Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert has filed for a divorce from her husband of 18 years, the congresswoman announced on Tuesday.
“It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband. I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process,” Boebert said in a statement to The Post.
Boebert, 36, and her husband, Jayson, were married in 2005 and share four children together.
“I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult. This is truly about irreconcilable differences,” the firebrand conservative continued.
She said she will not comment further on the divorce “out of respect for our children and will continue to work hard to represent the people of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.”
A divorce hearing has been scheduled for May 31 in Mesa County, court records show.
The congresswoman’s husband told The Daily Mail that he was “torn” over the divorce.
“I am torn by this, a very sad thing. A horrible moment in my life,” he told the outlet.
“I love her too much to say anything bad about her. She is the mother of my children and my partner for the last 20 years. Please just let me have some peace,” he said.
According to Boebert’s book “My American Life,” she and Jayson met when she was 16 and working at a Burger King, and they “fell in love immediately.” She said the pair tried to get married in Las Vegas after four months of dating but were denied because of their age.
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