Jayson Boebert, the ex-husband of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), said he was trying to rekindle their relationship on Saturday when an alleged fight broke out between the pair.
“I was telling her I want her back,” he told Westworld. “She started bringing up some of the things that she didn’t like that I have done in our relationship.”
Boebert divorced Jayson last October after 17 years of marriage.
An alleged physical altercation broke out between the pair Saturday night at Miner’s Club, a local restaurant, after the former couple agreed to meet hours after Jayson attempted to hug Boebert when she picked up their son from his home.
An aide to Boebert told the Daily Beast that during the meeting Jayson was “being disrespectful,” “being an asshole” and getting “lewd”. According to the aide, Jayson “made a motion” toward his ex-wife “to grab her” and that it was “an aggressive move, not romantic.” In the process of keeping him back, Boebert “put her hand in his face” and “put her hand on his nose.”
Jayson reportedly called the cops alleging that Boebert had “punched” him in the face several times and claimed to have a witness to the events. Boebert denies punching him.
In the interview with Westworld, Jayson says he “overreacted” and should’ve handled the situation differently.
“I should have handled it more responsibly,” he said. “I mean, look how it escalated. It turned into this big deal, and honestly, it’s just two people trying to figure out, you know, how to have peace with each other and how to move forward from here. It’s just unfortunate, because now it’s turned into this big story. And I know it’s hurt her. She’s a good person; she didn’t deserve that. And it just sucks when you’re kind of in the spotlight that, you know, any of your family matters are in the spotlight. Anything.”
Jayson said he has since called the Silt Police Department to ask them to drop the possibility of any charges being filed.
“I just wanted to tell them I appreciate everything, and if there was any charges, ask if I can have them removed,” he says. “There’s no injuries, there’s no nothing. Just a heated conversation. … Everyone has them.”