Madison Cawthorn is a Republican primary winner who would have been the youngest member of Congress if he had been elected in November 2020.
He made the headlines in June after defeating his opponent Lynda Bennett, a Donald Trump-backed candidate, with 65.82% of the vote.
Madison is a former U.S. representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district from the year 2021 to 2023.
Madison Cawthorn’s Family- Parents and Siblings
The North Carolina native, Madison Cawthorn was born on the 1st of August 1995. He was born to his parents Priscilla and Roger Cawthorn in Asheville, North Carolina.
Madison was raised with his older brother Zachary ‘Zac’ who has been his constant support and strength.
Zac has been married to Katie Cawthorn since July 2017. Zac and his wife are parents to two daughters.
Madison, who is partially paralyzed following a 2014 car crash, is also a real estate investment CEO and a motivational speaker.
Madison Cawthorn’s Marriage And Divorce
Madison Cawthorn appeared to be in a blissful relationship after his engagement with girlfriend-turned-fiancée, Cristina Bayardelle, came to light.
He went down on one knee and proposed to his then-girlfriend on December 26, 2019.
He even shared a picture from their big day on Instagram and announced the happy news. In the caption, he wrote,
“Man, I feel like that diamond was created just for her. So joy-filled and in love. Thank you all so much for the outpouring of love to Cristina and I. It has made the proposal even sweeter!”
The duo then tied the wedding knot in an intimate ceremony on April 3, 2021. However, their married life faced ‘unexpected’ difficulties, which later ended in divorce.
Just 6 months after the wedding, Madison was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward more than 30 women in 2016 when he attended a Christian College in Virginia.
8 months after getting married, Madison announced the news of their separation writing that they made the 'enormously difficult decision' to divorce following 'irreconcilable differences' between them.
Cristina later admitted that Madison’s spotlight created unexpected difficulties in their relationship. She said,
'Madison is amazing – we’ve had an incredible journey together. Our marriage, like every marriage, has had its difficulties. The lifestyle shift into public life has been strenuous, and many aspects of the transition have been unexpected.'
Who Is Madison Cawthorn’s Ex-Wife?
Madison Cawthorn’s ex-wife Cristina Bayardelle is a twenty-nine-year-old anesthesiologist assistant. She is also a CrossFit athlete.
According to an Instagram post shared in June of 2020, she was ‘taking her state boards for anesthesia.’
As per Cristina’s Facebook page, she attended Florida International University. Before that, she studied at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches, Florida. She lives in Fort Lauderdale.
Cristina, a CrossFit athlete, has competed in six different CrossFit tournaments in the last five years. She last participated in CrossFit tournament in 2020.
As for Cristina Bayardelle’s height, she is 5 feet 4 inches.
Is Madison Cawthorn Dating In 2023?
After the separation from his ex-wife Cristina Bayardelle, people have been curious about Madison Cawthorn’s girlfriend.
Well, Madison doesn’t appear to be dating now. However, his ex-wife Cristina is engaged to be married.
Cristina has been dating Leonardo Jacovas since March 2022. The duo got engaged at the top of the Willis Tower in Chicago.
Cristina shared some glimpses of their engagement on her Instagram handle writing,
“I thought I knew what love was before I met you. Never felt more grateful and blessed. Thanking God for bringing us together”
Her husband-to-be Leonardo is an underwear model. He is active on Instagram with the username @leojacovas with more than 14.1k followers.
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