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Disgraced ex-Liberty University leader’s wife details affair with pool boy

Becki Falwell, the wife of disgraced former Liberty University leader Jerry Falwell Jr., revealed in a tell-all interview released Monday that she used to make sex tapes with her much younger pool boy ex-lover, Giancarlo Granda.

‘I had a big Canon camera. A couple of times I put it on the dresser and Giancarlo agreed to it,’ Becki, 54, told Vanity Fair, alleging her husband did not know she and Granda, 30, had filmed them. 

Jerry’s time as president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, came to an end last year after Granda’s revelations about the years-long affair emerged.

Granda claimed that Jerry enjoyed watching him have sex with Becki after they first met in Miami in 2012, when Granda was 21.  He even claimed that they formed a ‘throuple’ – couple with a third person added.

Jerry, 57, denied that – but did admit to Vanity Fair that he’d once walked in on Becki and Granda in bed, and claimed to have been ‘traumatized’ by the sight of another man

Becki also claimed that in 2017 Granda, a former Miami pool boy, pressured her into having sex in her daughter’s Caroline’s bed long after the relationship had ended.

‘He said he wanted to have sex and I said, “No, no, no.” I kept saying no. I didn’t want to do it,’ Becki said. 

‘But I was scared to death of him too, because he was still holding everything over me, so we had sex. He left and I went into the room and just cried.’

Becki Falwell (circled second from right), the wife of disgraced former Liberty University leader Jerry Falwell Jr., (right, circled) revealed in a tell-all interview released Monday that she used to make sex dates with her ex-lover, Giancarlo Granda (circled second from left)

The Falwells met Giancarlo Granda, pictured in 2020, in 2012 when he was a 21 year-old pool boy. Jerry denies claims he enjoyed watching his wife have sex with the younger man - but has now claimed he once walked in on them together, and was 'traumatized' by what he saw

The Falwells met Giancarlo Granda, pictured in 2020, in 2012 when he was a 21 year-old pool boy. Jerry denies claims he enjoyed watching his wife have sex with the younger man – but has now claimed he once walked in on them together, and was ‘traumatized’ by what he saw

She said it took her months to tell her husband, Jerry Falwell Jr., and two lawyers about the ‘traumatic experience,’ which she now believes could have been a form of assault. 

‘I said no. Just because we had sex before does not mean he has a free ticket to my body,’ she told the magazine. 

Granda declined Vanity Fair’s request for comment on the allegation, but issued a succinct statement denying Becki’s claims.

He said his version of events would become clear in an upcoming book and Hulu series about his time with the couple. 

Granda however, allege that Jerry often enjoyed watching him have sex with his wife, an accusation the fallen televangelist denies. Although, Jerry did recently admit to having walked in on the pair.

‘It was traumatizing,’ he said, recalling how he caught them together in a Miami hotel room in autumn of 2013.

Granda also accused the Falwells of ‘grooming him’ and alleged the three of them were a ‘throuple’ – an assertion the married couple has denied.  Futhermore, Granda insists that Jerry watched him and Becki the first time they had intercourse, which occurred in March 2012. 

Jerry and Becki met Granda at the Fontainebleau hotel pool in Miami Beach in March 2012

Jerry and Becki met Granda at the Fontainebleau hotel pool in Miami Beach in March 2012

Jerry, one of the most influential right-wing Christian leaders in the United States, went public about his wife’s infidelity in 2020.

He said the couple had chosen to make the affair public as he alleged the pool boy had been blackmailing them for years about keeping the secret.  

‘Jerry would wake up every morning and worry that my affair would come out. Both of us did,’ Becki recalled. ‘It’s just horrible to have that over you.’

The Falwells met Granda at the Fontainebleau hotel pool in Miami Beach in March 2012 and were reportedly so impressed with him that they invested in a gay hostel that he and their son ran as managers. 

The hotel reportedly boasted a party scene that is a far-cry from the strict code of conduct at Falwell’s Liberty University, where students are prohibited from having sexual relations outside of ‘biblically ordained’ marriage and are also banned from engaging with media that contains lewd lyrics, sexual content and nudity. 

Granda and Becki’s affair allegedly began shortly afterwards and ended in 2014. Becki told the magazine she called things off because Granda had started a serious relationship with a girlfriend.

‘I felt guilty about it. I didn’t want to keep it up,’ she said. 

Jerry claims Granda then devised an extortion plot and demanded $2million to keep the affair secret. 

When he took the affair public two years ago, Jerry claimed that the ‘threatening behavior’ left him with ‘trauma’ and had greatly affected him as he tried to run Liberty University. 

‘It was like living on a roller coaster,’ Jerry said at the time. ‘While completely dedicating ourselves to Liberty, we were also suffering in silence during our personal time together, while simultaneously trying to manage and deal with this increasingly threatening behavior, which only worsened over time. 

‘We were doing our best to respectfully unravel this “fatal attraction” type situation to protect our family and the university.’

He claimed the relationship began when at a time when he was dedicating too much time to the university after being appointed its president following the death of his father in 2007. He said he was not not spending enough time with Becki during that period in his life. 

‘Becki had an inappropriate personal relationship with this person, something in which I was not involved,’ he insisted in 2020, ‘it was nonetheless very upsetting to learn about.’

Now, Becki claims that two have worked through the hardships caused by the affair and are both very grateful to have their marriage. 

‘We’re together more than any couple you will ever meet in your life,’ she told Vanity Fair. ‘He forgave me, and that’s what Jesus teaches, forgiveness.’


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