After sponsoring her daughter’s dream wedding with £15,000 – over seven million Naira, a mother snatched the groom and went on the have a baby with him.
34 year old Lauren Wall lost her husband, Airport worker Paul White, to her own mother, despite already having a child with Paul.
Lovestruck Lauren Wall was so grateful to her mum for paying for her wedding that she even took her along on her honeymoon.
And while she was delighted her mother and her groom got on so well, it quickly became clear that may have been a mistake.
Just eight weeks after the £15,000 ceremony, her hubby Paul White moved out – and nine months later her mum Julie gave birth to his child, announcing that she and Paul were now a couple.
“Paul always got on really well with Mum. 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?
“I couldn’t wait to settle in to marriage but the ink was barely dry on our certificate when Paul changed.
“He went out for hours and became protective over his phone. Four weeks after we said ‘I do’, I found out why.”
When she heard he had moved in with her mum she said she couldn’t believe the two people she loved and trusted more than anything in the world would treat her in such a way.
Lauren recalled how after Paul walked out she heard rumours he was living with her mother and she saw Julie walking down the street, apparently pregnant.
‘When I saw her in the street and noticed she had a bump, my mind raced. She clutched her stomach and told me, ‘It’s a cyst’. I felt so sick, I went home and destroyed all the photos of our wedding.’
Five years on from his marriage to Lauren, Paul married Julie.
Lauren even ended up going along to her mum’s wedding for the sake of her daughter.
‘She rang me up and invited me. It was awkward. I got married on the 14th August 2004, they married on the 15th August 2009.
‘It was almost too much to bear but I did it for my daughter.
I went to watch Mum marry the same man I’d wed five years earlier.
Lauren said her mother has tried to build bridges but she sees her infrequently.