- Francesca Emmott, 32, claims the man ‘used her’ for a free holiday in Cyprus
- The mother of the ‘skint’ man hit back claiming that Francesca was happy to pay
The mother of the ‘skint’ lobster-chomping man who reportedly left a single-mum penniless when he ‘used’ her for a free holiday claims the the trip was offered ‘on a plate to him’.
Francesca Emmott’s boyfriend came to join her and her children in Cyprus just three days into their two-week trip after telling her how much he was ‘missing her’.
The lovestruck 32-year-old from Lancashire claims she blew £1,000 on flights for the cheeky Romeo to come and join her and on the food and cocktails he guzzled – but soon regretted it and believes he ‘used her’ for a free holiday.
The ‘skint’ lothario’s mother has admitted she and his father actually paid for his return flight – and that Francesca knew he was penniless when he set foot on the plane but was happy to pay for their lavish week of cocktails and fresh lobster.
Mother-of-two Francesca, who had to resort to using food banks, believes she had blown an extra £1,000 on her trip due him, but his mother is dubious that one extra traveller could rack up such an expense.
Mother-of-two Francesca, 32, claims she resorted to using food banks after she had blown an extra £1,000 on her trip due to her holiday romance
When the couple returned home together, they even visited his mother just one day before he ‘ghosted’ her and reportedly told pals she’s ‘not his type’ anyway.
Francesca hit headlines earlier this week when she was unable to pay for an £18 pizza after her holiday romance took her for a ‘mug’ – making her pay for all his flights and meals abroad, before ‘deleting’ her on arrival back into the UK.
A note from the delivery driver, which came enclosed with £40 cash, read: ‘Here is something for you and your family. It’s not much, but from my heart, that day broke me. Hope your daughter enjoyed the pizza.’
Hoping to set the record straight, the man’s mother thinks things just didn’t work out as their ‘spontaneous’ trip just happened all too quickly – despite Francesca’s claims his mother called her up to apologise for his behaviour.
The man’s mother said: ‘She told him he didn’t need anything and to just get out there to clear his head and spend some time together to see if they were compatible.
‘It has all come across as though he’s asked to go, but he didn’t ask, he was invited.
‘We paid for the flight back too. I don’t want him to be made out to be somebody he’s not.
‘If you get invited by somebody, you get invited. If you tell them you’ve no money, then you’ve got no money.
‘He said ‘I’ve been invited for a holiday and as long as I can get out there and get back then everything else is covered’.
‘She knew that when he got on the aeroplane.
When the couple returned home together, they even visited the man’s mother just one day before he ‘ghosted’ her and reportedly told pals she’s ‘not his type’ anyway
Francesca hit headlines earlier this week when she was unable to pay for an £18 pizza and was given a note from the delivery driver with £40 cash enclosed
‘I think it was quite a spontaneous thing going out there and I think it all happened too quick, especially with it being offered on a plate like that.
‘It’s just not worked out how she expected.’
Despite the couple only knowing each other for a few weeks, his mother wasn’t wary of Francesca’s offer and they even shared a drink together when they got home.
But this was the end of their short-lived romance as Francesca claims he began ghosting her when she left.
Francesca said: ‘He got on the flight home with us and got the same transfers. I sorted everything out for him.
‘He came home to my house, we landed at five o’clock in the morning. He came and stayed in bed with me.
The distraught single mother promised the owner she would scrape together £18.50 to pay for the pizza the next day
The mother-of-two (pictured with her daughter Emma) has spoken out warning other women of the dangers of trusting men too quickly – urging people to ‘go with your gut instinct’
‘The next day we went to his mother and spent a bit of time there. I then came home and I never heard anything off him again. He ghosted me after that, blocked and deleted me.
‘He hasn’t offered me anything. He just got a free holiday out of me.
‘His mother even rang me crying to say ‘I’m sorry for what he’s done to you’.’
The man’s mother now says any claims of ‘ghosting’ are all ‘tit for tat’ and is hesitant to believe Francesca racked up so much debt due to her son.
His mother said: ‘He was invited out there and told not to worry about anything so didn’t need to pay for anything.
‘That’s what he thought and he came back and they were okay.
‘I think he was confused about what to do because he’s got two children and that’s the only thing that was on his mind at the time.
‘I think he just thought ‘What am I doing?’. He spoke to me and said ‘I do like Francesca but I’ve also got kids with somebody else’.
‘I think the stuff about ‘ghosting’ is all just tit for tat. Nothing was directed to hurt her feelings.
‘I have nothing against her, we had quite a good friendship and when she came back she came here for a drink.
‘I don’t believe she spent £1,000 [on him]. I know she was with her kids, I’m not sure if was all-inclusive, but if she was cooking in the flat it’d only be for one extra person anyway.’
Francesca agreed she booked him onto the earliest flight out to join her and her family abroad, due to safety concerns after he told a ‘jealous ex’ about their budding romance.
Francesca said: ‘He started messaging me and he’d been saying ‘I’m really missing you’.
‘I paid for his flights as he said he was skint.
‘He brought nothing but I just felt so happy to see him. I ran up to him when he arrived at the airport.
‘I was feeling pretty lovestruck. It was a big holiday romance.
‘Going out for dinner every night was so romantic, he was feeding me lobster. It was like a honeymoon.
‘He was amazing with the kids. He spent more time with them than with me. He was playing in the pool, taking them out for walks with my little boy in the pram.
‘I paid for everything: breakfast, lunches, teas, going out and having drinks.
‘Even though it was all financially on me, it was amazing.’
Francesca claimed she spent around an extra £1,000 on him and found herself in £300 of debt by the end of the trip, begging friends and family for extra money, only for him to ‘ghost’ her less than two days after being home.
Francesca said: ‘We were on the beach and I’d run out of money. He watched me ring a family member to ask for more money.
‘He turned and looked at me and said: ‘So, is he sending you more money then?’
‘I borrowed money from my parents, from my children’s dad, from my friends all just to try to keep us going and feeding us all.
‘I was just a mug. I was being used.’
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