Chris Watts, 33, the Colorado father accused of killing his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, 34, and their two daughters — 4-year-old Bella and Celeste, 3 — is facing some new allegations.
The businesswoman and her children were found dead on August 16 after going missing for a few days and a bizarre TV interview of Watts begging them to come back home.
This time, a man has come forward claiming he was Watts’ gay lover for close to ten months. They reportedly met on an app called “MeetMe,” and they started having sex after meeting in person in June 2017 in Loveland, Colorado.
The man, who is keeping his identity a secret, is not the co-worker the suspected killer had an affair with. According to our sources, the co-worker is a female. Court documents did mention the affair with the co-worker.
BREAKING: A man who claims to be a FORMER LOVER of Chris Watts is speaking out on the accused killers past in an exclusive interview! pic.twitter.com/9Ac94nQAOg
— Crime & Justice (@CrimeJusticeHLN) August 28, 2018
The alleged gay lover was a guest on HLN’s Crime & Justice show with host Ashleigh Banfield who admitted that the information provided by the man could not be verified independently.
However, a producer for the program was able to check some texts that Watts exchanged with his rumored gay lover. Moreover, Watts’ lawyer did not put out a statement calling the man a “liar,” instead of this, the media just got a simple “no comment.”
Watts allegedly told the man that he was unsure about his sexuality and was not ready to come out as gay or bisexual. He was simply attracted to him.
He stated: “It was clear that he was interested in me and attracted to me. He was not out and not ready to be out as far as his sexuality.”
He added: “I had asked him if he’s sure he’s not bisexual because obviously, he had two children, but he told me he didn’t know, and at that moment he was attracted to me and me as a man.”
The man even claims that he used to spend time with Watts’ daughters and that is only when he found out that he was married. Watts allegedly blamed his wife for being abusive and not really loving.
The man continued with: “He told me his wife was verbally and emotionally abusive, that he didn’t love her and that it was clear she didn’t love him.”
“I knew something was wrong at home because obviously if nothing was wrong, he wouldn’t have pursued me,” he also explained.
It appears that in recent months, Watts was focused on his appearance — losing weight and exercising more often. Friends of the family say Shanann knew that her husband was cheating.