For years, Rep. Lauren Boebert’s mother has maintained that a retired professional wrestler named Stan Lane, whom she had a fling with in the 1980s, was the congresswoman’s biological father. A court-ordered paternity test completed decades ago showed that, in fact, Lane was not the dad. But some doubts on the Boebert side of things persisted because the lab worker who took Lane’s blood sample was later convicted of taking a bribe to switch vials in another case.
Because of those questions, last month, the Colorado Republican and Lane agreed to take another round of tests and put the matter to rest once and for all. The results are in—and Boebert, 36, said the DNA analysis shows that Lane, 69, still isn’t her father.
Boebert with her mom Easy Shawn
The tangled tale begins in Florida in the mid-1980s when Boebert’s mother, Shawn Roberts Bentz, met Lane, who was then working for Championship Wrestling and living in Florida. After Lauren was born, her mother sought child support and he “received notice that a woman I had a short affair with was accusing me of fathering her child. We went through the legal system and completed a court ordered paternity test,” he added. “I was declared not to be the father and the case was dismissed.”
Stan Lane released the following statement:
My name is Stan Lane. I have had two professional careers, one in the world of Professional Wrestling, and the other as an announcer for many years in Powerboat Racing.
Early in my wrestling career while I was living in Florida and working for Championship Wrestling from Florida, I received notice that a woman I had a short affair with was accusing me of fathering her child.
We went through the legal system and completed a court ordered paternity test. I was declared not to be the father and the case was dismissed.
In spite of the court verdict, the mother of the child – who turned out to be Congresswoman Lauren Boebert – her mother has continued to stick to her original claim.
I agreed to take another DNA Paternity test with Lauren Boebert in May 2023. I allowed Lauren to handle the chain of custody for the samples to alleviate any doubt with the results.
The results came back on May 11, 2023. They were conclusive that I had a 0.0% chance of being the biological father. Once we both reviewed the results Lauren and I agreed that this matter is settled, and I accepted Lauren’s apology on behalf of herself and her mother.
This situation and the numerous false claims made against me over the years has been stressful for me and my family. I feel my otherwise good reputation has been tarnished considerably. I and other close members of my inner circle have been dragged into this as well. I have also been followed by the news media so that they could get the scoop on this topic.
Boebert said they all agreed the results are bona fide: “It was kind of like ya, this is it, ok!” she said. “He has been wrongfully attacked, and he doesn’t deserve that.”