Before being officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden paid a heartfelt tribute to his wife, Dr. Jill Biden. In his sweet message on inauguration day this January 20, the commander-in-chief revealed the sweet nickname he has for the first lady. “I love you Jilly, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have you with me on the journey ahead,” the president tweeted alongside a video of him and Dr. Biden holding hands. The first lady retweeted the poignant post, adding a purple heart.
The first couple was introduced by Joe’s brother, Frank Biden. In a previous interview with Vogue, Jill recalled: “I was a senior and I had been dating guys in jeans, tennis shoes and T-shirts, he came to the door and he had a sports coat and loafers, and I thought, ‘God, This is never going to work, not in a million years. ‘ He was nine years older than me! But we went to see A Man and a Woman at the movies in Philadelphia and we really got along. When we got home … he shook my hand good night … I went upstairs and called my mother at 1:00 am and said, ‘Mom, I finally met a gentleman.’
© .Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20
Joe, widower and father of her children Hunter and Beau, proposed to Jill five times before marrying in 1977. The English teacher explained to Vogue: “I told her, ‘Not yet. Not yet. Not yet’. Because at that point, of course, I had fallen in love with the boys, and I really felt that this marriage had to work. Because they had lost their mother and she couldn’t allow them to lose another mother. So I had to be 100% sure. “
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