Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? But, he does not seem to hold a Wikipedia page under his name. However, she remains elusive even now. The distance, Gaetz says, is “far enough away and still close enough.”. So, Matt brought Galban to America and into his home. Nestor, he says, “is my son in every conceivable way, and I can’t imagine loving him any more if he was my own flesh and blood.” Recalling those early days with Nestor — including a scene he paints of the two playing catch not long after the boy arrived to the U.S. — Gaetz warns that he might start to choke up. Twitter/Nestor Galban (It was also rapidly meme'd. "Of course," he also says, "my views on race are informed by the fact that I have been raising a non-white child. Matt Gaetz/Twitter, The Gaetz family with Nestor Galban (right). The second-term Republican congressman from Florida's Panhandle had not publicly identified himself as a father before this week and his office has said that he did not have kids. When that kid lost his mom, Matt was dating his sister and he stepped up. The caption read, “It was great working with local students Sofia Burleson and Nestor Galban in Tallahassee this last week. It is about black males, black people in the streets that are getting killed. ", "I’ve had ‘the talk’ with Nestor about how to interact with law enforcement," he says. We share no blood but he is my life. Gaetz previously represented the Fort Walton Beach area in the Florida House of Representatives. Gaetz does not have a wife and has no biological children. His congressional office account has tweeted about Gaetz and Nestor Galban several times but does not explicitly refer to Galban as Gaetz’s son. Sadly, at the time, he lost his mother due to breast cancer in Cuba. Of the incredulous responses he’s received from users who point back to a March 2016 photo in which Gaetz refers to Nestor as a “local student” or a 2017 Facebook video Gaetz recorded for constituents with Nestor sitting in the background in which he calls Nestor his “helper” (seeming almost to catch himself on an S-sounding word first), Gaetz says: “I felt like coming to the country, dealing with the death of a mother, learning English and enduring the normal trials and tribulations of high school and middle school were enough on the young man’s plate.”, Now, however, Gaetz says that Nestor is ready: “He’s very eager to be identified as my son as publicly as people will accept it.”, Gaetz says his bond with Nestor has been known in his Florida community and among his social circle, including on Capitol Hill: “My friends know I have a son. In January 2020, shortly after President Donald Trump was impeached, Galban responded to a person on Twitter accusing the president of being a “criminal.” Galban tweeted, “And Hilary Clinton isn’t?” When someone responded by saying, “She isn’t,” Galban replied, “Prove it.”, Gaetz posted a photo of Galban in March 2016 on his official Facebook page. She added, “Matt has been an incredible father to Nestor, who just graduated from high school and will be attending college in the fall. However, she remains elusive even now. ", Gaetz's sister, Erin, tweeted on Thursday as well. His announcement drew widespread surprise and, in many left-leaning circles, much criticism. "He talks about Nestor more than anything, has done so much for his son & is truly a proud dad. Their first parent-student visit to the campus is in three weeks, Gaetz says. "It’s probably a different talk than I would have had if I had a white son. ", Richmond later shot back: "Was that a nerve? Besides, Matt is married to anyone yet. Plain and simple. Teenage Porn Star Controversy Rocks California High School. More on his bio, he was born to his biological parents in Cuba. Galban responded to the tweet saying, “I love you, keep up the good work, we all support you and love you!” Gaetz said he had been “triggered” into revealing Galban as his son because “a fellow congressman diminished the contributions of Republicans because we don’t raise non-white kids.” The day before Gaetz’s announcement, he had been involved in an exchange with Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police reform. Erin Gaetz also said that Galban “lost his mother” at that time and that he did not speak English. Credit: I am so proud of him and raising him has been the best, most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life.”. I’m not interested in a watered-down bill that mandates nothing,” he said. What’s more, his “father” claims that he took Galban into his home since he turned 12 years old. Nestor Galban (born in the late 1990s) is the adopted “son” of an American politician/lawyer Matt Gaetz. “My son and I owe no explanation about our family to the blue-checkmark brigade.”, “I don’t really live in the minds of others,” says the lawmaker who earlier this year made headlines for wearing a gas mask on the floor of the House of Representatives, in the early days of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, he experienced something straight out of fairy tales and fiction. Nestor Galban is Representative Matt Gaetz's "son," the congressman said in a June 18 tweet. (Nestor posted the same photo on Instagram in 2018 with the caption “Grandma’s Boys.”), In the fall, Nestor will start at Troy University in Alabama, where he plans to study nursing. Nestor Galban was 12 and had just arrived from Cuba, where he’d grown up and where his mother had recently died of breast cancer, Gaetz says. His father, on the other hand, owns a net worth of $388 thousand. The people who go to church with me know I have a son, my fellow soccer parents know I have a son.” (He says Nestor was his “best door-knocker” during his 2016 congressional campaign: “Nestor was very persuasive at getting people to accept Matt Gaetz yard signs.”). Nestor Galban (left) and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, | Erin Gaetz/Twitter, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (left) and Nestor Galban, | https://t.co/1uVhsCOwod. Twitter. And his age is around the early 20s as of 2020. Then a state legislator, Gaetz was dating Nestor’s older sister. He tweeted back at another user on Thursday: "I wanted as a secret before because I wanted to have a normal life without any of y’all getting in it. Galban’s profile on that page shows him with Gaetz.