The First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, Ed.D., is also an educator at a community college, a military mother, a grandma, a bestselling author, and a grandmother. From 2009 until 2017, Dr. Biden also held the position of the second lady of the United States.
Interview with Kelly Clarkson
First Lady Jill Biden discussed her own experience ending a marriage while offering tips for managing divorce.
During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Dr. Biden spoke about the subject and gave advice to Clarkson, who had just filed for divorce from her husband of almost seven years, Brandon Blackstock.
During a sneak peek of the impending interview, the first lady remarked, “I want to tell you, Kelly, I mean this is what I would say to you if I were your mother.” “You know, my mother used to tell me that things will get better tomorrow. Things will improve if you can take things one day at a time.
She stated that she would not have met President Joe Biden if she had not divorced her first husband, Bill Stevenson, to whom she was married from 1970 to 1975. Dr. Biden said she now looks back on her own mother’s counsel and realizes that she was correct.
“Now that I think about it, you know, I don’t think I ever would have met Joe if I hadn’t gotten divorced. I wouldn’t have the lovely family I do today,” the teacher declared. I firmly believe that everything works out for the best.
Before joking that Clarkson, 38, will eventually phone her and tell her that her advice was sound, the first lady reassured Clarkson that she will “heal” with time.
I believe, Kelly — I don’t know how long it’s been for you — that you heal with time, she remarked. And you’ll be shocked, she continued.
After being married in 1977, Mr. and Dr. Biden have been together for almost 44 years.
In June 2020, Clarkson and Blackstock, who are parents to son Remington, 4, and daughter River, 6, announced their separation.
Since requesting a divorce, Clarkson has been candid about the challenges it has been for her and her children to leave the marriage.
She claimed in an interview with ExtraTV in October that “we have a lot of help as far as therapists or child psychologists because we want to do it right.” I definitely want to execute it properly. Everyone is depressed, and that’s okay.
The first lady’s first solo interview since Inauguration Day will feature the singer and Dr. Biden, and it will air on Thursday, February 25.
1975: Joe Biden Met Jill Taylor Jacobs Through His Brother.
Jill was a 24-year-old college senior, and Joe was a 33-year-old US senator. Both had previously been married. When Jill and her husband filed for divorce in her junior year, Joe had already lost his wife and daughter in a car accident in 1972, leaving him a widower with two sons.
When he arrived at the door wearing a sport coat and loafers as a senior and I had been dating men in jeans, clogs, and T-shirts, I thought, “God, this is never going to work, not in a million years,” told Vogue, Jill Biden.
“He was nine years my senior! But when we went to a movie theatre in Philadelphia to see “A Man and a Woman,” we instantly clicked. He shook my hand and said good night when we got home. At one in the morning, I went upstairs and called my mother, telling her, “Mom, I finally met a gentleman.”
Joe Proposed Five Times Before the Pair Said “I Do” on June 17, 1977.
“I said, “Not yet. Still not. No, yet “Jill revealed Joe’s offers to Vogue. “Since I had naturally grown to love the boys by that point and I firmly believed that this marriage had to work. Since they had already lost their mother, I was unable to allow them to do so again. So I had to be really certain.”
In New York City, they exchanged vows in the chapel of the United Nations and had their lunch reception there as well. They brought their boys Beau and Hunter along for the trip.
The Couple Welcomed Ashley in 1981.
Jill stated in a video played at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, “Our family was complete.”