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Politics Jill Biden opens up about divorce to first husband in maiden solo TV appearance

08:46  26 february  2021
08:46  26 february  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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JILL BIDEN has spoken openly about ending her marriage with her first husband in a solo interview with singer Kelly Clarkson. Dr Biden was still married to her former partner Bill Stevenson when she met Mr Biden in March 1975, having separated from him the year before. The couple were going through a messy divorce , which was finalised in May that year. Speaking to Vogue in 2014, Dr Biden confirmed the “ Biden family legend” that her husband has proposed to her five times.

The wife of the US president told Kelly Clarkson, who is going through a marriage break- up , that life will eventually 'look better'.

First lady Jill Biden's maiden solo TV appearance with singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson focused heavily on the pair's shared experience with divorce, though she seemed to muddy the timeline of her romance with President Biden in the process.

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Jill Biden separated from her first husband, Bill Stevenson, in 1974 after four years of marriage, while Clarkson filed for divorce last year from talent manager Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson wed Blackstock in 2013.

During an hourlong special filmed at the White House, Biden talked about the "shame and guilt" associated with divorce, telling Clarkson what she would say if she were Clarkson's mother.

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Just days before Joe Biden was named the official Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, Jill Biden 's former husband , Bill Stevenson, came forward and claimed that Joe is the reason for the demise of his marriage. During an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail in mid-August 2020, Stevenson, founder of The Stone Balloon Tavern and Concert Hall in Newark, Delaware, spoke candidly about his own marriage to Jill and even alleged that the story the Bidens recount about how they first met is nothing more than a sham.

"You know, my mother always said to me, 'Things are going to look better tomorrow, and if you can take one day at a time, and things will get better,'" Biden said in the episode of Clarkson's NBC show, which aired Thursday.

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But Jill Biden also brushed over details regarding how she first met Joe, whom she married in 1977 after he proposed five times. With their wedding, she became the stepmother to his two surviving sons, Beau and Hunter. The couple went on to have a daughter, Ashley, born in 1981.

"I had met him once before, but it was kind of a blind date when he called me," Biden said Thursday.

Stevenson caused a stir during the 2020 campaign when he accused Biden of having an affair with Joe after they met in 1972, when Stevenson and his then-wife volunteered on the president's first U.S. Senate bid in Delaware. At the time, Joe Biden was married to his first wife, Neilia.

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Jill Biden held her first solo event as first lady on Thursday night, holding a zoom call with educators to praise their work during the pandemic. 'As a fellow educator and your first lady welcome to the White House,' she said in her opening . On the 22-minute call, Biden revealed she taught her community Jill Biden , who said she would continue her teaching job alongside her first lady duties, told the educators on the call she is currently teaching this semester. She teaches writing at Northern Virginia Community College, where she taught full-time as second lady throughout the Obama administration.

Jill Biden 's ex- husband has said he was 'betrayed by the Bidens ', claiming once again that he was still married to Jill when she met Joe, and denying the well-publicized story of the Bidens ' meeting on a blind date. Bill Stevenson, 72, told Inside Edition on Monday night that the Bidens ' fairytale story of meeting on a blind date, shortly after Jill finalized her divorce and while Joe was dealing with the trauma of his first wife's death in a car crash, was a lie. Stevenson had told DailyMail.com the story in an exclusive interview in August. During tonight's interview, host Steven Fabian asked Stevenson: Is

Neilia Biden and their 1-year-old daughter, Naomi, tragically died that Christmas in a car crash.

Stevenson said he believed the two were having an affair in August 1974 and claims he later confirmed his suspicions that October, when he was told the then-senator had been seen driving his wife's brown Corvette.

In her book Where the Light Enters, though, Jill Biden skips over that period and describes Joe calling her "out of the blue" in 1975 after his brother, Frank, gave him her number. Frank Biden had known Jill during college.

"He had only sought me out because he'd seen photos of me at the Wilmington airport," she wrote of a modeling job she accepted to help a friend promote New Castle County Parks and Recreation. "Joe apparently pointed at the photo of me and said, 'Look, Frankie. That's the kind of girl I'd like to date.' And Frank said, 'Well, why don't you, then? I know her.'"

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JILL Biden 's ex- husband has claimed that his former pal Joe Biden is a hypocrite for attacking Trump's character after he had an 'affair' with his wife. Joe Biden "is picking on people about character," when he, in fact, had an affair with a married woman, Stevenson claims. Jill had just finalised her divorce to Bill, and Joe was dealing with the trauma of his first wife's death in a car crash, when the pair met on a blind date. The couple then married two years later in 1977 - and have been together ever since.

Thursday's TV appearance showcased a wide-ranging conversation between Biden and Clarkson. The duo discussed Biden's support of cancer research after Beau's death in 2015, as well as first dogs Champ and Major.

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