- Lauren Boebert served her husband Jayson divorce papers in April.
- She’s spent much of her political career advocating for “strong families.”
- She once told women struggling in their marriages that chasing Jesus would solve marital issues.
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert once told women who were struggling in their marriages that devoting themselves to Jesus would solve their marital issues. This week — after years of making the traditional American family a cornerstone of her political platform — she joined a collective of far-right MAGA lawmakers who’ve gone through very public divorces.
On Tuesday, Boebert announced that she filed for divorce from her husband Jayson Boebert, citing irreconcilable differences. He didn’t take it well: According to an affidavit, he flew into a rage and set his dogs on a process server when the documents were given to him on April 25.
News of Boebert’s impending divorce comes after years of advocating for the traditional American marriage and family unit — the “union of one man and one woman.”
Boebert’s website still says that she believes “strong families are the foundation of American society.” On the same page, she rages about “anti-family leftists” and touts her efforts to protect “family values.”
Boebert has previously brought up her Christian faith while advocating for women to stay in rocky marriages.
“Are you struggling in your marriage? Begin to speak life into your marriage. Ladies, you were called to something great in your marriage. The power that you have in Christ, for your marriage, is unmatched,” Boebert told an audience at the Cornerstone Christian Center during an event in June.
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“And if you start chasing Jesus, with everything that you have, I promise you that your husband will chase you, chasing Jesus,” Boebert added. “To be able to speak life into a marriage that seems like it’s ending is so powerful.”
A representative for Boebert did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment sent outside regular business hours.
Boebert isn’t the only MAGA lawmaker who’s recently split from their partner. In December, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene finalized her divorce from her husband Perry Greene. He had filed for divorce in September, saying his marriage with the congresswoman was “irretrievably broken.” Greene is now dating Brian Glenn, who works for the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network.
And in December 2021, then-congressman Madison Cawthorn announced he and his wife were splitting up after less than a year of marriage. Two days before announcing his divorce, Cawthorn had advocated for marrying young and having “as many kids as possible” at a Turning Point USA conference.