The ex-husband of Jill Biden is speaking out this week to claim that she and Joe have been lying for decades about the way they met, alleging that they actually had an affair that broke up her first marriage.
Bill Stevenson told Daily Mail that Biden’s story that he met Jill and fell in love with her after a blind date is completely made up. He added that he is about to publish a bombshell book that will blow the lid off the entire story forever.
“I don’t want to hurt anyone,” Stevenson said. “But facts are facts and what happened, happened.”
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“I genuinely don’t want to harm Jill’s chances of becoming First Lady. She would make an excellent First Lady — but this is my story,” he added. “It’s not a bitter book — I’m not bitter because, if it wasn’t for my divorce, I would never have met my wife Linda and she’s the greatest thing in my life — but it does have facts in it that aren’t pleasant to Jill and Joe.”
“People ask me how I can go back 40 years, but I am not, I’m going back 72 years to tell my life story,” Stevenson continued.
Stevenson married Jill Jacobs in 1970, and two years later, the couple was working on then-New Castle County Councilman Biden’s first campaign for the Senate. Biden was married at the time to his wife Neila, who died along with their one-year-old daughter Naomi in a car crash between the election and Biden taking his Senate seat.
“Jill and I sat in the Bidens’ kitchen,” Stevenson said. “We worked on his campaign. I gave $10,900 to his first campaign — in cash.”
He added that he first suspected that Biden and Jill were having an affair in 1974.
“I know exactly when it was,” he said. “Bruce Springsteen was going to play at The Stone Balloon and I had to go to Northern New Jersey to pay him in advance.”
“I asked Jill to go with me and she said no — she had things to do, she had to look after Joe’s kids, Beau and Hunter. It was kind of a big deal to go meet Springsteen. I had no idea she and Joe were that kind of friendly,” Stevenson continued. “Then one of her best friends told me she thought Joe and Jill were getting a little too close. I was surprised that she came to me.”
In October of that year, Stevenson got confirmation of the affair.
“I was at work and a guy came in and asked: ‘Do you own a brown Corvette?’ I said yes, it’s my wife’s car,” he recalled. “He said back in May it had crunched his bumper and they told him to get an estimate and he never heard back from them. I said: ‘Wait a minute. Who is they?’ And he said: ‘Funnily enough, Senator Biden was driving.”
Stevenson knew immediately that his marriage was over.
“I asked Jill to leave the house, which she did. Her father was begging me to take her back when he found out what was going on. He asked me to give her a second chance, but I wasn’t interested,” he said. “I considered Joe a friend. I’m not surprised he fell in love with Jill. Everyone who meets Jill falls in love with her immediately. It’s hard not to.”
Biden has long claimed that he didn’t meet Jill until March of 1975, after her first marriage was over.