Presenter Lisa Snowdon was left heartbroken after an affair with married England ace Jay Bothroyd ended – when he returned to his WIFE
Gorgeous Lisa, 44, was planning her future with the hunk – even looking at buying houses together, before he dumped her to reconcile with wife Stella.
According to The Sun, Jay, 34, was given an ultimatum by his Italian wife Stella: "Leave Lisa or our marriage is over."
A pal said: “Lisa had no idea. He told her the marriage was over.”
Lisa is down under waiting to go into the IAC jungle Lisa with Jay back in 2011 – he later returned to his wife Jay and Stella in a recent Instagram snap
The pair met at a swanky awards bash in 2010 – which was also attended by Jay’s wife Stella Pozzi-Bothroyd.
A source said: “Lisa had no idea when she began dating Jay he was still with Stella. He said the marriage was over and he was single. So it was a real shock when she found out he had lied."
Wife Stella had discovered their affair and told Jay that he needed to end it or their marraige was over. But the footie ace chose Lisa over his marriage and was fast back in the presenter’s arms.
Jay on the pitch playing for England The pair wed in 2007 Lisa with current beau George
The pal continued: “Lisa was far from happy with the situation, but she thought that in ending his marriage, Jay had proved he loved her as much as she loved him."
The pair went on to date for four months before the Capital radio presenter started to sense Jay was getting cold. It is thought the dad-of-one was also getting stick from his teammates who were all saying Lisa was too good for him, as she dated Hollywood superstar George Clooney.
Their relationship later fizzled out and Lisa went on to date her current beau, entrepreneur George Smart.
According to reports it took Verona-born Stella months to forgive cheating Jay Jay met Stella while he was playing for Italian football club Perugia in 2003.
They married in 2007.
Lisa on the beach in Australia – the star is said to be looking forward to the jungle Lisa doffs her camp in a IAC publicity shot
Despite Jay’s affair with Lisa, Stella forgave her husband – but pals said it took months as there was "a lot of damage to undo".
The source said: “Despite his affair, she saw him as the love of her life, and didn’t want to give up on the relationship unless she had no choice."
The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary in June.
Meanwhile, Lisa is already thinking marriage with her new man – who she has known for 14 years and dated for just over 12 months.
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In an interview ahead of her jungle stint, she said: “George is brilliant with everything. I can rely on him. “We’re not engaged but it’s inevitable we will get married as we just fit. It’s the first time I’ve felt marriage was on the cards. I know we’ll be together for ever.”
A spokesman for Lisa was unavailable for comment. Jay’s spokesman declined to comment.