Hope Stubbings, 27, said the England rugby legend persuaded her to turn a blind eye to him sleeping with other women
Danny Cipriani’s girlfriend allegedly dumped him because of his ‘controlling’ behaviour which she claims left her suicidal.
Hope Stubbings, 27, said the England rugby legend made her feel that she ‘belonged to him’ and persuaded her to turn a blind eye to him sleeping with other women.
The mother-of-one told a friend their relationship was so unhealthy that she had considered ‘ending it all’, the Sun report.
Cipriani, 30, allegedly defended his behaviour by saying that his memory was very short given that he spent his career being hit in the head on a rugby pitch.
Hope, a mental health manager, confided in her friend: ‘He’s the most controlling person I have ever met.
‘If you’re like Danny and able to be with almost any woman you want, that becomes really boring so he finds other ways to get a kick.
‘Just being with somebody for a night is not enough for him. He doesn’t get the same sort of thrill.’
Hope, who is studying for a master’s degree in neuroscience, began to question her sanity because Cipriani made her so reliant on him, she told the friend.
In one of her messages, she said their relationship was ‘unhealthy’, and that she had become an ’emotional wreck’ and been robbed of her ‘positive personality’.
‘In my darkest hours, of which there have been many, I have thought about ending it all,’ she wrote.
Hope and Cipriani allegedly began seeing each other after meeting on Instagram last November.
Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani arrives for the pre-season friendly match at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, just days after his conviction after a nightclub brawl in Jersey
But three months into their relationship, he is alleged to have sent her a text which read: ‘I’ve met someone, babe’.
Hope claims from then on he had a series of liaisons with other women, but begged her not to stop seeing him.
She told her friend: ‘He established from the beginning that I belonged to him. I had to be available whenever he wanted to see me.’
Cipriani was fined £2,000 at Jersey Magistrates’ Court this month after he admitted assaulting a bouncer and injuring a policewoman while resisting arrest.