WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Joe Biden’s younger son, Hunter Biden, recently married his South African girlfriend Melissa Cohen on May 16 in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
- Hunter made news in 2017 when he split from wife Kathleen and started dating Hallie Biden, his brother Beau’s widow.
- Hunter and Hallie, who had the former vice president and his wife’s blessing, amicably split after two years of dating.
Hunter Biden, the 49-year-old son of Joe Biden secretly married his South African girlfriend named Melissa Cohen on May 16, TMZ reports.
Since news of the wedding broke, the former vice president confirmed his younger son’s marriage to CBS News.
A Los Angeles-based minister who works for an instant, same-day marriage company reportedly officiated the couple’s low-key ceremony.
The surprise wedding comes about a month after Page Six reported that Hunter split from his late brother Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden. The lawyer and the school guidance counselor were together for two years.
In 2017 Hunter made headlines when his family confirmed he had split with wife Kathleen and was dating his former sister-in-law.
“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 told the New York Post column in March 2017, nine months after Beau died at the age of 46 from brain cancer. “We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.”
Hunter and Beau’s parents, Joe and Jill Biden, gave Hunter and Hallie, 44, their blessing. “We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness,” the former vice president, 76, said in a statement to Page Six at the time. “They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.”