Mom says Ukrainian refugee ‘wore low-cut top and red lips’ to get her man

Sofia Karkadym, 22, and Tony Garnett, 29, are now looking for a property to live together after leaving Lorna Garnett (right) (Pictures: NB Press)

A mother of two whose partner dumped her for a Ukrainian refugee has shared her grief.

Lorna Garnett, 28, had her ‘reservations’ about letting a stranger into their home in Bradford, West Yorkshire, but her beloved Tony, 29, was adamant and he joined Facebook groups where the Ukrainians were looking for sponsors.

After Sofiia Karkadym, 22, who was fleeing the fighting in Lviv, moved in earlier this month, Lorna said she was shocked to see her wearing “low-cut tops” and makeup to her advantage.

“She set her sights on Anthony early on, decided she wanted him and she took him,” she told The Sun.

“She didn’t care about the devastation that was left. Everything I knew was turned upside down in the space of two weeks.

According to Lorna, Sofia wore no makeup, did her hair, and made no effort to look good during the day.

But she said that changed after 5 p.m., when Tony was due to come home. She claims she would come down in red lipstick, with her hair styled up and wearing a low-cut top.

Lorna Garnett says the refugee ‘set her sights on Anthony’ from the start (Picture: NB PRESS LTD)

Sofia flew to Manchester on May 4 after arranging her stay with Tony on Facebook (Picture: NB Press)

Sofia Karkadym, 22, and Tony Garnett, 29

Tony had wanted to help a Ukrainian refugee, but was tired of waiting for the Home Office to find a match and was looking for himself (Picture: NB Press)

Sofia Karkadym, 22, and Tony Garnett, 29

The two bonded as Tony spoke Slovak, which is similar to Ukrainian (Picture: NB Press)

Sofia Karkadym, 22, and Tony Garnett, 29

They often stayed up late to watch TV together after Lorna went to bed (Picture: NB Press)

“At first, I thought to myself that I was imagining it or that I was irrationally jealous. But unfortunately, I was right all along,” she said.

IT manager Sofiaa flew to Manchester on May 4 and went to live with the couple, who had been together for eight years, and their daughters, aged three and six.

Tony, who works at an NHS reception centre, said the couple “just clicked” and got along very well, in part because they can speak Slovak, which is similar to Ukrainian.

This left Lorna not understanding what they were talking about and feeling like “a third wheel.” His suspicions only got worse.

Within days, tensions rose as the two grew closer, staying up late at night to watch TV together, while Lorna went to bed.

Sofia Karkadym, 22, and Tony Garnett, 29

The new couple now live with Tony’s parents (Picture: NB Press)

EMBARGOED 8.30PM 05/22/22 LORNA GARNETT STRANGE LOVE PARTNER RAT UKRAINE REFUGEE TONY GARNETT AND MOTHER OF HIS TWO CHILDREN

Lorna had two children with her ex-partner (Picture: NB PRESS LTD)

Sofia Karkadym, 22, and Tony Garnett, 29

It took just 10 days for their love to blossom (Picture: NB Press)

EMBARGOED 8.30PM 05/22/22 LORNA GARNETT STRANGE LOVE PARTNER RAT UKRAINE REFUGEE TONY GARNETT AND MOTHER OF HIS TWO CHILDREN

The mother-of-two initially thought she was irrationally jealous (Picture: NB PRESS LTD)

Sofia Karkadym, 22, and Tony Garnett, 29

Tony and Sofia have begun the process of obtaining a permanent visa for her (Photo: NB Press)

Both Tony and Sofia said that while they “got along brilliantly”, it was still “innocent” at the time.

But a neighbor tipped off Lorna after spotting the two talking intimately outside the house.

Eventually, she snapped and kicked Sofia out. But Tony then told his partner, “If she’s going, I’m going.”

Then, just 10 days after Sofia arrived, the new couple packed up and moved in with Tony’s parents.

They have now started looking for a property together and started the process of obtaining a permanent visa for Sofia.

Reflecting on the situation, Lorna said it was a major decision to let a stranger into the family home, but the situation in Ukraine was so terrifying that she decided it was the right thing to do.

“And that’s how Sofia paid me back for giving her a home,” she added.

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