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Who is Becki Tilley? Her Early Life, Parents, Married Life, Children, and Controversies

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Becki Tilley aka Becki Falwell is the wife of Jerry Falwell Jr., former President of Liberty University. She has been married to her husband Falwell Jr. for over three decades and they are proud parents of three children as well. Becki and her husband frequently made headlines when the latter was the chancellor of Liberty University.

Tilley made headlines after a former Liberty University student alleged he had a sexual encounter with Becki Tilley at her home back in 2008. After that, a couple more scandals involving Falwell’s wife came into the media which made Becki and her husband a hot topic. But, what about Becki Tilley’s past life? Where is she from? How did she meet Jerry Falwell? And what did she use to do before she came into the spotlight?

To know everything about her, stay with us till the end.

Becki Tilley and Jerry Falwell Jr. Relationship

Tilley and Jerry have been married for over thirty years. The husband-and-wife tied the knot on October 3, 1987, after dating for a couple of years. Becki often posts photos with her husband on her socials. Besides, she has also marked their wedding anniversary a couple of times. Back in 2017, she celebrated her and Jerry’s 30th wedding anniversary with a couple of photos.

Becki Tilley and her husband of three decades, Jerry Falwell Jr.
Becki shared a photo of her and her husband on their 30th wedding anniversary in 2017

Happy 30th anniversary to my best friend! You are an incredible husband, father, and leader,” wrote Becki in the caption.

There isn’t much information about their love life, although several tabloids have mentioned that they first came across when Becki was 13 and her now-husband was around 16. They later met at the University of Virginia and started dating after some time. It’s not clear what Becki studied at the university, whereas her husband studied law and obtained a Juris Doctor.

Becki and Her Husband are Proud Parents of Three Children

As we mentioned before, Becki and Jerry Falwell Jr. have been leading a happily married life of over three decades. In their journey as husband-and-wife, they have welcomed three children. The lovebirds gave birth to their first child, a son, Trey Falwell on July 26th, 1989, nearly two years after they exchanged vows. Trey is a former vice-president of university operations at Liberty University. At present, he owns the Alton Hostel in Miami’s south beach.

Four years after they became parents, Becki gave birth to the couple’s second child, a son, Wesley Falwell on August 25, 1993. Becki and her hubby welcomed their third child, a daughter Caroline Falwell on April 26, 2000. Both Becki and Jerry are family persons who frequently share photos of their children and grandchildren on social media.

Becki Tilley and her husband with their family
Becki Tilley and her husband with their family

Based on their social media posts, we can safely say that Becki’s two sons are happily married with children while her daughter, Caroline is unmarried as of early 2022. While her oldest son, Trey is married to Sarah Falwell, her younger son, Wesley is married to Laura Falwell. Laura and Wesley have a daughter, Virginia Falwell, 4, while Sarah and Trey have a baby girl named Reagan Elise Falwell, 3.

Becki Tilley Sex Scandals – From a Student to a Pool Boy

With Her Son, Trey’s Bandmate

Back in 2020, Becki, the wife of former Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, was accused of having a couple of extra-marital affairs. As a matter of fact, she was alleged to have engaged in sexual activity with a Liberty University student who apparently was her son’s friend.

In August 2020, the student alleged that Becki performed oral sex on him while he stayed at the Falwell home in 2008. As a matter of fact, he stayed there after a band practice with Becki’s son, Trey.

Becki Tilley was accused of making sexual advances to a college student
Becki reportedly engaged in sexual activities with a college student who apparently was her son’s friend

The man, who was 22 at the time said that Becki started the act and he went along with it initially. However, later, even after his denial of further advances, Tilley kept messaging her, offering him gifts.

After the allegation, Becki and her husband Jerry released a statement saying,

“It is unfortunate that the coverage of our departure has turned into a frenzy of false and fantastic claims about us. These false and mean spirited lies have hurt us and our family greatly and we will respond fully with the truth at an appropriate time.”

The statement continues,

” At this time, however, we think it is best to move on and help the Liberty community focus on its very bright future…”

Even though the husband-and-wife denied the allegation, another band member and friend of the accuser also talked about the incident to POLITICO where he said that his friend had told him of the sexual encounter.

Controversial Extra-Marital Affair With a Pool Boy

After the allegation made by a former Liberty University student, a former Miami pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda came forward claiming his affair with Becki Tilley. Granda revealed with Reuters that he had been sexually involved with Becki for years.

As per his saying, he met Becki and her husband at a Miami Beach hotel in March 2012. He further claimed that he had had sexual relationships with Becki at hotels in Miami and New York multiple times a year for the next six years. Granda also claimed that Jerry enjoyed watching Becki and Granda having sex from “the corner of the room.”

Giancarlo Granda who had a six-year-long affair with Becki Tilley
Giancarlo Granda who had a six-year-long affair with Becki Tilley

Meanwhile, Jerry resigned from the position of President in the wake of this allegation. Talking about his resignation, Jerry told,

“That’s the only reason I resigned: because I don’t want something my wife did to harm the school I’ve spent my whole life building. I never broke a single rule that applies to staff members at Liberty, which I was. So I want everybody to know that.”

Besides, Jerry also added that a man was extorting him and was reportedly threatening him with making his affair with Becki public. However, he didn’t mention Granda by name.

Early Life, and Parents – What is Becki Tilley Birthday?

Becki Tilley was born on February 22, 1967, in Virginia, the United States. A lot of sites have reported different dates to be her birthday, however, we can say it is her true birthday as her husband, Jerry wished her on her 53rd birthday on February 22, 2020, through an Instagram post.

Happy 53rd birthday to the most beautiful and most low-maintenance wife in the world,” wrote Jerry alongside the post. Talking about Becki’s parents, her mother is Iris Tilley while the identification of her husband is not available as of yet. However, back in January 2021, she took to Instagram sharing a photo of her with her parents where she wrote her dad was suffering from “pneumonia and congestive heart failure.”

Becki with her father and mother
Becki Tilley with her father and mother

Meanwhile, back in August 2018, Becki’s mom, Iris fell and broke her hip after which she needed to undergo surgery. As of 2022, her mother Iris is 88 years old.

Talking about Becki’s nationality, she is an American. As far as her ethnicity is concerned, Tilley is a White American. Besides, she attended the prestigious University of Virginia.

What is Becki Tilley Net Worth? Her Husband is a Multi-millionaire

Well, Becki doesn’t appear to be active professionally, however, she has always been a support to her husband. So, as of now, it’s a little difficult to say how much worth Tilley has. But, her husband, Jerry Falwell Jr. is a multimillionaire. Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth to be around $100 million in early 2022.

His professional involvement after he resigned from the post of President of Liberty University is not clear. But, he had been earning a huge salary of $1.25 million from the university. Besides, Jerry reportedly received a whopping $10.5 million compensation package after he stepped down as the Liberty University President.