Joe Biden's Wife and Sons, Things You Must Know

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

On Saturday, 7th of November 2020, Joe Biden was projected as the winner of the 2020 US Presidential Election. While he had previously held political positions such as long-term Senator, representing Delaware in the House of Congress and Vice-President in the Barrack Obama's administration, there are many things to know about Joe Biden's wife and sons.

The Pennsylvania-born is well-known for his contributions in the US Senate, where he had an active political career that spanned from 1973-2009. Also, his 8 years tenure as Vice-President to Barrack Obama from 2009-2017 was also a fruitful moment and instrumental in his political journey. As a matter of fact, this endeared him to the hearts of the American people, who stuck their heads through thick and thin to ensure he emerged victorious in the US elections in 2020. Thus, many people want to be akin to Joe Biden and his success story, but how many people really know about his family life?. His move to become the first citizen of the United States of America has projected his family into the spotlight hence we bring you in the know about the life of Joe Biden and his wife and sons.

Things to know about Joe Biden's Wife and Sons


Joe Biden's wife

The Lady Before Jill

In his early years as a student of law in the Syracuse University College of Law, Joe Biden was first married to Neilia Hunter from August 27, 1966. Since Biden is a Catholic Christian, Hunter's parent did not approve of the marriage at first but that didn't deter them. Their marriage blossomed and they had three beautiful children: Joseph R. Biden III,  Robert Hunter Biden and Naomi Christina Biden. It was with this family that he won his first political position in 1972 when he defeated Republican incumbent, J. Caleb Boggs to become the junior U.S. senator from Delaware.

Joe Biden has lost both Wife and Children

While the world hail and shower praise on the 77-years-old politician, for achieving a milestone, in the 2020 Presidential election, Biden nurture a painful past like the rest of us.


In 2015 he lost his first son, Joseph R. Biden to brain cancer, while he was serving in the Iraq war as Army Judge Advocate. His death was yet another tragedy for the then Vice-President of the United States - a reminder of the tragedy that struck his family on December 18, 1972. That accident took the lives of his first wife, Neilia Hunter and their little daughter, Naomi Christina, who was just one-year-old. 


Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden

The long time American Politician first met his wife Jill Tracy Jacobs in 1975. He has occasionally stated that she is responsible for his continual interest in politics. The couple tied the knot in a solemn ceremony at the United Nations Chapel in New York on June 17, 1977.


Joe Biden's wife and projected First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), Jill Jacobs Biden is an American educator. In 2009, when Biden was sworn in as Vice President, alongside President Barrack Obama, she made history as the first second lady to hold a paying job while her husband was vice president. This is because, at that time, she was a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College and has been teaching English and reading in high schools for about thirteen years.  Also, she had taught adolescents with emotional disabilities at a psychiatric hospital prior to her emergence as Second Lady in the White House, between 2009-2017. Though Jill Biden grew up in Hammonton, New Jersey, she has her roots from Italy, with an Italian grandfather who changed their family name from Giacoppo to Jacobs.

Joe Biden's son Robert Hunter Biden

Robert Biden is the eldest surviving child of Joe Biden and founder of Eudora Global. In the past, Hunter has been involved in a series of controversies of which one was his long battle with drugs. At a point, his misdemeanor caught the attention of the tabloid and this resulted in a tensed drama that obviously pitched him against his public-figure father.

Also, after the death of his brother, Joseph Beau, there were reports that Hunter and Hallie Olivere, his brother's widow, were having an affair, which Hunter confirmed ended in 2019. 

Biden's Love for Cares So Much For His Children

With the passing of his eldest son, Joseph R. Biden III in 2015, Robert Hunter and Ashley (39 years old), his daughter with Jill, are all the family Biden have left. At 50, Robert Hunter is the eldest of Joe and Jill Biden's children; although, he is a step-son to Jill since his mother Neilia Hunter was Biden's first wife. Nothing can compare to the heartbreak, grieve and pain Joe Biden felt at the time he lost his late wife, Neilia Hunter and daughter, Noami Christina. It is gathered that the then serving US Senator wanted to give up his position to take care of sons, Joseph and Hunter who had respectively suffered a broken leg and a minor skull fracture from accident. 

Furthermore, it was reported that Biden embarked on a 90-minutes shift daily from Washington D.C to Delaware to see his sons, Joseph Beau and Hunter for the 36 years he was Senator. 

Joe Biden is Grand Dad

At 77 and 69 respectively, Joe and Jill Biden are proud grandparents. This is as a result of Joseph Beau, Hunter and Ashley passing their family name down to the third generation.


The family of Biden's late son, Beau include; wife, Hallie Olivere, and his two children: Natalie Biden and Robert Hunter Biden II. The Robert Hunter Biden's family include; his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, with whom he shares three children: Naomi, Finnegan, and Maisy Biden. Hunter has currently married Melissa Cohen, a filmmaker from South Africa.


Joe Biden's daughter Ashley family consists of her husband, Howard Krein, who is a plastic surgeon. It is these grandkids that initially shared the news of his victory to him, as the projected 46th President of the United States.