Jerry Falwell Jr. warned the pool boy his wife was having an affair with not to make her jealous with stories of other hookups, according to audio of their phone call published Monday.
The pool boy in question, 29-year-old Giancarlo Granda, provided to Reuters a recording of the 2018 call, in which he and the couple discussed Becki Falwell’s envy of him dating other women.
“Gian’s been very busy lately … His new thing is like telling me every time he hooks up with people, like I don’t have feelings or something,” Becki can be heard saying.
Jerry chimes in: “You’re going to make her jealous, Gian.”
His wife then says she was in tears “for a whole freakin’ day” after Granda told her he’d been with a Tinder date and ordered the woman an Uber home.
“Come on … You don’t care about me,” Granda responds, though Becki indicates that’s not the case.
“I just tell you ’cause you’re my best friend,” Granda then says.
Becki replies: “I know. I’m trying to be OK … accepting that position …”
“I’ve taken a lot. I’ve moved on. I’ve matured. Matured,” she says. “I’m not as crazy as I used to be, I think.”
Jerry, the son of the late famed televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., on Sunday said in a statement to the Washington Examiner that he and Becki were being extorted by a former pool boy who had an affair with his wife.
The religious-right Bible-thumper claimed he was not involved in the pair’s illicit romps.
But Granda said not only was Jerry aware of his wife’s sexcapades, he enjoyed watching them.
His future as president of the evangelical Liberty University was uncertain as of Monday evening. A senior school official told the Associated Press that Falwell had stepped down and an announcement was forthcoming — but Falwell told Politico that he hasn’t agreed to leave the post.