Rep. Matt Gaetz is being creepy about his ‘adopted’ adult son Nestor again

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Last year, a bizarre story captured the attention of the political/gossip/social media world. That story? Congressman Matt Gaetz proclaiming that he has an “adopted” large adult son named Nestor. Nestor was, at the time, 19 or 20 years old and he apparently lived with Gaetz or is still living with Gaetz. Gaetz has always been described as unmarried and childless, and that’s in all of Gaetz’s official campaign literature and everything too. The best possible scenario was that Gaetz dated someone related to Nestor (Nestor’s mother or aunt or something) and became something of a father figure or mentor to Nestor throughout Nestor’s teenage years. The worst case scenario involves some really shady sh-t about grooming and human trafficking though.

The Nestor Situation was introduced during a congressional hearing about police violence against Black folks. Gaetz conveniently used Nestor – who is not his legal son or adopted son in any way – as a political prop to argue that he also has a non-white “son.” Now that Gaetz has used Nestor as a prop once, it’s time to use him as a prop once again. The country has been watching in horror as idiot kids and young adults party their asses off in Florida for their “spring breaks,” like a global pandemic isn’t still raging. While Florida’s Gov. DeSantis actively wants to kill more people, Florida’s mayors have been declaring states of emergency because of the influx of maskless tourists. One of those maskless tourists? Nestor. Matt Gaetz tried to justify it:

Even beyond the consistent weirdness of Gaetz referring to Nestor as his “son” – WHICH IS INCREDIBLY WEIRD – there’s also just the factual inconsistencies. Apparently, Nestor actually graduated from high school in 2019, not 2020, so Nestor DID have those experiences of proms and graduations and all of that. So is Nestor living with Gaetz as Nestor goes to college? And why is Gaetz in a position to “allow” the adult man who lives with him to go on a spring break vacation during a pandemic? WHY IS THIS STORY SO STRANGE. Why aren’t more people freaking out about it??

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  1. Laughysaphy says:

    Matt Gaetz has the type of face and eyes that makes me think there are bodies buried in his backyard. He’s such an astoundingly creepy person that the Nestor thing barely registers. Like of course he has a live in companion who is a young adult man who he claims is his son. Ugh.

  2. LaraK says:

    This whole thing just reeks of grooming, homophobia and opportunism.

    • smee says:

      Succinct and correct, sadly

    • Anony83 says:

      Yes. Absolutely.

      I feel like the far-right has a serious projection problem (much like Baldimort actually) and even though I know it’s also just a conspiracy theory run amok, I think at least some of the powerful men on the right saw Cue-*non (spelled like that to avoid this comment showing up in any auto-searches about the subject and inviting responses from true believers or bots) as a great way (perhaps even their cue) to deflect attention from the fact that they are way creepier than any of us know. It’s certainly been weaponized to distract from people like Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and our former Orangina-in-chief.

      I do hate that it means that the aforementioned conspiracy means that it’s become practically impossible to have serious discussions online about child sex abuse or human trafficking without inviting an absolute boatload of problems.

      • BlueToile says:

        I completely agree. It is not normal that any decent person’s first thoughts are “Pedophilia!!!” about almost any subject. It reeks of projection. My husband and I had talked about this a few times since that movement became mainstream. My husband is law enforcement, as well as a certified interpreter who occassionally interprets for polygraphs of sex offenders. I don’t even want to know what he has heard during these sessions. I doubt I could handle it emotionally. *shudder*

    • bananapanda says:

      It’s 2021. He needs to come out of the closet.

      This “son” trick barely worked for Liberace 40 yrs ago.

    • MM2 says:

      This is a case of pedophilia, not homosexuality. Matt acquired Nestor when he was just a 12-year-old boy in a brand new country.
      This is not a story about a gay man who hasn’t come out yet & others outing him. It is a story about a predator who used his clout to acquire a child, people turning the other way, actively lying for Gaetz & keeping it secret for years. They knew about his “helper” or his “page” or whatever he called the poor boy as he touted him around before calling him his son once he turned legal age.
      Someone call the GOP and whisper “the call is from inside the house!”

      • Sid says:

        12?!? Why aren’t more new stories making a point about this? This is vile.

      • Betsy says:

        Ew! What? Really?

      • whatWHAT? says:

        the problem is that he’s got a cover for that.

        ALLEGEDLY (hear that in a Star Jones voice) Gaetz was dating Nestor’s older sister when Nestor came here (“LEGALLY!” – read THAT in Gaetz’s voice) at age 12. Even though he and the sister broke up a year or two later, Nestor continued to live with him. as a young teen. even though he ALLEGEDLY had other family nearby.

        the whole think stinks and I WISH some investigative journo would do some digging.

  3. Amelie says:

    I had never heard this story and Matt Gaetz has such a creepy face. I haven’t actively tried to read up on him so I don’t know much about him. This sort of reminds me of Caitlyn Jenner and her much younger BFF whose name I can’t remember, weren’t they living together at one point too? This whole story is giving me a bad vibe.

    So I did some quick research into Mr. Shady: he got engaged in December to his girlfriend to some lady named Ginger Luckey (she is not lucky). She seems a lot younger than him in pictures but who really knows. So that’s a bit of a relief I guess but I know it doesn’t mean much.

  4. Wiglet Watcher says:

    This is some shady sht.
    All the wording. All the inconsistencies.
    I’m not for outing people, but certainly there’s a way to expose how he has Nestor available as a prop without dragging in anyone’s personal orientation. Right?

  5. Nothankyou says:

    I know literally nothing about this but three lines in and I’m like, Nestor is his secret live in lover right? Right?!

  6. Honeybear says:

    They’re f**king

    • Arpeggi says:

      And you know he’s asking his bf to call him “daddy” while they do.

      Also, I don’t recall my mom being able to allow me to do stuff or not once I was around 17. Like, you can try but I make my own money and I have means of commuting so I can do whatever I want even if it disappoints you. A 20yo will decide whatever they want to do, even if they live in your house

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Is this a direct quote from Shakespeare, because it is moving and eloquent. But yeah, they’re f**king.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Oh. Oh. Oh. I’m sitting here with my hand covering my mouth. This is beyond creepy. He can’t even come clean now, and admit they’re a couple, because questions will still be asked about their history.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Precisely. Absolutely. I have no doubt in my wicked little mind. And they have been for a long while.

    • MM2 says:

      I can’t when I see these comments about a young man who was very likely raped as child. Whatever their relationship today- it was not sex or f-ing when Nestor was 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Exactly. So why does this shit get ignored? If you or I were grooming a jr high and/or high school student, we’d be stoned to death with our remains fueling a celebratory bonfire.

    • Anna says:

      Horrific. Pedophile. This is beyond horrible.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    What… what did I just read? Not in terms of how this has been put together, but more in line with “WTF is happening????”

  8. Angie says:

    It’s very weird. The way he says “my son” is so unsettling.

  9. nutella toast says:

    I can’t stand the guy, but there is video of Nestor graduating in 2020 (I apologize I lost the link – I’ll try to find it again)…it looked like a regular graduation to me just with masks (or not in some cases), but it DOES look like he’s a 2020 grad from high school. That said, everything else is SUPER sketchy and at the very least, an imbalance of power and should have been a more formal arrangement through social services or something…why call him your “helper” or “a local kid” prior to public admission if it’s all legit? Kids that come from foreign countries can’t just be “adopted” and taken into your home at 12 – that’s not how that works. That’s trafficking even if you aren’t doing anything creepy. Is Nestor here on a student visa or something?

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      I just read that on his Facebook page he says he moved to Troy University in 2019 to study nursing. So I’d like to see the video you’re talking about, especially if it discredits his own Facebook claims.

      • Midge says:

        @WiththeAmerican THIS!!!!!

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Now I’ve read elsewhere he graduated early 2020. Who the f knows, what I do know is Matt Gaetz beings this Unadopted “son” up every time he wants political cover but he refuses to say why he lives with him instead of his bio father, how he came here legally, and why he referred to him as his helper for years.

        The details are vague so he can cry witch-hunt whenever anyone tries to pin him down.

  10. Lauren says:

    Gaetz has one of those “do not stay alone with this man” faces. I hope we are reading to much into it and that he really thinks of Nestor as his soon, otherwise HF if this is creepy and screams inappropriate.

  11. Sandra says:

    I remember the Nestor story coming out last year. The inconsistencies as to how Nestor came into Gaetz’s life are shady af. I worry very much that he was trafficked.

  12. Chaine says:

    Why does Nestor look like he’s 30! Is this one of those situations where an adult man masquerades as a teen to relive their high school years?

  13. Veronica S. says:

    Matt, honey, just because he calls you “daddy” in private doesn’t mean you’re actually family. I can’t think of a more obvious and unsettling case of Republican gay skeletons in the closet, except for maybe Lindsey Graham. What a creep lol.

  14. anon says:

    I’ll be willing to put money on it, that kid calls him “Daddy”, he’s just not calling him, “Dad”. Sugar Daddy too. The “kid” is an adult but that doesn’t make it less creepy. 19 to 38 is a big difference. It’s twice his age. I mean what you do in the bedroom is your business. But please if you are a public person, don’t do this type of stuff.

  15. JK says:

    Gaetz has this Beavis and Butthead look going on. Can’t remember which one… But yeah, lots of skeletons in the closet since college years. Shady AF.

  16. chimes@midnight says:

    But you guys don’t understand. These college kids have given up SO MUCH during the pandemic. They are literally like the children who got shipped off to strangers in the country during the London Blitz. Scarred for life, really. How can we tell them that they have to sacrifice the All-American Spring Break experience that will only ever happen RIGHT NOW and never be repeated???? Do these students have any hope for a well-adjusted future if they never get to chuck a half-full can of Coors light off their balcony at an ‘ethnic’? Don’t you realize that this poor generation might never get another chance to grind up on a stranger while Jake Paul DJ’s a set on the beach? Or pass out in a hot tub while rollin on E and need to be revived by paramedics?? These are Essential life experiences and rank right up there with the birth of your children!! Quit living in fear!!!!

    • Cheryl says:

      Thank you for alerting us to high seriousness of why “no” shouldn’t hold anyone back!

    • TaraBest says:

      Now I know where my depression comes from, I never had a Spring Break Experience! Missing out on this formative experience must have upset something deep in my psyche. Of course everyone NEEDS to go to spring break! Will no one think of the poor children!!!

  17. Kathgal says:

    This makes zero sense…..Nestor literally has pictures from his Spring Break 2019 trip right on his Instagram page.

  18. lowercaselois says:

    I can’t believe Gaetz is still pushing the “Nestor is my son” narrative despite a) never adopting him; b) Nestor being 20 years old and doesn’t need his permission. c) Nestor has a biological father, that he lived with. D) Nestor graduated in 2019, before the pandemic.
    Just weird and creepy.

    • Ann says:

      He has a biological father who was in his life? I mean, it’s possible that the father was bad news and that’s why Gaetz let him stay. It’s also possible that the biological father would not sign away his parental rights and that’s why he never adopted Nestor. In any case, he should not be calling him his “son.” I hope for Nestor’s sake that this is not a shady or abusive situation, just a…..weird one. I don’t want to defend Gaetz here because he’s awful, I just don’t think I can assume they have a sexual relationship. Is it highly possible? Yes, maybe even likely, but I don’t have enough information or knowledge of these things to know.

      I just hope he’s OK.

  19. Lucy says:

    I want to know more about this fiancee. I remember reading she’s some kind of heiress and her brother does something super shady?. I need details!
    The Nestor thing is super weird and I hope he is safe and healthy, because it doesn’t seem like it. Also, it shouldn’t be hard to find a friend of his to give background quotes? At his age, there has to be social media something.

  20. Jaded says:

    So Gaetz got engaged in December to 26 year old Ginger Luckey, the sister of a very rich guy who happens to be a major donor to the Rethuglican party. He ranks number 22 on Forbes’ 2016 list of America’s richest entrepreneurs under 40 but his background sounds shady AF. This whole thing stinks like week old fish.

  21. Mrs. Smith says:

    Gaetz lives in Walton county Fl. Panama City Beach is just a few miles down the road. So basically…he “allowed” Nestor to leave the house? Besides all the other red flags and alarming details in this story, it’s odd that Gaetz would stick his neck out for what amounts to Nestor going to a local beach.

    • Joanna says:

      Yeah exactly I live in this area. I used to work in Walton County. PCB Panama City Beach is max 45 minutes away

  22. lucy2 says:

    Yikes, I didn’t know about the 12 stuff, but even before knowing that, this whole situation is super creepy, and we all can agree what he’s saying is definitely not the truth.
    He’s a horrible person, just all around horrible, and I will be happy when whatever eventually takes him down does so. Preferably soon.

  23. S2 says:

    This entire story stinks to high heaven.

    Nestor being Gaetz’s “son” was never mentioned until last year, conveniently when Nestor was already a legal adult. An age that keeps shifting in Gaetz’s telling, as I also saw something about how to be a page when Nestor was for Gaetz, based on public posts at the time, you had to be 16, which would put Nestor in his early 20s now. Definitely long out of high school.

    Interesting how the GOP sees pictures of Biden consoling his granddaughter AT HER FATHER’S FUNERAL as proof he’s “creepy,” yet Gaetz’s apparent faux adoption of a claimed “brother of an ex-girlfriend” as somehow heroic and laudable. And, yes, everything from Nestor’s immigration story, to where and how he lived and met Gaetz, is beyond creepy and reeks of, at worst, human trafficking, and, at best, a closeted gay man with grand political ambitions attempting to try to come up with a story that allows his much younger lover (but not as young as they pretend) to remain in his life, even as they both are in the public eye and he embarks on a public marriage to a woman.

  24. Ima Beyotch says:

    Add to the sordid story that Nestor’s ACTUAL father lives in South Florida. Gaetz dated Nestor’s sister for a few years (she had numerous DUI & failure to appear convictions). She leaves Gaetz to move to Las Vegas & Nestor moves to South Florida to live with his real family. He only returns to live with Gaetz his senior year of high school. It has a creepy feel they they are using each other (Gaetz is helping to get the kid into better opportunities & probably paying the family something while he uses the kid to make him seem less gay).

  25. Ima Beyotch says:

    Add to the sordid story that Nestor’s ACTUAL father lives in South Florida. Gaetz dated Nestor’s sister for a few years (she had numerous DUI & failure to appear convictions). She leaves Gaetz to move to Las Vegas & Nestor moves to South Florida to live with his real family. He only returns to live with Gaetz his senior year of high school. It has a creepy feel they they are using each other (Gaetz is helping to get the kid into better opportunities & probably paying the family something while he uses the kid to make him seem less gay).