The garden, in a circle design with lush greenery, features a fountain placed at the center and large pavers surrounding it. And while Trump's marriage and the awkward moments shared between him and his wife, Melania Trump, have been on full display throughout his time in the White House, a lot less is widely known about Jill Biden, who could become the nation's newest first lady. ‘West Wing’ actor Richard Schiff warns of COVID-19 after close call, Lindsay Lohan debuts new jewelry collaboration, DJ Cassidy enlists Sheila E., Chaka Khan for TV special, Interim ‘Jeopardy’ Host Ken Jennings Under Fire for Insensitive Tweets, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. 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Jill was in her last year at college at the University of Delware. And to those who are familiar with the Bidens, the choice to use such a book for the occasion did not come as a surprise. We've received your submission. "So I had to be 100 percent sure," she said. Joe must have been persuasive because Jill eventually canceled her date and gave Joe a chance. "Neilia [Joe's first wife] would always be Mommy, but Jill was Mom," he wrote. Joe and Jill Biden have been married since 1977. But what is the backstory of Joe and Jill Biden? And that person was Jill. Not yet. It's pretty widely known that welcoming a step-parent into the family can be tough for kids. “I know exactly when it was,” he told the Daily Mail. Jill Biden’s ex-husband has accused the potential first lady of having an affair with Joe Biden and says they lied about how they met in the 1970s, according to a bombshell new report. Jill later stood by Joe's side and put on the bravest of faces when Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015, at the age of 46. Joe Biden might be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, but his wife, Jill Biden, comes with an equally impressive resume. “But facts are facts and what happened, happened.”. NJ school board member resigns after bathroom mishap in Zoom meeting, Live spectators at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wish they'd just stayed home, Pat Sajak takes heat for 'ungrateful' contestant crack, AstraZeneca's 'mistake' in COVID-19 vaccine trials could halt approval, Paige Spiranac draws line after 'shark' comment gets twisted. “I had no idea she and Joe were that kind of friendly. After all, the idea of a replacement parent sounds pretty jarring. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. But with the encouragement and support of her husband, Jill took on another education pursuit: getting her doctorate — talk about a power couple. This story has been shared 131,073 times. Persistence is key, and Joe Biden was well aware of that when asking his future wife for her hand in marriage. Joe Biden might be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, but his wife, Jill Biden, comes with an equally impressive resume. He insists he isn't out for revenge. This story has been shared 158,815 times. I was surprised that she came to me.”. His first wife and young daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972, as noted by Insider, leaving him with his two sons to raise. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights "Which is funny because I'd forget, 'Oh yeah, you have a day job!' "I did hot dog day at the school, worked at the library and all those sorts of things," she said. “He said back in May it had crunched his bumper and they told him to get an estimate and he never heard back from them. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Excuse us while we go cry our eyes out. Because by that time, of course, I had fallen in love with the boys, and I really felt that this marriage had to work," Jill said. "I was a senior, and I had been dating guys in jeans and clogs and T-shirts, he came to the door and he had a sport coat and loafers, and I thought, 'God, this is never going to work, not in a million years,'" Jill Biden, who's had a stunning transformation, said. Interestingly, they both claim that their marriage is "no great love story," but have credited their parents with giving them both good examples of what a healthy relationship looks like. Not yet.' As noted by The Washington Post, Joe wrote that he and Jill Biden never sat Hunter and Beau down to talk about what they were going to call Jill once she was in their lives. She was married prior to meeting Joe, and had gotten divorced in her junior year of college. Hunter Biden has thousands pictures of his niece Natalie Biden, some of them in lewd poses with Hunter and naked as … Joe Biden, 77, is known as “Middle Class Joe” by his colleagues and took pride in his humble beginnings while running for office. Joe and Jill Biden… I think they really love one another.". 246,714, This story has been shared 158,815 times. "I went upstairs and called my mother at 1:00 a.m. and said, 'Mom, I finally met a gentleman,'" Jill said. Tell me! Now, as he prepares to take on Donald Trump in this fall's presidential election, more and more people are trying to learn everything they can about the former second lady, including whether she has children. she said when asked about the memes. "I'll never forget how good I felt at that moment," Joe wrote about that morning. Your Ad Choices “Then one of her best friends told me she thought Joe and Jill were getting a little too close. Of course, Jill went back to school both as a teacher and as a student, and Joe continued growing in his political career. A few years after Joe and Jill Biden got married, she found out she was pregnant with their daughter — and they found out at the same time Beau and Hunter Biden did, as they were in the car when she drove to the drugstore to buy a pregnancy test. How did they meet, and what was their relationship like before Joe took on the national spotlight as Barack Obama's VP? While being interviewed by Vogue, Jill spilled about the first date that Joe took her on and the impression she had of him when he came to pick her up. "Jill is always grading papers," Michelle said. But that wasn't the case for Joe and Jill Biden. The future Commander in Chief turns 78 today, and to commemorate the occasion, we’re looking back on his 43-year marriage to Dr. Jill Biden. Instead they just transitioned to calling her "Mom" on their own. "And it worked." When she vowed to love him "'til death do us part," she really wasn't kidding. "'Well,' Beau said, 'we think we should marry Jill. Literally. Dr. Jill Biden’s ex-husband Bill Stevenson, 72, told the Daily Mail that the story t… She sweetened the deal by telling the boys that they could pick the name for their sister, and they went with Ashley. Inspired by the children's garden at the White House which notes the names of the presidential children and grandchildren, Jill Biden was inspired to commemorate her and her husband's time as second lady and vice-president, respectively, with a sweet detail at the vice-presidential residence. “Bruce Springsteen was going to play at The Stone Balloon and I had to go to Northern New Jersey to pay him in advance. Jill shared that after she and Joe saw the film A Man and a Woman and a movie theater in Philadelphia, they "hit it off." She went on to explain that she took the decision of marrying Joe and joining his family that much more seriously, in part, because Joe's sons, Hunter and Beau, had already lost their mom and she "couldn't have them lose another mother.". Sitemap "I said, 'Not yet. Here is the truth about Jill and Joe Biden's marriage. As noted by ABC News, Jill said that she did all of the things that the '80s moms did. JOE Biden and his wife Jill had an affair that broke up her first marriage, her first husband has claimed. "I'm probably the only candidate running for president whose wife is my Secret Service," Joe said. Bettmann Getty Images. But pointing to the more serious side of the relationship, Jill said it had "become a truly beautiful friendship." A Victorian-style house located on Observatory Circle has been home to the vice-presidential families of modern history, as noted by The Washington Post, and Joe Biden made a very sweet and long-lasting gesture to his wife while living in the residence in 2010. Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden (née Jacobs, formerly Stevenson; born June 3, 1951) is an American educator who was second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. And by we, Hunter was referring to the four of them — himself, Beau, Joe, and Jill. She is married to Joe Biden, the 47th vice president of the United States and the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2020 election. How sweet is that! Joe even wrote in his memoir that, "the way they thought of it, the four of us were getting married." As a Valentine's Day gift, Joe surprised Jill with a plaque located on one of the property's tall trees saying, "Joe Loves Jill, Valentine's Day 2010." Professor Jill Biden is the wife of the 46th president-elect and forever vice president Joe Biden. Jill and Joe Biden started their time in the White House on a sweet note in 2009. “I was at work and a guy came in and asked, ‘Do you own a brown Corvette?’” Stevenson recalled. Joe laughed off the incident during his speech to the crowd, which included the mayor of Los Angeles and actors, including everyone's favorite Leonardo DiCaprio. “I considered Joe a friend. She has stood by his side throughout the bulk of his political career just as he has stood by her side during her career as an educator. Joe and Jill Biden had their first date in March of 1975, and they married in June of 1977." Joe gave his future wife a call, and the first thing she said to him was, "How did you get this number?" In a statement released to the press, noted in The New York Times, the Biden family put it simply: "Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.". Before Joe Biden met Jill, his life hadn't been easy. The damaging Daily Mail report comes just days before Biden is expected to be officially named the Democratic nominee Thursday. The Bidens, who have been married since 1977, have publicly said they met on a blind date in 1975 — after Joe became a widower and Jill’s first marriage had broken up. Happy birthday to President-elect Joe Biden! And if Jill assumes the role of first lady starting in 2021, she has plans to maintain her employment — becoming the first first lady to hold a job outside of the White House. She concluded, "I don't think we've really seen a lot of that and especially in politics. The rest is history. It’s hard not to,” Stevenson said. And to top it off, Joe gave Jill her doctorate at her graduation (via Insider). "I called and told the guy I had a friend in from out of town, and went out with Joe," she said during a video featured at the Democratic National Convention (via Harper's Bazaar). Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley wrote in her journal last year that she “was probably molested”, including being made to shower with her father Joe Biden as a child. In a joint interview with Michelle Obama for Entertainment Weekly, Jill Biden talked about the bromance between her husband and Barack Obama and pointed out just how funny and yet kindhearted it was. The former vice president along with Jill Biden … And in line with including Joe's sons in every step of the process, Joe and Jill opted to take the new family of four on a vacation rather than spoil just themselves with a honeymoon, as noted by Vogue. "Isn't that hysterical?" As noted by Vogue, Joe asked Jill to marry him five times before she said yes — you read that correctly, five times. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, prior to Joe's time in the White House, Jill already had two master's degrees and had worked for almost 25 years as a college professor. "Whoa, you don't screw around with a Philly girl, I'll tell you what." Privacy Notice Good luck to all of us out there who are of the divorce generation. Talk about receiving a ten out of ten for respect. When Joe took the oath of office as vice-president of the United States, Jill stood by his side and held the Biden family Bible, which Joe placed his hand on. Unlike any other second lady, Jill Biden maintained her full time employment as a college professor while her husband served as vice-president with President Barack Obama, and it's a choice that she was quite well known for. It was kind of a big deal to go meet Springsteen,” he continued. Your California Privacy Rights That sealed the deal, and Jill finally said yes. Even the pets got a shout-out — Joe and Jill's pets, late cat Daisy and German shepherd Champ, were included on a stone in the garden. 'Racist' knocked out cold after rant aboard London train, This story has been shared 246,714 times. Joe is noted to have said to her, "Why don't you go out and get a doctorate and make us some real money?" She later informed Joe that she was, in fact, getting ready to go on a date with another guy. The relationship shared between Joe and Jill Biden has been in the spotlight during the 2020 campaign, as Jill has been by Joe's side pretty much every step of the way. The transition from "Jill" to "Mom" was seamless for Joe Biden's sons — so much so that he pointed it out in his memoir, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics. But it did work out, and for good reason. That same year, tragedy struck when Biden’s first wife, Neilia, and infant daughter were killed in a car crash. The couple reprised their roles in 2013, when Joe was sworn into office as vice-president again. But as noted by Harper's Bazaar, the timing for the couple couldn't have worked out any better, and Joe's brother gave him the nudge to call Jill Taylor Jacobs. As noted by The Washington Post, the two young boys stood up at the altar with Joe and Jill as they said, "I do." But Jill really did just that, and in 2007, she received her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. "When she embraced me and the boys, she embraced everything." What do you think, Dad?'" Tell me what it's like!'". In 1975, according to Vogue, the two were introduced by his brother. "It's important, and I want people to value teachers and know their contributions, and lift up the profession," Jill said. Amid the 2020 presidential election, a lot of attention has been placed on the two men leading the Democratic and Republican parties — Joe Biden and Donald Trump, respectively. As such, she has since been referred as Dr. Jill Biden, and rightly so. Stevenson has been married to his second wife, Linda, for 34 years. As noted by the Los Angeles Times , prior to Joe's time in the White House, Jill already had two master's degrees and had worked for almost 25 years as a … As noted by USA Today at the time, Jill fended off a handful of animal rights protestors who had mounted the stage at the campaign stop along with a senior campaign adviser, Symone Sanders. Take it from Jill, ladies, and always use the friend line to change your plans. As noted in The Washington Post, Beau and Hunter knew about their baby sister well before their dad did, and Jill "never forgot how excited they were that day.". But similarly, Jill's life had its ups and downs. She then went to work commemorating the Biden family tree for the garden and compiled the names of the Biden family members for the permanent fixture. which reportedly always received a chuckle when the couple appeared in university towns. This story has been shared 246,714 times. As noted by The Washington Post, Joe spoke about the day that 7-year-old Beau and 6-year-old Hunter told their dad that he needed to get a move on and propose. Their dad clearly liked the idea because he eventually popped the question. Stevenson and his then-wife grew close to Biden in 1972 while working on his first campaign to represent Delaware in the US Senate. One of the most well-known instances where Jill jumped to Joe's protection, literally, was at his Super Tuesday rally held in Los Angeles. 131,073, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved On that January day in 2009, Jill stood by her husband as he became the second most powerful person in the country, and she looked at him in a way that all of us wish for. “I said, ‘Wait a minute. And then she pulls out her papers and she's so diligent and I'm like, 'Look at you! Everyone who meets Jill falls in love with her immediately. Joe eventually gave Jill a stern ultimatum and said that he didn't care when they got married, so long as there was commitment between them. Ashley Biden — the only biological child of Joe and Jill — was born on June 8, 1981, and as such, Jill gave up her teaching career for a time to take care of all three kids. Terms of Use Jill Biden’s ex-husband has accused the potential first lady of having an affair with Joe Biden and says they lied about how they met in the 1970s, according to a bombshell new report. They have been the nation's vice-president and second lady, have campaigned all across the country, and are — as of publication — leading in the presidential polls. Beau and Hunter walked into my bathroom while I was shaving, and I could tell they had something serious they wanted to talk about ... they were having trouble getting started," Joe recalled in his memoir. In 2015, Beau Biden died of brain cancer and Olivere later began dating his brother, Hunter, who had been separated from his wife, Kathleen. As the former vice-president tells it, the boys were clearly nervous and tossed the responsibility of saying what they wanted to say amongst each other before Hunter blurted out, "Beau thinks we should get married." If anyone realized that Joe Biden needed to propose to Jill before he realized himself, it was Joe's sons. How heartwarming is that? As noted by The Washington Post, Jill became responsible for the Family Heritage Garden at the residence. A couple months later, Stevenson got all the evidence he needed when he was told that his wife had been in a fender-bender in her car — while Biden was behind the wheel. Joe and Jill Biden went to the movies on their first date. We dug through the reports, watched the interviews, and discovered all the information you need to know. Joe had two sons from his first marriage, Hunter and Beau, that stood right alongside their father as he remarried. When Joe Biden's time as vice-president was winding down, a slew of memes displaying his close relationship with Barack Obama flooded the internet — and some were even pointing to the made-up antics that Joe got up to in the White House (think of Joe leaving whoopee cushions all over the place for Donald Trump to find once he assumed office).