For the record, we are not passing judgment on anyone involved in the following article.
We're simply relaying details of a story that is trending online and which may be of interest to our readers.
And that story is this:
Hallie Biden, the widow of Joe Biden’s late son Beau Biden, has started a romance with Beau’s brother Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s younger son.
Hallie and Hunter, of course, were brother-in-law and sister-in-law when Beau was still alive.
The 46-year old tragically died of brain cancer in 2015.
Hunter, who is pictured below, shares three daughters with estranged wife Kathleen. The two have been separated for awhile.
In a statement to Page Six on Wednesday, Hunter acknowledged the relationship and said the following:
“Hallie and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and that’s been obvious to the people who love us most.
"We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.”
Former Vice President Biden has also confirmed the relationship to The New York Post, saying that he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have given their blessing to the Hallie and Hunter.
“We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness," the Bidens said, adding:
"They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.”
Hunter is an attorney; he and Kathleen got married in 2002 and separated in October 2015, five months after former Delaware attorney general Beau’s death.
Beau and Hallie have two children, a daughter named Natalie and a son actually named Hunter.
Kathleen, meanwhile, who serves as the chairwoman of the Washington, DC-based Eleanor Roosevelt Dialogue, has not yet commented on the situation.
As for Hunter Biden, a few tidbits of note:
- He was discharged from the U.S Navy Reserve in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine.
- His mother, Neilia Hunter, and younger sister, Naomi Biden, were killed in a car accident in 1972. Hunter and his brother Beau survived the crash, but were seriously injured.
- He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.
We wish Haille and Hunter happiness in their relationship.
Does this seem like an awkward and less-than-ideal situation? Yes.
But we have no idea what it feels like to lose a brother and/or a husband.
If these two found comfort in each other and that comfort led them to this place, who are we to judge?