Rep. Lauren Boebert and her ex-husband have had a series of public spats. Here's a timeline of their relationship.

  • Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and her ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, got married in 2005.

  • In March, Lauren Boebert announced the oldest of their four sons, Tyler, 18, was going to be a dad.

  • Lauren Boebert filed for divorce in May. It was finalized in October.

In May, Rep. Lauren Boebert announced that, "with a heavy weight on my heart," she had filed for divorce from her husband, Jayson Boebert, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Their divorce was finalized in October after a court hearing in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The split came two decades after the couple met while she was working at McDonald's at the age of 16, and he was 22.

Boebert, a two-term Colorado Republican, and Jayson married in 2005 and have four sons together. She became a 36-year-old grandmother last year when her teenage son fathered a child with his girlfriend.

Here's a timeline of the Boeberts' 20-year relationship.

Circa 2003: Lauren Roberts and Jayson Boebert met at Burger King when she was 16 and he was 22.

Lauren Boebert, her husband Jayson Boebert, and their four sons.
Lauren Boebert, her husband, Jayson Boebert, and their four sons.Lauren Boebert for Congress

Lauren Boebert, who briefly worked at Burger King before returning to McDonald's, met Jayson when he stopped by for lunch with coworkers from the oil rig where he worked.

"From that moment, Jayson Boebert and I have been together," she wrote of their first encounter in her 2022 memoir, "My American Life." "He just took my breath away. I fell in love with Jayson immediately, and I knew, without doubt, that he was the man I was meant to be with — for better or for worse — forever."

She also wrote that they did not break any Colorado laws while they were dating and that her mother approved of their relationship. The age of consent in Colorado is 17.

January 2004: Jayson Boebert was arrested and charged with public indecency and lewd exposure after exposing his penis at a bowling alley.

Lauren Boebert with a serious expression
Lauren Boebert in June 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

In 2004, Jayson Boebert was arrested and charged with public indecency and lewd exposure after he exposed his penis to two women at the Fireside Lanes bowling alley in Rifle, Colorado. He pleaded guilty and served four days in jail and two years' probation.

In her memoir, Lauren Boebert says her husband didn't expose himself and simply "acted like he was going to unzip his pants" after having too much to drink. She adds that police were called after he threw a basket of fries at the owner of the bowling alley.

"He knew the truth — and the truth was, he didn't do what he was accused of," she writes. "But the entire experience opened Jayson's eyes to the reality that he needed the alcohol and anger management classes that came with the plea deal."

Representatives for Lauren Boebert did not respond to requests for comment.

March 2005: She gave birth to their oldest son, Tyler, when she was 18.

Lauren Boebert with her husband Jayson and four sons.
Boebert with her husband and four sons.Lauren Boebert for Congress

Lauren Boebert, who began working at McDonald's when she was 15, dropped out of high school in 2004 when she became pregnant.

"I was a brand-new mom, and I had to make hard decisions on successfully raising my child, or getting to high school biology class. And I chose to take care of my child," she told The Durango Herald while campaigning in 2020.

The Boeberts now have four sons: Tyler, now 18, Brody, Kaydon, and Roman. According to her website, her youngest son is 10.

June 2005: Lauren and Jayson Boebert got married.

Lauren Boebert and her husband Jayson Boebert in 2020
Lauren Boebert and her husband, Jayson Boebert, in November.RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

In "My American Life," Lauren Boebert writes that she and Jayson had originally wanted to get married four months after they met, when she was still 16. They even drove to A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas but found out when they got there that they couldn't wed until she turned 17.

May 2013: The Boeberts opened Shooters Grill, a gun-themed restaurant where waitstaff carried firearms as they served patrons.

Lauren Boebert
Lauren Boebert poses for a portrait at Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, on April 24, 2018.EMILY KASK/AFP via Getty Images

Menu items at Shooters Grill included an "M16 burrito" and a "bump stock corned beef hash."

The Boeberts also owned another restaurant, Smokehouse 1776, which attracted controversy in 2017 when The Daily Beast reported dozens of people at a local Colorado rodeo came down with symptoms of food poisoning after consuming the restaurant's pork sliders.

A spokesperson from Lauren Boebert's campaign told The Daily Beast at the time that Smokehouse 1776 "did not receive a fine or have any other type of disciplinary action" after a county health-office inspection. The restaurant is no longer in business.

Shooters Grill closed last year after the restaurant's landlord did not renew its lease. Boebert, a staunch gun-rights activist, told the Post Independent at the time that she and her husband were hoping to revive the Shooters brand through a different venture.

November 2020: Lauren Boebert was elected to the House of Representatives.

Lauren Boebert speaks at a campaign rally in 2020
Boebert speaks at a campaign rally in 2020.JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images

Boebert defeated her Democratic challenger Diane Mitsch Bush, becoming the first woman to represent Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.

That same year, she marked her 15th wedding anniversary in a post on Twitter.

"Happy anniversary to the most selfless man I know!" she wrote. "Thank you, Jayson, for standing with me in every season. I've learned by allowing our strengths to cover one another's weaknesses, we are steadfast and immovable. I love that I get to live life having you by my side!"

August 2022: Lauren Boebert's neighbors in Colorado called 911 after Jayson Boebert was accused of running over their mailbox during a dispute.

Lauren Boebert and Jayson Boebert
Lauren Boebert, left, and her husband, Jayson Boebert, in November.RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

On the evening of August 4, a neighbor called 911 after asking one of Boebert's sons to stop speeding down the street in a dune buggy, The Denver Post reported.

"He's going like 50 miles an hour, and this is a residential lane — there's kids," a neighbor told 911 dispatchers, according to calls obtained by the news outlet. "We tried to stop him, and he'd just freaking cuss at us and just left."

A second neighbor called 911 alleging that Jayson Boebert had struck the neighbor's mailbox with his truck. The neighbor added that Jayson Boebert claimed "that someone took a swing at his kid, and nobody did."

"I'm sure he's loaded to the hilt. Do you know who his wife is? Lauren Boebert. She's loaded. They all have guns," a neighbor said in a 911 call obtained by The Denver Post. "He just got chest to chest, face-to-face, looking to fight."

When Sheriff Lou Vallario arrived on the scene, he said all the parties "agreed to work it out as neighbors," The Denver Post said, adding: "No charges. No further action," according to the Post.

Representatives for Lauren Boebert did not respond to requests for comment.

November 2022: Lauren Boebert narrowly won reelection to Congress. Jayson Boebert joined his wife at the voting booth on Election Day.

Lauren Boebert and Jayson Boebert vote in 2020
Boebert watches her husband hand his ballot to an election staff member on Election Day.RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

They were also joined by their son Roman.

A recount confirmed that Lauren Boebert won with 50.06% of the vote, while her Democratic challenger Adam Frisch received 49.89%, CNN reported.

December 2022: The Boeberts' teenage son called 911 to report that his dad was "throwing" him around the house. Jayson Boebert said "nothing physical" happened.

Lauren Boebert in December 2021.
Lauren Boebert at the Capitol in December 2021.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In the December 11 emergency call obtained by Business Insider's Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, the Boeberts' son was sobbing, gasping for air, and had trouble speaking while saying his dad was "throwing me around."

The teen also told the 911 dispatcher that his mother had been living in a farmhouse at an attached property because the family was having "problems."

Less than five minutes later, the teen called back and said that his dad "didn't really get physical with me." Then Lauren Boebert took the phone, telling the dispatcher that her son "doesn't need help" but agreed to let officers come talk to him and her husband.

Jayson Boebert told BI he had gotten into an argument with the teen but that "nothing physical" happened.

In a police log from the incident, an officer said Jayson Boebert said he got into a verbal argument with his son and told him to go to the farmhouse to be with his mother.

The teen "said he wasn't sure why he said that his dad hurt him, but he was upset," the log said.

The officer said there were no physical marks on the teen, both Jayson Boebert and Lauren Boebert were cooperative, and no crime was committed.

"The safety and well-being of my family are the most important things in the world to me," Lauren Boebert told BI at the time. "We've had some tough times and heartache. I've taken action to ensure there are better days ahead for all of us."

March 2023: Lauren Boebert announced their then-17-year-old son, Tyler, was expecting a baby with his girlfriend, which would make her a "36-year-old grandmother."

Lauren Boebert at CPAC
Lauren Boebert speaks at CPAC in 2023.Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

In an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Committee's women's breakfast, Boebert said that she and her husband were "so excited to welcome this new life," a baby boy due in April.

"Now, any of you who have young children who are giving life, there are some questions that pop up. There's some fear that arises," she said. "Now my son, when I approached him and told him, 'Tyler, I'm going to be a 36-year-old grandmother,' he said, 'Well, didn't you make Granny a 36-year-old granny?' 'I said, 'Yes, I did.' He said, 'Well then, it's hereditary.'"

April 2023: The Boeberts' grandson was born.

Lauren Boebert holds her grandson on the steps of the Capitol
Lauren Boebert walks down the House steps holding her grandson.Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images

In June, the two-term Colorado Republican revealed that her grandson had been born while discussing her ongoing feud with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Fox News with Sean Hannity.

"Sean, I did not put my life on pause and leave my four boys and my now grandson to come here and just get in spats with people,' she told Hannity. "I came here to legislate and to be effective for Coloradans, Coloradans who are suffering from the Democrats' policy. Marjorie is not my enemy. Joe Biden's policy, the Democrats, that is my enemy that I am combating right now."

May 2023: Lauren Boebert confirmed that she filed for divorce from her husband, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Lauren Boebert with an American flag in the background.
Lauren Boebert attends a news conference in March 2023.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The congresswoman sued for parental-decision making power and child support for the couple's four sons.

"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," Lauren Boebert said in a statement to The Colorado Sun. "I've always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult."

The statement continued: "This is truly about irreconcilable differences. I do not intend to discuss this matter any further in public out of respect for our children, and will continue to work hard to represent the people of Colorado's 3rd Congressional District."

September 2023: She apologized for behavior that resulted in her getting removed from a performance of "Beetlejuice" at a Denver theater, citing her "public and difficult divorce."

Rep. Lauren Boebert vaping, left, and a Broadway performance of "Beetlejuice," right, in a composite image.
Rep. Lauren Boebert vaping, left, and a Broadway performance of "Beetlejuice," right, in a composite image.9NEWS via Denvers Arts and Venues, Getty Images

Lauren Boebert was captured on video vaping during a performance of the musical "Beetlejuice" at a Denver theater. The video also appeared to show her being fondled by her date during the play.

According to incident reports filed by officials and initially obtained by the Denver Post, Boebert and her date were issued a warning during intermission after three theatergoers complained that they were singing, filming on their phones, and vaping. Five minutes into the show's second act, they were escorted out for "being loud" and recording the show on their phones.

In a statement, Lauren Boebert apologized for her behavior, saying that she was "truly sorry for the unwanted attention my Sunday evening in Denver has brought to the community."

"There's no perfect blueprint for going through a public and difficult divorce, which over the past few months has made for a challenging personal time for me and my entire family," the statement continued. "I've tried to handle it with strength and grace as best I can, but I simply fell short of my values on Sunday. That's unacceptable and I'm sorry."

Jayson Boebert also came to his now ex-wife's defense, writing in a lengthy Facebook post that he was unfaithful "in so many ways" and he was the "root" of problems in their relationship.

"I am asking for you all to show grace and mercy towards Lauren in this troubling season," Boebert wrote. "She deserves a chance to earn your forgiveness and regain trust. I have broke her down in so many ways, but she will come out stronger as she always does, and so will I."

October 2023: Lauren Boebert and Jayson Boebert's divorce was finalized.

Lauren Boebert walks up the House steps as journalists hold microphones up to her
Lauren Boebert walks up the House steps for a vote.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Magistrate Katherine Barnes issued her final approval after a court hearing in Grand Junction, Colorado. Lauren Boebert will not pay any child support, with her lawyer, Annie Le Fleur, saying that Jayson Boebert provided "ample" support for the couple's children. Le Fleur also said at the hearing that the congresswoman will not be changing her name.

A spokesperson for Lauren Boebert's congressional office did not respond to a request for comment.

January 2024: Jayson Boebert is involved with an altercation with Lauren Boebert at a restaurant.

Lauren Boebert
Lauren Boebert outside the Capitol.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Jayson Boebert was arrested in January. Online records for the Garfield County Jail confirmed that the lawmaker's ex-husband was taken in and released.

The Daily Beast was the first to report an earlier incident on January 6 at a local restaurant. The aide told the outlet that Jayson Boebert asked his ex-wife to meet for dinner to apologize after he attempted to hug her while she picked up one of their sons from his home earlier that .

The aide said the restaurant meeting turned physical, during which Jayson Boebert "made a motion" towards her and Lauren Boebert "put her hand in his face" and "on his nose." Jayson Boebert then called the police to the restaurant, claiming he was a "victim of domestic violence."

Jayson Boebert is facing charges of disorderly conduct, third-degree trespass, and obstruction of a peace officer in relation to the restaurant incident. Lauren Boebert was cleared of any wrong doing.

Jayson Boebert told The Daily Beast he "made a mistake" and that they "both overreacted."

"This is a sad situation for all that keeps escalating and another reason I'm moving," Lauren Boebert said in a statement to The Denver Post through her campaign manager.

The Silt Police Department said after his arrest that Jayson Boebert's allegation about domestic violence was "unfounded." The department called attention to the fact that instead Boebert was facing charges related to the incident.

In February, Lauren Boebert was granted a temporary restraining order against her husband, the Associated Press reported.

January 2024: Jayson Boebert's son accuses him of assault.

Jayson Boebert booking photo
Jayson Boebert's booking photo.Garfield County Sheriff's Department

Three days after the restaurant incident, Tyler Boebert, 18, told a Garfield County emergency dispatcher that his father had shoved him to the ground, put his hand in his mouth, and had thrown his phone, according to a police report. He also warned the dispatcher that his father had armed himself with one of the "many" guns in the house and that he suspected he had been drinking.

Jayson Boebert was arrested over the incident and charged with prohibited use of weapons, harassment, and assault in the third degree. He is due in court in March.

February 2024: Tyler Boebert, 18, is arrested.

Lauren Boebert
Lauren Boebert leaves a House Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

According to a Facebook post by the Rifle Police Department, Tyler Boebert was arrested on Tuesday after a "recent string of vehicle trespass and property thefts" in the Colorado town located in Lauren Boebert's 3rd congressional district.

Garfield County Jail records show that Tyler Boebert is facing 22 charges including criminal possession of a financial device, criminal possession of ID documents, conspiracy to commit a felony, first-degree criminal trespass, and petty theft.

Family issues have continued to pull focus from Lauren Boebert's reelection campaign as she fights for a new seat in Colorado's 4th district. In a Facebook video, the congresswoman shared she hoped the move would provide a "fresh start following a pretty difficult year for me and my family."

Lauren Boebert didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from BI.

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