March 01, 2017
Hallie Biden, the widow of Joe Biden's late son Beau, is reportedly now in a relationship with Hunter Biden nearly two years after the former vice president's first son succumbed to brain cancer.
The romantic relationship was exclusively reported Wednesday by Page Six, which confirmed that Hunter Biden, 47, has been separated from his wife Kathleen, with whom he has three children, since late 2015.
In a statement to the gossip column, the attorney and businessman explained that he and Hallie Biden "found the love and support we have for each other" in the difficult period following Beau Biden's passing in May 2015.
The former vice president has cited his son's death as the sole reason he held off from making a 2016 presidential run.
Beau Biden, once the state attorney general of Delaware and an Iraq war veteran, had two children with Hallie.
A second statement from Joe Biden said the couple has the family's full support:
Former Vice President Joe Biden added that he and his wife Dr. Jill Biden have given their blessing to the relationship. He said, “We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness. They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.”
Joe Biden recently accepted a pair of diplomacy-focused positions at the University of Pennsylvania and his alma mater, the University of Delaware. On Tuesday, Biden spoke at a Penn Medicine cancer forum for the first time since taking on a role at the Ivy League school.