Log In

Reset Password
Regional News

Lauren Boebert gets restraining order against her ex-husband

The order applies to the Republican congresswoman and the couple’s three minor children. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday to make the order permanent
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., delivers her speech on Oct. 28, 2023, in Towaoc, Colo., while speaking at the Montezuma County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Ute Mountain Casino Hotel. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert asked for and received a temporary restraining order Friday against her ex-husband, Jayson Boebert.

The order also covers three of the former couple’s four sons.

In requesting the order, the Republican congresswoman filled out a checklist alleging incidents ranging from name calling and harassing phone calls to “abusing children in household” between 2022 and Friday.

The most recent incident alleged in the chart was Friday, when the congresswoman claimed there was an instance of “threat by damage to property.” Lauren Boebert indicated on the form that police were called. The Colorado Sun verified that claim by obtaining an incident report from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, which said it was called to the Boeberts’ property by the congresswoman as she attempted to retrieve some items.

Separately, Jayson Boebert was arrested last month in two alleged domestic violence incidents in Garfield County involving Lauren Boebert and the couple’s children. One was an argument between the couple at a restaurant in Rifle on Jan. 6 where police say he was uncooperative and had to be removed from the business. The second incident happened Jan. 9 when Jayson allegedly attacked the couple’s 18-year-old son and grabbed a rifle after the teen called authorities, according to court documents.

Jayson Boebert has been charged in those incidents with assault, disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal trespass and obstructing a peace officer.

The restraining order, approved by a Garfield County judge, says Jayson Boebert may have no contact with his former wife and their three minor children. He must also stay at least 100 yards away from them.

A hearing on a permanent restraining order is scheduled for Thursday morning in Garfield County court.

The Boeberts’ divorce was finalized in October.

A campaign spokesman for Boebert declined to comment on the restraining order.

Jayson Boebert, in a text message to The Colorado Sun, called the order “sad.”

“This only seems to be a desperate move to justify her move to the 4th District … at the expense of my suffering,” he said. “I have been raising my boys for the last four years alone while she has chosen to live a different lifestyle free of family responsibilities, with no participation as a mother or a member of our family.”

Lauren Boebert and her sons recently moved to Windsor after she announced in late December that she was running to represent Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, which spans the Eastern Plains into Loveland and Douglas County. She abandoned her reelection bid in the 3rd Congressional District, which mostly comprises the western half of the state, where she used to live with Jayson.

In making the switch, Boebert cited her dim reelection chances in the 3rd District, where she won by just 546 votes in 2022, as well as a need to get a “fresh start” on her personal life.

In a debate last month for Republican candidates in the 4th District, Boebert, when pressed about her move, cited problems with her husband.

“My boys and I needed a fresh start,” said Boebert. “That’s been very public of what home life looks like. And I’m sorry to bring that up. I tried to put it into a very pretty package and bring my ex-husband lots of honor. But since there is nothing private about my personal life, it is out there and my boys need some freedom from what has been going on.”

Jayson Boebert’s arrest happened weeks after she announced her switch to the 4th District – a move that also was politically motivated and beneficial for her.

The 3rd District contest was the closest congressional race in the nation. The 4th District is the state’s most favorable congressional district to Republicans.

Additionally, many parts of the 4th District are in fact closer in terms of road miles to the town of Silt, where Boebert used to live, than Pueblo, which is in the 3rd District.

Colorado Sun staff writer Jesse Paul contributed to this report.

Reader Comments