According to Jessica, the worst part was that her ex-wife didn’t want to discuss their split. “She said she did not want to talk about it, and there was nothing I could do to repair our marriage,” Jessica said. So, seemingly stunned and devastated, Jessica turned her mind to other matters regarding the welfare of their daughters.
After Jessica and her ex-wife broke up, then, they split the childcare between them. Yet the former said she looked after them for the majority of the time. “I continued parenting the sisters five days a week for a few years,” she told the BBC. “But when Alice was ten, my ex-partner blocked [her] on her phone, cut off all contact with her and refused to return her younger sister following a vacation.”