‘You are NOT the father:’ Former WWE star takes DNA test to prove he’s not Rep. Lauren Boebert father after her mother said for years that he was
- Lauren Boebert’s mother Shawn Roberts Bentz has long insisted that retired wrester Stan Lane was her daughter’s dad following a short fling in the 1980s
- Lane, 69, took a court-ordered paternity test in 1990 which showed he was not Boebert’s father but doubts over the legitimacy were raised
- He eventually agreed to take a second test in May and the results proved he was not her father
The Republican politician’s mother Shawn Roberts Bentz has long insisted the retired wrester was her daughter’s biological dad following a short fling in the 1980s.
Lane, 69, took a court-ordered paternity test in 1990 which showed he was not Boebert’s father.
But doubts over the legitimacy were raised when the lab worker who took his blood sample was convicted of taking a bribe to switch vials in another case and Bentz asked for Lane to be investigated.
He eventually agreed to take a second test in May and the results proved he was not the father of Rep. Boebert, 36.
Stan Lane was a star with the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1980s and early 90s before moving to the WWE where he worked primarily as an announcer
Rep. Lauren Boebert said the DNA results bring new meaning to the song Who’s Your Daddy by Toby Keith
Lane, who worked as a powerboat racing announcer following his wrestling career, allowed Boebert to handle his DNA sample to get rid of any concerns.
The results came back on May 11 and proved he was not her biological father.
He issued a statement confirming the news via his close friend to wrestling news website PWInsider.com.
‘Once we both reviewed the results Lauren and I agreed that this matter is settled, and I accepted Lauren’s apology on behalf of herself and her mother,’ he said.
‘This situation and the numerous false claims made against me over the years has been stressful for me and my family.’
‘I feel my otherwise good reputation has been tarnished considerably. I and other close members of my inner circle have been dragged into this as well.’
She acknowledged the results and told the Daily Beast: ‘I can confirm that Stan Lane is not my biological father.
‘I personally have never publicly claimed he was my father—but certainly, that allegation is out there.
‘The Toby Keith song, ‘Who’s Your Daddy’ hits a bit differently now.’
The results came back on May 11 and proved Lane was not her biological father
The messy situation began early during Lane’s wrestling career when he was living in Florida and working for Florida Championship Wrestling
Lane holds no resentment against the Republican politician and wished her luck in finding her real father
The messy situation began early during Lane’s wrestling career when he was living in Florida and working for Championship Wrestling.
He had a short relationship with Bentz and following the birth of Boebert in 1986, he claims to have received a notice accusing him of being her father.
Her mother sought child support two months after she was born and they went through the legal system in Orange County, according to Salon.
Lane was made to pay $100 per week at a time when Bentz was working full-time at a convenience store called Handy Way for the then minimum wage, $4 an hour.
The court then ordered him to take a paternity test which he did in 1990 when Boebert was three years old and the results proved he was not her father and he was no longer required to pay child support.
But once Bentz learned about how the lab worker who took Lane’s sample had been convicted of switching the vial of an NFL player for $500, she petitioned for the courts to investigate the former wrestler.
So Lane agreed to take another one and he left the sample in the care of Boebert so there were no doubts over the accuracy.
Lane holds no resentment against the Republican politician and wished her luck in finding her real father.
He said: ‘My interactions with Mrs. Boebert have been pleasant and enjoyable.
‘I wish Lauren all the best in her future endeavors. If she continues the search for her biological father I hope she finds the answers she has been looking for.’
He is now looking forward to putting the situation behind him and said he looks forward to stepping back from the spotlight and enjoying his retirement with his wife.