… Days After Telling Young Conservatives to Get Married Young
“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,” he said. “Overnight our lives changed. That change has been both hectic and difficult, it’s neither the pace nor the lifestyle we had planned for.”
According to Cawthorn, the couple realized that “balance was not attainable, and that we had irreconcilable differences between us.”
“We ask for privacy as we work through this privately”
At Turning Point USA Cawthorn told young conservatives that they should drop out of college and get married young.
The 26-year-old Cawthorn and 28-year-old Bayardelle were legally married on December 30, 2020, but a ‘religious’ marriage ceremony occurred this past April in Henderson County.
Cawthorn has made headlines for everything including bringing a gun into an airport, to his actions during the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. Cawthorn has also faced multiple sexual misconduct allegations in the past. Most recently, Cawthorn released comments possibly provoking another January 6 attack, offered acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse a job, and pushed anti-mask, anti-vaccine rhetoric at a North Carolina school board meeting.
Bayardelle Is a Registered Republican.
Bayardelle is not known for publicly discussing her political views, at least not on her social media platforms. It’s unclear how closely her views align with Cawthorn’s.