Dr. Jill Biden, the potential next first lady of the United States, is often referred to as her husband's greatest defender and one of his most trusted political advisers.
The talented 69-year-old has been married to Joe Biden for 43 years and will become a stepmother to Beau and Hunter Biden, his two sons from his first marriage, after their mother and little sister were killed in a car accident in 1972.
Despite the high profile that will come with her new role in life, the likely new first lady describes herself as an introvert and has maintained a cautious presence throughout Joe's political career.
But besides her busy work and responsibilities, who is she Doctor, teacher and mother?
Potential First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden is often referred to as her husband's greatest defender and one of his most trusted political advisers. But who is the 69-year-old doctor, mother and teacher?
The dedicated teacher has balanced motherhood with her own thriving career and has long supported her husband's political ambitions (pictured with Beau, Hunter and Ashley Biden).
Dr. Jill is known to be close friends with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama (left). Developing a lively and playful sense of style, she has decided in recent months to match her face masks with her clothes (right).
Now the first lady is also a dedicated teacher, and it is believed that she will want to continue her work while her husband is in the White House
Jill was only 18 years old and married her first husband, Bill Stevenson, a former college football player she met the summer before high school graduation.
But five years later their romance was over and they divorced.
Perhaps to help her keep going, a college friend, a Frank Biden, decided that same year, 1975, to go on a blind date with his brother Joe.
At the time Jill was 24 years old and Joe Biden, already a Senator by then, was 33 years old at the time.
Though he was nearly nine years her senior, she was impressed with his more formal looks and manners compared to the college men she had known.
Joe was immediately hooked but had to suggest five times before Jill agreed to marry him two years later.
In a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Jill said, “Joe often tells people I wasn't ready to marry him until he asked me the fifth time.
"The truth is, I loved him from the start."
Jill has been by his side every political move since then, and joined him when he became Vice President of Barack Obama in 2008. He will now come to him in the White House (picture 2013 together).
The couple's close relationship was evident throughout the campaign, with the couple often hugging during rallies and after speeches
They held their wedding ceremony at the United Nations Chapel and a reception dinner at the Sign of the Dove in New York City. They took sons Beau and Hunter with them on their honeymoon.
In his 2007 biography Promises to Keep, Joe wrote, “She gave me my life back. She made me believe my family could be whole again. & # 39;
Jill has been by his side every political move since then, and joined him when he became Vice President of Barack Obama in 2008. Now he's ready to join him in the White House.
In addition to raising a family and supporting her husband's political ambitions, Jill continued to devote herself to her own teaching career.
Dr. Jill earned four degrees in raising her family, including a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware.
During her time as a second lady in Barack Obama's administration, she broke the tradition by continuing to teach English full-time at Community College.
In her 2019 memoir, Where the Light Enters, she wrote, "Being a teacher is not what I do, but who I am."
In addition to raising a family and supporting her husband's political ambitions, Jill continued to devote herself to her own teaching career
In April 2019, she took a break from class for the first time since 1981 to help her husband on the campaign.
One of her most famous appearances during the campaign was a rousing speech from a classroom of the virtual Democratic Convention.
She said she intends to continue teaching in addition to her duties as first lady if her husband makes it to the White House.
Meanwhile, Joe has said, "Just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. That's First Lady Jill's way."
Dr. Biden married Joe Biden in 1977 and became the stepmother of his two young sons Hunter and Beau, whose mother and little sister had died in a car accident five years earlier
Jill raised the boys with Ashley, the daughter she had with Joe in 1981, as her own
When Jill married Joe in 1977, she became the stepmother of his two young sons, Hunter and Beau.
Jill later hesitated to be concerned about disrupting the boys' lives. "I loved the guys so much," she said last year. "I had to be sure it had to be forever."
Because Hunter and Beau had already seen more than their fair share of horror. Just three years earlier, Joe's first wife, Neilia, and young daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident.
The teacher has been open about the importance of taking on the role of stepmother in her husband's family when she was in her twenties.
In her 2019 book, she stated that when Joe repeatedly suggested that one of her greatest worries was how Hunter and Beau would adapt to the new woman in their life.
The fourth time he suggested, Jill Concern for his boys made her reject her future husband.
She said: & # 39;They had already suffered the loss of a mother and I couldn't get them to lose another. & # 39;
In her DNC speech earlier this year, she said: “I never thought that at the age of 26 I would ask myself: How do you make a broken family into a whole?
"Even so, Joe always said to the boys," Mom sent Jill over to us, "and how could I argue with her?"
She raised the boys with Ashley, the daughter she had with Joe in 1981, as her own.
Jill later said the 2015 loss of her son Beau Biden to a brain tumor was "totally devastating" (pictured with Hunter, Beau and Joe in 2009).
Tragedy struck the Biden family again in 2015 when Beau died of brain cancer.
She later said the loss was totally devastating. My life changed in an instant. Throughout his illness, I truly believed that he would be alive until the moment he closed his eyes and I just never gave up hope. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Hunter has struggled for decades with alcohol addiction and substance abuse, which the Trump campaign sought to use against Biden in the run-up to the elections.
Hunter was also the center of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that President Trump had put forward regarding his business and his father's corruption efforts in Ukraine as Vice President of the United States.
In late October, the New York Post released emails and photos allegedly from Jäger's laptop that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani received from a computer repair shop that gave them to his own lawyer.
It contains a wealth of information and personal photos intended to illustrate business relationships between Biden and his son.
The emails surfaced as U.S. officials warned Russia, which backed Trump's 2016 campaign by hacking Democratic emails and an undercover social media campaign, is stepping back again this year.
The Washington Post reported that intelligence agencies had warned the White House last year that Giuliani was the target of an operation with Russian influence.
Joe denied the legality of the claims, calling it a "desperate campaign" to smear him.
Despite all the turmoil in her family, Jill has retained her youthful exuberance and sense of humor, and her grandchildren reveal it She is far from the traditional "grandma".
Jaeger's daughter Naomi, 26, said: “I would say she is not your average grandmother. She's the grandmother who wakes you up at 5am on Christmas Eve to go to SoulCycle.
"She's a joker … if she runs she'll find like a dead snake, and she'll pick it up and put it in a pocket and scare someone with it."
Ultra glamorous style
The stunning blonde has a clear love of fashion and has often been seen putting on the vibrant dresses and high heels on the campaign trail
Jill was dressed to impress when she joined Joe on the ballot box Monday morning when they voted early in the Delaware primary last month
She put on a pair of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Vote boots with the word "VOTE" written in funky silver letters
The stunning blonde has a clear love of fashion and has often been seen putting on the vibrant dresses and high heels on the campaign trail.
The teacher kept a love of classic styles and shapes in bright colors, with sharp accessories and shoes to die for.
Like her husband, she has been spotted wearing face coverings on a regular basis for the past few months, but the first lady often wears masks in vibrant prints to match her outfit.
For the past few months, she has been using her outfits to make a political statement.
Jill wowed fashionistas around the world in September by wearing a politically-minded pair of Stuart Weitzman boots valued at $ 695 with the word "VOTE" on the sides.
Friends in high positions
Michelle and Jill became close after Joe Biden was won as Barack Obama's comrade-in-arms in the 2008 election
Jill's low profile presence over the years has made her surround herself with her students' parents and fellow teachers rather than A-list stars.
However, the future first lady has a particularly close relationship with Barack and Michelle Obama.
Michelle and Jill became close after Joe Biden was won as Barack Obama's comrade-in-arms in the 2008 election.
During that time, she bonded with Michelle Obama and they collaborated on education and military family initiatives.
"Jill is one of the most grounded people you will ever meet in or out of politics," said Ms. Obama. "She's just a breath of fresh air without a hint of pretense."
And Michelle also stays close to Kathleen Biden, Hunter Biden's former wife. The two women have been workout friends for years.
In addition, both Maisy, Finnegan and Naomi Biden and Malia and Sasha Obama attended Sidwell Friends, the Washington, DC, upscale private school that also counts Chelsea Clinton as one of its alumni.
Campaign Path ally
On the way to the White House, Jill has supported Joe every step of the way, offering guidance and assistance when the Democratic candidate stalled.
She was on the campaign for Joe and started a multi-week "Back to School Tour" at the end of August, which stopped in 10 cities across the country.
It was seen as a smart move from the Biden camp, especially since Joe was criticized for relying too much on virtual campaigns.
A masked Jill was by Joe's side as he reached out to voters after the first results were released on election night
Jill Biden campaigned for her husband on several occasions in late summer, including a rally in Florida days before election day (pictured)
And in late October, with election day only weeks away, she was the one standing up for Biden in Michigan, a swing state that gave her husband the points he needed to get into the White House.
She also appeared relentlessly on daily shows, including The View, to show her support for Joe and his runner-up, Kamala Harris.
During the ABC show, she said she had positive energy about the campaign but didn't want to take anything for granted.
Speaking to CNN on Sept. 27, the former second lady said she couldn't wait for her husband to run the country and said it was day and night between the two candidates.
When Jake Tapper poked her over her husband's numerous gaffes, she refused to discuss the matter and said, “You can't even go there. After Donald Trump, you can't even say the world is gaffes, "she said.
Part of Biden's gaffes was confusing the names of former presidents at rallies and telling his opponent to be "doomed" during their disastrous presidential debate, man.
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