Former Vice President Joe Biden has released a statement expressing his full support for his son Hunter, who has revealed that he is in a relationship with his late brother Beau's widow, Hallie. The couple confirmed that they were together in a note to the New York Post, which read: "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. We've been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way."
Speaking for himself and his wife, Jill, the former vice president said that they were "lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness." He continued: "They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them." Beau tragically passed away in 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer at the age of 46, leaving behind two children, Natalie, 12, and Hunter, ten.
Following his death, the Obamas released a statement about Joe's son which read: "Like his dad, Beau was a good, big-hearted devoutly Catholic and faithful man, who made a difference in the lives of all he touched – and he lives on in their hearts. But for all that Beau Biden achieved in his life, nothing made him prouder; nothing made him happier; nothing claimed a fuller focus of his love and devotion than his family. Just like his dad, Beau Biden believed the best of us all. For him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher. Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his family here on Earth."