A mother-of-three has revealed how her friend's fiancé brutally attacked her because the washing up hadn't been done.
Amy White, 30, of Rustington, West Sussex, was beaten up by Alexis Poupard, 34, in August 2018.
Ms White, who is unable to work due to the PTSD from the attack, was left with a broken jaw and cheekbone, a fractured eye socket and loose front teeth after Poupard violently punched and kicked her in the head.
Amy White from Rustington, West Sussex, was beaten up by Alexis Poupard, 34, in August 2018 after she arrived back at his home along with his partner Laura
Alexis Poupard, 34, pictured, was jailed for nine years following the brutal attack on Ms White
Poupard was jailed for nine years and three months after pleading guilty to attacking Ms White and her two friends.
Ms White says: 'Alexis had never been violent before, so it was such a shock when he attacked us.
'It just shows you how you never really know someone.
'We were so lucky to escape with our lives.'
Ms White had met Poupard's now ex-partner, Laura Poupard, 33, in 2013 at a barbecue and the two became close friends.
By September 2017, Ms Poupard was pregnant and engaged to her boyfriend Alexis Poupard.
Ms White said: 'Alexis was not the kind of man you messed with. He was huge with broad shoulders and bulging muscles.
'I found him quite intimidating.'
In May 2018, Ms Poupard had her fourth baby and a few months later, in August, days before her wedding, she invited Amy and her kids round to her house.
Ms White said: 'It was a scorching day and we were looking forward to relaxing in the garden.
Ms White said she could not believe that her friend's partner would attack her
Several of Ms White's teeth were knocked loose during the brutal assault in West Sussex
'But when Alexis returned home from work later that day, he began swearing and banging around in the kitchen.
'Laura handed me her baby and went inside to find out what was wrong.
'I could hear Alexis shouting, then Laura fled outside telling me that he was angry that she'd not done the washing up.'
Ms White and Ms Poupard cleaned the kitchen while Poupard went to the shop.
The pair took the children back to Ms White's house to avoid Poupard.
By 10.30pm that night, Ms Poupard had run out of baby milk and nappies.
The shops were shut so they returned to Ms Poupard's home