Giancarlo Granda Biography
Giancarlo Granda is a 29-year-old man who had an affair with Becki Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr’s.wife. He alleges that the affair began when he was 20 years while working as a pool attendant at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel in March 2012. He alleged that the affair continued into 2018 which involved him having sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell looked on.
Giancarlo Granda Age
Granda is 29 years old.
Giancarlo Granda Family
He is the son of Cuban and Mexican immigrants.
Giancarlo Granda Education
Giancarlo graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He also holds a master’s degree in real estate finance and development from Georgetown University.
Giancarlo Granda Hostel
According to his LinkedIn, he is a real estate operations professional with seven years of experience managing a commercial real estate property along with a youth hostel operation. He owns a Miami hostel and is a managing member of Alton Hostel, LLC.
Giancarlo Granda and Becki Falwell
According to an article on Reuters Giancarlo Granda alleges that he had an affair with Becki Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr’s wife. He claimed that he met Jerry and Becki Falwell when he was 20 and working as a pool attendant at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel in March 2012. Starting that month and continuing into 2018, Granda told Reuters that the relationship involved him having sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell looked on.
According to Reuters, he showed emails, text messages and other evidence that he says demonstrate the sexual nature of his relationship with the couple. He said the encounters took place at hotels in Miami and New York, and at the Falwells’ home in Virginia.
He said that his friendship with the Falwells eventually soured. He alleged he wanted to dissolve his ties with the couple and fell into a business dispute with them.
Granda’s friendship with Falwells’ was highlighted in 2018 by the BuzzFeed News when they reported that the couple had befriended Granda and gone into business with him, buying a Miami Beach youth hostel in 2013. At the time of the BuzzFeed article, a representative of the Falwell family said Granda was “offered a share” in Alton Hostel LLC because Granda lived in Miami and would act as a manager of the youth hostel. Corporate records show that Granda currently has a stake in that venture.
Giancarlo Granda Blackmail
Jerry Falwell Jr. in a statement said that he suffered depression caused by a former family friend who had an affair with his wife and who has been threatening to expose it.
In the statement, he revealed that Becki’s affair was short-lived and the two reconciled quickly. He claimed the former love has threatened them over the past several years and that they are done with it hanging over their heads.
“During a vacation over eight years ago, Becki and I met an ambitious young man who was working at our hotel and was saving up his money to go to school. We encouraged him to pursue an education and a career and we were impressed by his initiative in suggesting a local real estate opportunity. My family members eventually made an investment in a local property, included him in the deal because he could play an active role in managing it, and became close with him and his family.
Shortly thereafter, Becki had an inappropriate personal relationship with this person, something in which I was not involved — it was nonetheless very upsetting to learn about. After I learned this, I lost 80 pounds and people who saw me regularly thought that I was physically unwell, when in reality I was just balancing how to be most supportive of Becki, who I love, while also reflecting and praying about whether there were ways I could have been more supportive of her and given her proper attention…
During the years that followed, we got to know his family and other loved ones, good people who also really care about him. They shared and confirmed to us that he has periodically demonstrated emotionally unstable behaviors with some destructive tendencies, seemingly in response to his inability to achieve his professional goals. Based on information from other sources, we believe that he may have targeted other successful women in similar ways.
While we tried to distance ourselves from him over time, he unfortunately became increasingly angry and aggressive. Eventually, he began threatening to publicly reveal this secret relationship with Becki and to deliberately embarrass my wife, family, and Liberty University unless we agreed to pay him substantial monies. While this was very upsetting, we had been advised by trusted legal counsel that it was best to maintain contact with this person, as we tried to manage his increasingly erratic behavior and unreasonable demands while extricating ourselves from him both on a personal level and from that real estate transaction.”
Granda issued a statement denying the accusations. “The Falwell’s attempt to sandbag me, and the Examiner, with a last-minute story without providing the Examiner clear evidence that this was not simply an ‘affair’ with concocted allegations of extortion reeks desperation. The WHOLE truth will come out.”