Jill Biden will now be in the White House once again. For the first time, she lived there as the wife of the vice president, her husband. At the time, however, it was not her temporary home. She should now appear there as the first lady, one of the most watched women in the United States. Even when her husband was vice president, she continued to work as a lecturer at the university. She said she wanted to focus on education at the White House, and also plans to continue helping veterans and their families.
Jill Jacobs has a different life story. The original profession is not a model, but a teacher, and she is not a foreigner, but a Native American. She was born in June 1951 in the US state of New Jersey. She was the eldest of five sisters and grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Willow Grove. Her parents called themselves “agnostic realists” and did not go to church, but she and her grandmother often attended Sunday services at a Presbyterian church. She was also confirmed there at the age of 16, which is a ceremony where a baptized person, often a teenager, reaffirms their faith. At this time she wanted to be independent and started working, first as a waitress.
But that was a side activity because she was studying. During it, she also married former college footballer Bill Stevenson, with whom she later divorced. While still studying English at the University of Delaware, she met a senator for Delaware Biden.
Nine years older, the politician was a widower. Joe Biden lost his first wife and one-year-old daughter in a car accident in 1972, when his wife and children went shopping for Christmas. It was shortly after he celebrated his first major political success and was elected to the Senate. Biden’s sons Beau and Hunter survived the accident with numerous fractures. Biden was considering interrupting his political career at the time, but his surroundings persuaded him to continue.
Jill met Joe three years later, allegedly through his brother. Biden was already a senator and she was still a college student. There are at least two versions of how the two met. One has an ex-husband, Bill Stevenson, who says today that his wife began her relationship with Biden while they were together, not during the divorce, and that Joe simply took it over from him. And that they met because of him, because they both worked for Biden’s campaign. Despite the bitterness, however, he thinks Jill will be a good first lady.
Jill has her own make-up: “I dated boys in jeans, sandals and T-shirts. He came to the door with a sports coat and moccasins, and I thought, ‘God, this will never work, not in a million years.’ He was nine years older than me! But we went to a movie in Philadelphia for A Man and a Woman and we really caught our eye, “she told Vogue about their first date.
He said he asked for her hand five times before she nodded. “I couldn’t let Joe’s children lose another mother, so I had to be 100 percent sure,” she explained her caution.
They married in New York in 1977 and in 1981 their daughter Ashley was born. The profession is a teacher. In addition to her bachelor’s degree, she has two master’s degrees and in 2007 received a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware.
As a teacher, Jill Biden worked at a municipal school, a public high school, and a youth psychiatric hospital. She continued her teaching career after her husband was vice president during Barack Obama’s presidency. She was a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College.
“Learning is not what I do. It’s what I am, “she wrote on twitter this August.
During Biden’s vice presidency, as a second lady, she focused on supporting community colleges, helping the families of soldiers, and raising awareness about breast cancer prevention.
With First Lady Michelle Obama, she also launched the Joining Forces initiative, which included helping military veterans and their families, access to training programs and job opportunities.
In 2012, she published a children’s book based on her granddaughter’s experience staying with a soldier’s family.
In May 2015, her stepson Beau Biden died of brain cancer. She later described the loss as a “complete shock.” “My life changed in an instant. Throughout his illness, I really believed he would live until he closed his eyes, and I never gave up hope. ”She said she lost faith after his death and stopped praying and going to church for four years. she began to find faith again when she met people during the campaign.
During the presidential campaign in 2020, she acted as a significant support for her husband, appeared alongside him, organized events and collections. She is believed to have always been convinced that her husband was fit to be American president, and she had done her utmost to do so. So the couple has just achieved this immediate goal. Now it will still be necessary to play the role of the first lady at a time when America is divided as it has not been for a long time.
Biden reacted to her husband’s victory among the first on Saturday. “He will be the president of all our families,” she wrote. Biden has previously stated that she wants to continue to work for her students as the first lady of the USA.
“I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours. It will unite us and make us whole, it will move us forward in times of emergency, “Biden said at the August Democrat Convention.
Sixty-nine-year-old Biden worked as a teacher most of her life. In 2007, she received a doctorate in education. Before moving to Washington with Biden, she taught at a community school in Delaware, a public high school, or a psychiatric hospital for teens.