Bachelor Matt Gaetz Reveals ‘Local Student’ And ‘Helper’ Is Now His ‘Son,’ Fueling Wild Rumors

Florida GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz on Thursday made a shocking revelation: he has a Cuban-born “son” named Nestor.

“For all those wondering, this is my son Nestor,” Gaetz tweeted on Thursday. “We share no blood but he is my life. He came from Cuba (legally, of course) six years ago and lives with me in Florida.”

“I am so proud of him and raising him has been the best, most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life,” Gaetz added.

He continued: “Nestor turned 19 a few days ago & will be off to University. He arrived here at 12. As you can imagine, I was triggered when (to make an absurd debate point) a fellow congressman diminished the contributions of Republicans because we don’t raise non-white kids. Well, I have.”

Gaetz was referring to a heated back-and-forth he had on Wednesday with Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond (D).

Many Twitter users wondered why Gaetz had never mentioned he had a son named Nestor before using him to score political points against a Democratic Congressman.

In 2016, Gaetz referred to Nestor as a “local student” who worked as a “House page.”

“It was great working with local students Sofia Burleson and Nestor Galban in Tallahassee this last week. They were fantastic House pages,” he wrote.

In one newly surfaced video, Gaetz refers to Nestor as his “helper.”

A 2014 campaign website for former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi refers to Nestor as a “House Page.”

Matt’s sister took to Twitter to defend her brother, calling him “an incredible father”.

“Nestor came into our lives when he was 12 and had just lost his mother. He didn’t speak English, but luckily, Matt speaks Spanish,” she wrote.

“Matt has been an incredible father to Nestor, who just graduated from high school and will be attending college in the fall. So proud of them both.”

She posted several pictures and videos of the two together through the years.

Former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill also came to his defense, tweeting: “I can’t stand a lot of his beliefs but he’s been there for me when others haven’t. He talks about Nestor more than anything, has done so much for his son & is truly a proud dad.”

Many Twitter users mocked Gaetz’s “son” revelation.