Nathaniel Dimond, 31, rained blows down on Patsy Jacobs, 36, after accusing her of texting other men. The 6ft 3in thug attack took place in front of her 15-year-old daughter, who was threatened with the same treatment and when she tried to intervene.
Dimond was jailed for five-and-a-half years for the brutal battering, which left Ms Jacobs unrecognisable.
Speaking out for the first time since the attack, Mr Jacobs, from Calne, Wiltshire, said:
“He was stressed out so I sent him out to get some cigarettes and hoped that would calm him down when he came back.
“He got back and had my phone and said there were messages from other guys on it and he shoved the phone in his pocket. I couldn’t believe he punched me and he kept punching me like he was in a boxing match.
“My daughter came into the room and said ‘what have you done to my mum’s face?’ and he stopped then, started crying and said he was really sorry. If she didn’t come in I think he would have carried on.
“I didn’t have any recollection of time, I probably lost consciousness but I remember the paramedics came but I couldn’t place the voices.”