Gaetz Reveals His Son Nestor is “the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me ”

June 19, 2020
Hot Takes Press Room

In today’s episode of “Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz,” Congressman Gaetz discusses his son Nestor, how he came to the United States, and how he became a part of the Gaetz family.


Yesterday, Congressman Gaetz tweeted, “For all those wondering, this is my son Nestor, we share no blood, but he is my life. He came from Cuba, legally of course six years ago.”


“Nestor is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” he adds.


Nestor came to America “dealing with the grief of the loss of his mother but also amazingly filled with opportunity and love for this country and just an eagerness to embrace it.”


“He didn’t speak a word of English, he didn’t have a single friend, and so we spent a lot of time together as you might imagine and my Spanish was pretty rusty but he helped me get it better and we worked on English together,” Gaetz recounted. “Seeing all of his successes now, I am so proud of him.”


Gaetz mentions that Nestor just graduated from high school and he plans to go to Troy University and study nursing.


“He talks about the care he gave his mother in her final months and I have seen the way he shows compassion to people . . . I think he’d be a fantastic nurse.”


Gaetz says that Nestor spends a great deal of time with him, his sister, his biological father, and the congressman’s parents.


“I do feel a special kinship with stepparents all over,” Gaetz says. “You know there’s a certain kind of love that you can give another human being that’s not your own flesh and blood . . . but you love them as much as you would love anyone that was your own child, that you couldn’t imagine loving them anymore.”


Congressman Gaetz says that he never expected to be sharing this much about his personal life, but he concludes – “I am certainly proud to do so. I am proud of Nestor and I am proud of our family.”


To hear the entire story about Congressman Gaetz and his son Nestor, you can listen to today’s episode of “Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz.”