The heartbroken wife of disgraced rugby league player Joe Westerman has said his actions have torn their family apart and that she felt ‘physically sick’ after he was filmed engaging in a sex act with a woman in an alleyway last weekend.
Lauren Westerman, 33, said the shocking clip filmed outside of a Yorkshire Greggs in the early hours of the morning had caused irreparable harm to her and her children but she added was ‘glad’ she had seen it before kissing him again.
The devastated wife spent Valentine’s Day alone with their three children, saying she felt ‘so sorry’ for them after they were cruelly sent the video on Snapchat by other children at their school.
The woman in the video is thought to be the wife of one of the back rower’s best friends and has now lost her job following the incident, according to Ms Westerman.
Ms Westerman said she would ‘never be able to get it out of my mind’ after telling friends her marriage to the Castleford Tigers star was ‘one trillion per cent finished’.
Lauren Westerman, 33, (pictured at the family home in Castlewood yesterday) said her husband’s actions had caused irreparable harm to her and her children
Castleford Tigers Rugby League star Joe Westerman (pictured at training on Tuesday) was seen for the first time since the sex tape scandal
She told The Sun: ‘There are absolutely no excuses for what he’s done, not just to me but to our children and wider family.
‘I went on to Twitter and saw it had been deleted and deleted loads of times and then about half an hour later it was posted.
‘I just felt physically sick.’
She added: ‘Truth is, he only told me because it was on social media.
‘But I’m glad it was found because the thought of kissing him after that just makes me feel sick.’
Ms Westerman said that Mr Westerman had confessed to his actions the following day after he had been caught with the blonde estate agent following a day-long drinking session.
He later made a grovelling public apology to his family and friends after the graphic video went viral on Twitter.
Speaking about the woman in the video, Ms Westerman said: ‘It’s the children I feel for. Our children and her children.
‘She’ll never live it down. She’s lost her job and there are memes of her sweeping the internet, her children are going to see that.’
She reiterated that her marriage to Joe is ‘one trillion per cent finished’ and that she has been left ‘numb’ over the incident.
The pair got married in 2014 and share three children together.
It’s believed Joe has also been shunned by his so-called best friend who he has known for many years.
Westerman was caught (pictured) performing a sex act on a woman who was not his wife last weekend
Ms Westerman said her marriage to the rugby star is over after his actions, saying: ‘the thought of kissing him after that just makes me feel sick’
Ms Westerman pictured yesterday at her home in Castleford after she spent Valentine’s Day alone with her children
Joe Westerman (pictured last month) – who was handed a ‘substantial fine’ by his club said he was ‘incredibly remorseful’ after being caught
The rugby star’s club ordered him to help educate young people on the effects of alcohol and ‘dangers of social media when in the public eye’
Joe was a member of his pal’s wedding party when he tied the knot more than 10 years ago.
A friend told MailOnline: ‘There’s two families whose lives have been shattered by this.
One friend of Lauren’s said: ‘The marriage is over for good and Joe knows that. There is no way Lauren will ever take him back.’
MailOnline revealed this week how Lauren – who married the loose forward in 2014 – hadn’t spoken to her husband since the footage emerged and was focusing on protecting their children.
The primary school teacher said: ‘I just wish it had never happened. My poor children!’
Now she has told friends there is no way back for the Castleford Tigers player.
Lauren told how she was left ‘shocked and numb’ by the betrayal and the impact it would have on their children, particularly their 15-year-old daughter.
She reportedly told friends: ‘There’s no way you can come back after something so horrific.
‘It is one trillion per cent finished.
The rugby player – who was handed a ‘substantial fine’ by his club said he was ‘incredibly remorseful’ after being caught out.
The club also ordered the back-rower to help educate young people on the effects of alcohol and ‘dangers of social media when in the public eye’.
Originally from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, Westerman started his career with Castleford Tigers in 2007 after graduating from junior club the Featherstone Lions.