Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has announced he and his wife, Cristina, are to divorce. The two got married in April.
Cawthorn’s assistant, Luke Ball, posted a statement which the congressman re-shared.
“When my wife Cristina and I were engaged, I was not a member of Congress. I felt called to serve and we both agreed that I should run. Our victory was unprecedented. But overnight, our lives changed,” he said.
“That change has been both hectic and difficult. It’s neither the pace nor the lifestyle we had planned for. From the outset, we were committed to make things work, to fight for our marriage, to seek counsel for balancing the enormity of such transition in life.
“Together, we realize that balance was not attainable, and that we had irreconcilable differences between us. While it was an enormously difficult decision, Cristina and I have mutually decided to divorce. We ask for privacy as we work through this privately.”
A personal statement from Congressman Madison Cawthorn: pic.twitter.com/A5R7NOmUwc
— Luke Ball (@LukeTBall) December 22, 2021
At the time they wed, Cawthorn, 26, had called the marriage, “the greatest honor, privilege, and adventure” of his life.
On April 3rd of 2014 my life changed. A car accident put me in a wheelchair and dashed my hopes for the future. On April 3rd of 2021 my life has once again changed. Marrying Cristina Bayardelle, now Cristina Cawthorn is the greatest honor, privilege and adventure of my life. pic.twitter.com/bqmtAUbsIS
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) April 4, 2021
Cawthorn was elected to Congress in November 2020. He has quickly established himself as one of the Republican party’s most rightwing voices, alongside colleagues such as Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.
The youngest person elected to Congress last year, he has made headlines with his views and controversial speeches, such as telling moms to raise hyper-masculine “monsters”.
Only last weekend, he gave a speech at the Turning Point USA conference urging young conservatives to drop out of college, telling them: “It’s a scam”. He also advised them to marry young.
His career has not been without personal controversy. There was the time he got excited about visiting Hitler’s old vacation spot, or the multiple women who accused him of harassment at college. When campaigning, he said the car accident that left him in a wheelchair derailed his place to go to naval college. It actually emerged he’d been rejected by naval college before the accident took place.
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Talking to Fox46 yesterday, his wife, Cristina Cawthorn, a fitness model, athlete, instructor, personal trainer, said she and Madison had been on an, “incredible journey together”. However, she bemoaned a “strenuous” shift into the public eye, saying, “I just don’t want to be married to someone changing the world.”
On Twitter, many sympathized with Cristina.
I understand. I also would not want to be married to Madison Cawthorn.
— Brendel (@Brendelbored) December 23, 2021
Sympathy for Madison was in shorter supply.
Cawthorn was literally just telling thousands of young people at TPUSA to get married early and focus on their families over their careers.
— Joseph Thomas Ross (@joeross1800) December 22, 2021
— Hat Dude (@MexAnarcho) December 23, 2021
as someone who has recently been through a divorce, I know first-hand that it is a horrible experience that can cause significant emotional damage. so I sincerely hope that @RepCawthorn is absolutely miserable, ideally for the rest of his life
— Athens Grease (@Athens_Grease) December 23, 2021
My wife finally realized that I’m a POS.
— Edu1910 (@VEdu1910) December 22, 2021
Related: Madison Cawthorn’s openly gay challenger just released a damning new attack ad against him and, wow
Girl you dodged a bullet. This man is deeply evil. I hope she got receipts and writes a book to bring him DOWN.
I presume she realized that he turned into an evil Trump minion and that’s a really good reason for divorce.
Paris in Santiago
Closeted mysoginist. The wife is banging a DC news anchor
Really? Do you know who it is? I hate this “ROLLING” piece of crap named Madison.
If this is true, maybe there is a picture about to come out and he wanted to get ahead of the curve.
Makes sense why he got ahead of it before the Internet dubs him Madison Cuckthorn
I don’t feel sorry for his soon to be ex wife. She knew the kind of man she was marrying. She’s only bailing because their relationship is now under a national microscope.
And it’s extremely hilarious that he asks for privacy to deal with his private matters when he uses his political position to interfere with the private matters of everyday people.
I guess the crazy was fun for awhile but the reality of being with this douchebag got to be too much.
Now write a book girl.
I bet Matt Gaetz suggested they wife-swap for awhile and it went downhill from there. Mad Caw was excited but Cristina couldn’t go thru with it.
There is something very “CHUCKY” about that guy.
I always find it interesting when people PUBLICLY announce something like this…and then ask for privacy!
Surprising because you don’t recognize one fact. Such people have standards for themselves that are not the standards they feel others should have.
Schadenfreude rather than sympathy or compassion. I guess it’s the old you-reap-what-you-sow thing.
All these Republicans claim they are “Christians”, yet Jesus spoke out against Divorce and Adultery and none of them have any problem cheating or divorcing.
Jesus never said a word about Queer people and that is the main thing they scream about.
So just another Republican hypocrite.
The only thing “God” ever wrote, according to “Christian beliefs” was the Ten Commandments, two of which are aimed at heterosexuals’ shitty sexual behavior, and none of which say a blessed thing about homosexuals. Just another inconvenient fact that those who use Christianity as nothing more than a shield to hide their hate behind…
It’s called cherry picking
Uh, Mickey Mouse, you do realize that according to Christianity, God not only wrote the Ten Commandments, but he spread His word through his son Jesus Christ, which is why Cam’s comment about Christ never condemning same-sexual behavior is so significant. Christ does call adulterers and those who make light of marriage, people defiling the Temple by using it as a site for moneymaking, those who abandon and mistreat the poor, the sick, the meek, the weak, the imprisoned, and those who harm “the least” of His “brothers” (i.e., really everyone). Somehow or other, the right-wing Christianists always fail to grasp all of this sacred testimony right before their eyes.
Yes Cam. Yes.
I’m guessing Cawthorn’s wife decided that pretending to be interested in Cawthorn’s potentially limp mantool coupled with his 100% radicalization lead to her decision to WALK AWAY from this Nazi wannabe. I think “Jerry’s Kid” Madison will become even further radicalized and we should be listening to what he says on each platform and report him as often as possible with the endgame being to get his accounts banned.
Did the accident affect that part of his body?
He is likely to become bitter over this and then take it out on others as a way to ignore that he was likely the cause of his marriage’s failure. There is a rumor that Hitler dealt with his failure by going after Jewish people and etc.. Apparently, some of the people who felt that he was not an up and coming artist were Jews and that was enough for him to deal with them in the horrific way.
Lets hope that if Cawthorn does respond in this way that he will start out so extreme that the reaction to him would end his political career.
Your “Jerry’s Kid” reference is shitty and uncalled for. I spent a career working with children in special education, and my daughter has Muscular Dystrophy. So, yeah, try to choose words more carefully so you don’t lose the respect of others. Thank you.
It’s very possible. It can happen. It depends where the nerve damage is.
She finally woke up and realized he is a racist POS. Hopefully he can disappear permanently.
A way for a closeted guy to prove that he is indeed a red blooded all man type fellow is to abuse women. Maybe Cawthorn felt such a need with his wife (verbally and emotionally if not physical) that she became convinced that it was best to get out of the mistake sooner than later. She realized that the glory of being Mrs. Cawthorn, wife of an up and coming politician, was not worth it.
Of course, there could be reasons other than HIS personality that brought about the ending of the marriage.
Yeah, I don’t want to hear from HIM why they are divorcing. You can’t believe anything he says. I want to hear from her after the divorce is final. She did give a big hint by saying, “I just don’t want to be married to someone changing the world.” Code for: “I can’t be any part of this cult of disaster!” If she thought he would be changing the world for the better, she would WANT to be right there by his side.
prob had zero coitus game.
Gay porn awaits your arrival Madison
He does look like a Corbin Fisher almnus, doesn’t he
Now that Movember is over he figured he could lose the beard
I presume she realized that he turned into an evil Trump minion and that’s a really good reason for divorce.
Yes, he changed-he became more stupid. Guess she wasn’t ready for his true self to emerge.
She ain’t giving the real reason for divorce. How could she be engaged to him, support his run for public office, marry him after he wins, then honestly state that she doesn’t want the level of public visibility the job has brought? IDK if she’s found someone to entertain her in bed or simply bowing out politely after realizing just how radical he is, either way she ain’t telling the truth about the grounds.
I’d bet he’s seen his best political days and it’s downhill from here on out.
Can he even get it up?
Guess Maddy isn’t “man” enough to keep his woman happy. Must be tough for her to keep on using a vibrator instead of an actual capable human being.
Thank God there isn’t any children and I hope he can’t breed
Gee Grizzl,y, ‘am I the only one here perturbed by bad grammar,? You said: “Thank God there isn’t any children and I hope he can’t breed.” It should have been Thank God there aren’t any children, isn’t is singular aren’t is plural. As someone who speaks 2 languages and understands a third I find it annoying when educated adults use improper grammar that makes them look uneducated
Winemaker, if you’re going to criticize others, make sure your own grammar is on point. Punctuation and correct spelling matter if you’re a grammar scold.
Cf: Gee Grizzley , am I the only one here perturbed by bad grammar? You said: “Thank God there isn’t any children and I hope he can’t breed.” It should have been “Thank God there aren’t any children; “isn’t“ is singular, “aren’t“ is plural. As someone who speaks 2 languages and understands a third I find it annoying when educated adults use improper grammar that makes them look uneducated.
Haha. That’s all, haha.
I’d love to hear his wife’s account of what living with this guy was really like.
Who cares? This is unimportant news, move on.
I thought Republicans, especially right-wing fanatical Rethugs like Cawthorn, believed in the sanctity of marriage! Did he and his wife not take it seriously or with enough sanctity? Why weren’t they being fruitful and multiplying?
Is he ultimately going to blame his gross failure to maintain a marital bond on LGBTQ people? Will some of the other anti-gay fanatics do so? This was central to their arguments against same-sex marriage before Obergefell v. Hodges.
Yup, now he has proof. Marriage equality caused his marriage to lose its sanctity so it was easy for them to split. All our fault! See how evil we are?!!
Does he escort?
The probable cause may have been due to his personality. His wife may believe in the sanctity of marriage but her belief in surviving (physical, personality and mental) may be greater.
I have not seen anything about his childhood. I bet that it was horrible.
As far as sexual orientation goes he might be a closet case. There are people who say and do the type of things that he has who are deep in closets.
I saw a very long video of a speaking event he held in his district. There are many “good” people who will still support him regardless of his divorce, sex scandals (except same gender) the way that they continue to support Trump. Since he claims to be one of them (God fearing parotic red blooded American who is pro-guns & etc.) they will not turn against him.
CORRECTION: (God fearing parotic red blooded American who is pro-guns & etc.) they will not turn against him.
SHOULD BE: (God fearing patriotic red blooded American who is pro-guns & etc.) they will not turn against him.
Well you may have been right the first time. Does “parotic” mean he parrots what trump says? LOL
I guess old Madison couldn’t get it up?
Interesting this POS who claims to be so devoted to his wife, so much so he missed many votes and criticized Democrats for not respecting the “nuclear family” didn’t resign from Congress rather than divorce.
If one can’t find the work balance and the job is interfering with the woman you vowed to be with forever, why choose Congress over her? It would have been to Cawthorn’s marriage benefit (and the nation’s) for him to resign. And by the way, the Dems he criticized, do find the balance. Nancy Pelosi has been married to same man 58 years, has children and grandchildren. Obamas, Clintons – married. The Carters have been married 75 years. We all know the marriage and family history of Cawthorn’s idol Trump.
I think that hypocrisy is part of the Republican oath. Isn’t it?
Some people will do anything to keep from spending the holidays with their inlaws.
What ever works!
Another ( there are so MANY) Anti-American power mad sociopathic /psychopathic republithug Neo NAZI Fascist douche bag LOSER.. They’ll do /say ANYHING to ruin America as long as they have control , money & power. That IS their end game. And here’s a BIG ,deep, dirty ,dark secret : for all of their supposed ” accomplishments ” republithugs DEEP, DEEP down ALWAYS fell 1000% inferior to everyone else… That’s why they try to overaccomplish in every area of their lives. It’s also why they’re so PARANOID. Because they FEAR they’ll be discovered !!!! Freak of the Week Maddy is another sad, sordid, deluded, mentally deranged twisted hetero nut bag. Aka white , male, right wing , “christian ” WASPy creeps !!!