THE jilted mum whose partner ran off with a Ukrainian refugee ten days after moving in with the couple has revealed she feels “utterly humiliated”.
Devastated Lorna Garnett, 28, won a restraining order against her ex, Tony, 29, this week after he allegedly bombarded her with abusive messages.
In a heart-breaking interview she tells how his affair with Sofiia Karkadym, 22, turned her life upside down.
She told The Sun: "I never imagined that this could happen to me. I used to be quite outgoing and bubbly but now I don't like to leave the house.
“Tony seems to love the attention but I can't bear it. I feel humiliated by it all. No one really knows the truth.
“After eight years together I thought I knew him, but I didn't. All I want now is peace to rebuild my life with our two girls.
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“I'm hoping the restraining order gives me that. I'll never stop him seeing his children, I want the very best for them. But I refuse to let them get dragged into a circus act."
We told of their bitter love triangle in May after Tony offered Sofiia a place to stay in their Bradford home in West Yorkshire as she fled the war in her homeland.
She first travelled across the border into Poland and then onto Germany where she waited for her visa to be approved by the government.
Sofiia then took a flight to Manchester where Tony collected her and brought her back to stay with him, Lorna and their two daughters.
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But after just a fortnight under the same roof Lorna grew suspicious and ordered Sofiia to leave – and Tony packed his bags to go with her.
Tony later apologised for the pain they had caused but insisted: "We're planning the rest of our lives together."
He added: "Ukraine is the same size as the UK and if we were invaded we'd hope the rest of the world would step in to help.
"That's all I wanted to do, but things have taken a very unexpected twist.
"I knew I couldn't give her up and all of a sudden it seemed like a no-brainer, I knew that's what I wanted.
"We never set out to do this, it wasn't planned and we didn't mean to hurt anyone."
Lorna accused Sofiia of setting her sights on her man and stealing her life but the IT worker insisted: "I'm no homewrecker."
Almost 54,000 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in the UK under Government schemes.
The news comes after it was revealed Tony, a former security guard, had moved another woman and her boyfriend from Ukraine into his new home.
The dad-of-two has now got Sofiia Rastorhuieva, 19, and her boyfriend Illia Tronevych, 18, bunking with him.
Tony insists his relationship with ex Lorna, 28, had broken down before he ran off with Sofiia.
And he has also revealed his decision to run off with the Ukrainian has cost him his job and livelihood.
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It comes as Sofiia suffered an eye infection in Germany as she travelled to the UK.
She is now partially blind, and faces a long recovery after an op to restore her vision – Tony will act as her carer.
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