Jerry Falwell Jr: My Wife Had An Affair With The Pool Boy
According to The Washington Examiner, suspended Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. said Sunday that “that he has suffered depression caused by a former family friend who had an affair with his wife and has been threatening to expose it.”
- The outlet reported that “In a statement exclusively to Secrets, Falwell revealed his wife Becki’s affair for the first time, said it was short lived and that the two reconciled quickly.”
- However, the couple claims that “her former lover has threatened them over the past several years and they are done with it hanging over their heads.”
- The individual reportedly was "a pool attendant the Falwells met and befriended in 2012 while staying at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach."
- Falwell did not name the attendant in his statement but The Examiner noted that “he has been identified as Giancarlo Granda in dozens of news stories.”
In the statement and phone call with Secrets, Jerry Falwell appeared to be relieved to have finally divulged the affair and years-long series of attacks they faced.
“It was like living on a roller coaster,” he said in the statement. “While completely dedicating ourselves to Liberty, we were also suffering in silence during our personal time together, while simultaneously trying to manage and deal with this increasingly threatening behavior, which only worsened over time. We were doing our best to respectfully unravel this ‘fatal attraction’ type situation to protect our family and the university.”
“While we tried to distance ourselves from him over time, he unfortunately became increasingly angry and aggressive. Eventually, he began threatening to publicly reveal this secret relationship with Becki and to deliberately embarrass my wife, family, and Liberty University unless we agreed to pay him substantial monies,” they said.
Liberty's board decided to put Falwell on paid leave "after he posted a “costume party” picture of him on a yacht with his pants partially unzipped and his arm around his wife's assistant."