Hand in hand and dancing in the street, DailyMail.com can reveal that the ‘mystery man’ with whom GOP congresswoman Lauren Boebert was booted out of a Denver theater Sunday night is Colorado local, Aspen bar owner, Quinn Gallagher.
Gallagher and Boebert were enjoying a date night, Tuesday, when their behavior at a performance of the musical Beetlejuice – vaping, singing along and taking pictures – drew complaints that saw them kicked out of the venue.
Now, DailyMail.com can reveal, that Boebert, 36, and divorced father of a 16-year-old son, Gallagher, 46, have been secretly dating for several months.
According to a well-placed source, ‘It’s very surprising. I always thought Quinn was a cool guy and a Democrat. His parents would be horrified because they are definitely blue.’
Lauren Boebert was seen with a mystery man when she was kicked out of a touring performance of the musical ‘Beetlejuice’ over the weekend in Denver
DailyMail.com can reveal that the man is Colorado local and Aspen bar owner Quinn Gallagher, 46, who had been dating Boebert for months
The two were spotted holding hands as the left the area and walked down the street
Surveillance footage shows and angry Lauren Boebert being escorted from a Denver theater over the weekend for alleged bad behavior
Security camera footage shows Boebert remonstrating with security while Gallagher walks affably a few feet behind her, carrying her bag in one hand and a drink in a plastic container in the other. He waves at several people as they are shown to the exit.
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
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.
Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show Gallagher in his hometown on the outskirts of Aspen where he owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar with partner Pat Flannigan.
The pair opened the bar billed as ‘rustic and unpretentious,’ in April 2016 but only became co-owners last year.
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.
In her statement, the sophomore congresswoman said: ‘It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband. I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process.
‘I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult.’
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 still has family there.
It is just a stone’s throw from the controversial congresswoman’s home in Silt.
Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show Gallagher in his hometown on the outskirts of Aspen where he owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar
Gallagher was married to Seattle girl, Aleece Alexander, 48, in 2006. Divorce records obtained by DailyMail.com show that they split in 2013 by which time they had moved back to Gallagher’s native Colorado
According to a well-placed source, ‘I always thought Quinn was a cool guy and a Democrat. His parents would be horrified because they are definitely blue’
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 still has family there
Gallagher was married to Seattle girl, Aleece Alexander, 48, in 2006.
They honeymooned in Puerto Vallerta and owned and ran the now defunct Mona’s Bistro & Lounge in Seattle – where their first and only child was born in 2007.
Divorce records obtained by DailyMail.com show that they split in 2013 by which time they had moved back to Gallagher’s native Colorado.
The hospitality business is something Gallagher and Boebert have in common.
Boebert had a brief foray into the industry as the owner of Shooter’s Grill in Rifle where customers could have their cheeseburger and onion rings served by a waitress with a 9mm on her hip.
The restaurant, which encouraged patrons to come armed, was shuttered in July 2022 after the landlord declined to renew Boebert’s lease.
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.
She was filmed lashing out at theater staff after being booted from the performance for singing along – with staff claiming she also vaped and took photos during the performance.
The representative, who earlier this year became a grandma aged 36, was filmed being escorted out of the show at Denver’s Buell Theatre.
Surveillance footage shows Boebert, wearing a tight, low-cut gold dress and high heels, making a considerable fuss as she and Gallagher were escorted out.
She can be seen snapping a selfie as she leaves the auditorium and angrily bares her teeth at staff.
According to The Denver Post, the lawmaker at one point declared ‘Do you know who I am?’ Afterwards, Boebert and her smartly-dressed date were caught on camera walking off through the empty nighttime streets of the Mile High City.
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 wore a tight gold dress, promptly left the theater with her man as they were escorted to the lobby
Security personnel are seen speaking to the congresswoman and a man inside the theater before escorting them out
The Republican admitted she was removed from the theater in a social-media post, downplaying her alleged behavior.
‘It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud!’ she wrote.
‘Everyone should go see it if you get the chance this week and please let me know how it ends!’ Boebert added in her social-media post.
An incident report noted the two received a warning at intermission about their behavior. But five minutes into the second act, security officials got 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.’
David B. Wheeler, president of American Muckrakers PAC, Inc, told DailyMail.com, ‘While Coloradans and Americans are struggling to make ends meet, Lauren Boebert is out frolicking, literally dancing in the streets, and making an absolute fool of herself.
‘I hope her constituents watch the video of her being escorted out of the theater with her new boyfriend where she gives the middle finger to an usher doing his job and aggressively points her finger at another usher. What sort of person does this? Isn’t it time to fire Bobert and hire someone to get things done for Colorado?’
Boebert has had several firearms-related issues with Capitol Police in Washington, DC, and last summer, her soon-to-be-ex-husband reportedly threatened the family’s neighbors.
She recently became a grandmother for the first time, after her teenage son impregnated a woman.
Boebert was herself a teen mom and dropped out of high school during her senior year in 2004 when she got pregnant with Tyler, her oldest.
She had three more sons, including the 2009 birth of Kaydon, which occurred in the front seat of her husband’s pickup truck, and made local news.