GREELEY, Colo. — Some of the most revealing documents released by the Weld County District Attorney’s Office in the Chris Watts murder case are text messages investigators discovered between Shanann Watts and a close friend of hers FOX31 has chosen not to identify.
The heartbreaking messages hint at a crumbling marriage and a wife who can’t figure out why her husband seems to suddenly want a divorce.
On the morning of Aug. 7, just six days before was she was murdered, Shanann Watts texted her close friend, “Chris told me last night he’s scared to death about this third baby. And he’s happy with just Bella and Celeste and doesn’t want another baby.”
The friend responded, “He’s just scared. Everything will be fun once the baby comes out.”
But Shanann isn’t so sure, texting “He has changed. I don’t know who he is.”
Her friend responded, “What do you mean?”
Shanann texted, “He hasn’t touched me all week, kissed me, talked to me except for when I’m trying to figure out what is wrong.”
Shanann did not yet know she’ was pregnant with a boy (to be named Nico) when she sent a message to the friend saying, “I’m supposed to go tomorrow for 4D ultrasound and gender. Gender reveal next Sat.”
“I just want to cry.”
“We’ve never had a problem in our relationship like this. No joke. NEVER. THIS IS TOTAL LEFT FIELD.”
Shanann’s friend tries to comfort her, texting, “Aww honey, it will be okay … just give him time. He’s adjusting to the idea of the baby. He’s scared. He shouldn’t be doing this to you, but he’s a good guy, he will fix it.”
Shanann responded, “What if he really doesn’t love me anymore?!”
Her friend wrote, “Not possible honey. He LOVES YOU!”
Shanann replied, “Tomorrow is 8 years we started dating.”
Then she added, “He said we are not compatible anymore! He refused to hug me after he said he will try to “work” it out! Said he thought another baby would fix his feelings. Said, he refused couples counseling.”
Shanann’s friend texted back, “Go through his phone, make sure there isn’t some other b**ch I have to kill.”
When the friend asks Shanann why he won’t go to counseling, she replied, “He said he’s not sitting on no damn couch saying what he just said to me to no stranger.”
Later, Shanann would text, “This baby in my belly deserves his full love.”
Finally, Shanann wrote, “Only thing I can think of even though I don’t think he has it in him is another girl.”
It turns out there was another woman, something Shanann Watts seemed to wonder about in her texts but then dismissed.
Her messages to the friend make it clear she was desperate to save her marriage and connect with her husband in any way possible.
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