Did Nichol Kessinger really not know Chris Watts was about to be a father for the third time?

All it would have taken was for Nichol Kessinger to do a single, simple Facebook search for Chris Watts’ wife, and all would be revealed: the pregnancy videos posted in mid-June, the ongoing declarations of love, the photos of the couple embracing in San Diego in late June. Shan’ann’s Facebook was [and still is] set to public, so Kessinger – had she been curious about her new boyfriends family circumstances – only had to look. So…didn’t she?

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And if Shan’ann was thinking about divorce, why would she be posting pictures of her wedding on June 17th?

Notice these couple selfies on June 25th, and June 26th.

And Chris Watts probably didn’t want to appear in this video Shan’ann took of the couple’s hotel room on June 22nd. The video cuts off a few seconds after Shan’ann shows her husband unpacking his suitcase. A message to the mistress?

Now, what’s useful about Kessinger’s statement is the timeline it provides. It’s vague, but thanks to Shan’ann’s still publicly accessible profile, vague is fine, because we have time and date stamped images to cross reference from.

So let’s do that.

According to the Denver Post  exposé: Chris Watts and Nichol Kessinger met “one day in the middle of June”. Strictly speaking that’s not true, because as work colleagues they would have encountered [met] one another anyway, but let’s assume that’s when they formally [or informally] engaged with one another for the first time.

Shan’ann posted two eparate pregnancy reveal videos on June 11th, and also changed her profile picture to one of herself wearing the “Oops, we did it again” shirt.

Watts and Kessinger, meanwhile,  met for the first time “outside of work” in “late June”. Well, late June is when the San Diego trip happened, or directly after.

Directly after the San Diego trip is also when Shan’ann flew to North Carolina. That happened on June 26th. She told her Facebook flock where she was going, so if Nichol Kessinger had been curious, she’d be able to keep track of Shan’ann’s blow-by-blow accounts of her movements, and be sure the coast was clear [assuming she did check].

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After meeting outside of work in late June, Watts and Kessinger began a physical relationship in “early July”. According to the article, Kessinger wanted to take it slow and kept asking Watts how the divorce was going. But if the timeline is right, the advance from colleagues to lovers took place in a few days [whatever the length of time it is separating “late June” from “early July”.

From the screengrab below [dated July 1st] it looks like Watts may have used his wife’s car to chauffeur Kessinger around instead of his beat-up work truck. It also appears Watts took time off from work around the same time.

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According to her exclusive with the Post:

Watts told her that he had two daughters and, after Kessinger asked, Watts said he was separated and at the end of divorce proceedings, she said. “I believed him,” she said.

Now, although the relationship appeared to kick off close to the time Shan’ann was away, if Watts had told her he had kids, didn’t Kessinger wonder about the longer-term living arrangements? Didn’t she wonder where Shan’ann was day to day, week by week? According to the Post:

[They] began a physical relationship in early July and saw each other four to five times a week, Kessinger said. She told him she wanted to take it slow…

Since Shan’ann was gone for several weeks at a time, didn’t Kessinger wonder what was going on with the kids? This “disappearance” of not only his wife, but the children too, probably set in motion a psychology of dread for Watts. As soon as Shan’ann and the kids came home, his game would be up. And so, when she returned from her final trip – from Arizona – that was the end of the honeymoon phase. He waited until the very last moment to do what he’d probably been imagining in the back of his mind for weeks.

To keep his wife and family missing…

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According to the Post:

Kessinger was worried about his missing family, but she didn’t want to make a big deal out of a situation that Watts seemed calm about. Then, news reporters showed up at the Watts’ family home.

But 30-year-old Kessinger didn’t make a big deal out of the situation that Tuesday either. She only contacted the cops on Wednesday morning, and the media three months later, in spite of rumors flying for several weeks about her involvement.

Kessinger says: “I don’t think there is a logical explanation for what he did. It’s a senseless act, and it’s horrific.” She’s wrong. There is a logical explanation. She says she thought he was attractive and a good listener, and by August, Watts was fitter and better-looking than ever. But had he really lost all that weight coincidentally, and then met Kessinger, or had she been on his heart, on his mind, for a lot longer?

If so, Watts’ heart and mind was clouded with emotion. It wasn’t just the positive emotion of a new romance that was driving him, it was the tsunami of conflicting negative emotions to deal with, not just the pregnancy, but Shan’ann. What he did was senseless and horrific outside of the emotional dynamic he found himself in. Within it, well, it’s starting to make sense, isn’t it?

57 thoughts on “Did Nichol Kessinger really not know Chris Watts was about to be a father for the third time?

  1. For the Facebook thing, it is not that hard for someone to create a new fake profile (with a fake profile as his ex wife and impersonate her) and to add a bunch of fake friends through groups made for that (one is called “come here to add random friends to your page”). If he was lying that much, he likely didn’t even tell her his wife’s real name so she had no reason to look.

    The relationship was new so this can fool someone long enough to stop looking.

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    • so she had no reason to look>>>So, if it was you, you wouldn’t look, and you’re told by the person you’re with there’s a third party with children.

      In the history of human relationships [well, while social media has been on the scene], if she didn’t look maybe she was the first.

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    • Uh, duh, she google searched Shanann Watts in September 2017. She also googled “I’m having an affiar with a married man he says he’ll leave his wife.” This is so gross, but she also googled anal sex preparation and 3 way sex with double penetration. This woman is vile, and certainly was a catalyst of the deaths of Shanann, Bella and Celeste. Too bad they can’t arrest her for being a slut.

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    • Nichole’s very first work email to CW establishes the connection. Her second post to CW says she is looking for someone to have a relationship like you have with your wife and two little kids. Yea, she know Shan’ann’s name

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  2. This guy had three different (well four, counting Thayers individually) people go to the police to report his suspicious behavior pertaining to his missing wife and kids in a 24 hr period. No wonder they were onto him like stink on shit so quickly.

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  3. Well, there goes my theory that she wanted her identity kept secret! Ha ha. Something does seem off though. According to some of those screenshots we have seen with coworkers discussing how blatant CW and NK were with the affair it must have been going on longer than a few weeks. When did Chris delete his Facebook account? If it was in early July that would explain why, so she couldn’t see him tagged in other photos etc.

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    • She does want her identity kept secret, but doesn’t have much choice. She’s on the witness list because she’s a key witness. And she hasn’t hired a lawyer specializing in slander to invite the tabloids in. He was sitting in on the interview, and it sounds like it was conducted in his office.

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      • My thinking was that yes her name was on the witness list and anyone could speculate she was the mistress but without ever having proof. She would have been forced to reveal her story during a trial but after the plea deal she could have chosen to remain silent and never confirm her involvement with Chris. The fact that she is still speaking up now must mean that she really really wants people to know that he is a super selfish scumball, not a meek pushover.

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  4. In my opinion, she knew everything but choose to ignore the facts coz she was clouded by attraction. Her mind was ignoring everything except her relationship with him. Or CW told her he is trying to get out of the marriage and working on it.

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      • NK is a low life just like Chris.

        CW is a textbook “Covert Somatic Narcissist”. They are incapable of true love . They are EMPTY. They mistaken their supply/source desires for emotions. They are broken. They are nice and helpful. Awkward at first, the special misunderstood shy person, withdrawn introvert, this is what they want you to think but it’s actually their projected False Self Image. Shyness is their honey trap! They appear innocent and look to the outside world like the most respectable stereotypical human being. They immediately overvalue their new source and temporarily put them high on a pedestal. They Love bomb > Devalue > Discard’ in all their relationships and without exception. A Covert is incapable of fidelity. Their sexual and emotional lives are perturbed and chaotic. Sociopathy and psychopathy are like brother and sister pathologies, and narcissism is the first cousin. Their first manipulation tactic is to mirror you using the Love Bombing phase, they will shape shift to you. It will feel like a dream, the soul-mate fantasy. Their manipulation tool is to mirror in the effort to appear having a lot in common with you. They copy people’s ticks, laughs, movements, behaviors, tones, words, and phrases. If you pay attention, they even attempt to copy your movements as you are doing them. Its terribly eerie. Following this “honeymoon” phase, the Covert becomes restless, because real love is a selfless emotion and a Covert is not wired that way. He is always hoping when he meets someone new, that she will be ‘the one’. When he says he is hoping she will be the one he means he is hoping she will be the one to provide the potent fuel which does not grow stale. The things he tells women in the love bombing stage are to ensnare her to extract fuel. Infatuation is not suitable substitutes for authentic love. The power of love carries with it the ability to heal all wounds (it’s actually your ticket to recovery from a narcissist). Coverts have no access to this power. This makes them walking open sores. They cannot emotionally feel what love feels like, they can only attempt to relate to it and mimic it. This is most likely why he Googled something to the effect of “how do people feel when you tell them you love them.”

        Statistics show Covert Narcissists are nominally closet bisexuals.

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  5. Well, I’ve said I like to hear all sides to a story, even the side I don’t agree with. On this particular subject, After reading other opinions, I’ve changed my opinion. I believed the mistress Nichol believed Chris was no longer with Shan’ann, but when I see all this played out with Facebook, um, yeah, she knew she was seeing a man who was not only very married, but also pregnant. And I think the prosecution harnessed Nichol right after the murders happened. Now, I think the prosecution unharnessed her to make Chris look even worse at this crucial time, on the eve of his plea hearing come Monday!

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    • Your opinion is based on your assumptions that NK would have searched CW on social media outlets. Not everyone meets someone and automatically Googles or searches for them on social media. Some people take other people’s word and believe what they say. Especially at the beginning of any relationship. It completely probable that NK did not look up CW at all. It’s very possible that she believed CW when he said his divorce was almost finalized. And if NK did look up Shanann in 2017 she may not have done so in 2018 when CW was claiming to be seperated. You all are trying to be rational but failing. So try harder.

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      • You spell correctly and seem relatively well spoken. That being said? You must be related to her in someway because nobody could be this naive. Her own emails from work indicate she is aware of his marriage and children. Interestingly, when she says she wants a beautiful life like his? She’s not speaking in his life past tense. This is significant because it implies that not only did she know he was married with kids, but happily married in present tense versus mid divorce. Also, how would she know how “beautiful” his life and family were if she wasnt trolling Shannan’s FB looking at posts and pics? She wouldn’t . Because it is unlikely that a flirting man would confide in new flirtee how beautiful his life/wife/family was. So open your eyes.

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        • Many people share Chad’s opinion, so by your logic she must have a huge family! Chris’s actions weren’t just the result of a short tryst, there were many other factors at play and nick goes over them extensively.

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      • If as now assumed that NK had a crush on CW long before she went out with him, then yes;it’s hugely possible that she looked up Shannab on Facebook etc.,

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  6. I find it very hard to believe Ms. Kessinger had no idea she was playing with a married man. The pictures found of her around the internet are mostly in a bar setting with multiple men around her. Wallflower? I think not. She waited to talk to police until she saw she couldn’t avoid being busted with her hand in the cookie jar.

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  7. I think she knew he was married with a family and that their affair was longer than she is admitting to. Don’t forget, his girlfriend had all of her social media professionally scrubbed off the internet including her fathers (CW ‘s Boss) right after CW murdered his family.

    There is a chance she didn’t know about SW expecting. If the girlfriend didn’t know about the baby is this why Chris timed the murders right before the Gender Reveal Party?

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  8. They met at work right? So his colleagues would have known he was a married man with a family so how come she didn’t get to hear that? It also shows online she was married or is married. She looks sly and coniving and has certainly glammed her appearance up for her publicity picture as she looks rough in all the previous pictures.My money is on that she well knew he was married and Shannan maybe thought another baby would save the marriage and hoped the mistress would see the announcement on Facebook.

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  9. You need to learn about narcissism. This guy is a sociopath. Whoever gets close to someone like him is a victim. She’s lucky it wasn’t her. For whatever reason. Because she was dating a predator. These people finely craft a narrative. This didn’t come out of nowhere. Also his obsession with his looks. They often choose women who are sick or in some kind of trouble. Seriously, this poor woman is innocent and lucky to be alive

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    • Thanks, I’ll try to study up on narcissism. Never heard of it before. So he’s a completely normal guy, liked by everyone, loved by everyone, and then when he commits murder he’s an evil narcissistic monster. By the same reasoning, if you’re a normal person, and people love you, at what point do you become a narcissistic monster? Only when you commit murder? I ask because you seem to know about narcissism.

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      • @nickvdl
        Chris is a textbook “Covert Somatic Narcissist”. They are nice and helpful. Awkward at first, the special misunderstood shy person, withdrawn introvert, this is what they want you to think but it’s actually their projected False Self Image. Shyness is their honey trap! They appear innocent and look to the outside world like the most respectable stereotypical human being. They Love bomb > Devalue > Discard’ in all their relationships and without exception.

        A Somatic is incapable of fidelity. Statistically, Covert Somatic’s are nominally closet bisexuals. Their sexual and emotional lives are perturbed and chaotic. The reality of a Covert is dominated by the idealized False Self, an idealized False Self who is entitled, a victim, incapable of wrongdoing, and always deserving of more. They have limited self awareness and do not know that they are Coverts. An entitled child who houses the body of an adult. Stuck at a childhood emotional level (emotionally stunted) and why they might come across as childlike and incapable of harm.
        • lies are how they uphold that fantasy
        • they lovebomb because they don’t want to get to know you and they don’t want to reveal the real them (which is abusive anyway and not worth knowing). They cannot do introspection, repentance, or feel guilt because these are all anti-fantasy mental operations. They are obsessed with image because image is both fantasy and impression managed ideal false self. Covert narcissists never develop “human value permanence.” They only value you based on this moment, right now. A narcissist’s only criteria for valuing another human being is whether or not this person is currently feeding my narcissistic needs. A real narcissist is always, 100% Socio-Psychopathic. They are EMPTY.

        WHAT CAUSES COVERT NARCISSISM? Victims of shaming during early childhood. A narcissistic parent. A mother who overly compensates, a apologetic mother who spoils without boundaries, over pampering, doting and smothering. Not allowing for healthy privacy boundaries as they are growing up. Being overvalued thus making them feel entitled. They aren’t born this way… they become.

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        • Take it easy on the ALL CAPS.

          You seem to be in love with labels, as if that explains who a person is. You’ve got the theory on Watts but can you apply it to him directly, using practical examples from his life?

          They cannot do introspection, repentance, or feel guilt >>>And yet Watts is a standout case in high-profile true crime of someone who confessed and took a plea deal [pleaded guilty] in record time. Unless my eyes deceived me, he was shedding a tear or two in court during sentencing, something else that is exceedingly rare in high-profile true crime. I know, I know, he wasn’t crying or if he was, they were tears for himself, not tears of guilt. Whatever you say.

          Did you take the narcissism test? If not please do, and please let us know how you scored:

          https://crimerocket.com/2019/01/01/chris-watts-is-a-narcissistic-psychopath-now-find-out-what-you-are/

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    • Bullshit. I am well versed in Narcissism and particularly with “Covert Somatic Narcissism” of which CW exhibits all the traits of and while I do agree they are predators indeed, NK clearly was a well knowing participant with a very married man… period. No sympathy for that white trash woman. Sorry, not sorry.

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  10. If you read through all 1900 pages of the crime document, you will see a whole other side of Nichol Kessinger. I read every page pertaining to her and her relationship with Watts. She began googling Shannon in September of 2017. She also googled both of their Facebook pages during the course of their affair. Shannon was extremely active on FB and her page is public. There is no way Nichol didn’t see the pregnancy reveal video.She went to their house twice. She deleted all of her texts and searches from her phone while Shannan was missing. She asked Chris is one text, “Are we bad?” She googled how to make a man marry his mistress and spent hours looking at wedding dresses. She told Chris to pawn his wife’s ring in one text while Shannan was missing. She googled tons of porn and anal sex instructions the Sat before Shannan went missing and the night of their last date. She googled can cops find texts if erased as well as Amber Frey, her book deal, and her net worth after Shannan and her girls were found dead. All this evidence points to the fact that she knew he was married and Shannan was pregnant way before the murders. She wanted Chris to leave his family for her and it looks like her plot goes all the way back to last year. She’s a POS and a home wrecker.

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  11. After reading the 1900+ Discovery pages, I agree with @Em. I think everything said or done by Nichol including her Google searches and texts to Chris and her friends, would make a good Blog post showcasing how much she lied to police and in Media interviews. “30 Times Nichol & Chris Lied About Their Affair”. The true timeline vs. “We had just met.”

    Why didn’t the police include a timeline for Nichol and Chris’s relationship starting when she googled him in Sept. 2017? I am positive if they interviewed office coworkers there would be some who knew/suspected about their involvement and that it hadn’t started in June 2018. Co-workers usually pick up on when people are interested in each other at work based on their behavior.

    NK: “I hardly knew him”. Sure, that’s why she was sending him nude photos, googling wedding dresses and reading articles about men marrying their mistresses.

    NK said to her friend (paraphrasing here) that she “wanted a man who hadn’t been married or didn’t have kids.” I believe that she did make this known to Chris. His solution was to murder his entire family so he wouldn’t have “baggage” like alimony or child support when he built his new life with Nichol.

    Chris said he took out money from his 401K about 5 months before the murders to catch up on his mortgage but they were still behind on it. Did he spend some of this money on Nichol instead? How did he afford trips with her?

    If Chris had had the guts to divorce Shannan, pay child support and had to face his financial situation would Nichol have stayed with him?

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  12. Raise your hand if you’ve ever googled someone you met at work because you thought they were hot!? I have! Raise your hand if you’ve ever googled things out of curiosity, boredom, to prove someone wrong, to fact check, etc.?!? I sure as hell have. I see a bunch of bored ass people sitting around trying to connect dots that just aren’t there. If the dots were there, the cops/FBI would have connected them. God forbid any of you fall for someone that ultimately murders their entire family and your Google Search history gets released to the world for bored losers to point fingers. I see a lot of hurt people in these comments just projecting their own insecurities into this situation. Good luck to you all.

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  13. Nichol Kissinger is wild and mess up in her head. that is why Chris watts prey on her. She played with fire. Lucky she won’t get killed like he did to Shannon watts and kids. Sociopathic prey on vulnerable or health issue or naive person. Sociopathic has no love and no remorse or empathy at all. He mimics feelings and he thinks he loves. His heart not love real. He is like souless. He would play house with woman then tired of her and terminate his past in trash then start new next woman. Like switch off on fast. He don t show violence like physical but psychology abuse . He don’t like to be found out he decide like delete past history and execute his past (family) before start new. It’s scary. That girl should not mess with married men. Karma will bite her. i see these picture swhen he is young i see his face is like blank emotionless and hidden mask. Like Dr Hyde & jerkyl. he played for to decide to let person for or live. He is very deadly dangerous like silent killer That is my opinion.

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  15. So she had no problem hooking up with a married man when no one knew about it, then when it all went downhill and it was public knowledge she was a homewrecker she wants to change her identity. As far as I’m concerned you reap what you sow and she should have to face life with the same stigma Amber Frey has. The difference with Amber is she legitimately didn’t know Scott was married with a kid on the way. Nikkole knew it all.

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    • Actually Amber did know Scott Peterson was married just prior to the murder, and so did the woman who introduced Amber to Scott Peterson – Shawn Sibley.

      When Sibley found out he was married she demanded he tell Amber, and so he did. But when Scott Peterson admitted he was married to Amber, he was only half truthful. He said he was married but that his wife had recently died, and this would be his first Christmas without her.

      http://pwc-sii.com/CourtDocs/Transcripts/Sibley.htm

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  16. Nicole’s ex husb sued nicole and chris in 2017 prob alienation of affection—- it seems shanann wld hve know — then her husb advertised it “cheating woman” shes got lots of skeletons in her closet her ex husb i think in guiness book of recds for suing more people than anyone else@@@@ she has kids too prob her prnts wl gt ( i dont think she wld wnt leave kids w crazy ex) prnts lots of $$$$!!! God bless nicole Atkinson ( sic) what a true friend!!!

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  17. Nichole was so busy talking abt how materialistic shanann was did she think shanann had just left wo her wedding rings??? Or did she know chris took them by force or stealing the off her dead hands!!! She told him to sell them !!!

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  18. Nichol is a victim, plain and simple. She thought wife was out of the picture. Courageously, she went to the police as soon as she suspected something untoward. Some might even consider Nichol a hero.

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    • Nikole a victim? Married people are off limits til they’re not married. Nikole claims she told Chris to spend the week in North Carolina trying to fix his marriage, then sends nude pics! Nikole told Chris what he had to do to delete his FB account, which is more than just deactivating the account, yet claims she didn’t have a FB account, didn’t do the social media thing (bullshit). She told Chris 2 guys asked her out on a date, which in my opinion put the wheels in motion for him to decide his family was going to die. A divorce would take too long, and those 2 guys would be fucking NK, since her definition of taking things slow is, what was it, a week? Nikole a victim? I think not.

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  19. All these opinions are based on your assumptions that NK would have searched CW on social media outlets. Not everyone meets someone and automatically Googles or searches for them on social media. Some people take other people’s word and believe what they say. Especially at the beginning of any relationship. It completely probable that NK did not look up CW at all. It’s very possible that she believed CW when he said his divorce was almost finalized. And if NK did look up Shanann in 2017 she may not have done so in 2018 when CW was claiming to be seperated. You all are trying to be rational but I’m not sure that you are.

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