When *Greg mentioned he had asked a 19-year-old from his trivia team to babysit, *Betty couldn’t help feeling a bit relieved.
Although she didn’t know this girl from a bar of soap, Betty was in a dire need of a night off.
Two of the Queensland couple’s three kids have high-functioning autism, which added a unique set of challenges and stresses to their lives.
So she agreed to let *Sammy babysit, even allowing her to stay the night in their home.
But, when the teen arrived, Betty tells Kidspot that she immediately noticed she was “dressed inappropriately with her boobs out”.
“But when I brought it up with my husband, he told me to leave her alone,” she explains.
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“AFTER 15 YEARS TOGETHER, I TRUSTED MY HUSBAND”
Part of the reason that Betty listened to Greg in that moment was because of their history together.
At that point, they had been together for 15 years, getting together when they were teenagers themselves.
So Betty decided to give Sammy the benefit of the doubt, even allowing her to return to the house on numerous occasions to babysit the kids.
Greg also started driving her to and from trivia — often returning late and claiming the car had broken down.
“He denied that anything bad had happened — and I’d never had a reason in 15 years not to trust him. He would say she’s only a girl — only 19,” Betty says.
He managed to reassure Betty that nothing was going on to the point where she allowed Sammy to move into their home when she got kicked out of her apartment.
“OUR TEENAGE BABYSITTER WAS SEXTING MY HUSBAND”
Betty welcomed Sammy into her home — even spending the night in front of the TV with her when she first arrived while Greg was at work.
She immediately noticed that Sammy spent a lot of time messaging someone on her phone.
Curious to see who it was, Betty snuck a look and saw that Sammy was “sexting” with Greg and talking about their “past sexual encounters”.
“I was gutted. I confronted him that night — I called him at work,” she emotionally recalls.
“He couldn’t deny it because I had the hard proof of the text messages between the both of them.
“The next morning I took the kids to my sister’s and told them to be out by end of the weekend.”
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“SHE CHEATED ON MY EX TO GET PREGNANT AS HE HAD A VASECTOMY”
When Betty returned home at the end of the weekend, Greg and Sammy were gone.
After the divorce, Betty was left alone to raise her three kids while Greg and Sammy spent the next couple of years completely wrapped up in each other.
By the time Sammy was 23, she and Greg were married and were reportedly planning to get pregnant.
Betty knew this would be easier said than done as Greg had actually had a vasectomy after the birth of their third child.
So she wasn’t surprised to learn a few months later that Sammy “had cheated on Greg and got pregnant with someone else”.
“I didn’t wish bad karma for him – but it kind of happened anyway,” she adds.
“I think she was just young and started to realise she was with an old man. I think the maturity must have set in.”
“THERE IS LOVE AFTER A DIVORCE – YOU JUST NEED PATIENCE”
As for Betty, now she feels like Sammy did her a favour – because after Greg left she was able to raise her kids in an extremely relaxed and positive environment.
Of course, it took her a bit of time to get back on her feet – but once she did, she says it was worth it.
“After 15 years as a couple, it was a huge process to learn how to be by myself,” Betty adds.
“But it was worth it — now my kids come first. I have a wonderful boyfriend who is chilled and accepting of the challenges my kids throw at us.
“I would say to women there is love after divorce – give yourself time to find a man who deserves and treats you right – and always put your children first.”
*Names have been changed
This article originally appeared on Kidspot and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Shock twist after hubby’s babysitter affair