Chris Watts’ Final Text Message To His Mistress Will Haunt Her Forever

Chris Watts’ Final Text Message To His Mistress Will Haunt Her Forever Netflix/Frederick Police Department

Chris Watts believed that by killing his pregnant wife and their two children, he’d be free to run off with his mistress and live happily ever after. Of course, that’s not what happened – he was convicted of their murders and will rightfully spend the rest of his life behind bars for his horrific crime. However, before he was caught, Chris Watts sent Nichol Kessinger one final text that will haunt her forever.

In case you’ve forgotten the details of this case, Watts reported his wife Shanann and two young daughters Bella and Cece missing back in 2018. He even appeared in several TV appeals calling for their safe return. However, it wasn’t long before police became suspicious of his rather nonchalant response to their disappearances, and after negotiating a plea deal to avoid the death penalty, Watts admitted to killing them all.

His motivation for the murders was the affair he was having with Kessinger. Watts believed that if his family wasn’t in the way, he would be free to run off and start a new life with his new woman, who was under the impression that his marriage was already over.

Nichol Kessinger rightfully became extremely concerned when she heard that Shannon and the girls were missing and she sent Chris Watts a text voicing her suspicions and effectively ending the relationship.

“I kept asking him ‘What did you do, Chris?’ What did you do?’ I asked ‘Where is your family? If you did anything bad, you’re going to ruin your life and you’re going to ruin my life, I promise you that,’” Kessinger recalled.

Instead of telling her the truth, Watts replied with a chilling lie: “I didn’t hurt my family, Nicky.”

Now that the truth has come out, that’s likely a message Kessinger will never forget receiving, that’s for sure. Reports have claimed that Watts and Kessinger are still in touch despite what he did, but that story came from a fellow inmate who was likely looking for an easy payout. However, stranger things have happened. Plenty of women are sending Watts “racy love letters” in prison, so good judgment seems hard to come by for some.

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill