For Liberty College college students, the college yr began off with a serious scandal involving the establishment’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., his spouse Becki, and at the very least one in every of their children.
The controversy — which incorporates raunchy pictures, blackmail, infidelity, and a pool boy — uncovers a startling quantity of hypocrisy, and paints the conservative Christian chief, who was instrumental in securing the evangelical vote for Donald Trump 4 years in the past, in a very totally different gentle. Right here’s what it’s essential know concerning the Falwell household.
Jerry Falwell Jr. has three grownup children with spouse Becki.
It seems that the couple’s eldest son, Jerry “Trey” Falwell III, is carefully tied to his dad and mom’ dealings given his position as Liberty’s vp of college operations.
In line with Politico, Falwell confidants have expressed concern over the place the college’s tuition cash goes, particularly referring to quite a lot of university-funded building and actual property tasks that the household has monetary stake in. Trey was name-dropped in a 2012 e-mail that mentioned one in every of these ventures.
On the time, Jerry knowledgeable a number of Liberty executives that Trey could be managing properties owned by the college, together with a Lynchburg, Va. purchasing middle, beneath a brand new firm referred to as JF Administration LLC.
Trey can also be the documented co-owner of a Miami hostel on the middle of an alleged blackmail scheme involving former pool attendant Giancarlo Granda, who claims to have had a six-year affair with Becki that Jerry reportedly condoned. The constructing is believed to have been bought on the behest of Giancarlo in alternate for his silence concerning the relationship.
As of proper now, Trey — who has a daughter with spouse Sarah — is anticipated to maintain his job on the college following his father’s resignation.
In contrast to their firstborn, Jerry and Becki’s second son, Charles “Wesley” Falwell, tends to maintain a low profile. His Instagram bio reveals that he’s a supervisor at LU Fabrication, and makes “handpan constructing tools and instruments” in his spare time. He and his spouse Laura have a daughter named Virginia.
Jerry and Becki Falwell’s solely daughter, Caroline, lately obtained engaged.
On the finish of July, lower than every week earlier than her father took a go away of absence from Liberty following an inappropriate social media put up, Caroline’s boyfriend, Coy Craft, proposed in Sundown Key, Fla.
“So completely happy for my candy little woman @carolinefalwell and future son-in-law @coycraft,” Jerry wrote on July 30. “I cried tears of pleasure — like a child.” The pair’s Zola wedding ceremony web site states that they’re getting married on June 12, 2021 in West Virginia.
Though Caroline’s Instagram is at the moment set to non-public, her LinkedIn signifies that she works as a contract photographer and mannequin. As for her fiancé, he earned his diploma from Liberty after enjoying skilled soccer for just a few years.
“It’s only a very distinctive place,” Coy stated of his alma mater, which was based by Caroline’s grandfather, Jerry Falwell Sr. “I like the truth that it’s a complete faculty of like-minded people who share the identical values.”
That sentiment didn’t age properly, did it?