Rep. Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband says it was his fault the 36-year-old lawmaker spent an evening vaping, fondling, being fondled and making a scene during a performance from the musical Beetlejuice.
Jayson Boebert on Monday asked “the people of Colorado’s 3rd District and across the country” to give the elected official “a chance,” insisting that her actions were simply her acting after a “devastating divorce “.
Ms. Boebert took a similar line, attributing her actions and subsequent expulsion from a Denver theater to her “public and difficult divorce.”
Jayson said he took “full responsibility” for “the breakdown of our marriage”, stressing that he had cheated on the congresswoman.
“I have been unfaithful to Lauren in so many ways,” he wrote in a Facebook post, adding that he hoped people “show grace and mercy to Lauren during this troubling season.”
He apparently felt compelled to share the details of their complicated ending after “watching the attacks on Lauren” that followed her expulsion from the theater.
After insisting that Ms Boebert was an “exceptional wife” who loved and supported him, he said he was “devastated by the pain I caused her”.
He went on to repeatedly say that it was his fault that his adult wife – a mother and grandmother – had been rowdy and obscene during a public performance, before showering the MP with compliments and to promise to regain his trust.
“Lauren, if you are reading this, please know that I am committed to doing everything in my power to rebuild the trust that was broken. I’m standing behind you. You are the most hardworking person I know, selfless and overflowing with love,” he wrote.
He then asked the audience to “show grace and mercy” to Ms. Boebert, and that she “deserves a chance to earn your forgiveness and regain trust.”
Mrs. Boebert acknowledged her husband’s prostrate mea culpa and offered a response to The daily beast.
“I am grateful to hear Jayson’s heartfelt comments. This is a new season for us, grace and prayers for our family are welcome from all,” she told the outlet.
While many Americans feel the pain of divorce, fewer deal with it by disrupting school plays and engaging in teenage sex acts in public.
Despite this, Ms Boebert insists that is exactly why she did what she did. She explained after a video surfaced of her and her date, Quinn Gallagher, co-owner of the Aspen bar, being kicked out of the venue.
“There is no perfect plan for navigating a public and difficult divorce, which over the past few months has been a difficult personal time for me and my entire family,” Ms. Boebert wrote on Facebook. “I tried to handle it with strength and grace as best I could, but I just didn’t hit my mark on Sunday. This is unacceptable and I am sorry.
She told TMZ on Monday that “all upcoming parties have been canceled.”
Ms Boebert revealed she broke off relations with Mr Gallagher the same day Jayson posted his pleading message on social media.