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Christine Hubbs No Mother of the Year

Mom who seduced underage boys goes on national TV.

Most moms spent the weekend being honored for their selfless love for their children — or at least a hearty thanks for soothing life's boo-boos.

But Livermore mom Christine Hubbs spent her day in prison for sexually exploiting her daughter’s boyfriend beginning when he was in seventh grade. She then moved on to his best friend to make him jealous.

Needless to say, Hubbs won’t win any mother of the year contests.

The wife of Livermore dentist and lifelong resident Tim Hubbs brought national attention to our town Friday when she was featured on “Good Morning, America” in a story about her conviction for having sex with two middle-school boys. She talked about throwing tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts, from TVs to gym memberships, at them. She sloughed off blame like a snake shedding its skin.

She felt no need to protect her victims. Not the boys nor her daughter. National and local coverage flashed the marquee so that there was no doubt where Hubbs' children attended school.

She walked into the jailhouse interview with every hair in place and her makeup just right – if she was a little girl with no concept of subtle shadings.

Hubbs came before the camera unrepentant for her crimes against these two boys. She even went so far as to say that having sex was their idea and, gosh, what’s a girl to do but comply?

“I didn’t start it,” the petulant 42-year-old said of her initial encounter during an interview with investigative reporter Dan Noyes. “It was him. He started it.”

Christine was arrested in August and took a in February — five years in state prison on four felony counts. Because of Hubbs' plea, against her were dropped.

When the story hit the blogosphere, the result was troubling to say the least. Commenters, mostly male, wondered where this woman had been when they were young boys, and the overall feeling was that this was no big deal.

It left me pondering just how this story would have played had a middle-aged father showered his son’s young girlfriend with expensive gifts and then had sex with her.

She’s not a predator, Hubbs insists. Never that. She knows what boys want and apparently she believed they wanted her — even the one boy who was her daughter’s boyfriend. No harm, no foul in her disturbed brain.

“They’re good kids, they’re going to be fine. They’re going to go on and be successful,” Hubbs told Noyes. “I never pushed them into anything.”

With that statement, she parroted the same excuse pedophiles have used forever to absolve themselves of any wrong-doing.

It’s difficult to know how this will filter through the young boys involved, but few question the negative impact on Hubbs’ children.

Her husband has sworn to stand by his wife. He did say the wedding vows about “in sickness and in health,” and few should doubt the sickness that is Christine Hubbs.

He said the case has caused a drop in his clients. Should Hubbs try to keep his practice in Livermore, it could be tough going. 

While it’s a personal decision to stay married to a wife who betrayed him with underage boys, Hubbs clearly crossed a moral line when he didn’t go to the parents of the first boy with his suspicions.

Those suspicions came out when police released emails and texts from the doctor indicating he knew what was going on but did nothing except confront his wife and the first boy.

According to Noyes' report, the detectives found electronic messages with Hubbs warning the first boy to stay away from his wife and between the couple. Hubbs told his wife he knew she was having sex with the first boy – a month before she began having sex with the second boy and seven months before her arrest.

As Livermore police detective said, “It’s frustrating because if it was a man, there’d be no question that this man was evil, the scum of the earth, the dirty pits of society.”

We should not give a woman a free pass for exhibiting the same deviant behavior.

chaz28o May 09, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Gee Susan, you have the uncanny ability to state the obvious
Mom May 09, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Feel so sorry for the children in this family. As usual, they are the ones that will suffer. Their mother is scum and the father? Don't know where his head is at! Really sad!
Varina Michaelis May 09, 2011 at 02:48 PM
Very well written. I agree with absolutely every aspect as you have written it. It turns my stomach.
Michele Murphy May 09, 2011 at 04:04 PM
I hope someone in jail stabs her in the eye, then says, "Well, it really was what she wanted, I didn't start it". She has another eye...she'll be just fine.
Kathleen Schoening May 09, 2011 at 06:21 PM
“I didn’t start it,” the petulant 42-year-old said of her initial encounter during an interview with ABC-7 News investigative reporter Dan Noyes. “It was him. He started it.” Wow. That came from a 42 year old woman who obviously needs to repent for her crimes. Her victims were underage and had no sense of self. I wonder how she would feel if the words came from a man and the daughter was a victim.
Kathy May 09, 2011 at 09:30 PM
Good observations in this article, and pretty much what everyone has been talking about. Giving those media interviews to try to fix Christine's image was a horrible mistake. And it makes one wonder what the hell the DA was thinking letting her plea bargain all those charges down to just 4 and the light sentence. It would be different if there were any remorse communicated in these interviews. Instead, there is deflection and blaming the victim.
Robert May 10, 2011 at 01:49 AM
That woman acted like SHE'S the victim in those interviews. It's pathetic!
Robert May 10, 2011 at 01:53 AM
Someone made a valid observation earlier on....where did this woman get makeup so she could do the interviews? Last time I checked anything like that is considered contraband! She doesn't deserve any special treatment. Hell, she probably just gave herself away as to what she's booked for....if any of the others she's in there with get wind of her charges, she's done! So doing TV interviews was the worst thing she could've done! I guess she feels she's untouchable because she's "rich"
Anne May 10, 2011 at 05:24 AM
The Hubbs woman is a narcissist. She inflicted grief on many families which will take many, many years to overcome. Her lack of ownership of the situation is absolutely inexcusable. And, any business lost to her husband's practice is justified. These people have no morals.
Patti May 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Robert, I may have been the one that make the comments on hair and make up. I still wonder about that one. I must disagree with one thing...I don't think the Hubbs family is "rich". Just from observation and from what I've heard (remember I also mentioned that Livermore can be a mean and catty place), these are people that robbed Peter to pay Paul - so to speak. You have to figure that lawyer cost them a pretty penny, so I don't think there is a large cash flow. I know people in law enforcement and that work at Santa Rita and believe me, the other inmates are all well aware of what she's in for. It's a different world - men vs women. Had this been a man, it would have been all over. But a pretty,upstanding,dentist's wife...well that changes everything right? So many victims here, from the boys, to her children, to her husband, although I am beginning to really wonder about him too. One question. This went on for quite some time right? As a parent, wouldn't you wonder where some of these "lavish" gifts came from? I mean if my son came home with play stations, expensive clothes, and what ever else she purchased them I'd want to know where it all came from. Could have been a sign early on!! I don't wish anyone,especially in this economy lost business. After all, he has children to take care of. I think it's time to get over the fact that we all disagree with her sentence. Yes she is what she is and we can't change that. We will continue to scratch our heads (continued)
Patti May 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM
wondering why the husband has chosen to stay with her, and we will chuckle at her diabetes defense. As I mentioned in an earlier post, hubby has 4 or 5 years to get things together so that when she gets out they can move. Perhaps they should consider moving closer to their mother church in Utah - if their church will have her. My point is, in the mean time, the victims and her children all have to live here. Lets let them do that! Wishing bad things to happen like Michele hoping Mrs. Hubbs gets stabbed in the eye while in jail and Anne's comment about lost business isn't going to help anyone. If anything bad happens to her in jail, she will just get more attention...exactly what she seems to want (among other things...) and let's not take Mr. Hubbs' income away, he has kids to feed. I am not defending her in any way!! I just think it's time to settle down a little and let the kids start the healing (if there is any healing from something like this) process.
Tammy May 10, 2011 at 03:43 PM
And Christine's manipulation continues even from her jail cell! If this isn't a huge wake up call for the dentist then I don't know what is! The best thing husband can do for himself and family is move on with regards to Christine, she will never process the wrong she has done until the family gets a fresh start elswhere. No more regular visits from family would shock her into reality, maybe. Unforfunately the consequences for Hubbs really sick behavior, have infected the ones she claims to love the most. The Hubbs children deserve a fresh start elsewhere, I hope "Dad" will buck up and make the tough call, "later Christine, time for you to marinate in it all by your, selfish self."
James Buckley May 10, 2011 at 05:44 PM
Mostly females responding to this article as they have that natural child protective blood running through their vains. Reality is Christine has some sexual disfuntion issues and is in jail due to inability to not act out sexually with teenage boys. Reality is she is paying the price for her crimes against teenage boys. I don't honestly thing the young Men suffered that much and none took measures to stop the relationship and gifts till Christine was caught by her husband after months of time spent with the Graduates, Mrs's Robertson. The crime is totally different when perpatrated by men against teenage girls, and rightfully so. In this particular case I think the victims were smiling and enjoying their gifts and failed to notify authorities till the bubble burst. I hope Christine gets the help she needs to cure her sexual disfuntion, and I admire her husband for trying to keep the family and children together for a second chance at a normal life. None of you have the right to pass judgement on a man trying to save his family. His best bet is to leave the area after Christine's release and start fresh in a new location with the ongoing help of therapy for his wife.
chaz28o May 10, 2011 at 07:09 PM
I'll even take it one step further James. I'll bet the "mostly females" responding are doing so with several reasons: 1) They're not as attractive as Christine 2) Their husbands aren't as successfull as Christine's 3) Their husbands would dump them for much less 4) And I'll bet most of them have had affairs of their own if: A) They're attractive enough to have an affair B) Assuming their affairs are of leagal age too...?
Tammy May 10, 2011 at 07:54 PM
Oh my Chaz, so eveyone responding negatively towards Hubbs behavior must be jealous? Good gosh, what is up with that redonkulous assessment?! This is a moral issue, Adults male/female aren't to persue under age children PERIOD. Yep as a Mom I appreciate that law. Once you have a son I really don't think you'd appreciate your kid being distracted in life by such a twisted woman. Money doesn't buy happiness, just ask the chick hanging out at Santa Rita. Oh and she wasn't happy while she was boinking the boys either.
chaz28o May 10, 2011 at 08:19 PM
Dearest Tammy: The only victims in this case are Christine’s own children And there are considerable worse people on the streets of Livermore that Livermore’s finest could put away Somehow, putting away a woman who made some boy’s day at a cost of $50K+ per year is stupid. Plain & simple And yes, there is a double standard, so get over it. Women bobbin’ boys is not the same thing as Men bobbin’ girls
Kathy May 10, 2011 at 08:28 PM
To all of you who think the boys asked (and wanted) all of this... from the article above "She’s not a predator, Hubbs insists. Never that. She knows what boys want and apparently she believed they wanted her — even the one boy who was her daughter’s boyfriend. No harm, no foul in her disturbed brain. “They’re good kids, they’re going to be fine. They’re going to go on and be successful,” Hubbs told Noyes. “I never pushed them into anything.” With that statement, she parroted the same excuse pedophiles have used forever to absolve themselves of any wrong-doing." Talk to the boys she hadn't yet slept with, but was flirting with, and see if they thought it totally normal that some 40-something mom was hot for them. I've heard from friends who are parents of these boys, and they did not think it was normal... or wanted. These boys have lost their ability to develop normal AGE APPROPRIATE relationships. They have come to expect what they got from a 40-something woman, and not one their own age. Sure, it's every boy's fantasy, but what happens when that fantasy comes true? All of these boys' experiences in the future are going to be marred by a much too adult relationship they had at too young of an age. And their future partners will suffer for it - the boys as they grow up will have no idea how damaged they became because of it because of attitudes like these - that the boys were lucky... not taken advantage of.
Tammy May 10, 2011 at 08:35 PM
Perfectly said Kathy and Chaz, it's so worth the 50,000.00!
Kathy May 10, 2011 at 09:03 PM
And.... chaz has jumped the shark. Way to show your true colors. This has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality, but nice try trying to make that connection! The simple facts are this - She violated the law. She is now serving time for violating said law. She'll be out in a couple years - Go raise her on a pedestal then if you think what she did is so honorable. Or why not just visit her in jail and give her your support while she serves her time you think she shouldn't be serving.
chaz28o May 10, 2011 at 09:20 PM
So which is it with you Kathy? Would you rather you son sleep with a another boy or a woman
Kathy May 10, 2011 at 09:26 PM
To be completely honest, at the age of 14, they'd better not be sleeping with anyone. When they get older, I don't care. What I care about is my children growing up with a healthy outlook on relationships and sex.... not to be taken advantage of by the mother of my son's boyfriend or girlfriend. And yes... I do have children.
Tammy May 10, 2011 at 09:43 PM
Chaz, you have officially gone off the deep end with this topic!
Kari Hulac (Editor) May 10, 2011 at 10:10 PM
Folks, we're turning off the commenting on this story. Too inappropriate.

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