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Scarlett Moffatt’s mum Betty has been accused of taking thousands from her daughter’s accounts to fund her gambling habit in lockdown.
Gogglebox star Betty, 50, is said to have “blown a fortune” in online casinos during lockdown and later ended up in rehab after taking cash from her daughter, who recently shared a glimpse of her forever home.
The 30 year old’s mother is said to have got into debt with her habit and took cash from her daughter’s accounts, expecting to pay it back with a change of luck.
But, it’s understood the big win never materialised, which led Betty to confess all to her daughter leaving her “betrayed and confused”, according to The Sun on Sunday.
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A source told the publication: “It has been a traumatic few months.
“Betty started out having the odd flutter here or there as a bit of fun to break up lockdown boredom.
“But before she knew it, and as these things so often do, matters spiralled out of control.
“She was losing thousands every week, and became desperate and panicky. In sheer desperation, she took money from Scarlett’s account.
“But she obviously always thought she would win it back, and be able to repay her.
“Of course, she never did win the money and the next thing she knew, Scarlett realised her account was missing tens of thousands, and was horrified.
“Initially she didn’t understand and obviously felt betrayed and confused.”
Scarlett, who recently revealed when she was at her lowest, is said to have supported her mother and helped her seek support to kick her habit.
The insider continued: “Once Betty broke down and explained what had happened Scarlett couldn’t have been more supportive.
“The whole family has had to give Betty the emotional and physical support she needs.
“Scarlett has done lots of research into the perils of online gambling and hopes that by this story coming out she and Betty can help others in a similar position.
“Betty is still getting therapy, but has all the love and support of her family to beat this.
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“She’s determined to come out the other side and for some good to emerge from this heartbreaking situation.”
Scarlett’s representative declined to comment when contacted by OK! online.
The Moffatt family rose to fame after appearing on Gogglebox in 2014. Scarlett’s fame skyrocketed as she appeared on I’m A Celebrity in 2016 and won.
She has since undertaken hosting roles on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celeb’s Extra Camp. Scarlett now presents dating show Love Bites.
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