And the soap-operatic tale couldn't be discounted, since it came with on-the-record statements from Hunter Biden and from the former vice president and his wife, Jill."Hallie and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and that's been obvious to the people who love us most," Hunter said in a statement to the New York newspaper.In 2015, former Vice President Joe Biden lost his son Beau to brain cancer. Vice President Joe Biden (C) takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as his wife Jill Biden holds the family bible and family members look on at the U. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images) PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Dr.In the time since, Hallie, Beau's widow, and Hunter, his brother have found comfort in one another's company and recently announced they are in a relationship. Jill Biden and her grand-daughter Natalie Biden try samples of food as they meet with students and staff during a visit to the Lycee Guillaume Tirel on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. Vice President-elect Joe Biden, carrying his grandson Hunter Biden, departs following a Sunday morning service at Holy Trinity Church, a Roman Catholic congregation in Washington, January 18, 2009.
Hunter, a 47-year-old lawyer, is still married, though the tabloid reports that he and his wife, Kathleen, separated five months after Beau died.
Yet with this knowledge of how bad it looks to outsiders it remains a standard pattern, almost automatic that the man who the woman grieves with will end up crossing the lines eventually.
When someone has suffered a great loss (death, divorce, abandonment), it is very hard for them to think clearly due to the emotional trauma.
In a statement to the Post, Hunter Biden said the pair was "incredibly lucky" to have found love and support from one another during a difficult time.
Beau Biden, the former Delaware attorney general, died from brain cancer in May 2015.