The mother of a missing aristocrat who disappeared with her newborn baby and her sex boyfriend has sent an emotional open letter to her daughter.
Virginie de Selliers pledged to stand by Constance Marten, 35, and her grandson, telling her: “You are not alone in this situation. We will support you in any way we can.’
Constance and her partner Mark Gordon, 48, have been ‘off the grid’ since their car broke down on the M61 on January 5.
They are reportedly sleeping rough after buying camping gear from an Argos in London.
Gordon was deported after serving time for raping and beating a woman in her 20s in Florida when he was 14 years old.
It is the first time Miss Marten’s mother has spoken publicly about her daughter’s disappearance.
In the letter, Madame de Selliers writes: “An open letter to my beloved daughter Constance.
“I know you well enough. you are focused, intelligent, passionate and complex with so much to offer the world.
So many of your friends have come forward to say such positive things about you, assuring us of their warmest love and support for you and your family.
“You have made choices in your personal adult life that have proven challenging, however I respect them, I know you want to keep your precious newborn child at all costs.
“With all you’ve been through, this baby cannot be taken away from you, but needs to be cared for in a kind and warm environment.
“I want to help you and my grandson. You deserve the chance to build a new life, create a stable family, and enjoy the same freedoms that most of us have.
“Constanza, I will do everything I can to stand by you and my grandchild. You are not alone in this situation. We will support you in any way we can.
“I am ready to do whatever it takes to help you recover from this terrible experience so you can thrive and enjoy motherhood.
“I love and miss you mom xx.”
The missing couple have so far eluded police detection by moving around frequently and keeping their faces obscured from CCTV images.
A £10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to their safekeeping.
Police say the pair appear to have plenty of physical cash, allowing them to avoid digital payments that could be tracked.
Constance grew up at her family’s Crichel House estate in Dorset, which was put on the market for £100 million in 2010 before being sold to a US buyer.
Her father, film and music producer Napier Martin, had previously made a heartbreaking appeal to return home.
Appealing to his daughter in an audio message given to the Independent, Mr Marten said: “Dear Constance, although we remain estranged at the moment, I am by my side, as I always have been and as the family have always done, to do whatever ,what is. necessary for your safe return to us.
“Please find a way to hand yourself and your little one over to the police as soon as possible so that you and he or she are protected.
“Only then can a process of healing and recovery begin, however long it may take, however difficult it may be.
“I would like you to understand that the family will do whatever is necessary for your well-being. And I also wish you to understand that you are very much loved no matter the circumstances.
“We are deeply concerned for your and your baby’s well-being.”
Gordon, who had moved to America with his family in 1989, was jailed for 20 years before being deported back to the UK in 2010, where he will have to register on the Sex Offenders’ Register.
Court documents also show he was gone for six weeks before his arrest.
Gordon and Ms Marten met in 2016, prompting her to drop out of acting school and cut ties with her family.
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