Chris Watts' gay male lover says that the triple murderer paid for his lip injections and gave him money during a tryst in a remote cabin
28-year-old Trent Bolte said that he and the 33-year-old father-of-two had a 10-month relationship that came to an end in the spring.
The male escort who claimed that he had a secret gay affair with Chris Watts has now come forward and shared details of the alleged relationship in interviews with detectives which have now been made public. 28-year-old Trent Bolte said that he and the 33-year-old father-of-two, Watts, had a 10-month relationship that came to an end in the spring. The two reportedly spent a lot of time together at a remote cabin in Wyoming which Bolte's mother Colleen confirmed in an interview she had with an agent of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Colleen also told the agent that Watts gave Bolte some money when they were together and even paid for her son's lip injections.
The Daily Mail reported that Bolte's story of the affair has repeatedly come under question after he first wrote in a Facebook post, a little after the murders, that he and Watts had been together. It was because of this post and an interview he gave on national television that the police were able to track him down and find out he and Watts had been together since June 2017.
At that time, Bolte was not easy to find for detectives and police officers. This was due to his boyfriend kicking him out of the apartment they were staying in together after he found out that Bolte had been secretly working as a male escort.
He did, however, give the contact details for his mother Colleen who was able to confirm to the authorities that some of the details of the alleged relationship did happen and she also provided them with new ones. Colleen also said that he son "admitted he was seeing Watts long before the 'horrible crime' occurred", and that Watts "gave him money". Bolte is reported to have told his mother that Watts "paid him $250, $80, and $60 on separate occasions", with Colleen then telling detectives that one of the payments he received was for his "lip injections". She said that when she called Bolte in March this year while he was watching the family cabin in Wyoming, he told her that his friend Chris from Colorado was there with him for the weekend.
Bolte hit national headlines in August this year when he took to Facebook to post about his alleged relationship with Watts. This immediately grabbed the attention of the investigators. He wrote in the post: "We had relations off and on from last June up until March or April. I found out he was married with kids in February."
"I didn’t know that when we first met. I can only speak for myself but before this happened, I would’ve 100% told you that Chris isn’t a murderer nor a sociopath. He told me he was the victim of emotional and mental abuse and was stuck in a loveless marriage but was so scared to leave because of Bella and Celeste."
The investigators didn't spend too much time initially following up on Bolte's claim because they focused on Watts' mistress, Nichol Kessinger. A 2,000-page case file was released after Watts was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two young daughters, Bella and Celeste. Watts was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on November 19 after he accepted a plea deal from the prosecutors in order to avoid the death penalty. According to notes in the document by investigators, Kessinger told them that Watts and Shanann "did not get along well and their financial life was also troubling".
The report stated: "She said Chris were struggling with finances and now he had a third kid on the way and she does not know if he could afford another kid. Shanann was not responsive to this financial trouble. Nichol said Chris always told her he wanted a third child and wanted a boy."
Kessinger then said that even though she doesn't believe that the affair she was having with Watts was the "catalyst" for the murders, it may have only "accelerated the process". She told the investigators that "money is the biggest catalyst for this event happening".
Prosecutors outright disagreed with what she was saying, however, and kept insisting that the motive behind the horrific murders was Watts' own desire to start a new life with his lover, whom he had been dating in secret for two months.