Joe & Jill Biden’s 43 years of happy married life: “My heart goes boom boom boom boom, for real,” says Joe

In a recent interview, US President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden shared secrets of their happily married life. Joe Biden revealed that shortly after meeting Jill, he knew that he wanted to marry her. The two have been married for 43 years now. President Biden explained that keeps up the romantic tradition all these years to get his wife of 43 years a corsage for “every single special occasion”.

Jill (née Jacobs) came into Biden’s life just a few years after he lost his first wife, Neilia, and their baby daughter, Naomi, in a car wreck and became a grieving single dad to his two young sons, Beau and Hunter. “Jill came along at a really important point and put my family back together,” he said of the impact she has had on his life. “She’s the glue that held it together.” The couple went on to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony with just around 40 close friends and family in June 1977 and grew their family by giving Beau and Hunter a sister, Ashley, in 1981.


Together, they weathered the ups and downs of Biden’s 36 years in the Senate, two failed presidential campaigns, and the heartbreak of losing their son Beau to brain cancer at age 46 in 2015. “I’ve read all that data about families under pressure,” President Biden said. “I know everybody says marriage is a 50/50. Well, that’s not true. Sometimes you have to be 70/30. Sometimes when somebody’s down, the other one steps in. And the good news for us has been — thank God — that when I’m really down, she steps in. And when she’s really down, I’m able to step in. And we’ve been really supportive of one another.”

“With all that we’ve been through together as a couple, you know, the highs, the lows and certainly tragedy and loss. There’s that quote that says, ‘Sometimes you become stronger in the fractured places.’ Over time, that’s what we try to achieve,” the first lady added. While President Biden agrees that their relationship has grown stronger over the years, he revealed that they aren’t always the perfect couple we’ve come to admire. “It’s not that we don’t fight and argue sometimes,” he said. “I don’t know, I just think I’m just lucky.” Dr Biden chimed in with a laugh: “Well, after 43 years of marriage, there’s really not that much more to fight about.”

Joe Biden concluded by saying, “Let each other know, no matter how much time has gone by. She still comes down the steps and my heart goes boom boom boom boom, for real.”

Even during the presidential campaign, the love between the two was quite evident and it was a welcome change for the people of the United States. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is time to take some lessons from the first couple of the United States, who have been together for 43 years and enjoyed every moment of it.