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Source: US Magazine
Hunter Biden opens up about his past romance with his late brother’s widow, Hallie Biden, and the public’s reaction to it. ‘It Was a Horrible Time’
2 Years after his brother, Beau, tragically died from brain cancer, in 2017 Hunter Biden began a relationship with a school guidance counselor. Her name? Hallie Biden. Yes, Biden. She was his late brother’s widow.
They continued to date for two years before breaking up in 2019. President Biden’s son admits it was a relationship the public reacted badly to. “I made a lot of decisions that I probably shouldn’t have made,” he reflected during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, April 4. He was promoting his new memoir, Beautiful Things. The relationship “came out of a real overwhelming grief” between the pair. “We were together and trying to do the right thing. And that grief turned into a hope for a love that maybe could replace what we lost,” he shared with CBS’s Tracy Smith. “I think people were confused by it. And I understand that. I mean, I really do. To me, it’s not something that is difficult to explain. There was a lot more compassion and understanding from the people that knew us. But it was a horrible time, too.”
The lawyer, now 51, has 3 daughters, Naomi, 26, Finnegan, 21, and Maisy, 20 from a previous marriage to Kathleen Biden (1993 – 2017).
In 2018 Hunter initially denied paternity when a woman from Arkansas sued him for child support. DNA tests confirmed it, and the case was settled with Hunter agreeing to pay child support for his fourth child.
In May 2019, after less than one week of dating, he married Melissa Cohen and in April 2020 the couple welcomed a son whom they chose to name Beau after his beloved, late brother.
On April 4 in his interview with CBS, Hunter, opened up about his complicated, roller-coaster life, beginning with being traumatized by the sudden violent deaths of his mother and sister in an accident he and Beau survived. He spoke of the years of descent into addiction and “debauchery”. Through it all, he says his father’s love for him never wavered. But that there were times when the addiction was stronger than his family’s love. “Most people who’ve gone through what I’ve gone through are either dead or in jail,”
Today, Hunter Biden isn’t worried about a DOJ probe, which is reportedly looking into his tax affairs, and he isn’t working on a plea deal.
“I’m cooperating completely and I’m absolutely certain, 100% certain, that at the end of the investigation that I will be cleared of any wrongdoing,” he said. “I’m 100% certain of it. All I can do is cooperate and trust in the process.”
Read the book he says.