When Joe Biden and Jill Biden disagree, don’t argue in front of others. Instead, she says, they’re arguing over text — “e-mailing,” as they call it.
The first lady also told Harper’s Bazaar that her divorce from her first husband taught her to be independent and that she passed that lesson on to her daughter and granddaughters.
She says she may soon be sharing the White House living quarters with her teenage granddaughter.
When Joe Biden was vice president, the couple decided to settle differences via text messages to avoid quarrels in the presence of their Secret Service agents — they called it Fexting.
Having recently texted him in a fit of anger, he told her, “You know this will go down in history. There will be a record of it.” Presidential communications are kept for historical records. She told her interlocutor, “I won’t tell you what I called at the time.”
The First Lady appears on the cover of the June and July issue of the publication, which is available on newsstands June 7. Harper’s Bazaar said it was the first time in its 155-year history that a first lady in the United States had featured so prominently.
Jill Biden was 18 years old when she married her first husband. But in her mid-twenties, she was divorced and single for the first time in her life. The separation dealt her an emotional blow because she had supported her parents’ union and believed that she would be married for as long as she was married.
She finished her university studies and became a teacher.
“I knew I would never put myself in this position again as I felt I didn’t have the financial means to be on my own, and that I had to get the money through the divorce settlement,” she said.
“I dug it into myself [my daughter], Ashley, “Be independent, be independent.” “And my grandson,” she said. “You have to be able to stand on your own two feet”
Jill Biden met Senator Joe Biden in 1975 and they married two years later.
She continued to teach as he rose into national politics, eventually becoming the first woman to hold a paid job outside the White House. She aligns her duties as First Lady with her twice-weekly class schedule at Northern Virginia Community College.
Naomi’s granddaughter is engaged and planning a wedding at the White House in November. Another granddaughter recently told the first lady that she has taken an internship in Washington and plans to move to the Executive Palace in the summer.
Jill Biden shouted, “I’m going to raise a teenager?”