Lauren Boebert, the Garfield County Republican, announced on Tuesday that she has filed for divorce from her husband, Jayson, after being married for approximately two decades. In a written statement, the congresswoman expressed the heaviness in her heart and emphasized her gratitude for the years of marriage and their beautiful children. She emphasized the importance of privacy and love for their children during this challenging process, stating, “I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult.”
Boebert acknowledged that the decision was based on irreconcilable differences and expressed her intention not to discuss the matter further in public, out of respect for their children. She reassured her commitment to diligently represent the people of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. The couple has four sons, with their oldest being 17 years old and expecting to become a father in April. Boebert had announced her impending grandmotherhood during the Conservative Political Action Conference in March, highlighting that she would become a 36-year-old grandmother, just like her mother.
In her book, “My American Life,” Boebert provided details about her relationship with Jayson. She shared that they met when she was 16 and working at Burger King, and four months later, they attempted to get married in Las Vegas but were turned away due to Boebert’s young age. She clarified that their relationship was in accordance with Colorado laws, dismissing any assumptions or judgments. Boebert emphasized that their wedding was not a rushed affair.
Born in 1986, Boebert revealed that she had her first son in 2005, indicating that she was either 18 or 19 years old at the time. She recounted a pivotal moment when she dropped out of high school to accept a well-paying shift manager position at McDonald’s, which provided financial stability for her family.
Regarding Jayson’s past, Boebert shared that he pleaded guilty to public indecency and lewd exposure after an incident involving two girls at a bowling alley in January 2004. In her book, she clarified that while Jayson did not expose his genitals, his behavior suggested that he might. She mentioned that he attended alcohol and anger management classes as part of the plea deal related to the indecent exposure case.
Boebert secured her election to Congress in 2020, defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the GOP primary for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. She narrowly won reelection in 2022 and is anticipated to face a challenging race in 2024.