Mistress tells Denver Post that Christopher Watts lied their entire relationship

Elias Hubbard
November 18, 2018

She said at some point during their affair, which she described as brief, Watts claimed to be separating from his wife and near the end of divorce proceedings, Kessinger said.

In an exclusive interview with the Denver Post, Nichol Kessinger is telling her side of the story just days before Watts is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison.

Nichol Kessinger, 30, came forward after much speculation about her identity, after an arrest affidavit revealed Watts was having an affair with an unnamed woman around the time that his wife, who was 15 months pregnant, and two daughters went missing.

The mistress of Chris Watts, the man who admitted to killing his pregnant wife and the couple's two daughters, has opened up about their relationship, and shed some light on the character of her former boyfriend.

It was only after news outlets began reporting on their disappearance that she reportedly learned the truth.

"I thought, 'If he was able to lie to me and hide something that big, what else was he lying about?'" she said.

"It got to a point that he was telling me so many lies that I eventually told him that I did not want to speak to him again until his family was found", she said.

On Aug. 13, the day that Shanann and the girls went missing, Kessinger told the Post he texted her to say he had been busy and they chatted through the day.

Kessinger said she does not believe that.

She said Watts, 33, seemed calm and emotionless despite their disappearance. With a pregnant woman and two children missing, I was going to do anything that I could, ' she said.

The bodies of Shan'ann and her daughters were found shortly after, on the grounds of the oil field where Watts and Kessinger worked.

"He's a liar. He lied about everything", she added.

She eventually contacted the Weld County Sheriff's Office and divulged the details of their relationship, the outlet reported.

In mid-August, Chris Watts spoke out to reporters, saying his wife and daughters disappeared without a trace. But he told police that he strangled her in "a rage" when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he sought a separation.

Watts pleaded guilty Tuesday under a plea deal allowing him to avoid the death penalty but putting him in jail for life without a chance of parole.

In court documents, investigators claimed that Watts admitted to police that he killed his wife.

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