09/09/2014 13:16 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Jealous Mum Makes Dad Wear 'Stay Away, Girls' T-Shirt

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A jealous mum made the father of their five-year-old daughter wear a T-shirt covered in pictures of the two of them together to warn off girls who might fancy him.

Abbie Bartlett, 20, had the shirt custom-made for her boyfriend of six years, Leon Connolly, 24, to wear on holiday to Ibiza.

It bears the hands-off message: "I love my girlfriend Abbie, I hate the girls in Ibiza, so please stay away from me."

But Abbie is now worried the shirt might have the opposite effect – because flirtatious girls love a challenge!

Abbie, from Newcastle, produced the shirt as a surprise as Leon was packing his bags to leave. Abbie said: "When I took it in to the printing shop and explained what I wanted I swear they must have thought I was a psycho.

"Leon wasn't expecting it, I had mentioned that I would make him a T-shirt but didn't think I actually would.

"He saw the funny side of it because it is really just a joke, he and I have a really similar sense of humour.

"He ended up laughing about it and even posed for pictures wearing it."

Abbie, a criminology student at Northumbria University, said: "Leon said he definitely will wear it in Ibiza now because he's practically famous, but I think it might have the opposite effect.

"Now that everyone has seen it online I think it might just attract loads of girls... some girls like a challenge.

"I have absolutely no reason to be jealous or possessive because I know Leon would never cheat on me.

"We met when we were really young and have been together ever since. I trust him completely and we've been on separate holidays before, that's just how our relationship works, we do our own thing."

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Leon, who is in a band called Good Friend and works in a warehouse, left Newcastle three days ago for a festival in Ireland and flies out to Ibiza this Friday.

He said: "At first I thought is she serious? She wanted me to wear it to all the big clubs like Pacha etc.

"But now I get that it's a joke I'm happy enough to go along with it, that's just how our relationship is it's just silly.

"People have been saying that wearing the t-shirt might attract girls, some girls will definitely take it as some sort off challenge.

"I just have to laugh about it, Abbie is the only girl for me an we both know that!"

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