Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Stand By Your Man
I was a little surprised when I read recently about how Courtney Roberts, present during the time Ayla Reynolds was reported missing, thinks Justin DiPietro is a "stud" but that her opinion is" biased". I should think so; I just thought it would be biased in a completely different way bearing in mind the information provided to me by Ayla’s mother Trista Reynolds.
I really think Courtney Roberts is showing great courage and fortitude sticking with her man through all this, even while the evidence of his possible involvement continues to build. I don’t understand it myself, considering the six month long affair Justin was having with Trista between May 2011 and one week before Trista went into rehab in October 2011.
In all fairness, having sex with the father of your child three times in six months scarcely counts as a full blown affair. Perhaps it is more accurate to say Justin cheated on Courtney Roberts three times with the mother of his child. I commend Courtney Roberts on her loyalty to her man. While she was out of the way going to school to improve their lives or at work earning a paycheck, Justin was at home with Trista making love. I cheated on a girlfriend once and it was the worst mistake, I could not live with the guilt, so I told her. I pleaded with her not to leave me and she didn’t, not then, but our relationship soon fell apart. There can be no love where there is no trust.
Trista, for her part, always wanted to be with Justin; actually, she wanted to be a family. The thought of her and Justin together with Ayla had, until recently, been her fondest wish. So when they mutually agreed to make love that first time after Justin had been dating Courtney Roberts, Trista believed that her dream of a genuine family was coming true. She was concerned for Courtney Roberts feelings however but Justin assured her that it was none of Courtney’s business and "what we do is what we do". Bold words.
Since there was no real evidence of this secret relationship, I can understand why Courtney Roberts would believe whatever her man said over law enforcement, love is blind after all. But now investigators have verified to Trista that her blood was identified on Justin’s sheets that he travelled with from Portland. I can’t imagine the humiliation Courtney Roberts must have felt when investigators told her she had been sleeping in Justin and Trista’s queen size love nest. Whatever else you make think of Courtney Roberts, you have to give this girl credit for standing by her man.