Lauren Boebert reveals she has 'peacefully parted ways' with frisky Beetlejuice theatre guy Quinn Gallagher after groping scandal, denies having too much to drink on date and admits she 'messed up'

Lauren Boebert revealed she has ‘peacefully parted ways’ with her Aspen bar owner theatre date after the pair were caught on camera fondling each other and kicked out of a Denver performance of Beetlejuice.

Speaking on Fox News on Friday night, the Colorado Congresswoman apologized to her constituents for her behavior. 

‘I messed up. I went on a date night in I am a congresswoman and a public figure but believe it or not, I am human too. Obviously everyone is interested in my personal life in me going through a very difficult divorce,’ Boebert began.

‘It has certainly been taxing to have this experience broadcast before the whole world, something that was in the dark is certainly heartbreaking to watch to see and I have apologized to my constituents, and will continue to do so. 

‘All of those in Colorado who may have felt let down, I hear you and all I can do is promise to do better. I will live and lead with strength and grace with humility moving forward.’

Toe-curling footage showed Quinn Gallagher groping Boebert’s breasts as she in turn rubbed his crotch. 

Lauren Boebert has revealed she has 'peacefully parted ways' with an Aspen bar owner after the pair were caught on camera fondling each other at a Denver performance of Beetlejuice , and were kicked out of the theatre

Lauren Boebert has revealed she has ‘peacefully parted ways’ with an Aspen bar owner after the pair were caught on camera fondling each other at a Denver performance of Beetlejuice , and were kicked out of the theatre

Boebert's  beau, who was caught on camera fondling her breasts at a Beetlejuice musical in Denver

Boebert’s  beau, who was caught on camera fondling her breasts at a Beetlejuice musical in Denver

Boebert appeared on Fox News on Friday night speaking with Jesse Waters about her scandal

Boebert appeared on Fox News on Friday night speaking with Jesse Waters about her scandal

Footage also showed Boebert waving her hands, singing loudly, using flash photography and vaping before being aggressive with staff who removed her from the theater.

On Friday, Boebert denied being drunk at the time of the incident.

‘No, I was very excited about the actual musical. I’m a huge fan of Beetlejuice. Anyone should go and see the musical if it’s in your area and please let me know how it ends because I have yet to see the ending,’ she joked. 

‘It has been 20 years since I was on the dating scene and there were not infrared cameras back then watching my every move. It’s a lesson learned, as I said I’m truly humbled and apologize to my people and Colorado’s Third District,’ she went on.

‘It is my responsibility to bring levity to my constituents lives, never gravity.  Never should my actions burden those who I represent. It will work to only bring levity to them and bring as many solutions as possible. This whole week has been a total distraction.’

Asked whether she was still with her date, Quinn Gallagher, Boebert revealed how the pair had broken up.

‘I hope we stay friends for a long time, but he and I, we have peacefully parted ways. He’s a very nice man but right now, all future dates have been canceled with him and everyone else. I have work to do.’

Yet when DailyMail.com caught up with him in Aspen this week it seems that Gallagher may not have got that memo.

Lauren Boebert's boyfriend Quinn Gallagher refused to answer questions about their relationship status when DailyMail.com caught up with him in Aspen

Lauren Boebert’s boyfriend Quinn Gallagher refused to answer questions about their relationship status when DailyMail.com caught up with him in Aspen

Shortly after DailyMail.com's encounter with Gallagher, paced on the sidewalk opposite his Aspen bar and rushed to place a phone call

Quinn Gallagher

Shortly after DailyMail.com’s encounter with Gallagher, paced on the sidewalk opposite his Aspen bar and rushed to make a phone call 

Asked whether she was still with her date, Quinn Gallagher, a divorced father of a 16-year-old son, Boebert revealed how the pair had broken up

Asked whether she was still with her date, Quinn Gallagher, a divorced father of a 16-year-old son, Boebert revealed how the pair had broken up

Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show Gallagher in his hometown on the outskirts of Aspen where he owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar

Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show Gallagher in his hometown on the outskirts of Aspen where he owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar 

Seen for the first time since we revealed him to be Boebert’s ‘mystery man,’ Gallagher – who co-owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen – remained tight lipped and smiled slightly when asked if he and Boebert had really broken up.

When pressed he responded: ‘I’m sorry I’m not in a position to say anything about that.’

As he walked away, the congresswoman’s then boyfriend then hastily placed what turned out to be a lengthy phone call.

During the evidently animated conversation that followed, he put his head in his hands and gestured in the air more than once. 

Dressed in plaid shirt and jeans, at times he paced on the sidewalk opposite his Aspen bar while at others he sat on a nearby park table.

He remained with his head down and engrossed in his phone, texting long after the call had finished.

Earlier this week it emerged that Gallagher, identified by DailyMail.com, was a registered Democrat whose bar hosted drag shows – which Boebert has described as immoral.

The 36-year-old grandmother said drag shows offend her Christian beliefs, tweeting: ‘Take your children to CHURCH, not drag bars.’ 

One source told DailyMail.com that Gallagher, 46, is a 'cool guy' whose relationship with Boebert had come as a shock primarily because of his liberal views

One source told DailyMail.com that Gallagher, 46, is a ‘cool guy’ whose relationship with Boebert had come as a shock primarily because of his liberal views 

Dressed in plaid shirt and jeans, at times the Rifle, Colorado native sat on a nearby park table

Dressed in plaid shirt and jeans, at times the Rifle, Colorado native sat on a nearby park table

The Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, co-owned by Gallagher, staged ‘a winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show,’ according to social media posts.

Aspen Gay Ski Week hosted ‘an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and laughs’ at Hooch in January 2020 according to a Facebook post.

It is not clear when Gallagher and Boebert’s relationship became romantic, but the bar owner originally comes from the congresswoman’s hometown of Rifle, Colorado, and he still has family there.

It is just a stone’s throw from the controversial congresswoman’s home in Silt.

The controversial congresswoman had originally denied the happenings in the Denver theater claiming the vape smoke was actually from a fog machine and issued a sarcastic statement playing down the anger.

But she made a startling U-turn blaming her behavior on her ‘public and difficult divorce.’ 

‘The past few days have been difficult and humbling, and I’m truly sorry’ she wrote in a statement. 

‘There’s no perfect blueprint for going through a public and difficult divorce, which over the past few months has made a challenging personal time for me and my entire family.’ 

Boebert, 36, denied vaping - despite doing so in full public view, and on camera. Her spokesman said there had been 'a misunderstanding from someone sitting near her' who hadn't noticed the 'heavy fog machines and electronic cigarettes used during the play'

Boebert, 36, denied vaping – despite doing so in full public view, and on camera. Her spokesman said there had been ‘a misunderstanding from someone sitting near her’ who hadn’t noticed the ‘heavy fog machines and electronic cigarettes used during the play’

She also danced in her seat, to the annoyance of other theatre-goers - including the pregnant woman sitting behind her, who asked her to stop, and was called a 'sad and miserable woman'

She also danced in her seat, to the annoyance of other theatre-goers – including the pregnant woman sitting behind her, who asked her to stop, and was called a ‘sad and miserable woman’

Ushers were angered by Boebert taking selfies during the performance

Ushers were angered by Boebert taking selfies during the performance

Speaking about the controversy, she also blamed the media for drawing so much attention to her raucous behavior.

Boebert’s divorce from Jason, 36, her husband of 18 years and father to her four children, is ongoing after the couple’s shock split in May.

At the time Boerbert insisted that she had always been faithful throughout her marriage.

DailyMail.com revealed on Wednesday that Boebert, and Gallagher, a divorced father of a 16-year-old son, have been secretly dating for several months.

Surveillance footage from last Sunday’s incident shows Boebert, wearing a tight, low-cut gold dress and high heels, making a considerable fuss as she and Gallagher left – taking a selfie as she left the auditorium and angrily baring her teeth at staff.

She also gave ushers the finger. The Denver Post spoke to a pregnant woman who says she was sitting behind Boebert, but who was too scared to give her name for fear of MAGA-reprisals. 

The woman claims Boebert said ‘no,’ when asked to stop vaping, sang with her hands in the air, blew vape smoke at her, kissed her date and took repeated videos during the show. 

Boebert is also said to have told the complainer she was a ‘miserable’ person.

Boebert was seen arguing with staff as she was booted from the theatre

Boebert was seen arguing with staff as she was booted from the theatre 

Boebert is seen with Quinn Gallagher being kicked out of a touring performance of the musical 'Beetlejuice' over the weekend in Denver

Boebert is seen with Quinn Gallagher being kicked out of a touring performance of the musical ‘Beetlejuice’ over the weekend in Denver 

Boebert, who wore a tight gold dress, promptly left the theater with her man as they were escorted to the lobby

Boebert, who wore a tight gold dress, promptly left the theater with her man as they were escorted to the lobby

Boebert, who is at the beginning of her campaign for a third term representing Colorado's third Congressional District, made quite the scene Sunday night

Boebert, who is at the beginning of her campaign for a third term representing Colorado’s third Congressional District, made quite the scene Sunday night 

The eyewitness claims she asked to move seats in the intermission – and that staff at the theater said theirs wasn’t the only complaint about the erratic lawmaker. 

The woman also told the Post that Boebert’s lover Gallagher offered to buy them cocktails as a peace offering, which she had to decline because of her pregnancy.

An incident report noted the two received a warning at intermission about their behavior.

But five minutes into the second act, security officials received another complaint about a person being loud and recording the show.

‘They told me they would not leave,’ an usher said, according to the report.

‘I told them that they need to leave the theater and if they do not, they will be trespassing.

‘The patrons said they would not leave. I told them I would (be) going to get Denver Police. They said go get them.’

Afterwards, Boebert and her smartly-dressed date were caught on camera walking off through the empty nighttime streets of Denver.

Once outside Boebert’s indignation quickly dissipates as she holds her new lover’s hand, dances coquettishly and twirls for him in the street as they make their way through the city – a three-hour drive from Gallagher’s home near Aspen and even further from Boebert’s home in Silt, Colorado.

source: dailymail.co.uk