- Jill Biden shared a throwback photo of when she and her husband Joe Biden met while they were both going through tough times
- Jill was going through a turbulent divorce while Biden was still mourning his wife and infant daughter who died in a tragic car accident
- In the photo shared by Jill, Biden was still the senator for Delaware while she was in college
- The photo has elicited mixed reaction around their marriage and political decisions
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The internet has been a frenzy with the challenge of how people started in certain spheres of their lives and how they are doing currently.
The latest person to jump on this challenge is Former United States of America (USA) Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden.
Taking to her Twitter handle, Jill, known for her protective nature towards her husband, shared a photo of them when they were still lovers after Biden lost his first wife.
In the first old photo, Biden who was then a senator for Delaware can be seen holding Jill close to him as they posed for the camera.
In the second and most recent photo, the couple could be seen holding hands as they headed to a campaign rally.
The photo attracted thousands of reactions from her fans and followers with mixed reactions being expressed about their marriage and political decisions. A Twitter user identified as Cee wrote:
"The “how it started” pic is missing the part about cheating on your spouses. Lol."
Another Twitter user defended jill:
"She was single and he was widowed. You must have them confused with his opponent who has cheated on all three of his wives."
While some chose to focus on how the two met and attracting discussions around it, others focused on the political decisions they had made in the past and how it had affected the county.
Here are some of the thoughts Jill's followers had.
Jim Hobgood replied :
"Love it..keep up the good work and thank you."
Mylifewithbookand beans replied:
"May it go all the way to the White House!!!"
According to a documentary by PBS's Frontline, Biden and Jill met in 1975 on a blind date that had been set up by Biden's brother, Frank Biden who had known her back in college.
At that time, Biden was widowed following a tragic accident while Jill was going through turbulent divorce proceedings with her former husband Bill Steveson.
The love birds were later married by a catholic priest on June 19, 1977, at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City.
This was four and a half years after Biden lost his wife and infant daughter in the accident and two years after a civil divorce was granted in May 1975 for Jill.
Biden is reported to have proposed to Jill several times before she accepted, as she was wary of entering the public spotlight and anxious to remain focused on her own career.
She was also initially hesitant of taking in the responsibility of raising Biden's two sons who had survived the tragic road accident.
She, however, raised them as her own and they called her mom but she did not legally adopt them.
When former vice president Joe Biden formally announced his entry into the 2020 presidential race, he declared that he stood for two things.
They include workers who built the United States of America (USA) and values that could bridge divisions in the country.
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