Chris Watts’ alleged gay lover came forward on Tuesday, claiming they met on a dating app and had a sexual relationship before he was arrested for the murder of his pregnant wife Shanann, and their two young daughters Bella and Celeste.
On HLN, host Ashleigh Banfield interviewed an anonymous man who said that he met Watts on a dating app called MeetMe. He claimed they had an "instant" sexual relationship and ended up dating for about 10 months. HLN claimed they have not verified man's alleged relationship with Chris.
“He reached out to me and messaged me," the man alleged. "It was small talk. He told me his age. He had two daughters. He told me he was looking for a relationship in the long run. I asked why his profile said straight. He said he was not out and not ready to be out as far as sexuality.”
News that Watts was having an affair with a co-worker was recently revealed, but the bombshell news of the gay lover could blow the case wide open.
“We had many conversations,” the man told Banfield. “I asked him to make sure he’s not bisexual cause he had two children. He told me he didn’t know. At that moment he was attracted to me as a male.”
The man said Chris eventually admitted he had a wife but never mentioned Shannan's name before her death. While Watts pretended to be single when he first met his alleged gay lover, he did introduce him to his daughters.
"Bella made a comment... She asked if she could sleep with him and mommy," he said. "That’s how I found out he was married. I asked why he lied to me. He told me he knew he wouldn’t have a chance with me if he told me he was married. He told me what I wanted to hear. He knew I had good morals.”
He claimed Chris told him he the couple "didn't have sex anymore."
The unidentified man told Banfield Chris spoke poorly about Shanann.
“He told me his wife was verbally and emotionally abusive," he said. "He told me he didn’t love her. She didn’t love him. I knew something was wrong at home. If nothing was wrong, he wouldn’t have pursued me."
Chris’ alleged gay lover told Banfield how he felt about him since he was arrested.
“I could see in his eyes he was very unhappy," he said. "He hasn’t been convicted yet but, sociopath’s can easily lead to different lives and different emotions. He could’ve been telling me what I wanted to hear.”
When Banfield asked the man if he thought Chris had committed the crime, he responded, "no and yes."
"You never really know what someone is capable of and the way he portrayed himself as the victim and made me feel sympathy for him," he said.
He then shockingly admitted, "'I hope he gets convicted and I hope he stays in prison for the rest of his life.'
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