A woman was left devastated when she found her boyfriend in their bed with her best friend on New Year’s Eve.
Abigail Cannings, 22, shared a home with Ross Portsmouth, 25, when she caught him having sex with her friend of three years, Emily*.
The mum-of-one was ringing in the new year in 2015 with her close friends, before Ross sneaked upstairs and cheated on her in the couple’s bed.
Abigail, from Plymouth, says: “At first our relationship was amazing.
“We were both so in love with each other, and life was perfect.”
When the pair met through a mutual friend in August 2015, sparks flew.
The whirlwind romance saw Abigail and Ross move in together a month later.
She says: “We were absolutely smitten with each other.
“We didn’t care that we were moving too fast when we got a place together, it just felt right.”
But four months later in December 2015, Ross became withdrawn and told Abigail he wasn’t sure if he wanted to be with her anymore.
Abigail, a stay-at-home mum of one, says: “It was New Year’s Eve and we were planning on having a quiet night in.
“But out of the blue Ross told me he wasn’t sure about us anymore, I was shocked to my core.
“We both argued and I left the house and went to a friend’s house to cool off.
“I was so upset our New Year’s Eve together had been ruined.
“I went to my best friend Emily’s place, as she had always been my shoulder to cry on.
“But she wasn’t home.
“When I asked her mum where she was, she told me that Emily was at my house.
“I was confused, so I quickly rushed home.”
When Abigail arrived, she found Ross having a party with their friends.
Deciding to brush off their argument, she joined in the celebrations with everyone.
She says: “Ross and I made up and enjoyed the night.
“We did the count down to midnight together and blew party horns, it was great.
“Just after 12am, I saw Ross and Emily leave the room together.
“I didn’t think anything of it as we were all friends.
“I carried on drinking with my buddies, until I realised it was four o’clock and Ross hadn’t returned to the living room yet.
“I went up to our bedroom, and when I opened the door, I found Ross and Emily in our bed together.
“They were both naked on top of each other.
“My heart broke into a million pieces.
“I burst into tears and ran out, I couldn’t believe they would do that to me.”
Still in shock, and tired from drinking, Abigail slept on the sofa.
But she was woken up by the sound of Ross and Emily having sex in the room a few feet away.
Abigail says: “I couldn’t believe it, I could hear them and felt sick.
“I cried myself to sleep and, in the morning, I woke to the sight of both of them stood in my living room looking guilty.
“They apologised and said they were drunk.
“I screamed at them, and told them never to speak to me again.”
That day, heartbroken Abigail ended her relationship with Ross and he moved out of their home.
Abigail says: “Within a week, Ross and Emily were a couple, and they dated for five months.
“It tore me up inside seeing them together, I had never felt more betrayed in my life.
“I lost a boyfriend and a best friend in one night.
“I hoped to ring in the New Year with my boyfriend, and instead he celebrated it by sleeping with someone else.
“Since then, I have had a little boy called Samuel who is nearly two.
“I am concentrating on a good mum to my son.”
Ross said: “Well all I can say is I don’t really remember that time of my life.”
When asked if he admitted to cheating on Abigail with her best friend on New Year’s Eve, Ross said: “Yah I did.”