Lauren Boebert revealed her romance with an Aspen bar owner was over after DailyMail.com revealed he was a Democrat who hosted drag shows.
Colorado congresswoman and Quinn Gallagher sparked outrage on September 10 after they were filmed fondling each other during a performance of Beetlejuice in Denver and were kicked out of the theater.
On Monday, she said TMZ she wouldn’t have a second date with him. “I learned to check your party affiliation before dating,” she said.
She called him a “wonderful man” but said they would no longer date.
“He’s a private citizen and we separated peacefully at that time,” she said. “Great man, great friend, and I wish him all the best.”
Boebert is seen on surveillance camera footage giving the finger to ushers on September 10 at a Denver theater, after being evicted.
Boebert’s new boyfriend, who was filmed fondling her breasts during a Beetlejuice musical, owns a gay-friendly bar that hosts drag shows
DailyMail.com revealed on Wednesday that Boebert and Gallagher (pictured), a divorced father of a 16-year-old son, had been dating in secret for several months.
Boebert, who announced in May that she was divorcing her husband of 18 years, was seen taking selfies during the show, dancing wildly in her seat and vaping. When a pregnant woman sitting behind her asked her to stop, she called her a “sad, miserable woman.”
Boebert and Gallagher were kicked out of the theater by ushers – Gallagher, embarrassed, offered to buy the pregnant woman cocktails as an apology.
Boebert gave the ushers the finger as he left.
It then emerged that Gallagher, identified by DailyMail.com, was a registered Democrat whose bar hosted drag shows – which Boebert called immoral.
The 36-year-old grandmother said drag shows offend her Christian beliefs, tweeting: “Take your kids to CHURCH, not drag bars.”
Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, co-owned by Gallagher, hosted “a winter wonderland burlesque and drag show,” according to social media posts.
Aspen Gay Ski Week hosted “an evening of cocktails, appetizers and laughter” at Hooch in January 2020, according to a Facebook post.
Hooch Craft cocktail bar in Aspen, co-owned by Quinn Gallagher, hosted “a winter wonderland burlesque and drag show.”
Performers from drag show Hooch’s pose in the gay-friendly bar earlier this year
Boebert has openly criticized drag, saying it offends his Christian beliefs and tweeting statements such as: “Take your kids to CHURCH, not drag bars.”
Gallagher Bar is a gay-friendly spot in Aspen
Gallagher owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar on the outskirts of Aspen with his partner Pat Flannigan.
It’s unclear exactly when Gallagher and Boebert’s relationship became romantic, but the bar owner is from the congresswoman’s hometown of Rifle, Colorado, and there’s always family there.
It is a short walk from the MP’s controversial house in Silt.
Boebert initially denied the vaping allegations, saying the smoke actually came from a fog machine and issuing a sarcastic statement downplaying the anger.
But she made a surprising about-face Friday night, blaming her behavior on her “public and difficult divorce.”
“These past few days have been difficult and humiliating, and I am truly sorry,” she wrote in a statement.
“There is no perfect model for navigating a public and difficult divorce, which over the past few months has been a difficult personal time for me and my entire family.”
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert can clearly be seen vaping during the performance.
Boebert, 36, has denied vaping – although he did so in public view and on camera. Her spokesperson said there had been “a misunderstanding by someone sitting next to her” who failed to notice “the large smoke machines and e-cigarettes being used during the play” .
She also danced in her seat, much to the dismay of other theatergoers, including the pregnant woman seated behind her, who asked her to stop and was called a “sad, miserable woman.”
Ushers were irritated that Boebert was taking selfies during the performance
Security personnel are seen speaking to the MP and Gallagher inside the theater before escorting them out.
Boebert is seen with Quinn Gallagher kicked out of a tour of the musical “Beetlejuice” this weekend in Denver
Defending her actions, Lauren Boebert said: “I was a little too eccentric. I am very well known for having a lively personality. Perhaps a too animated personality’
She then said According to One America News Network, his behavior was due to his “overly animated personality.”
“I was a little too eccentric,” she says.
“I am very well known for having a lively personality. Perhaps an overly animated personality.
“I was laughing, I was singing, I was having a fantastic time.
“I was told to calm things down a bit, which I did, but my next mistake was taking a photo.”