Roy Moore admits his wife, who is 14 years his junior, first caught his eye ‘when she was just 15 and performing in a junior college dance recital’.
by Daniella Diaz
Washington (CNN) – Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing romantic relationships with teenagers while in his 30s, said he first noticed his future wife eight years before he formally met her — when she would have been as young as 15 years old.
Moore was 38 when he married Kiser, who was 24.
In a videotaped interview published July 30, he recalled when he saw then-Kayla Kisor at a dance recital.
“When I was deputy district attorney, many years before we got married, I saw her at a dance recital and I was standing, oh, at the back of the auditorium and I saw her up front,” he recalled at the time. “I remember her name, it was Kayla Kisor. KK. But I remember that and I didn’t meet her there … it was, oh gosh, eight years later or something, I met her. And when she told me her name, I remembered.”
There’s no evidence Moore had any contact with Kisor as a teenager.
In his 2009 memoir “So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom,” Moore also wrote about the moment.
“I knew Kayla was going to be a special person in my life,” Moore wrote about when he first saw her when she was 15 years old. He wrote he began dating her when she was 23, a year before they married, according to the memoir.
“Anxious to meet her, I began with the line, ‘Haven’t we met somewhere before?’ ‘I don’t think so,’ she replied,” he said, recalling the moment they met at a church Christmas party.