Confusingly, the public invite came just two years into Santos’ marriage to Uadla Vieira Santos, a Brazilian woman whom his housemates rarely saw and only knew as “a friend,” according to the Daily Beast.
Former roommate Morey-Parker told The Daily Beast that Santos once “tried to get me to marry some Brazilian woman so she could get citizenship” — saying he could make money from the deal. The report did not elaborate on when that suggestion was made.
Santos’ wife first filed for divorce in May 2013, just to halt it by the end of that year — 11 months before Santos proposed to his young boyfriend.
He remained legally married until September 2019, ending his mostly secretive marriage less than two weeks before he filed the official paperwork to launch his initial 2020 campaign.
The openly gay politician did not mention his marriage to a woman in either of his campaigns, the Beast noted.
His 2022 campaign initially said he was living with his husband and their four dogs on Long Island. That has since been scrubbed.
Another former roommate, Yasser Rabello, told the outlet that Santos always seemed like a “pathological liar” — even sharing old Facebook messages where the congressman claimed he’d landed a job at CNN.
Rabello said he lived with Santos, his sister and their since-deceased mother in a crowded apartment in Jackson Heights in 2013 and 2014 — but “never knew” his roommate was married at the time.
Santos’ wife was living in Astoria at the time, and the one time he met her, Santos introduced her as “a friend,” Rabello said.
Morey-Parker, meanwhile, told The Daily Beast that the pol stole from him a hat that a pal gave him after a “had tried to kill myself.”
“Watching him wear that scarf that means quite a lot to me just p—es me the f–k off,” he said.
Santos’ ex-wife did not respond to questions, while the under-fire congressman only commented after The Daily Beast article was already published, the outlet said.
Referring to Morey-Parker, Santos said: “I will not give comment to slanderous accusations made by a person of the likes of Gregory.”