The previous boyfriend of New York Rep. George Santos says the Lengthy Island Republican dealing with rising calls to renounce for extensively lying about his past won’t ever accomplish that, at the same time as he faces a couple of investigations, including into his finances.
“His ego is simply too giant. He’s now not gonna renounce. In the event that they don’t in finding out one thing to get him (to depart) he’s now not gonna do it. That’s needless to say, realizing the individual that he’s,” Pedro Vilarva instructed CNN’s Erin Burnett Thursday on “OutFront.”
Vilarva mentioned he met Santos in 2014, when he was once 18 years outdated. Santos was once 26 on the time and married to a lady. They moved in in combination in a while after Vilarva graduated highschool. The connection broke down, Vilarva mentioned, as he turned into more and more suspicious of Santos, who again and again mentioned he was once going to take Vilarva to Hawaii and suggest, however by no means did. Vilarva believes that Santos ultimately stole his telephone and hawked it for money.
CNN has reached out to Santos’ attorney for remark at the allegation.
Requested if he was once stunned that Santos is now a member of Congress, Vilarva mentioned he was once now not.
“What he at all times regarded for was once reputation and tool,” Vilarva mentioned. “That’s all he cared about and he were given it.”
Santos was once married to a lady during his dating with Vilarva, who instructed CNN he most effective discovered of it after he moved out of Santos’ house.
“It was once like a bit of surprise for me,” Vilarva mentioned. “However then he used to mention that he was once going to get the divorce, he was once getting the divorce – and not were given the divorce. After which I went to determine that they just were given the divorce in (2019).”
CNN has reviewed respectable information confirming that Santos was once married to a lady from 2012 till 2019, after they divorced.
Vilarva additionally mentioned that he was once acutely aware of one of the most lies instructed through Santos for years, together with concerning the congressman’s claims of having been employed at monetary company Citigroup.
“I already knew,” he mentioned, “as a result of I by no means noticed him running.”
However as new reporting finds the scope of Santos’ fabrications, Vilarva mentioned the placement is weighing heavier on him.
“It’s very surprising. It’s stressful a bit of bit as smartly. It’s one thing that came about 9 years in the past,” he instructed CNN. “All of it comes again suddenly.”