Hunter Biden Secretly Married One Month After Splitting From Brother’s Widow

Alright everyone, buckle up. We’re about to go on a roller coaster ride.

Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was revealed to have been married in mid-May, just one month after meeting his wife, Melissa Cohen. According to E!, Cohen is from South Africa and living in Los Angeles. The duo met, got matching tattoos, and tied the knot all in the same month…so clearly they love adventure.

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“She seems very happy,” Cohen’s father said. “I’ve only spoken to Hunter briefly. She’s a very special girl. She has lots of poise and she’s very present.”

A whirlwind romance isn’t all that strange, but when you consider that Biden had recently gotten out of relationship in April, you’ve got to wonder if maybe this is a rebound. Plus, the relationship that had just ended was with his late brother Beau’s widow, Hallie.

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Beau Biden passed away on May 30, 2015 from brain cancer. Two years later, it was reported that his widow, Haillie, had started dating Hunter Biden. The news was then confirmed by both Joe and Hunter Biden.

“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. “We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.”

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“We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness,” the presidential candidate said at the time. “They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.”

This is Hunter Biden’s second marriage, after his 23-year marriage to ex-wife Kathleen ended in 2015. The couple share three kids: Finnegan, 18, Maisy, 16 and Naomi, 23. In divorce papers filed by Kathleen, she alleged that her ex-husband “created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests” while they were apart. She said he spent the money on “drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations.”

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Neither Joe nor Hunter Biden have commented on the marriage. I’m not really trying to be a pessimist or anything, but I just don’t see how a marriage that happened one month after the relationship started, after one member of the couple just got out of a long-term relationship can end well. But hey, that’s just me.

What do you think of Hunter Biden getting married?

Hillary Clinton’s Family Struck By Tragedy

Hillary Clinton is mourning the death of a beloved family member this week.

The former first lady of the United States and Democratic presidential candidate took to Twitter to announce that her youngest brother, Tony Rodham, passed away.

The politician did not divulge the details surrounding Rodham’s cause of death, but she did reveal that he died on Friday, June 7. He was 54 years old.

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“It’s hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today,” Clinton wrote. “When he walked into a room he’d light it up with laughter.

The 71-year-old former secretary of state described her brother as “kind” and “generous.” She added, “We’ll miss him very much.”

Rodham was part of the Democratic National Committee that helped Clinton with her 2008 political campaigns. While he didn’t play a significant role in Clinton’s 2016 campaign, he made a few appearances alongside his sister. He also held a variety of jobs over the year, including working as an insurance salesman, prison guard, private detective and repo man.

Rodham, along with his older brother Hugh, made headlines in the late 90s when they became involved in shady international business dealings. The brothers planned to export hazelnuts from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia in partnership with a political rival of then-Gerogian and Clinton ally President Eduard Shevarnadze.

In 1999, the White House released a statement, clarifying that the government of the United States is not affiliated with the business venture.

“If in fact this project is still going forward, we don’t approve and will continue to make clear to Georgian officials that this venture has no connection with or sanction from the U.S. government,” White House spokesman Joe Lockhart said at the time.

Shortly after the controversy, Rodham revealed that having a sister and brother-in-law in the position of power was bittersweet.  

“It can go both ways,” Rodham said. “There’s some wonderful things that have happened to me because of my relationship with Hillary and Bill, and there’s been some really terrible things that have happened to me.”

As for his personal life, Chicago-born Rodham married Nicole Boxer, the daughter of former U.S. senator Barbara Boxer, at the White House in 1994. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in divorce seven years later. The pair had one son, Zachary.

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In 2005, Rodham wed Megan Madden. The couple eventually welcomed two children, Simon and Fiona.

Rodham is survived by his wife, children and siblings.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.