A widow who started a relationship with her brother-in-law has penned an apology post on her dead husband's Facebook page, changed her relationship status back to single, and promised she's 'coming home' to him.
Mum-of-three, Ashley Murrell first made headlines earlier in the month after she banished her husband, Mikey, to the couch after a fight and discovered him dead the next morning.
Just weeks later, her relationship status changed to reveal she was dating none other than her deceased hubby's brother, Chris.
Changing her Facebook profile picture to one with Chris, she wrote 'Haters gonna hate' saying 'sometimes life leads you down pathways you don't even know about.'
This inspired a vicious backlash from her sister-in-law and online readers who insisted that flaunting her new relationship with her late husband's brother was incredibly poor form.
But wait, Ashley then gave an interview where she said we can all calm down because her relationship with Chris wasn't even real.
It was, she claims, a front to help her young children cope with the loss of their father and while Chris stood in as a father-figure, there was nothing romantic between the pair, a story that Chris backed up.
'They are used to having their dad around so it is nice and so important for them to have a male figure in their lives,' she said at the time.
Chris said: 'I am here to support Ashley and be a father figure for the kids but they are very clear on the fact that I am their uncle.'
Now, she has posted on her late husband's Facebook page apologising for her 'mistake', reports The Sun.
'I’m so sorry that I’ve let you down,' she wrote.
'You will always be in my heart Mikey and I know I’ve made mistake. I promise you that when my time comes I’m coming home to you.. Miss you uncontrollably xx,'
She also changed her relationship status to 'single'.
The question remains, how the kids will cope without a 'father-figure' dominating their mother's Facebook profile?
This article first published on New Idea.