Chris Watts update: Did he get caught having sex with his cellmate?
Chris Watts, the 35-year-old Colorado man who was jailed for killing his wife & two daughters, is currently raising a lot of questions about his time in lockup. Watts & Dylan Tallman, a fellow inmate, were recently reprimanded after Watts’s underwear, petroleum jelly, toiletries, and books were discovered in Tallman’s cell. Reports deduced the two were involved in a sexual relationship.
But Tallman’s fiancée, Christa Richello, had a different story to tell. She recently told The Daily Mail: “(I can) definitely prove that my fiancé is not gay, and neither is Chris Watts. And I don’t believe that force of circumstance, because they were locked up, led them to have any sexual contact. Those accusations are just crazy, and I just have to laugh at it.”
So if Chris Watts & his cellmate weren’t getting it on behind bars, what was up with the underwear & petroleum jelly? Here’s what we know so far.
Christa Richello went on to provide more “evidence” via The Daily Mail Watts & Tallman weren’t having an illicit affair, stating emphatically: “The petroleum jelly is Vaseline. It’s definitely not lube, it’s Vaseline. And the boxers were brand new and clean. They weren’t ones that Chris (Watts) had used.”
She continued: “Chris (Watts) was trying to help out a friend. They spent nine months side by side, talking through the outlet for 23 hours a day and they became very friendly. One thing about Dylan, he takes forever to get ready. Everything has to match. He has to lotion up. That’s why the Vaseline was there. He uses it for his lips, he has dry skin. He likes to take pride in how he looks even in prison.”
Believing Chris Watts
Notably, Christia Richello also believes Watts is innocent of murdering his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their daughters, Bella & Celeste, a crime for which he received five life sentences in prison. Chris Watts confessed to Colorado authorities three days after he reported his wife & children missing.
Before their deaths, social media footage documented the Watts’ as a seemingly-happy family, as shown in Netflix’s American Murder: The Family Next Door.
“I watched the videos of Chris Watts with his children and his wife,” she said. “It was really difficult for me to believe clinically that he was capable of committing the crime. I wrote to him regarding getting the truth out. I told him to keep fighting and let him know that there are people that support him.”
Chris Watts’s affairs
This also isn’t the first time Watts has been suspected of being involved with another man. In a recording, a man named Trent Bolte came forward to the media & claimed the two had connected on a dating app in 2017 before beginning a relationship. “He said he didn’t know if he was bisexual or gay,” Bolte told Inside Edition.
Bolte elaborated: “Chris (Watts) said that he was in love with me. He said he had never been so comfortable with someone. He said he felt like he could actually be himself around me.” Bolte showed the cameras some text messages, one where Chris said he missed Bolte’s face. Apparently, Bolte had even met Watts’s kids.
Despite Bolte’s allegations, Chris Watts disputed the claim. “I’ve never been to Wyoming, let alone driven there to meet a person,” said the killer. Another man claimed he had had a relationship with Watts after the two met in rehab, but Watts refuted these claims as well.
As for Richello, she maintains her man is totally devoted to her. “We have talked about what our plans are for the future,” she said. “I would love to start a family with Dylan. I only have a few years left. I have no problem with homosexuality at all. But Dylan is heterosexual and Christopher’s heterosexual, I can assure you there was no sexual relationship between them.”
Is Richello right? Who’s to say, but we wouldn’t be surprised if more unforeseen info comes out in the coming weeks. Do you think there’s anything to these rumors? Let us know in the comments!