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Scarlett Moffatt looks downcast as she's seen for first time since it was revealed her mum stole £50k from her account
SCARLETT Moffatt has been spotted out for the first time since it was revealed her mum Betty stole £50k from her bank account.
The 30-year-old former Gogglebox star appeared glum as she stepped out for a walk in County Durham.
Braving the cold weather, Scarlett sported a casual grey sweatshirt and joggers as she headed out.
She completed the everyday look with a long burgundy scarf, while her brunette locks were perfectly curled.
The TV star seemed deep in thought as she looked on her phone.
The outing follows shortly after The Sun revealed Scarlett's mum took £50,000 from her account to fund a gambling habit.
Betty, who has worked for her millionaire daughter since her 2016 I’m A Celebrity win, had planned to pay it back with a change of luck.
But the big win never materialised, leading to a heartbreaking confession that left Scarlett "betrayed and confused".
The much-loved star realised her mum needed counselling and vowed to help Betty, who checked into rehab.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: "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. But once Betty broke down and explained what had happened Scarlett couldn’t have been more supportive."
Companies House records last October showed Scarlett had become a millionaire after landing lucrative podcast and fashion deals.
She has previously described Betty as her best friend and "mamager", a nod to her career advice.
Betty owns shares in her daughter’s company — Northern Unicorn Productions.
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