What happened to Neilia Hunter?Prior to his marriage to Dr Biden, the Democratic President-elect had been married to another woman, Neilia Hunter.H
What happened to Neilia Hunter?
Prior to his marriage to Dr Biden, the Democratic President-elect had been married to another woman, Neilia Hunter.
He met her at university where she was a college sophomore at Syracuse University and he was a junior at the University of Delaware.
The pair met on the beach in Nassau during spring break.
After he earned his bachelor’s degree in Delaware, Mr Biden moved to Syracuse for law school.
Neilia earned her master’s degree in English and taught special needs students.
The couple were married on August 27, 1966, while he was enrolled in law school.
They faced reluctance from Neilia’s parents prior to their marriage because of Mr Biden’s religion as a Roman Catholic.
Joe and Neilia went on to have three children together – Joseph “Beau”, Robert Hunter and Naomi Christina “Amy”.