginning. They regularly celebrated their love with romantic dates and plenty of PDA, with no problem sharing their passion for each other with the world.

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A Pleasant Surprise

Soon enough, Jess discovered that she was pregnant. It may not have been a surprise to the people around them, but it certainly was for the young couple who had not yet planned to have a child. After all, she and Ryan had been an item for less than a year at that point.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

Jess shared the news with her friends and parents, and once the reality of the situation set in, their uncertainty began to dissolve. After all, the couple loved each other deeply - how could it be anything but a good thing? So, they faced the future with joy and optimism.

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Planning for Parenthood

Time was passing rapidly, and the young couple realized that they would need to make changes to their current lifestyle. Soon they were going to be a unit of 3, and they hadn’t made the material adjustments necessary for a growing family. So they got to work.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

First up was their living situation. They needed a new place that would have enough room for them, so they moved into a 2-bedroom rental where their baby could have its own room. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation wasn’t as rosy as it sounded. The apartment cost $600/month, which was costly for the young couple.

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Georgiana Arrives

After 9 months of waiting, their little bundle of joy finally arrived. On August 9th, 2019, Jess and Ryan welcomed a healthy baby into the world - their daughter, Georgiana Elizabeth Louise Aldridge! All of their worries leading up to her birth had completely vanished. The couple was overwhelmed with happiness.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

And the joy naturally spread to the people in their lives, particularly Jessica’s parents. Georgina Aldridge, the baby’s grandma, was ecstatic to have a new grandchild, as was her husband, Eric. They did everything to show their love and support to their daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law.

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Another Addition

But soon enough, the family was in for another surprise: Jessica was pregnant again, just a few months after the birth of little Georgiana. It was a shock, sure, but this time she and Ryan were prepared. They’d been through this before, so they felt confident in their abilities to navigate pregnancy and childbirth.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

And the truth was, a second pregnancy wasn’t the biggest thing on their plate. Around this time, the world had been plunged into a pandemic, and the UK was beginning its rounds of lockdowns and quarantine restrictions. That was the only thing that made the prospect of a second child seem scary. Luckily, help was on the way.

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Moving Back Home

Jess' mother, Georgina, urged Jess and Ryan to return home to live with her and Jess' father. "She promised it would be easier with the new baby," Jess recalled. Her mother assured her that she and Eric would be able to provide the support the young couple needed. And the more she and Ryan thought it over, the more it made sense.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

So the young family packed everything up and moved back to her family home in Gloucestershire, comforted by the prospect of spending the lockdown with Jess’ parents. At that point in time, it seemed like the best possible option. But looking back, it might be the worst decision she could have made.

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Something Isn’t Right

The couple and their baby soon began to settle into the Gloucestershire home. But what started off as a joyous time of bonding between parents, children, and grandchildren soon shifted into something else entirely. The longer Jess spent in the house, the more she became fixated on a disturbing idea.

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Facebook via Carolena Aldridge

It had to do with her mother, Georgina. The young woman couldn't help but think of how much her mum had pushed for them to move in - even though they hadn't been sure. Why was she so persistent? The thought continued to haunt Jess. "I felt so uncomfortable, it was a horrible experience," she recalled.

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After Hours

Unfortunately, this was happening during the bulk of the UK lockdowns. So, the whole family was stuck in the house. It wasn’t easy to get out and about, which meant that Jess could not avoid some of the stranger things that were playing out in front of her. For example, Ryan and Georgina’s newfound bond.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

"It was so hard… Ryan and mum were always being so flirty," Jess confessed. "They would drink Bacardi and be laughing... joking around in the kitchen every night while my dad and I were on the sofa watching TV." Jess didn't have proof that anything more was going on, but she knew something wasn't right.

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Caught In The Act

It wouldn’t be long before Jess’ deepest fears began to manifest - right before her eyes. One night she wandered into the kitchen and saw something she wouldn’t have believed if it wasn’t happening in front of her. Her boyfriend, Ryan, was touching her own mother inappropriately.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

"I caught Ryan touching my mum's bum," she said. Talking late at night was one thing, but this was something else entirely. And Jess could no longer pretend that everything was fine. She confronted her boyfriend about what she had seen, and "he just said he was trying to get her to move out of his way."

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They Were "Touchy-Feely"

She didn't buy her partner's excuses, but for now, Jess could do nothing but wait and see what would happen. And things only got worse from there. "It was disgusting," she exclaimed. "[Georgina] would wear these short dresses and be all touchy-feely with him on the sofa."

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Facebook via Carolena Aldridge

It was becoming too much to deal with. Every day she felt her boyfriend and mother grow closer, and her suspicions and disgust grew in equal proportion. After all, Ryan had already betrayed her "at least 3 times before," according to an interview she gave with The Sun. Could she truly trust him again?

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The Confrontation

By now, Jess was dealing with crippling anxiety that seemed to be getting worse every day. And it was all because of the unusual relationship developing between Ryan and Georgina. Eventually, she decided she couldn’t stay quiet. She finally confronted the pair with a single burning question: what was going on?

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

"They just shrugged it off… said it was nothing," Jess recalled. "They always insisted there wasn't anything between them." The confrontation was an anti-climactic one, but the 24-year-old wasn't convinced. She even admitted that she "always suspected they were up to something…"

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A Lot On Her Plate

Anyone in Jess’ situation would be understandably horrified and upset. But for her, it was particularly troubling. After all, she was pregnant with her and Ryan’s second child. The idea of bringing another child into the world under these circumstances was hard to stomach.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

She couldn’t help but wonder if they could maintain the relationship for long enough to give their second child the kind of happy upbringing she wanted. And she was about to find out. Because in January 2021, her water broke. The baby was finally coming.

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Reuben Is Born

Reuben Aldridge was born on January 28th, 2021, a perfect baby boy. Jess’ second pregnancy wasn’t as easy as the first - she had to undergo a C-section and was in the operation room for hours. But finally, she emerged with her son. And for a moment, all her fears and anxieties seemed to wash away.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

She cradled her baby in her arms while Ryan stood beside them, looking at his son with adoration. He had been with her throughout the delivery, which might have been a beautiful thing if it wasn’t for the other person in the room - her mother, Georgina, who had insisted on being her birthing partner.

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The Text Message

And those feelings of maternal bliss wouldn't last long. Mere moments after Reuben's birth, his father abruptly told Jess that he was leaving. According to the exhausted young mom, he had only "seen baby Reuben for only a few minutes after he was born."

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

Jess was stunned. But the shock grew even worse when he made it clear that he wouldn’t be returning to the hospital room. He had business to take care of, apparently, and he quickly left the hospital. The young woman was left wondering what was going on - and she was about to find out via a single text message.

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Ryan Ends Things

She could never have expected what happened next. According to the text he sent after leaving the hospital, their relationship was over. In his own words, he was sick of his girlfriend's "paranoia" and could no longer bear their relationship. Jess was understandably crushed.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

The tired mother knew their relationship was on the rocks, but she had also brought their second child into the world that very same day. "It was a huge kick in the teeth," she confessed. She was utterly devastated - thanks to the man she had hoped was the love of her life. And it didn't end there.

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An Empty Home

Most people in Jessica’s situation would have been heartbroken. Being ambushed by the father of your children just hours after giving birth would be unimaginably painful for many of us. But this woman’s nightmare was far from over - in many ways, it had only just begun.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

A devastated Jess was released from the hospital on the 30th of January, just two days after giving birth. She was ready to return to her parents, eager to recover from both the pregnancy and the grief she was still struggling with. That is until she arrived at her family home… to find that her mother had vanished too.

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It All Comes Out

Jess recalled the moment she arrived home with her newborn son. "When I came home from the hospital, all their things had gone," she said. Her mother's absence simply confirmed all of Jess' suspicions. After months of being told she was overreacting or being "paranoid," it was clear she had been right all along.

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Facebook via Jess Jane Aldridge

By now, she knew that her greatest fear had come true, in the worst possible way. So she waited - for either her mother or her ex-boyfriend to reach out. And eventually, they did. "They finally admitted to me that they were together a few days after I came out of the hospital," she explained.

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6 Months Of Secrets

Her mother told her everything - and it was even worse than Jessica had suspected. "If you want the truth?" Georgina said. "Ryan has been trying [with me] for three years. I [finally] gave in the last six months." In Georgina's own words, she had tried to resist her son-in-law's advances.

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Facebook via Carolena Aldridge

Not only had Jess been blindsided by the two people she loved the most, but Ryan had been eyeing her mother since the start of their relationship. Georgina was stunned. "He shows me [your text messages] every day and tells me everything. We are so close you wouldn't even know. I know the ins and outs of him."

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Two Relationships Over

After a horrifying back and forth with her own mother, Jess was finally left to pick up the pieces of their broken mother-daughter bond and her own broken heart. But of course, she wasn’t the only one who had been devastated by Ryan and Georgina’s betrayal. Her father, Eric, was too.

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Facebook via Carolena Aldridge

"A few weeks before I went into the hospital, my mom had told me she wanted to leave my dad," Jessica admitted. "I never thought she would be shacking up with my fella instead." It was clear that she and her father had a lot of pain, and hopefully healing, ahead of them.

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The News Takes Its Toll

Emma, Jess's sister, soon rallied around the devastated father and daughter. In her words, their father was "in pieces, not dealing with it at all well." Eric began to wonder if their decades-long relationship had meant anything to Georgina. Not to mention, they had just welcomed a huge milestone...

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

They had only recently renewed their vows. "I'm really worried about him," Emma elaborated. "She's always been his rock, and he isn't coping well without her." It was too much for the older man to deal with. Not only had his supposed soulmate deserted him, but she had done so at the expense of her own daughter's happiness.

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A Family In Pieces

It was safe to say that because of the latest development, the entire family structure had caved in. Jess and Emma couldn't believe what their mother had done. "She was meant to be a Granny," Jess insisted. "But instead? She's off… [with] my boyfriend."

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

And Emma couldn't contain her feelings either. Though she wasn't affected in the same way as Jess and Eric, she still felt awful. "I'm disgusted by what mum has done," she said emphatically. "It's pulling the whole family apart. How could she do this? She's betrayed us."

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Ryan’s Ex Steps In

It's probably no surprise to learn that the Aldridges' shocking story soon spread around the internet. Countless strangers around the world weighed in with their opinions on the strange and unexpected scandal. But perhaps none were as compelling as the response from Ryan's ex.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

Shelton's response was blunt, to say the least. "He's a serial womanizer," she told The Daily Mail. "He treated me really badly. He is a bloody idiot." And his behavior was apparently still concerning even after the relationship ended. "He'd drive round to my house and sit outside for hours at night in his car."

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"More to the Story"

But what did the controversial new couple have to say? After all, it can’t be easy to see thousands of strangers speculating about them online. Well, to many people’s surprise, Ryan soon hit back at the rumors and accusations that were flying around the internet.

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He contacted the Mail Online to make a few things clear… though he seemed to muddy the waters even more. "There are two sides to every story," Ryan began. "There's more to [it] than you think. Other people's opinions don't bother me at all. I know what's happened."

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Where Are They Now?

Ryan’s public statements served to clear up very little of the situation. People who were following the scandalous story were desperate to analyze his answers, but nothing came of it. Until recently, that is. The Daily Mail has since published updates on the unusual pair.

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Facebook via Carolena Aldridge

Georgina revealed that she and Ryan are still going strong. "I can't help who I fall in love with," she explained. Despite losing touch with her ex, daughter, and grandchild, she's happily in love. As she added, the couple is currently camping out with her sister just 30 miles away from her former home. Not for long, though...

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Jess Hits Back

Ryan and Georgina told the Daily Mail that they have every intention of moving into their own place together, and are feeling optimistic about their future. Of course, the same can’t be said for everyone. And Jess had no problem responding to the statement in an interview with The Sun.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

"It's hilarious that they think they've got this strong relationship," she explained. In Jess' eyes, she's much better off without her ex-boyfriend. "She's welcome to him." After over two years together, the single mother is seemingly more than ready to move on.

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What Does The Future Hold?

It's safe to say that Jessica Aldridge has just about been through it all, from having a promising future with her boyfriend and baby to becoming a heartbroken mother of two. And while she's finally looking forward, she worries about her young children.

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Facebook via Jess Aldridge

"How am I supposed to explain… that the kids' dad & their gran are in a relationship?" she confessed. Nonetheless, she's stronger than she's ever been. "I'm not looking for a boyfriend any time soon." Whatever her next chapter brings, we wish the best for Jess and her two beautiful babies!

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