A jury has heard that in the days before her death at the hands of her cage fighter ex-partner a woman admitted having a ‘sugar daddy’.
Andrew Wadsworth, 37, accepts killing 32-year-old Melissa Belshaw but denies murdering her.
Jurors were also told that he had been released from prison two months before the incident at Ms Belshaw’s home on Upholland Road in Wigan.
In November 2011 he was sent to jail after being convicted of two counts of robbery, two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, aggravated burglary and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
On the fourth day of a Manchester Crown Court trial, prosecutors read text messages exchanged between Wadsworth and Ms Belshaw.
The jury has heard Wadsworth says he ‘lost control’ before the fatal attack on May 20 after ‘shock’ disclosures about her sex life.
They were told of a message sent in September last year, in which Wadsworth said to Ms Belshaw ‘you are a prostitute, you know you are and you f***** loads of people’.
She replied: “Ha ha ha, I sell my body, are you f****** mad.”
Jurors also heard about messages sent in the days before Ms Belshaw’s death.
On May 15, Ms Belshaw told Wadsworth: “I have loved you and always will in my head.
“You are my boy. I promise I have never slept behind your back.”
In another message she said: “Andrew I just had a sugar daddy, that’s all I used to have before I saw you.
“And that is that. The truth is out now. Boom.”
She added: “He sends me money every Monday, well used to.
“And I see him once a week for two hours.”
Wadsworth replied: “I will never tell anyone, I’m not like that, you know that.
“I can’t believe you are f****** him.”
In another message, Ms Belshaw said: “I have told you the truth, there’s no more secrets.”
She added: “You don’t know him. He’s 40 and from Liverpool.”
Wadsworth replied: “Melissa that’s being a brass.”
“Andrew I had to,” Ms Belshaw said in another message on May 15.
“I was going down a bad bad path. I hated myself.”
Ms Belshaw said she now had a shop which she described as being ‘everything I ever wanted’.
Wadsworth replied: “Melissa I looked after you all the time we were together. I absolutely loved you and adored you.”
In another message that same day, Ms Belshaw said: “If you want me to settle your mind I will pay for a lie detector myself.
“You make lies up in your own head.”
In a message sent to Wadsworth the day before her death, Ms Belshaw said: “You are making me look so bad.
“I wouldn’t make lies up about you.
“You will ruin my name over something not true.”
In a statement read to the court, Ms Belshaw’s mother said she had seen Wadsworth in May and said he ‘sounded weird like he was on something’.
She said she had been told Wadsworth had ‘grabbed’ Ms Belshaw ‘by the throat’ and ‘poured Lucozade over her head’.
“I was a bit concerned but Melissa said she was okay,” she said
Jurors have heard that Ms Belshaw died after suffering multiple stab wounds including to her heart, neck and chest, in what prosecutors have described as a ‘remorseless’ attack.
They were told he had been recalled to prison in January last year and was released on March 4 to ‘probation approved premises’.
Wadsworth, of Cranfield Road, Wigan, denies murder, attempted murder and making threats to kill.
The trial will continue next week.