Lauren Boebert's divorce is likely to be finalized next month, and it's unclear if her husband is cooperating

  • Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert's divorce will likely be finalized next month.

  • She was recently thrown out of a Denver performance of the "Beetlejuice" musical.

  • In May, Boebert filed for divorce from Jayson, her husband of nearly two decades.

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert appears to be on track to have her divorce finalized next month, ushering in a new chapter for the conservative Republican who is never far from the headlines in Washington.

According to the court docket, Boebert and Jayson Boebert have a non-contested hearing scheduled for October 10. After nearly two decades of marriage, the congresswoman filed for separation in May.

Boebert was escorted out of a performance of the "Beetlejuice" musical in Denver on Sunday.

Footage shows the congresswoman vaping and the theater's operators accused her of disturbing the performance. The Denver Post reported that another patron was escorted out too. The Daily Mail claimed the unnamed patron was a bar owner, whom the tabloid claimed Boebert has been dating for months.

Lauren Boebert, her husband Jayson Boebert, and their four sons.
Lauren Boebert, her husband Jayson Boebert, and their four sons.

Lauren Boebert, her husband Jayson Boebert, and their four sons.Lauren Boebert for Congress

Many of the records in Boebert's divorce proceedings are not publicly available. In an August 10 order obtained by Insider, Magistrate Katherine Barnes wrote that Jayson Boebert had not responded to a motion "multiple times" after the congresswoman's attorneys tried to reach him. He does not appear to have a lawyer and is likely representing himself. The full extent of Boebert's motion is not clear, but the nature of the October hearing likely suggests that the couple's divorce will be finalized.

A Colorado attorney who practices family law and is not connected to the case told Insider that it is likely the October hearing will result in the divorce being finalized since it is "non-contested." What remains unclear is to what extent if any Jayson Boebert is now cooperating.

"A non-contested hearing can be set either because the parties have reached a full settlement or one party has failed to participate in the case, so it is non-contested kind of by virtue of default," Robinson & Henry Partner Alyssa Little, who leads the firm's family law team in Denver, said in an interview.

Boebert's attorney did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment neither did Jayson Boebert.

According to Boebert's most recent financial disclosure, the couple held at least $6,000 in assets. They also have a mortgage that is at least $250,000. Lawmakers are only required to report broad ranges of the assets they and their spouses have. They are not required to estimate the value of their home(s) in that calculation. Boebert rose to fame as the owner of a gun-themed bar and grill, but the couple did not own the actual property. "Shooters Grill" closed in 2022.

A process server previously claimed that Jayson Boebert flew into a rage when he was served with divorce papers and set his dogs loose. At the time, the congresswoman claimed that such accusations were "a complete lie." Boebert's office did not respond to Insider's request for comment. One of the Boebert's' four sons called 911 last December to report that Jayson Boebert had gotten physical with him.

Boebert has made herself into a firebrand in Washington.

Boebert has aligned herself with staunch conservatives since her arrival in Washington in 2021. She is a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus and was central to the prolonged debacle that delayed Kevin McCarthy's rise to the House Speakership in January 2023. Recently, she has tangled with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene who was booted from the Freedom Caucus after she called Boebert "a little bitch" on the House floor. Opposition to Greene's membership had been building for months fueled by her close ties to McCarthy.

Boebert has also heckled President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address, a once unthinkable breach of decorum that has become more commonplace in recent years.

Boebert's future in Washington is less certain. She narrowly won reelection in 2022, winning by just 546 votes. Democrat Adam Frisch, a former Aspen city council member, is already running for a rematch next November.

It does appear that the Colorado Republican senses the danger, as she candidly told Politico that she is trying to use a different persona when she's back home.

"I have these dual aspects of national and home," Boebert told Politico.

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