'It Was Just Nichol': Chris Watts Denies Having Gay Affair And ‘Rape Fantasy’ Tryst

Several people have claimed sexual relationships with Chris Watts, but he has only admitted to one affair.

By Gina Tron

Chris Watts, the man who killed his entire family last year with his bare hands, denied claims that he one-night-stands and an affair with a man during newly released interviews with authorities.

Watts pleaded guilty last year to killing his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. Late last year, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the crimes.

Watts sat down with investigators from the Frederick Police Department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and the FBI on Feb. 18 for a five-hour interview, which was released Thursday.

During that conversation, investigators brought up the point that several people have claimed to have had sex with him. He said the only affair he'd ever had was with his co-worker Nichol Kessinger.

One woman claimed she met Watts on Tinder and that he acted out a “rape fantasy” with her at her home after they met up in a Chick-fil-A parking lot.

Watts said that never happened.

He also denied claims he slept with a man.

“That blew my mind. I was like, 'Who the hell is this guy?'” he asked.

Chris Watts Nichol Kessinger

Investigators said that man, Trent Bolte, claimed he met Watts on a dating app and that they shared some casual sexual encounters.

Watts said it never happened and said he first saw Bolte on the news through his lawyer. He denied ever having sexual encounters or curiosities about any man.

“Nichol was the only one,” Watts maintained.

He said they met at work, where he didn’t wear his wedding ring, a move he attributed to losing weight. But Watts maintained that Kessinger knew he was married. He said he never even dreamed of cheating on his wife before.

“It was like she had a leash on me and she pulled me away,” he said, claiming that with Kessinger he felt like he could be more himself and that he was more in control of the relationship.

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