This is a testimony that risks overshadowing Joe Biden. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Jill Biden’s ex-husband reveals her affair that resulted in their divorce. Bill Stevenson told the British newspaper facts that date back 40 years, but said he did not want to diminish Jill Biden’s chances of becoming First Lady of the United States. “I really don’t want to reduce Jill’s chances of becoming First Lady. She would be great – but that’s my story,” he said.
It was in 1970 that Bill Stevenson married Jill Jacobs, which was his maiden name at the time. It was four years later that suspicions of infidelity arose. Jill Biden refuses to accompany Bill Stevenson to New Jersey to meet Bruce Springsteen to settle one of his services. At that time, Joe Biden had just been elected senator. “She said she had things to do, that she had to look after Joe’s children, Beau and Hunter. (…) I didn’t know she and Joe were so close. One of my friends told me she thought Joe and Jill were too close. I was surprised she came to tell me about it. “
A second marriage in 1977
When Bill Stevenson has confirmation of the affair, he will ask Jill Biden to leave the family home. “His father begged me to give him a second chance, but I refused.”
Joe and Jill Biden will eventually get married in 1977, in New York. Today, Bill Stevenson has no regrets. “I’m not bitter because if I hadn’t been divorced I wouldn’t have met my wife Linda, which is the best thing that ever happened to me. But there are things about Jill and Joe that are not pleasant. . “
Joe Biden is uncertain whether he will publish the book before or after the election, however. “It is ready, he assured the Mail. They can print 30,000 copies in 10 days.” A 300-page book in which “only” 80 pages are devoted to Jill Biden, argues the man. But certainly enough to make Joe Biden’s wife tremble …
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