A young doctor who was stabbed 11 times and doused in gasoline by an ex-boyfriend she met on Tinder is now married after finding love again.
Angela Jay’s former partner Paul Lambert left her for dead after breaking into her Port Macquarie home in November 2016 and hiding in a closet until she returned from work.
The couple had met three months earlier, but Lambert became jealous when the then 28-year-old tried to end the relationship after six weeks.
Dr Angela Jay pictured with her husband Dr Ben Hardy (right and left together). The couple tied the knot earlier this month, five years after she was nearly killed by ex-Tinder date Paul Lambert
Lambert, 36, was later shot dead by police on Pacific Highway, about 90 miles north of Bonville, after a high-speed chase and stalemate.
Dr Jay has since found love again with another doctor.
The obstetrician-gynaecologist is now married to Dr Ben Hardy, 32, after he tied the knot in an idyllic ceremony in Newcastle earlier this month.
The domestic violence survivor said she never got off to a good start after her near-death experience, and eventually Dr. Hardy met by chance at work.
“You find love when you don’t look for it,” she told 7Lifestyle.
‘[My husband] supports me in such a way that I can realize all my wildest dreams… he just makes me feel very safe.
“Having that person who always encourages you has really helped with my recovery as well as continuing with my career goals.”
dr. Angela Jay has started rebuilding her life, five years after she was left for dead by an ex-boyfriend
dr. Jay is an advocate for victims of domestic violence and has turned to dating apps to check their users’ histories for violent crimes. Pictured is a photo she shared online of the scars she bears from the attack
She said she opened up to her husband about her harrowing experience and told him about the little things that caused her post-traumatic stress disorder.
dr. Jay has also become an outspoken advocate for victims of domestic violence and campaigns for dating apps to check their users’ histories for violent crimes before allowing them to open an account.
She has previously said she had no idea her attacker was the subject of 10 arrests for violence against five different women until she tried to end the relationship.
Dr Jay is on a mission calling on dating apps to check its users’ histories for violent crimes
Paul Lambert (pictured) put out Dr. Angela Jay with a knife 11 times and doused her with gasoline in a horrific attack
He had been expelled from the US 18 months before the attack for stalking another woman.
Lambert — then his birth name Paul Michael Scales — was arrested on May 11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida for violating a restraining order against another woman he was obsessed with.
He was also on parole at the time for assaulting a woman in Queensland.
Dr Jay found love with a fellow doctor (pictured) and they married in an idyllic ceremony earlier this month
After the attack that nearly killed her, Dr. Jay became the target of the victim’s guilt for going to Tinder to find love.
“Most women are raised with fear that they play a big role in maintaining their own personal safety,” she told the magazine.
“But when we talk about preventing violence, we need to shift the focus from the victim to the perpetrator.”
dr. Jay still bears the physical scars from the horrific attack that nearly killed her
In September 2017, Dr Jay told the Daily Mail Australia that she cannot look at photos of the man who has hurt her and is shocked when she comes into contact with men who resemble him.
All it takes is a man walking past her on the street wearing her attacker’s cologne to trigger a crippling bout of PTSD.
“Even though my attacker is gone, the memory of him and what he did scares me every day,” said Dr. Jay.
“I think recovery from major trauma takes time – I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll never be the same person I was before.
“I think about the attack every day – sometimes it’s short, sometimes it isn’t.”
“And of course I have the scars – every time I see them I come back. One of the scars on my arm is very painful and uncomfortable to touch, which also brings me back.”